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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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Rodriguez’s Forgotten ‘70s Albums Make Their Vinyl Return | Forbes

David Chiu Contributor  Hollywood & Entertainment OTTAWA, ON – SEPTEMBER 17: Rodriguez performs on day 5 of the CityFolk Festival at The Great Lawn at Lansdowne Park on September 17, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Mark Horton/WireImage)WIREIMAGE It’s one of

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Searching for Sugar Man Interview

In the early ’70s, Rodriguez recorded two albums in the United States, working with some of the biggest producers in the industry and even attracting a capable suitor in the form of Motown Records. He only sold more than a

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Rodriguez’s sweet surprise |

BACK in 1970 and 1971, the Detroit folk singer Rodriguez released two brilliant albums in America. But Cold Fact and Coming from Reality were met with resounding indifference and negligible sales. Hearing the music now it almost defies belief that

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The incredible ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ |

In Searching for Sugar Man’s online forum, users share their first discovery of the musician, Rodriguez. Most users, from across the world, list variations on 2012 and 2013. But, for people with South African links, encounters with Rodriguez (and his

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The Lions Share | Back from Reality – Rodriguez Live in Vicar Street, Dublin

It hardly needs saying but it’s quite an odd thing to have a venue packed out in Dublin to see the performance of a 70 year old guy on the basis of 2 albums he released over 40 years. Admittedly

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Rodriguez “Cold Fact” « Cool Album of the Day

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#741 in the Series) is Rodriguez, Cold Fact Recording under the single name “Rodriguez,” Sixto “The Dylan of Detroit” Rodriguez, was a psychedelic folk singer in the early seventies. Long on talent and short

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“Searching for Sugar Man” documents lost folk songs | CNN on Youtube

Filmmakers document one Detroit construction worker/songwriter who never knew he was the ‘Bob Dylan’ of South Africa.

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A Selection Of Rodriguez Album Covers

A Selection Of Rodriguez Album Covers

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The Amazing Story Of Hate Street Dialogue

Originally published on, 28th September 2001 HATE STREET DIALOGUE Woman please be gone You’ve stayed here much too long Don’t you wish that you could cry Don’t you wish I would die Seamy, seesaw kids Childwoman on the skids

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