The album's name, Scorpio Man might come from the stinging and slightly intimidating style Hawks handles the trombone slide, known to pierce the hearts and souls of the ladies in the front row during his live performances. On this album, Ernie rides to battle equipped only with the flute, but this does not mean we will be exposed to some smooth jazz snooze fest. Rather Ernie handles his instrument with muscular rawness at times and moody ambiance at others, sliding with ease into any groove that the extended Soul Investigators band lays down.
Scorpio Man is no one trick pony, and the listener will be shifted around from the exhilarating psych funk of Scorpio Walk all the way to the airy moods of Street of Tears. Take a chance with the Scorpio Man, his sting will give you a funky high much better than what they sell in the streets.