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PLEASE NOTE: This vinyl is 3 x Magenta not 3 x Orange as stated on sticker! (Super collectible!)


"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


New one-off press limited edition transparent MAGENTA coloured triple vinyl edition (+ download code) of Soul Jazz Records long unavailable Studio One Scorcher featuring a blistering collection of rare and classic cuts recorded at Studio One.


Studio One Scorcher is one of the most important collection in Soul Jazz Records' Studio One series, bringing together an unmissable collection of stand-out cuts from many of the finest players ever in Jamaica and in reggae music.

Featuring The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks, Tommy McCook, The Sound Dimension, Don Drummond, Brentford Road All Stars and more - this triple album is the bomb. Heavy, heavy tunes from start to finish! All killer no filler!

These tunes encompass ska, rocksteady, roots, dub and more. Studio One instrumentals are the foundation of Reggae. They literally define reggae music! Many of these classic recordings became the basis for everything that followed in reggae music, replayed and versioned 1000s of times.

Here you will find Jackie Mittoo's seminal 'Sidewalk Doctor', Don Drummond Jnr's classic 'Heavenless', The Soul Vendors' Ringo Rock' and the Sound Dimension's 'Heavy Rock'. All original artists and original classic tunes, all on one album. Not to mention a host of utterly superb rarities from the mighty vaults of Studio One. 100% essential!


" The 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

"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 

"More great Jamaican music unearthed from the vaults o Studio One. This album of Coxsone-produced instrumentals is one of Soul Jazz's best - fine ska, rocksteady, boogie and early Jamaican dub plates by names such as Ernest Ranglin, Jackie Mittoo and The Skatalites." Wire

'Every track here is a gem. Don't miss'. 24-7

'If only everything in life was as reliable as Soul Jazz Records. 19 red hot tracks culled from the Studio One vaults, every one a winner.' Muzik

"Featuring The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo and more. These instrumental reggae grooves are in a class of their own.' Hot Ticket

'The series that can do no wrong. Scorcher is heavily, and rightly, biased towards soaraway ska rhythms and Skatalites soloists, never better exemplified than on Tommy McCook's incredible 'Shockers Rock'. Uncut

'Following their Studio One Roots, Rockers and DJs collections, the quality just keeps getting better. This collection of classic reggae instrumentals is wonderful stuff all the way.' Wire

"Soul Jazz Records still crank out the best - non-completist, non-purist but always 100% killer' Mojo

Studio One Scorcher - Instrumentals at Studio One

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