« Sugar Baz », newly released by French electro producer Yul with Baz, a young Ukulele-playing singer, is a modern and sensuous cover version of the classic Sugar Man, Sixto Rodriguez’s jewel rediscovered less than a decade ago. Single released July 17th 2020 on Résiste records.
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Piet Botha: Photo by Hein Waschefort, 2013
Every vagabond needs a suitcase.
This is a mainly South African, mostly Afrikaans series of shows with some well-known tjoons and many obscure ones.
Some happy songs, some angry songs, a few light songs, and quite a few dark ones.
“Die geraamtes in jou kas sal ewig kriewel”
The name of this show is inspired by the song “Suitcase Vol Winter” by South African Music Legend Piet Botha www.PietBotha.com
Some lyrics are explicit and/or offensive.
Photo by Hein Waschefort, 2013
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Silver, Magic Ships you carried….I’ll keep you alive cause’ I climbed on to your music through my father and your songs have set me free, your birthday is around the corner and I hope you enjoy it.
I’m not wanting to promote myself as a musician, climb up to my music, love and music are free for all and to share devotion….in a few weeks I’ll finally record on a decent studio and I want you to know that my desire is to have the chance of playing one of your songs (please Sir, choose it I’ll sing for you all of my EP’s from the past, are garage recordings that are made of 6 songs, because the moon was hanging from a purple sky, but it will be shining as it always will do,
Sir it will be a true pleasure, if you have the chance of a virtual call….hope this brief letter gets to you… +52 998 845 61 78 I live in Cancún, México.
Jorge Alberto Dupinet Rodríguez “Dee Rodríguez”
I am very interested in obtaining recordings of Rodriguez’ albums. I am not having any luck. Is there somewhere that I would be able to order them?
Thank you in advance for your guidance,
Just wish to say thank you for your music. I have been an instant fan the minute I saw Searching for Sugarman. I wonder (no pun intended) how you are these days and what you think about the times we are living in now. I hope you are writing new songs because I feel your voice and music could be a big help in the ongoing press for change in the USA and the rest of the west.
Hope to see one of your concerts this year. Peace to you and your family.
Love from Canada.
It’s the 50-year anniversary of Sixto Rodriguez’s “Cold Fact,” co-produced with Motown Funk Brother Dennis Coffey. Although the album took off internationally, it’s still a Detroit story.
One of music’s most fascinating stories originated in Detroit, but unfolded in South Africa and Australia when audiences in those countries embraced an album largely ignored in the states.
Sixto Rodriguez, born in Detroit to Mexican immigrants, became a singer/songwriter composing protest songs that reflected the disparities in our society.
This culminated on the album “Cold Fact” released in March, 1970 — 50 years ago this month. Most recently, the Academy Award winning documentary titled “Searching for Sugarman” helped introduce “Cold Fact” to a whole new audience.
Read and listen to the full story at WDET.