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

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

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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 Cold Fact was recorded in

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22 Years Ago, This Weekend, Rodriguez Came To Cape Town

22 Years Ago, This Weekend, Rodriguez Came To Cape Town

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Searching For Sugar Man | Radio Vagabond Podcast


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Sixto Rodriguez at Ludlow Garage Feb 14 2020

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Early ‘Sugar Man’ cover version by Ronnie Jones

Our thanks to Lee Shaw in London who alerted us to this rare cover of ‘Sugar Man’ by Ronnie Jones, off his 1975 4-track 7” single, which was (apparently) only released in Brazil.    

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Sugar Man song featured in trailer for “Moffie” film

The year is 1981 and South Africa’s white minority government is embroiled in a conflict on the southern Angolan border. Like all white boys over the age of 16, Nicholas Van der Swart (Kai Luke Brummer) must complete two years

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