Originally compiled in 1989 on a C90 cassette, this was part of a series of mine featuring some of the hits from rock history as well as tracks off a few of my favourite albums.
Artists include Rodriguez, Doobie Brothers, Allman Brothers Band, Deep Purple, Focus, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Xit, Shawn Phillips and many more.
This tape is on page 13 of book 7 (of 8) of my hand-written mixtape archive.
Dirk Ace and Brian Currin September 2013
On the 4th of October 2012, at age 53, I started something new in my life, presenting a two-hour blues show on the then brand new internet radio station,
All Jazz Radio. Despite my reluctance founder Eric Alan encouraged me to give it a go, and here we are a year later!
As my father said recently; “you are just making mixtapes like you always did when you were a teenager, except now the technology has changed, and you are getting to share you love and passion for music with other people.”
I play an eclectic mix of old, new, borrowed and blues, with a special focus on blues by South African artists.
I call the show “Vagabond Blues”
because I wander around the world of music picking up scraps of information from all over and everywhere.
My very first website I created in 1997 was called
Vagabond’s World and it is still on the internet.
The Vagabond Blues show can be heard every Tuesday and Thursday between 4pm and 6pm South African time on
All Jazz Radio. Podcast from 13 June 2013 featuring interview with Piet Botha & Akkedis
15 years ago, today, Rodriguez performed at
The Blues Room in Johannesburg to launch the Live Fact album. This album was recorded on the 10th March 1998 on the Cold Facts tour of South Africa which features strongly in the Searching For Sugar Man film.
Sixto Rodriguez: Vocals, acoustic guitar
Willem Möller: Electric Guitar Reuben Samuels: Drums, percussion Graeme Currie: Electric bass, acoustic bass Tonia Selley: Background vocals, percussion Russel Taylor: Keyboards Robin Walsh: Acoustic guitar
Willem Möller and Rodriguez | photo: Nadine Hutton
The Set list
I Wonder from Cold Fact
Only Good For Conversation from Cold Fact
Can’t Get Away only on 17thfrom The Best Of Rodriguez / At His Best
Crucify Your Mind from Cold Fact
Jane S. Piddy only on 17thfrom Cold Fact
To Whom It May Concern from Coming From Reality / After The Fact
Like Janis from Cold Fact
Inner City Blues from Cold Fact
Street Boy from The Best Of Rodriguez / At His Best
Halfway Up The Stairs from Coming From Reality / After The Fact
I Think Of You from Coming From Reality / After The Fact
Rich Folks Hoax from Cold Fact
Climb Up On My Music from Coming From Reality / After The Fact
Sugar Man from Cold Fact
Forget It from Cold Fact
Cape Town – Big Concerts announced on Wednesday that an extra Cape Town show has been added for legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez’s tour to South Africa in 2013.
With three sold-out shows so far, the extra performance was added due to an overwhelming demand and will be taking place on Thursday, 21 February 2013, a day after the initial show on 20 February.
Tickets for the extra show are on sale via Big Concert’s website and
Rodriguez is also scheduled to perform at the Big Top Arena Carnival City on 15 and 16 February in Johannesburg.
Cape Town gets extra Rodriguez show | Channel24.