Ashley's Roachclip

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"Ashley's Roachclip"
Instrumental by the Soul Searchers
from the album Salt of the Earth
Released 1974
Genre Funk
Length 5:36
Label Sussex
Composer(s) Lloyd Pinchback
Producer(s) Carroll Hynson, Joe Tate

"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][2] 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.[3][4]

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. ^ Thompson, Dave (2001). "Part Four: The New School". Funk: Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion (1st ed.). San Francisco: BackBeat Books. pp. 297–299. ISBN 0-87930-629-7. 
  2. ^ "Soul Searchers: Salt of the Earth". Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ashley's Roachclip". WhoSampled. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Nnamdi, Kojo (February 14, 2014). "From Go-Go's Heyday to Today: One Musician's Love Affair With D.C. Music". The Kojo Nnamdi Show. WAMU. Retrieved 2 December 2016.