Sugar Man Coverage – Weekend reviews

Saturday Times – Review.pdf

Saturday Telegraph – Review.pdf

Financial Times Weekend – Lead Review.pdf

The Guardian Guide – Review.pdf

Independent Radar – Review.pdf

The Sunday Times – Lead Review.pdf

The Independent on Sunday – Lead Review.pdf

Mail on Sunday – Review.pdf

Sunday Express – Lead review.pdf

The Observer – Lead Review.pdf

Sunday Telegraph – Review.pdf

A chronological history of Rodriguez: the man, the myth, the music

By Brian Currin

1942
10 July

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

“I like to tell people that I was born on Michigan Avenue, five blocks from the centre of Detroit.” – Rodriguez

1967
AprilRodriguez records 6 tracks for the Impact record label in Detroit, most of which will be re-recorded for the Cold Fact and Coming From Reality albums.
AugustI’ll Slip Away, produced by Harry Balk, is released as a single by Impact Records in the USA and credited to Rod Riguez. This track will be re-recorded in 1972. The b-side is You Got To Admit It.
23 September“Rod Riguez could make a name for himself with this bluesy, mid-tempo rock ballad. Keep it in sight.” – Cashbox reviewing I’ll Slip Away single
1969
August/SeptemberCold Fact recorded at Tera-Shirma Studio in Detroit. Arranged and produced by Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey.
1970
March/AprilCold Fact is released on the Sussex label, but fails to sell. The album will be re-issued in South Africa in 1971 and again in 1974 and will become a cult classic among National Servicemen and University students.
18 AprilBillboard gives Cold Fact a 4 star review.
Mid-to-late 1970Recording sessions for Coming From Reality held over 3 weeks at Lansdowne Studios in London during mid-to-late 1970. Produced by Steve Rowland.
“We spent 30 wonderful days recording the Reality album. We stayed in Belgravia, London.” – Rodriguez
1971-1995
April 1971Cold Fact released in South Africa.
November 1971Coming From Reality released in USA, but does not sell.
1972I Think Of You/To Whom It May Concern 7″ single released in Brazil and both sides are played on Brazilian local radio.
1972Coming From Reality released in South Africa.
1972Steve Rowland (Coming From Reality producer) and Family Dogg release an album titled The View From Rowland’s Head which includes five Rodriguez-penned tracks.
1972/73Street Boy, I’ll Slip Away and Can’t Get Away recorded at GM Recording Studios, East Detroit, MI.
1976Coming From Reality re-issued in South Africa again, but now re-named After The Fact to capitalise on success of Cold Fact.
June 1977At His Best released in Australia
May 1978Cold Fact released in Australia.
January 1979Coming From Reality released in Australia.
March /April 1979Rodriguez tours Australia.Shows on 17th and 18th March are recorded for a live album.
October 1981Tour of Australia with Midnight Oil.
October 1981Rodriguez Alive, recorded during the 1979 Australian tour, is released in Australia and New Zealand only. Has not yet been released on CD.
1981Rodriguez graduates from Wayne State University (Detroit) with a BA in Philosophy.
1982The Best Of Rodriguez released in South Africa, with the same tracks as the Australian At His Best album, but with a different cover.
1986At His Best and Cold Fact re-issued in Australia by Blue Goose Music.
22 April 1991Cold Fact released on CD in South Africa.
1993At His Best and Cold Fact released on CD in Australia.
1996
30 AprilComing From Reality / After The Fact released on CD in South Africa with sleeve notes by Mad Andy Harrod and Stephen “Sugar” Segerman.
17 SeptemberSpurred on by the sleeve notes of After The Fact, South African journalist Craig Bartholomew sets off in search of Rodriguez.
NovemberThe Best Of Rodriguez re-issued on CD in South Africa with extra tracks.
1997
AprilThe Great Rodriguez Hunt website is published by Stephen “Sugar” Segerman and Alec McCrindle.
3 AugustCraig Bartholomew makes telephone contact with Mike Theodore.
6 AugustThe first post (by Alec McCrindle) appears on The Great Rodriguez Hunt message board.
12 SeptemberEva Alicia Rodriguez Koller publishes a message on The Great Rodriguez Hunt Message Board: “Rodriguez is my father! I’m serious.”
15 SeptemberStephen Segerman speaks to Rodriguez on the phone.
OctoberCraig Bartholomew’s article “Looking For Rodriguez” published in “Directions” magazine.
25 OctoberBrian Currin publishes the “Climb Up On My Music” website, a catalogue of information and trivia about Rodriguez and his music.
26 OctoberNewspaper report on Stephen Segerman finding Rodriguez appears in The Sunday Times Cape Metro. This article refers to Craig Bartholomew as “a music detective”.
27 OctoberThe Great Rodriguez Hunt website becomes The Great Rodriguez Website as the hunt is now over.
NovemberI’ll Slip Away, originally released as a single in 1967, is released on The Best Of Impact Records compilation CD
1998
11 FebruaryEva announces on The Rodriguez Forum website that Rodriguez is coming to tour South Africa.
16 FebruaryCape Times newspaper publishes an article announcing Cape Town concerts for March 6 & 7.
17 FebruaryThe Star newspaper publishes a report confirming dates for the South African tour in March.
20 FebruaryThe Mail & Guardian newspaper publishes an interview with Rodriguez by Craig Bartholomew.
2 MarchRodriguez arrives in Cape Town, South Africa.
5 MarchRodriguez is interviewed on MNet TV program “Front Row” and performs I Wonder unplugged in the studio.
6 MarchSouth African tour opens at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town. Rodriguez is greeted with a standing ovation and the crowd sings along to every song.
9 MarchSold-out concert at Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg. After the show Rodriguez is awarded a platinum disc for Cold Fact (over 50 000 units sold in South Africa).
10 MarchAnother sold-out show at the Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg. This show is recorded to be released as a live album, Live Fact.
23 MarchSouth Africa rock band Just Jinger release 6-track EP CD Something For Now with a cover version of Sugar Man. This song has long been part of their stage repertoire.
12 JuneLive Fact, recorded on 10th March 1998, is released in South Africa.
12-14 JuneRodriguez tours Sweden.
16 JuneRodriguez appears on stage with Just Jinger at the State Of The Nation Concert at the Standard Bank Arena, but does not perform.
17 JuneRodriguez plays a Record Company bash at The Blues Room in Johannesburg to launch the Live Fact album. Tickets by invitation only.
1999
SeptemberUniversal Music (South Africa), the distributors of the Rodriguez back catalogue (except for Live Fact which is on the Sony label), confirm that they will no longer be pressing or distributing Rodriguez CDs.
2001
April30th anniversary of the release of Cold Fact in South Africa.
5 July‘Dead Men Don’t Tour’ documentary produced by Tonia Selley broadcast on SABC 3 TV.
10 JulyStephen Segerman visits Rodriguez in Detroit for his 59th birthday and presents him with a copy of the ‘Dead Men Don’t Tour’ video documentary.
September16-date tour of South Africa
2002
15 AprilRodriguez ‘Sugarman’ + Muddy Waters ‘Tom Cat’ released as 500 limited edition 7-inch single, taken from David Holmes’ mix album ‘Come Get It I Got It’.
1 JuneThe “Climb Up On My Music” and “The Great Rodriguez Website” websites combine as http://www.sugarman.org.
8 JulyPT Music South Africa announces that Cold Fact and After The Fact will soon be available in South Africa on CD again.
10 JulyRodriguez’s 60th birthday.
15 JulyTim Forster’s article on Rodriguez appears in Mojo magazine.
28 JulyCold Fact re-issued in South Africa by PT Music. The Sugarman.org website is involved in correcting the lyrics and providing additional information.
OctoberAfter The Fact re-issued on CD by PT Music in South Africa. The Sugarman.org website is involved in correcting the lyrics and providing additional information.
DecemberSugarman listed at number 34 in “The 100 Greatest Drug Songs Ever!” published in the December 2002 issue of UK magazine Mojo.
2003-2007
17 & 18 April 2003Rodriguez meets David Holmes at Avatar Studios (formally the Power Station) and adds backing vocals to a new recording of Sugarman.
1 September 2003Official release of the Free Association’s version of Sugarman on Mercury Records.
10 July 2004Rodriguez arrives in Windhoek, Namibia from Detroit on his 62nd birthday and is met by his daughter, Eva, who now lives in South Africa.
15 July 2004Rodriguez performs a one-off concert in a place called Otjiwarongo. This small Namibian town is approximately 400kms from Windhoek. This concert is part of the Cheetah National Arts Festival.
1 August 2004Article appears in Sunday Times about Rodriguez meeting up with South African musicians, Garden Root.
13-14 August 2004Rodriguez plays three sold-out concerts on the Garden Route in the Southern Cape this weekend. His band for these concerts was Graeme Sindall (lead guitar), Heath Sindall (drums), and Neil Lord (bass).
August 2005Remastered version of Cold Fact released by PT Music.
12 August 2005London gigs announced.
29 September 2005Sugarman – The Best Of Rodriguez CD, compiled by PT Music and SugarMan.org, is launched at the Independent Armchair Theatre in Cape Town with a performance by Rodriguez.
7 & 8 October 2005Rodriguez plays live in London for the first time.
23 November 2006Rodriguez plays live in London again.
April 2007Rodriguez plays live in Australia.
14th April 2007Rodriguez plays live in Rotterdam, Holland.
2008
19th AugustCold Fact remastered and re-issued in the USA by Light In The Attic.
 Rodriguez articles and positive reviews appear in various music magazines including Mojo and Uncut.
2009
5th MayComing From Reality remastered and re-issued in the USA by Light In The Attic.
May to AugustRodriguez tours USA and Europe.The world’s biggest cult musician gains worldwide recognition at last.
August/September40th Anniversary of the recording sessions for Cold Fact.
SeptemberRodriguez tours South Africa
SeptemberAll The Facts 2CD set released by PT Music in South Africa.
2010
23rd JanuaryAustralian Tour for March / April 2010 announced.
March40th Anniversary of the release of Cold Fact

Mabu Vinyl now in Rheede Street

Mabu Vinyl, the well-known music shop in Cape Town, will soon be celebrating its two-year anniversary in its more spacious new premises at 2 Rheede Street in Gardens. The shop is situated just off the corner of Kloof Street (next door to A&A Furnishers), and is just a “muffin’s throw away” from Vida e Caffé, the very popular nearby coffee shop in Kloof Street.

Mabu Vinyl carries a large selection of new and second hand items including LP records, 12” singles, 7” singles, 78’s, CD’s, DVD’s, cassette tapes, videos, books, T-shirts, comics, magazines, and even a selection of refurbished turntables and hi-fi’s. Mabu Vinyl buys, sells and trades in all and any of these items. The shop also carries a range of independent CD releases by a range of South African artists.

Mabu Vinyl grew out of the well-known Kloof Street bric-a-brac store, Kloofmart, which was run for many years by Johan Vosloo in the premises now occupied by Vida e Caffé. Jacques Vosloo, the owner’s son, started the record store in the back section of Kloofmart before the store moved to its next premises a few shops away, next to the other well-known Kloof Street music shop, High Five.

Then in October 2003, Mabu Vinyl again moved further down the road into its next premises in Buitenkloof Centre on the corner of Kloof and Buitensingel Streets. Soon after, Stephen Segerman joined Jacques in the store, adding a stock of CD’s, tapes, and DVD’s to the already huge selection of records that fills every corner of this eclectically decorated store.

The new Mabu Vinyl store has something for everyone with hundreds of 7″ singles, 12″ dance singles (for the many club DJ’s who frequent Mabu), and a broad range of rock, pop, jazz, soul, country, comedy, blues, soundtrack, South African and classical LP records. There is also a wide range of new and used CD’s, DVD’s, cassette tapes and books, mostly at reduced or sale prices, and the shop has many regular customers who love to take a few hours to browse through the many music items on display.

Parking for the new Mabu Vinyl store is available downstairs in the Rheede Centre parking garage, or at the nearby Kwikspar or Lifestyle centres in Kloof Street.

website: http://mabuvinyl.co.za

Rodriguez – New Tour Dates Confirmed

Matt Sullivan from Light In The Attic wrote:

“Rodriguez called last night from Cardiff, mentioning that yesterday’s show at the Green Man Festival in the UK was a big success! More tour dates have just been announced below, including a trip back to South Africa, followed by dates in the US, France and UK.”

SOUTH AFRICA:

SEPT 13 – Cape Town – Willowbridge Barnyard, SA

SEPT 18 – Plett Barnyard, SA

SEPT 19 – Mosselbay Barnyard, SA

SEPT 27 – Pretoria – Menlyn Barnyard, SA

SEPT 28 – JHB – Broadacres Barnyard, SA

USA:

OCT 4 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, USA

FRANCE / UK:

DEC 5 – Transmusicales de Rennes Festival (Hall 03) – Rennes, France

DEC 7 – Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK

DEC 8 – Thekla – Bristol, UK

DEC 9 – Union Chapel – London, UK

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Big Chill Festival, UK, 6-9th August 2009 (photo: Ed Coonagh)

Rodriguez South African Tour September 2009

The Living Legend

Rodriguez

SA Tour – September 2009

With opening act: AcousticA

13 – Cape Town – Willowbridge Barnyard

18 – Plett Barnyard

19 – Mosselbay Barnyard

27 – Pretoria – Menlyn Barnyard

28 – JHB – Broadacres Barnyard

Rodriguez is currently one of the world’s biggest cult musicians with fans all over the world from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, to UK and across the USA. However, it was not until 12 years ago, when he was rediscovered working on a building site by local journalists Stephen Segerman and Craig Bartholomew; did the songwriter and singer of “Sugar Man” and “I Wonder” realise that his defining album “Cold Fact” (1970) had become a cult classic and that he was a beacon of revolution for the people of South Africa. Rodriguez had completely turned his back on the music industry after his albums “Cold Fact” and “Coming From Reality” (1971) were unsuccessful.

While his music career faded to little more than a memory in his life, Rodriguez lived an unobtrusive existence, unaware that his legend continued to grow in the Southern Hemisphere. “Cold Fact” became a word of mouth success especially amongst the youth in the South African armed forces that identified with his counter-cultural bent. Many thought Rodriguez was dead and his album went platinum in South Africa without him ever earning one cent. Today Rodriguez is spoken of in the same reverent tones as The Doors and Jimi Hendrix.

Since 1997, when he was “rediscovered”, Rodriguez returned to South Africa and Namibia four times and his albums have been released on CD worldwide. In 1998 Rodriguez featured in a television documentary “Dead Men Don’t Tour”. After more than 35 years it seems that the wheel of fortune is finally turning and Rodriguez’s fame is rapidly growing in his home town Detroit and throughout the USA. His albums have been re-released and there is a documentary movie being made about the “Sugarman” himself.

The shows promise to be spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime events, not to be missed. It’s not every day that one gets to witness such a “Living Legend.”

****************

Acoustica – In 2004, Rodriquez surprised an unknown local band by appearing unexpectedly at their “Tribute To Rodriguez” show in Sedgefield, South Africa. He appreciated the enthusiasm and hard work of the band and invited them to perform with him in 4 sold-out concerts in the Garden Route. At the time, the gentle soft-spoken musician said, “I’m supporting the musicians who support me but they’re doing it better than me.” Rodriguez, is returning to South Africa once again and will be performing with one of the musicians, Graham Sindall-Gillot, from the original Rodriguez Tribute band. Graham is now the leader of the support band and opening act “Acoustica.”

For more information:

www.sugarman.org

www.rodriguez.co.za

www.acoustica.co.za

Book online:
www.barnyardtheatres.co.za

Downloads:
www.RhythmMusicStore.com

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Rodriguez South African Tour September 2009

The Mabu Vinyl Mid-Winter Half Price Sale

Mabu Vinyl, the shop in Rheede Street in Gardens that sells all kinds of old and new stuff such as LP’s and 12″ and 7″ records, CD’s, comics, books, cassettes, DVDs, VHS videos, magazines, and more, is having a massive mid-winter, recession-busting, two-week half-price sale from Monday 22nd June till Sunday 5th July.

Sale Details:
Sale Dates: Monday 22nd June till Sunday 5th July
Shop hours: Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat 9-6, Sunday 11-3
Shop Address: 2 Rheede Street, Gardens (off the corner of Kloof Street), Cape Town.

Contact Details:
Phone 021 423 7635
Email: mabu@sugarmusic.co.za
Website: www.mabuvinyl.co.za

Rodriguez – Live on the Streets of Paris (video)

Posted by Matt Sullivan, Light In The Attic

Rodriguez on the streets of Paris
Rodriguez on the streets of Paris

Please find below all links to l’Express website (3 millions people per month) for which Rodriguez recorded such open air little session.

Interview et session acoustique en plein air de Sixto Rodriguez (en 2 parties) :

http://www.lexpress.fr/culture/musique/Folk/inner-city-blues-la-street-session-de-sixto-rodriguez-1-2_764760.html

http://www.lexpress.fr/culture/musique/Folk/crucify-your-mind-la-street-session-de-sixto-rodriguez-2-2_766195.html

Rodriguez North American Tour Dates

Posted by Matt Sullivan, Light In The Attic

I hope you can catch one of the upcoming North American dates. The shows in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles will feature full horn sections.

Website: http://www.sugarman.org

Rodriguez – Events

During the upcoming U.S. West Coast tour, Rodriguez will be stopping by two excellent record stores to sign autographs prior to the evening shows…

Mon, June 22 at 6 PM
@ Zulu Records
1972 West 4th Ave
Vancouver, BC
www.zulurecords.com

Wed, June 24 at 6 PM

@ Jackpot Records

203 SW 9th Ave. (corner of SW 9th & Burnside)

Portland, OR
www.jackpotrecords.com

Rodriguez CDs available at Sugar Music

Music Made Easy – www.RhythmOnline.co.za

Rhythm Online Music Store

Music Made Easy – www.RhythmOnline.co.za

The Rhythm Online MP3 Music Store (www.RhythmOnline.co.za) is a unique South African website that offers quick and easy access to an extensive catalogue of over 62,000 South African and International music tracks.

Music lovers can listen to 30-second samples of each MP3 music track on Rhythm Online without even registering. The entire full-length catalogue is available @ R7 per track and has grown to more than 5000 albums over the last three years.

Rhythm Online is run by music lovers who share a passion for music with their clients. Shopping at Rhythm Online is a friendly step-by-step process designed to instantly connect fans with their favourite music.

Since Rhythm Online is a website platform, no software needs to be downloaded before you can begin shopping. All music is free of restrictive Digital Rights Management and can be copied to your iPod, MP3 player or a disc for your personal enjoyment. And in case you lose your music, you can always download it again.

With a dedicated support team that communicates directly with their clients, the simple download and registration process makes it easy for anyone to own music through Rhythm Online.

South African Catalogue

Rhythm Online offers an extensive variety of South African Music with more than 1000 SA albums listed in a wide variety of genres and languages. Popular artists include aKING, Chris Chameleon, Foto Na Dans, Zebra & Giraffe, Fokofpolisiekar, Gang of Instrumentals, Kurt Darren, Karen Zoid, Koos du Plessis, Juanita du Plessis, Koos Kombuis and Flash Republic.

Exclusive gems like David Kramer’s classic albums, including Blokkies Joubert – unreleased on CD – are also available. Des and Dawn Lindberg (with live recordings from the 60s) is now available, along with the complete Anton Goosen catalogue, including albums such as Lappiesland, never released on CD – now available as MP3 downloads on Rhythm Online.

Rhythm Online makes South African music available to music lovers around the world. “Against All Odds,” the new album by aKING, the popular South African band, was downloaded by fans from around the world – London, Perth and the USA – within hours of release.

International Catalogue

Selected albums from Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Jim Reeves, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Simply Red and Louis Armstrong and many more are available. There is also a huge collection of Rock, Jazz, Folk, Rap, Hip Hop, Classical, Metal, Gospel, Children’s Songs and more.

Rhythm Online is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Credit card payments and bank deposits (South African residents) are accepted. Prepaid Credit and Gift Vouchers are also available.

Follow the latest Rhythm Online releases on Twitter: http://twitter.com/RhythmOnline

Media contact

Liny Kruger, Rhythm Promo: 021 556 1726 / 082 464 1926 / liny@mweb.co.za

The Lucky Fish Music Festival announces the inclusion of superstar cult hero: Rodriguez.

The Lucky Fish Music Festival announces the inclusion of superstar cult hero;

Rodriguez.

Lucky Fish Music Festival 3 – 6 September, Jagfontein Gauteng. 2009

Authentic Ideas and the Lucky Fish Music Festival are proud to announce the inclusion of Rodriguez on the bill for this year’s line up. Rodriguez is the second international act to be announced for the 2009 programme. Australian hardcore band, Parkway Drive was announced earlier this year.

Rodriguez is currently one of the world’s biggest cult musicians with fans all over the world from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, to UK and across the USA. However, it was not until 15 years ago, when he was rediscovered working on a building site, (by a local journalist and other enthusiasts who had embarked on a campaign to find him); did the songwriter and singer of “Sugar Man” and “I Wonder” realise that his defining album “Cold Fact” (1970) had become a cult classic and that he was a beacon of revolution for the people of South Africa.  Rodriguez had completely turned his back on the music industry after his albums “Cold Fact” and “Coming From Reality” (1972) were unsuccessful.

While his music career faded to little more than a memory in his life, Rodriguez lived an unobtrusive existence, unaware that his legend continued to grow in the Southern Hemisphere.  “Cold Fact” became a word of mouth success especially amongst the youth in the South African armed forces that identified with his counter-cultural bent. Many thought Rodriguez was dead and his album went platinum in South Africa without him ever earning one cent. Today Rodriguez is spoken of in the same reverent tones as The Doors and Jimi Hendrix.

Since 1994, when he was “rediscovered”, Rodriguez returned to South Africa and Namibia four times and his albums have been released on CD worldwide.  In 1998 Rodriguez featured in a television documentary “Dead Men Don’t Tour”. After more than 35 years it seems that the wheel of fortune is finally turning and Rodriguez’s fame is rapidly growing in his home town Detroit and throughout the USA.  His albums are being re-released and there is a documentary movie being made about the “Sugarman” himself.

In 2001, Rodriquez completed a 16 date tour of South Africa. The final performance was held at Woodstock 3 and many thousands of fans turned out to sing-a-long with their hero. This unifying and electric performance is one of the reasons Lucky Fish approached his management team for inclusion on this year’s festival. Says festival director, Nancy Hillary, “Watching Rodriguez perform at Woodstock was one of the most powerful backstage moments of my life. The pure love that emanated from the audience to the stage had me on the verge of tears. It is one of my favourite Woodstock memories, and that feeling of love, unity and happiness is something that the Lucky Fish Festival wants to instill in its patrons.”

The Lucky Fish Music Festival takes place at the Route 28 Resort in Jagfontein, just outside of Westonaria in Gauteng in the beginning of September. The festival features four days of live music, deejays, fashion, flea-markets, beer tents, a wide variety of food, swimming, games, comedy and adhoc performances.

Local band submissions are currently being accepted and the first few local artistes will be announced in the coming weeks. Bands and artistes wishing to submit for consideration should send a brief biography, myspace links and contact details to info@luckyfishfestival.co.za. Absolutely no MP3’s will be accepted.

Tickets are available through Computicket at the early bird price of R220 until the beginning of July and thereafter become R320 and R350 at the gates of the event. Bulk tickets can be purchased directly through Authentic Ideas.

Food and flea-market traders that wish to get involved in the event should contact nancy@authenticideas.co.za for application documents.

The Lucky Fish Festival is more than a once a year festival. There are several warm up events and mini concerts leading up to the event and strings of audition nights for young bands. The festival is also actively involved in The Durex Ultimate Battle, providing platforms for winners and chosen bands throughout the contest. This year the Lucky Fish Music Festival will also showcase at the Outdoor Expo over the 6th and 7th of June and at the Mediatech Expo over the 23 -25th of June.

Fans on facebook are used to the regular “Reasons to be called a Lucky Fish” discount offers that happen once a month for shows around the country. “Lucky Fish is a celebration of our music and lifestyle. It’s our way of saying thank you for all of the support over the years and months and we want to reward our community for their avid support.” Clint McKeon, Festival Director.

For more information on the festival, please use the following contact details:

Authentic Ideas: (011) 646 6467 www.theauthenticgroup.co.za nancy@authenticideas.co.za

Lucky Fish on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/editevent.php?eid=66807618851#/pages/Lucky-Fish-Music-Festival/26096714342?ref=ts

Media Enquiries and accreditation: nancy@authenticideas.co.za

Rodriguez answers Too Cool To Die’s Questions of Doom

In the late 60s and early 70s, Sixto Rodriguez released two easy Detroit City albums ‘Cold Fact’ and ‘Coming From Reality’ (both recently re-issued by Light in the Attic). Although both albums failed to sell in their original incarnation, the political voice of Rodriguez has been resurrected several times over in South Africa, Australia and the USA. His work is being rediscovered by bands like Animal Collective, Nas and Paulo Nutini. Rodriguez discusses his music, life and times and why the people of Detroit will never give up.

Full article at Too Cool To Die


Top Selling CDs On Sugar Music April 2009

1 The Best Of SA Pop Volume 1
2 The Best Of SA Pop Volume 2
3 SA Party – South Africa’s Greatest Hits (2nd edition)
4 The Best Of SA Pop Volume 3
5 Sugarman – The Best Of Rodriguez
6 Coming From Reality / After The Fact (2005 South African remaster)
Rodriguez
7 Live Fact
Rodriguez
8 Cold Fact (2005 South African remaster)
Rodriguez
9 Springbok Radio Top 40: Best of Volume 2 (3CD set)
10 The Warrior
Ipi Tombi featuring Margaret Singana

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