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.
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.
Big Concerts have announced that Rodriguez will be touring South Africa in February 2013, with concerts in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
15 February 2013 – Carnival City, Big Top Arena
20 February 2013 – Grand West Arena Cape Town
Searching For Sugar Man (South Africa)
The TV advert says that the “
Searching For Sugar Man” soundtrack “includes 3 previously unreleased songs” but this is not true.
“Street Boy”, “Can’t Get Away” and “I’ll Slip Away”, recorded in 1972/73, were first released on the Australian “
At His Best” album. They are also included as bonus tracks on the 2009 US release of “ Coming From Reality” (which is known as “After The Fact” to South Africans).
Searching For Sugar Man” soundtrack album also leaves off “Rich Folks Hoax” which contains the classic opening line “the moon is hanging in the purple sky”. Sugar Man – The Best Of Rodriguez is a better collection for rounding up his best and most popular songs.
SAmp3.com is the official aggregator for free digital music downloads on Channel 24 (since 2004).
Off the album
Shark which broke this Cape Town band’s rock power to a wide SA audience.
A track off
The First Toke from this talented Cape Town muso who breaks out on his own, carving a unique identity with his chilled out constructions.
A track off
What’s In A Name from this Cape Town-based, multi-racial, cross dimensional hiphop rap group with their fresh yet energetic, jazzy sound.
The Wind is this multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer’s latest album and is a beautiful mixture of songs and instrumentals.
Ramblin’ Bones is the alter ego of Jay Bones, former front man for the popular South African ska band Fuzigish, here with his latest musical incarnation off
Ramblin’ Bones & His Bloody Agents .
The track that started it all, from the album,
Cold Fact, and the upcoming documentary Searching For Sugar Man.
A track off Shifty compilation
Shotdown which illustrates the label’s role in capturing and preserving a vibrant and important part of South Africa’s history of cultural resistance.
World Among The Clouds is Summer Shade’s latest EP. The band (previously known as Nungarin) has remolded their already unique and refreshing sound to produce a mixture of rock, tribal, African and folk.
A track off
Zillion Miles from this classically trained vocalist, composer and lyricist who is highly respected by fellow musicians in her home city of Cape Town and who has enjoyed international success as a freelance singer.
Title track off the brilliant album
Goema, from this Cape Town group who stars in the recent documentary on this indigenous Cape Music style, called Mama Goema.
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