Ed Fletcher

Real Name:
Edward G. Fletcher
Profile:
An early American hip hop artist known not only as for his work as a solo artist, but also as a Sugar Hill Records label session musician, songwriter, and Furious Five collaborator who was the primary musical force behind classics such as "The Message".
Died Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021, at the age of 69 at his home in Savannah, Georgia. The cause was end-stage congestive heart failure, his wife, Rosita, confirmed.
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Instruments & Performance

T-591 Ed Fletcher - H.A.P.P.Y. Radio album art Edwin Starr Edwin Starr - H.A.P.P.Y. Radio (Album) 20th Century Fox Records T-591 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
DSR-9517 Ed Fletcher - Sure Shot album art Crown Heights Affair Crown Heights Affair - Sure Shot (Album) De-Lite Records, De-Lite Records DSR-9517 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
6.25138 Ed Fletcher - West Street Mob album art West Street Mob West Street Mob - West Street Mob (Album) Sugar Hill Records 6.25138 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
SH 264 Ed Fletcher - Having A Good Time album art Jack McDuff* Jack McDuff* - Having A Good Time Sugar Hill Records SH 264 US 1982 Sell This Version
SH-267 Ed Fletcher - The Sequence album art The Sequence The Sequence - The Sequence (Album) Sugar Hill Records SH-267 US 1982 Sell This Version
SOSLP 079 Ed Fletcher - The Message album art Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (Album) Sound Of Scandinavia SOSLP 079 Sweden 1982 Sell This Version
SH 9200 Ed Fletcher - The Sequence Party album art The Sequence The Sequence - The Sequence Party(LP, Album) Sugar Hill Records SH 9200 US 1983 Sell This Version
80155-1 Ed Fletcher - Chops album art Chops (2) Chops (2) - Chops (Album) Atlantic 80155-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
HTCD 26-2 Ed Fletcher - The Best Of Sugar Hill Records (Rapper's Delight) album art Various Various - The Best Of Sugar Hill Records (Rapper's Delight)(CD, Comp) Hot Productions, Sugar Hill Records HTCD 26-2 US 1994 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

6.25 017, 6.25017 AO Ed Fletcher - 8th Wonder album art The Sugarhill Gang* Funk Box (as E. Flexler) The Sugarhill Gang* - 8th Wonder (Album) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records 6.25 017, 6.25017 AO Germany 1981 Sell This Version
SH 782 Ed Fletcher - Funk Box album art Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang - Funk Box(7", Promo, Styrene) Sugar Hill Records SH 782 US 1982 Sell This Version
SOSLP 103 Ed Fletcher - Rap Attack album art Various The Message (as E. Fletcher) Various - Rap Attack (Comp) Sound Of Scandinavia SOSLP 103 Sweden 1982 Sell This Version
SOSLP 079 Ed Fletcher - The Message album art Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The Message (as E. Fletcher) Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (Album) Sound Of Scandinavia SOSLP 079 Sweden 1982 Sell This Version
STAR 2221 Ed Fletcher - Chart Attack album art Various The Message (as Fletcher) Various - Chart Attack (Comp, Album) Telstar STAR 2221 UK 1982 Sell This Version
101696 Ed Fletcher - The Message album art Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (Single, Maxi) Sugar Hill Records 101696 France 1982 Sell This Version
CIX 46 Ed Fletcher - Untitled album art Various The Message (as E. Fletcher) Various - Untitled(12", Promo) Carosello CIX 46 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
574043 Ed Fletcher - V 83 album art Various The Message (as E. Fletcher) Various - V 83(LP, Comp) Vogue 574043 France 1983 Sell This Version
RML 50004 Ed Fletcher - 1983 The Hot Ones album art Various The Message (as E. Fletcher) Various - 1983 The Hot Ones (Comp) Festival Records, RCA, EMI RML 50004 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
ZCDEC 7383 Ed Fletcher - The Dance Decade 1973-1983 album art Various The Message (as E. Fletcher) Various - The Dance Decade 1973-1983(9xCass, Comp, Ltd + Box) Street Sounds ZCDEC 7383 UK 1983 Sell This Version
TCH 155 Ed Fletcher - Hit News album art Various New York, New York (as E. Fletcher) Various - Hit News (Comp) K-Tel TCH 155 Switzerland 1983 Sell This Version
6005 M Ed Fletcher - Voor Je 't Weet, Ben Je Gek! (The Message) album art Wijk 7 Wijk 7 - Voor Je 't Weet, Ben Je Gek! (The Message)(12") Rocker 6005 M Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
40 382 4 Ed Fletcher - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five album art Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five The Message (as Fletcher) and 2 more… Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (Comp) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records 40 382 4 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
444 Ed Fletcher - Wave Craze album art Stockingcap Stockingcap - Wave Craze Strut Records (2) 444 US 1983 Sell This Version
740056 Ed Fletcher - Rappin' Down Town album art Sugarhill Gang Space Race (as E. Fletcher) Sugarhill Gang - Rappin' Down Town (Album) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 740056 France 1983 Sell This Version
522001 Ed Fletcher - White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) album art Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Featuring Melle Mel & Duke Bootee New York, New York (as E. Fletcher) and 1 more… Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Featuring Melle Mel & Duke Bootee - White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) (Comp) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 522001 France 1983 Sell This Version