Ashley's Roachclip

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"Ashley's Roachclip"
Funk Instrumental by The Soul Searchers from the album Salt of the Earth
Released 1974
Genre Funk
Length 5:36
Label Sussex Records
Writer(s) Lloyd Pinchback
Producer(s) Carroll Hynson, Joe Tate
Salt of the Earth track listing
  1. "I Rolled It You Hold It"
  2. "Blow Your Whistle"
  3. "Close To You"
  4. "Funk To The Folks"
  5. "Ain't It Heavy"
  6. "Windsong"
  7. "Ashley's Roachclip"
  8. "We Share"
  9. "If It Ain't Funky"

"Ashley's Roachclip" is an instrumental song by funk group The Soul Searchers from their 1974 album Salt of the Earth on Sussex Records.[1] A portion of the song from 3:30 to 3:50 contains a widely recognized drum break that has been sampled countless times in songs across several genres.[2]

Songs that sample "Ashley's Roachclip"[edit]


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


  1. ^ Salt of the Earth on
  2. ^ "Ashley's Roachclip". WhoSampled. Retrieved 4 October 2014.