Salt of the Earth (The Soul Searchers album)

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Salt Of The Earth
Studio album by The Soul Searchers
Released 1974
Recorded 1974 at American Star Recording Studio, Falls Church, Virginia
Genre Soul Funk
Label Sussex Records
Producer Carroll Hynson, Joe Tate
The Soul Searchers chronology
We the People
Salt Of The Earth
Bustin' Loose

Salt Of The Earth is the second album by the Washington, D.C. group The Soul Searchers.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Released in 1974, this album has become one of the most sampled albums in Hip Hop music with the drum break from Ashley's Roachclip being the basis of many popular songs of the past thirty years.

Track listing[edit]

  1. I Rolled It You Hold It - (John Buchanan) 4:38
  2. Blow Your Whistle - (Maxx Kidd, Chuck Brown) 3:01
  3. Close To You - (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) 4:23
  4. Funk To The Folks - (John Buchanan) 4:14
  5. Ain't It Heavy - (John Buchanan) 5:58
  6. Windsong - (John Buchanan) 5:00
  7. Ashley's Roachclip - (Lloyd Pinchback) 5:36
  8. We Share - (Donald Tillery, John Buchanan) 2:49
  9. If It Ain't Funky - (Chuck Brown) 3:39


  • Chuck Brown - Guitar, Lead Vocals
  • John Buchanan - Trombone, Piano, Synthesizer, Percussion, Vocals
  • Donald Tillery - Trumpet, Percussion, Vocals
  • John Euell - Bass
  • Kenneth Scoggins - Drums, Percussion
  • Lino Druitt - Congos, Bongos, Percussion
  • Lloyd Pinchback - Flute, Saxophone, Percussion
  • Bennie Braxton - Organ, Vocals


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. The Soul Searchers: Salt Of The Earth > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 04 September 2011.