Scorcher Music
7" Single
June 28, 2004

Artist & tune

  • Dennis Brown - Echo / Here I Come
  • Gregory Isaacs - Fighting Fire With Fire / Stores Are Closed
  • Leroy Sibbles - Come On Love Me / I Shall Be Released
  • Delroy Wilson - No Man Is An Island / Jack Radics - Grooving
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Scorcher Music (Los Angeles) has unleashed four 7" singles with tunes taken from the cd "AllStars Vol. 1". The sorely missed Dennis Brown, the late great Delroy Wilson, Leroy "Heptone" Sibbles, Gregory "Cool Ruler" Isaacs, and even Jack Radics, are internationally well known reggae artists whose names are associated with some of the best reggae music to come from Jamaica in the past four decades. All tunes are produced and arranged by Errol "Flabba" Holt of Roots Radics fame. Dennis Brown - The Crownprince Of Reggae - does a entertaining cover version of Harry Nilsson's "Everybody's Talking" (theme song from Midnight Cowboy) and delivers a decent new version of his classic "Here I Come", one of the key tunes from his works. Two worthwhile tunes by Gregory Isaacs are gathered on the next 7" single. Once again Gregory shows that he's also able to deliver notable message tunes. "Fighting Fire With Fire" is an outstanding effort, while "Stores Are Closed" isn't far behind. Don't overlook this single! Leroy Sibbles returns to two of his all-time classic tunes. Underpinned by a contemporary backdrop they still come as strong as they did when they we're released in its original form. Delroy Wilson took up recording for Coxsone Dodd while still in his childhood. At the end of the 60s he joined Bunny Lee's impressive rosta of artistes. All through the 70s his output was prolific, and his 1976 cover of The Wailers' "I'm Still Waiting" stands the test of time well. He recorded for an array of producers and even scored in the digital era with some serious slices for King Jammy. In 1995, at the age of 46, he sadly passed away. Here he performs Dennis Brown's Studio One tune "No Man Is An Island" in great style. A big tune by an artist with a great soulful voice. On the flipside it's Jack Radics who delivers a fine cover version of Hopeton Lewis' "Grooving (Out On Life)".