5 Other Brilliant Songs by Sixto ‘Sugar Man’ Rodriquez

Who the f#ck is Rodriquez?
Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, known professionally as Rodriguez (1942), is an American singer-songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. His career initially proved short lived in the United States, but unknown to Rodriguez his albums became extremely successful and influential in South Africa, where sales of his records outnumbered those of Elvis Presley.

Because of scarce information about Rodriguez, it was incorrectly rumored there that he had committed suicide (by setting himself on fire live on stage) shortly after releasing his first album.

In the 1990s, determined South African fans managed to find and contact Rodriguez, which led to an unexpected revival of his musical career. This was told in the 2012 Academy Award–winning documentary film Searching for Sugar Man and helped give Rodriguez a measure of fame in his home country (source: wikipedia)

Apart from the genius Sugar Man, these are 5 other terrific tracks from his two albums Cold Fact and Coming From Reality.

1) This Is Not A Song, It’s an Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues

2) I Wonder

3) Rich Folks Hoax

4) Sandrevan Lullaby-Lifestyles

5) Street Boy


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