Ozaka Bondage – Sugar Man (Sixto Rodriguez) Cover feat. Karate Kick, Birds View & Markus Oeffinger

Thank you for your music. 50 years later a new generation of musicians is still influenced by your beautiful songwriting and is rediscovering your songs, that fit perfectly in the crazy world we live in. No matter what happened in the past – your music is immortal.

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Rodriguez Mural In Detroit

Rodriguez Mural in Detroit | photo: James Mortensen

Rodriguez Mural in Detroit | photo: James Mortensen

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The Suitcase Show [16 June 2020] on Mixcloud includes Jane S Piddy

Piet Botha: Photo by Hein Waschefort, 2013

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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Your songs have set me free

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”

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Looking For The Music

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,
Barb Orchard

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Thank You For The Music

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. ✌

<Glen Hosking>

 

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Rodriguez – Sugar Man (Live in South Africa March 1998)

South African Tour 1998

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Searching For Sugar Man: Producer Simon Chinn on the incredible journey making the hit movie, and Tecla Ciolfi on Rodriguez’s ongoing cultural influence in South Africa – Travelling Symphony Movie Club | Podcast on Spotify

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The 50-Year Legacy of Sixto Rodriguez’s “Cold Fact” Is Rooted In Detroit | WDET

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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.

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50 Years Ago Today: Cold Fact | Billboard March 28, 1970

Billboard March 28, 1970
COLD FACT‘ LP in 2 page Buddah ad
Words from the city.
Hard words on a new label with a totally different trip.

Read more about this classic album, at SugarMan.org.

Cold Fact was recorded in Detroit during August & September 1969 and released in the USA on the Sussex label (catalogue number SXBS 7000) in March 1970.

Cold Fact (USA)
Cold Fact (USA, March 1970)

Cold Fact (South Africa)
Cold Fact (South Africa, 1971)

Cold Fact (USA Promo Copy)

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