Erroll English

Once In My Life / Rabbit In A Cottage

Big Shot : BI 548



  • Artist: Erroll English
  • A Side: Once In My Life
  • B Side: Rabbit In A Cottage
  • Label: Big Shot
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: VG
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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A highly sought after Laurie Lawrence production from 1970. This silky crooners 2nd. 45 on Trojan subsidiary under the guidance of legendary London based Reggae fixer. Lawrence was active is many areas of the Jamaican Music scene in London establishing himself as a man who gets things done.

All Errol English's too few release featured a wonderful vocal ease, a poise that set his recordings apart. As you will hear on these two sessions, a silky measured delivery carrying velvety Soulful overtones.

"Once In My Life" narcotic in rhythms creeps under your skin as Lawrence weaves his magic with a simplistic by addictive arrangement. Perfectly complimenting the artists style. A record that showcases Erroll English's enchanting vocval perfectly.

Flip it over "Rabbit In A Cottage" an usual title and subject, but brilliantly transfomed into an uplifting jerky dance arrangement, benefitting from Errol's reaching vocal, singing as the hunted Rabbit pleading for help.

Two strong sides from a 45 that seldom surfaces for sale.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, vinyl has multiple light surface scuffing, but plays well. Listen to the full double sound file lifted directly off this elusive disc, occasional light background ticks, especially on the b-side as there is a significant scratch on the flip side.

A Side

  • Title: Once In My Life

    B Side

  • Title: Rabbit In A Cottage
  • Year: 1970
  • City: United Kingdom