- For the ice hockey player, see Errol Thompson (ice hockey)
Errol Thompson (December 29, 1948 – November 13, 2004), better known as "ET", was a record producer, audio engineer, and one of the first studio engineers to be involved in dub music. He was fellow producer Joe Gibbs's partner—the two were known collectively as the Mighty Two. In the 1970s he worked (along with Niney) as an engineer at Randy's Studio 17, in Kingston, Jamaica. He was the engineer on the first reggae album without vocals, Derrick Harriott and the Crystalites' The Undertaker, in 1970. Thompson engineered tracks by Bob Marley, The Abyssinians, Augustus Pablo, Big Youth, Prince Far I, Culture, Dennis Brown, Yellowman, Frankie Paul and Burning Spear. He also worked with Clive Chin. In addition Thompson produced work by I-Roy, Cornell Campbell, Freddie McGregor and Barrington Levy. His final project was also a major success the Hard Times Riddim, co produced with Stephen Gibson son of late great Joe Gibbs. This work was powerful because of its impact at the time, these records created a resurgence in dancehall. The album comprised many key reggae performers of the time including: Capleton, I Wayne, Richie Spice, Chuck Fenda, and Luciano.
Later in life he moved away from the music industry, and managed a supermarket in North Parade, downtown Kingston. Thompson died after numerous strokes on November 13, 2004, at the age of 55.
With King Tubby
- King Tubby / Errol Thompson - The Black Foundation In Dub (2000, Heartbeat Records)
- Singles & EPs
- Jamaican Born & Bred / Version (7") (1971, Ashanti)
- Prince Far I / Errol Thompson - Same Knife / Different Dagger (7") (1999, Crazy Joe)
- The Stones, Errol Thompson & The Mighty Artons - Penetrate (7")
- Linval Thompson / Scientist & Errol Thompson - Touch Up The Key (7")
- Johnnie Clarke / Errol Thompson, Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Take Heed / Look Out (7")
- The Echoes / Joe Gibbs, Errol Thompson & The Professionals - Problems In Being A Dread / Dread Problems (7")
- Errol Thompson / J Gibson & Clint Eastwood / Bigger T - Production Plan / Million Dollar Plan (7")
- Kojack & Miss Glitter / Joe Gibbs & Errol Thompson - I Can't Stop Loving You / Loving You (7")
- Contributing artist
- ^ Porter, Christopher. "Reggae Overview". National Geographic World Music. Retrieved 2008-03-21.
- ^ Katz, David (2004-12-09). "Obituary: Errol Thompson". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 2008-03-20.