Sixto Rodriguez – Sugar Man (1970)

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Sixto Diaz Rodriguez is an American folk musician, born in Detroit, Michigan on July 10, 1942. He was named ‘Sixto’ (pronounced seex-tuh) because he was the sixth child in his family. Rodriguez’s parents were middle-class immigrants from Mexico, who left in the 1920s. In most of his songs he takes a political stance on the cruelties facing the inner city poor.

UPDATE! Here is a recent live version of the seventies classic!

UPDATE 2! Here is the trailer for the new documentary!

[via Kent Munch – rebuzzed by Nils Lassen]

One Reply to “Sixto Rodriguez – Sugar Man (1970)”

  1. Should have been have a classic and maybe it is if you consider his huge influnce in South Africa when times were tough and the US were, well, basically supporting white South African armed forces in Namibia and Southern Angola, but hey, now everybody´s happy or?

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