Post Profile

A Singer Savors His Posthumous Success

A documentary about an unlikely series of events that catapulted the Detroit-dwelling singer Rodriguez into mega-stardom across the globe in South Africa—despite the fact that his albums, released in 1970 and 1971, flopped in the U.S.—recently got a raucous reception at the Tribeca Film Festival. The singer talks about his unlikely revival.
read more


Related Posts

Rodriguez is back - MP3's & 2009 Tour Dates

Music / Rock & Pop : Brooklyn Vegan (6 years ago)

by Bill Pearis DOWNLOAD: Rodriguez - Sugar Man (MP3) DOWNLOAD: Rodriguez - Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour (MP3) Born in Mexico but raised in Detroit, Sixto Rodriguez released two soulful folk-rock albums (musically not unlike Shuggie Ot...


Humor : Badass Digest (3 years ago)

Folk rocker Rodriguez was a flop in the United States but a superstar in South Africa. This documentary tries to find the facts behind the mysterious singer's life and comes up with a surprising, and fascinating, truth.

Here's The Incredible Documentary Shot On An iPhone About An Unknown Superstar

Industries / Media : Business Insider: The Wire (2 years ago)

"Searching for Sugarman" is the incredible true story of Sixto Rodriguez—a mysterious Detroit singer/songwriter completely unknown in the U.S., but unbeknownst to him, a huge star in South Africa in the 1970s. "He was the soundtrack...

Rodriguez to Play LA & SF (But Not Seattle)

Entertainment / Music : The Stranger: Music (6 years ago)

Detroit folk singer Rodriguez is playing Los Angeles Nov. 21 and San Francisco Nov. 23. That's great news, as Rodriguez has never played west of his hometown, Detroit. However! Rodriguez's legendary 1970 LP Cold Fact was reissued by...

New Old Music: Rodriguez: "Sugar Man" [MP3/Stream]

Music / Rock & Pop : Pitchfork: Forkcast (7 years ago)

"Sugar Man", the opening cut on Cold Fact, the 1970 debut album Rodriguez, sounds like it should've been a major folk-pop hit. And it was-- in South Africa, where Cold Fact caught on after being released there as a bootleg. Meanwhil...


Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC