Heavy, heavy tunes! Studio One instrumentals are the foundation of Reggae. These rhythm tracks became the basis for all Dancehall as countless artists and producers re-versioned these classic Studio One instrumentals.
Comes as Triple LP.

REVIEWS:

” sheer volume of output from Studio One is astonishing, combined with the fact that the quality of the recordings never seem to diminish. These instrumentals touch on ska, rocksteady, dub, and begin to hint at the reggae sound of the late ’70s. Each instrumental is perfect and has the feel that it could hardly be improved upon. Soul Jazz has once again put together a wonderfully rounded collection of music from Studio One”. All Music

“I think if a nuclear family could have a soundtrack, ours would be the Soul Jazz comp Studio One: Scorcher. I wouldn’t say it’s the best record ever made, but if I heard it every single day for the rest of my life, I’d be 100% cool with it.” DJ

“Compilation of essential & rare Studio One instrumentals” Hard Wax

“Studio One Scorcher is the latest of these, collecting instrumental tracks spanning the years from the late-’60s rocksteady vogue through the onset of dancehall and digital rhythms in the early 80s featuring The Skatalites, trombonist Don Drummond, Pablove Black and others.” Billboard

Tracklist

A1 The Skatalites Coconut Rock
A2 Cedric “Im” Brooks & Sound Dimension Mun-Dun-Go
A3 Tommy McCook & Richard Ace & Disco Height Shockers Rock
B1 The Soul Vendors Ringo Rock
B2 Jackie Mittoo & Ernest Ranglin Jericho Skank
B3 The New Establishment The People Skanking
B4 Karl Bryan & The Afrokats Money Generator
C1 Lester Sterling Afrikaan Beat
C2 Sound Dimension Heavy Rock
C3 Sugar Belly In Cold Blood
D1 Don Drummond* & The Skatalites Heavenless
D2 The Soul Brothers Bugaloo
D3 Vin Gordon Red Blood
E1 Pablove Black* Push Pull
E2 Jackie Mittoo & Brentford Rockers Sidewalk Doctor
E3 Liberation Group Namibia
F1 Brentford Road All Stars* Last Call
F2 Soul Defenders Still Calling –
F3 Karl Bryan & Count Ossie Black Up

(Soul Jazz Records/2002)