OLD PA'S WEDNESDAY CLUB
THE SIXTO KID
|The Reel Sugar Man|
SIXTO RODRIGUEZ - Sugar Man (1970)
Every now and then you get little musical surprises. Well I got one last week. Flycasual text me and asked if I had seen the movie Searching for Sugar Man. He was sure I would have seen it or was aware of the story. I am sad to say it had passed me by, I was not aware of it at all.
I did search on the movie and found out it was the story of a guy who recorded two albums in the early seventies and his name was Sixto Rodriquez. Now the name rung a bell, you all know I am a big fan of Dylan covers so I checked my files and there he was with a couple of covers of Like a Rolling Stone.
I was intrigued now and got hold of the movie. It was just such an amazing story, almost hard to believe. If you are not aware of it, well I will not spoil it and let you search it out if you are interested.
What makes it even more worth the effort is that the music is pretty dam good too.
Here are a couple of tasters for you from his first album Cold Fact (1970). There is a soundtrack album too.
Go on check it out, it is a great story. Sixto rules!
SIXTO RODRIQUEZ - I Wonder (1970)
Sixto Rodriguez - Sugar Man/I Wonder
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