Stats for this track
In 13 Sets
- 8 Tracks, 33.53
- 3 Tracks, 14.26
- 8 Tracks, 2.26.12
- 3 Tracks, 38.30
- 13 Tracks, 3.15.37
Wax Poetics is proud to stream the Decoders' cover of the Rotary Connection joint, "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun," which was produced by the great Charles Stepney. The track features our homies Loren Oden and Brooke De Rosa.
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Riding on the heels of their first single off of Vol. 2 (Walk On By) with its orchestral soul arrangements, the second single from Vol. 2, Rotary Connection's "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun," is an ode to the beautifully epic orchestral arrangements of producer Charles Stepney.
But this time, the Decoders have decided to venture into the Brazilian repertoire, incorporating Samba and Jazz elements into the group's psychedelic soul arrangement.
This version features Adrian Younge's Venice Dawn vocalists Loren Oden and Brooke De Rosa on vocals, as well as Jungle Fire's Steve Haney on percussion and Brazilian musician Quetzal Guerrero on percussion and berimbau.
The artwork for the single is an original painting by Los Angeles–based artist Michelle Robinson. Michelle's work has been praised by Cee-Lo Green, among others. For more info, check out her website.
Produced by the Decoders
Lead Vocals, Background Vocals
Brooke De Rosa
Bass, Guitars, Synth, Vocal Arrangements
Todd M. Simon
Trumpet, Horn Arrangements
Engineered by Itai Shapira and Adam Berg at Manifest Music
Additional engineering by David Burris at Manifest Music
Mixed by Itai Shapira and Adam Berg at Manifest Music
Mastered by Adam Berg at Manifest Music
Originally written and recorded by Rotary Connection (1971)
Michelle Robinson: Original Artwork • Anthony Valadez: Cover Art Design