Errol Linton is a south London boy, with roots in Jamaica. His brand of ‘Brixton Blues’ music merges his Caribbean heritage with his love for the blues to create a distinctive reggae-infused form of blues.
Starting out busking on the streets of London, Errol was noticed by BBC Producer John Walters, who made a documentary about him. This led on to some airplay on BBC Radio. Errol built on this early success and has released a number of albums since the early 1990s.
His two most recent albums have been released to critical acclaim, with the latest one, No Entry, recorded with a live feel.
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Documentary on Errol by BBC:
Howlin’ For My Darlin’
Paul Jones BBC Blues Radio show:
Busking on London Underground:
Errol's YouTube Channel:
Listen to Errol’s “Live In London” album here:
Chad Jackson remix of Rain In Your Life:
Harmonica in Jamaican music:
Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains some of the songs discussed in the podcast: