3.13.2013

DETROIT SUCCESS STORY: RODRIGUEZ SELLS OUT THE MASONIC TEMPLE!!

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN is an ACADEMY AWARD WINNING film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music. In the late '60s, two celebrated Detroit producers were struck by Sixto Rodriguez's soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics when they discovered him playing in one of the city's river front bars.

They recorded an album with Rodriguez and thought it was fabulous.  But sadly, like so many other fantastic Detroit talents...it went nowhere.

Luckily a bootleg recording found its way into South Africa and, over the next two decades, it became a HUGE phenomenon there and in Australia/New Zealand too. Two South African fans then set out to find out what really happened to their hero.


A few of my readers began sending me info on Rodriguez and I didn't know about him either! So grateful that we know about him now...

We are happy to find out that Rodriguez will be playing in his home city of Detroit, Michigan on May 18, 2013 at 9pm at the Masonic Temple.  I am definitely planning on seeing this show if I have to be a janitor! 

This soundtrack consists of a selection of songs featured in the film but originally found on Rodriguez's records COLD FACT and COMING FROM REALITY.




**Thanks so much to Cathy and Gerry Stoner for the DVD!!**

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