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Just had to do it, this timeless classic "Sugar man" by Sixto Rodriguez. An immense tune. OG released on the funk and soul label; Sussex records. With a top line up of musicains - Bob Babbitt on bass and Dennis coffey on Guitar; Gordon Staples did the stunning Strings arrangment and Mike Theodore producer...

This was previously issued as a 7" in the 70s, but sell for well over £100.00.
We have used the OG White colour sleeve design instead of the South African issue with a black sleeve, in keeping with format styles.

On the flip we have take another track from the LP "Only good for conversation" Heavy groove with nice bass drum loop, it has a Eugene McDaniels vibes.


1. Sugar Man
2. Only Good For Conversation

Enrique Rodríguez & The Negra Chiway Band

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    Enrique Rodríguez and the Negra Chiway Band group have an instantly powerful and unique sound that is reminiscent of the ensembles of Sun Ra and his Arkestra as well as Horace Tapscott and his Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, one that channels the righteous spirits of Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and McCoy Tyner together with a stunning Latin rhythmical and new consciousness and percussive energy. Added to this are elements of the Samurai film soundtracks of Akira Kurosawa, Popol Vuh’s musical spirituality (especially their work with film director Werner Herzog), Tibetan Buddhism and over-blowing chants, all combining to give a truly unique new sound.

    Enrique Rodríguez is a composer, percussionist, keyboardist and producer from Santiago, Chile, whose work shows many similarities with the music featured on Soul Jazz Records’ recent collection ‘Kaleidoscope - New Spirts Known and Unknown’, featuring new forward-looking jazz artists including Mathew Halsall, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and Makaya McCraven.

    Like all these artists, Rodríguez’s work is a progressive and experimental fusion of earlier influences that combine into a new and definitely 21st Century ground-breaking sound that, on account of its South American setting, give the group its truly unique feeling. Hypnotic modal piano riffs, powerful brass and flutes, an army of Latin percussion instruments and addictive vocal chants all combine in this powerful mix of radical 60s Afro-centric jazz, Eastern spirituality and cosmology and Latin American rhythmical movement.


    Vindakalla-Welukan (Autoconfrontación)
    No Quiero Seguir Así
    Acabar De Conocerse
    Paso Firme
    Dónde? (Alt. Take)


    Coming From Reality - Reissue

      Back in 1971, "Coming From Reality" was Rodriguez's last gasp, the follow-up to "Cold Fact" and the final album he was allowed to record for the Sussex label. Unearthed, once again, it's another treat for fans new and old, designed - at the time - as Rodriguez's vision of a perfect pop album.

      "Coming From Reality" found Rodriguez decamping from Detroit to London's Lansdowne Studios, where the album was recorded with some of the UK's top talent including Chris Spedding (Dusty Springfield, Harry Nilsson) and producer Steve Rowland (The Pretty Things, PJ Proby and the man who discovered The Cure), who recalls "Coming From Reality" as his favourite ever recording project.

      Highlights include the super-poppy "To Whom It May Concern", the "Rocky Raccoon"-inspired "A Most Disgusting Song" and period piece "Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour".


      Climb Up On My Music
      A Most Disgusting Song
      I Think Of You
      Heikki’s Suburbia Bus Tour
      Silver Words?
      Sandrevan Lullaby-Lifestyles
      To Whom It May Concern
      It Started Out So Nice
      Halfway Up The Stairs

      Can’t Get Away**
      Street Boy**
      I’ll Slip Away**
      **CD Only Bonus Tracks


      Cold Fact - Reissue

        Sixto Diaz Rodriguez recorded "Cold Fact" - his debut album - in 1969, and released it in March 1970. It's crushingly good stuff, mixing soul, funk, rock and psychedelia and filled with tales of bad drugs, lost love, and itchy-footed songs about life in late 60s inner-city America. But the album sank without trace, thanks, in part, to some of Rodriguez's more idiosyncratic behavior, like performing at an industry showcase with his back to the audience throughout.

        As his music career became a memory, Rodriguez's legend was growing – on the other side of the world. While in the UK and US the album gained a cult status, in South Africa "Cold Fact" had become a major word of mouth success, eventually going double platinum. Eventually Rodriguez was tracked down, re-launching his career in the late 90s and selling out 5000 capacity venues in South Africa.


        Sugar Man
        Only Good For Conversation
        Crucify Your Mind
        This Is Not A Song, It’s An Outburst
        Hate Street Dialogue
        Forget It
        Inner City Blues
        I Wonder
        Like Janis
        Gomorrah (A Nursery Rhyme)
        Rich Folks Hoax
        Jane S. Piddy

        Omar Rodriguez

        Omar Rodriguez

          This is Omar Rodriguez' (The Mars Volta) second solo album and the first one exclusively for Europe. This album was recorded in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in early June 2005. Most of the overdubs and mixing were done on the road in September 2005. Besides Omar Rodriguez other members of The Mars Volta play on this record as well. Musically it is everything and more you can aspect from Rodriguez, very freaky like Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew". Interesting, funky, groovy - hearing is believing.

          Omar A Rodriguez-Lopez

          A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Volume One

            "A Manual Dexterity" is the title of the as-yet unfinished film project undertaken by Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez, more familiar to many as half of the songwriting duo at the core of the Mars Volta.

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