A Man Called Adam

A Man Called Adam

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From acid-jazz collective to mellow Ibizan house, A Man Called Adam have pursued much the same fusion of gentle jazz/house rhythms with classic pop songwriting despite the progression of stylistic identifiers used to describe their sound. Comprised mainly of Sally Rodgers and Steve Jones (3) but also Paul Daley, Peter Woolcott,... The group has not only courted the middle-aged coffee-table crowd with a sophisticated sense of pop songcraft, but also kept a close connection to the dance community, courtesy of their ownership of Other Records. A Man Called Adam's ethereal female vocals and inspirations from jazz as well as house make for easy comparisons with Everything But The Girl, though Rodgers and Jones gradually became more pop-slanted during the '90s.

Paul Daley is a former member and went on to form Leftfield.
Peter Woolcott is a former member and went on as Lacarno.
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A Man Called Adam Discography

Albums

BLRMC 7 A Man Called Adam The Apple (Album) Big Life BLRMC 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
THECD 111, THECD111 A Man Called Adam Duende (Album) Other, Other THECD 111, THECD111 UK 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

JAZID 4T A Man Called Adam A.P.B. (Single) Acid Jazz JAZID 4T UK 1988 Sell This Version
12 RIT 1 A Man Called Adam Musica De Amor Ritmo Recordings 12 RIT 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
JAZID 15T A Man Called Adam Earthly Powers Acid Jazz JAZID 15T UK 1989 Sell This Version
BLR 28 CD A Man Called Adam Barefoot In The Head (Single) Big Life BLR 28 CD UK 1990 Sell This Version
BLR 38 T A Man Called Adam I Want To Know (Maxi, Single) Big Life BLR 38 T UK 1991 Sell This Version
BLRT 59 A Man Called Adam The Chrono Psionic Interface EP (EP) Big Life BLRT 59 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BLR 59 A Man Called Adam The Chrono Psionic Interface EP(7", EP) Big Life BLR 59 UK 1991 Sell This Version
72392-75307-1 The Vibrophonics* / A Man Called Adam The Vibrophonics* / A Man Called Adam - I See You / Techno Powers(12") Scotti Bros. Records 72392-75307-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
BLR 76, 863 158-7 A Man Called Adam Bread, Love And Dreams (Single) Big Life, Big Life BLR 76, 863 158-7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
OTHER 001 A Man Called Adam I Am, Is The Way Other OTHER 001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
OTHER 004 A Man Called Adam Love Come Down(12") Other OTHER 004 UK 1993 Sell This Version
other 107 House Of Labasia / A Man Called Adam House Of Labasia / A Man Called Adam - Strictly 4 Groovers Meets Other Other other 107 UK 1994 Sell This Version
OTHER 112 A Man Called Adam Easter Song - The Blessed Dubs - Sensory Productions (Maxi) Other OTHER 112 UK 1995 Sell This Version
PRES116 A Man Called Adam Qué Tal America? (Single) Prescription PRES116 US 1996 Sell This Version
TKTPD 23 A Man Called Adam The Jihad (Holy War) EP 2 Kool TKTPD 23 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DISC 009 Beachflea* / A.M.C.A.* Feat. Eddie Parker Beachflea* / A.M.C.A.* Feat. Eddie Parker - Eat At Joes / Jihad(12") Luxury Service Records DISC 009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
OTHER 123R A Man Called Adam Duende Dubs #1 Other OTHER 123R UK 1998 Sell This Version
OTHERCD 128 A Man Called Adam All My Favourite People (Stay With Me) (Maxi) Other OTHERCD 128 UK 1999 Sell This Version
OTHER 132 A Man Called Adam Duende Dubs #3 Other OTHER 132 UK 1999 Sell This Version
OTHER 130 A Man Called Adam Duende Dubs #2 Other OTHER 130 UK 1999 Sell This Version
OTHER 137 A Man Called Adam Duende Dubs #4 (Idjut Boys Remixes)(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Other OTHER 137 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ECB66P1 A Man Called Adam Featuring Brenda Fassie A Man Called Adam Featuring Brenda Fassie - Earthsings (Single) Southern Fried Records ECB66P1 UK 2004 Sell This Version
ECB63P A Man Called Adam Love Forgotten(12") Southern Fried Records ECB63P UK 2004 Sell This Version

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Jayfive

Jayfive

February 1, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
In a just world AMCA would be very famous indeed outselling the legions of the bland like Dido. Records like 'Estelle', 'Easter Song' and make the world a happier place but criminally only get major exposure when they are used as backing music for travel programmes - maybe its because the song are too fluid and dont follow the traditional verse-chorus-versus-chorus-middle 8-final chorus format. They are great live too...and having seen them twice at the Creamfields Festival I appear to have developed a...ahem...'thing' for Sally Rodgers *blush*
adamdodici

adamdodici

April 17, 2001
edited over 15 years ago
An excellent acid jazz/chillout/dance/house duo, A Man Called Adam is probably the best band that no one has ever heard of.

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