Peruvian funk/soul outfit Black Sugar has become one of the most popular bands you’ve never heard. They only released 2 LPs, between ’71 and ’72, but word of their inimitable sound has quietly spread. Recently their albums have become a holy grail of sorts for collectors the world over.
Their current underground popularity can likely be credited not only to their ability to play American funk as well as anyone (and sing in English), but also the uniqueness of their sound. With driving percussion, powerful key boards, and beautiful melodies, Black Sugar artfully mixed Latin jazz with American funk and soul to create one amazing sound.
In April of 2010, when Secret Stash Records traveled to Lima, Peru in search of rare music to reissue on vinyl, finding an album like Black Sugar’s self titled debut LP was about as good a find as they could have ever hoped to make. Now, partnering with Lazarus Productions and Fat Beats Distribution, Secret Stash presents this astounding vinyl re-issue.