Sixto Rodriguez

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1 Feb 6, 2013
Rodriguez.

Anyone here listen to Rodriguez?

I was browsing in a little record store in Atlanta last night and Rodriguez was playing, the first song snapping pure folk rock at me until I had to ask the counter clerk...

"Who is that man?"

I'm still finding that out and I like what I'm finding. Anyone else?

And I always thought I knew my folk rock.

Sixto Rodriguez - Like Janis:
http://youtu.be/diwYuQ5zyRI
Robin

United States

#2 Feb 6, 2013
Why were you in Atlanta? You are not stalking me are you?

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#3 Feb 6, 2013
Robin wrote:
Why were you in Atlanta? You are not stalking me are you?
I used to live in Atlanta, have friends in Atlanta, perform in Atlanta.

I'm pretty sure you're just an anonymous troll using the fake name of "Robin" anyhow... since you asked.

But, why I was there, in part... as I posted earlier to Josh:

I missed that, unfortunately...

It was "I Wonder" that grabbed me immediately... I walked into the shop and headed for the used CD bin, kind of in a hurry as it was late and even though this was Atlanta, the little mom and pop used record and book shops mostly close by 7 or 8pm... I was looking to find a good used copy of the remastered Basement Tapes for me and a friend, scan the Lou Reed and Kinks bins for bargains on the out of print but out of demand CDs, thus low priced...

"I Wonder" was playing, and I was grabbed... I continued flipping through dics but couldn't really think about anything but, who is that?

A really young guy who nailed period piece folk folk almost perfectly but with a modern edge and freshness that made it ring so true?

A really old guy who had somehow escaped my fairly obsessed younger ears?

Turns out I don't know my folk rock quite as well as I'd like to imagine.

I Wonder by Rodriguez (1970)
http://youtu.be/oLnGdyUN-IU

Born July 10, 1942, Detroit, MI, United States
Also Known As Sixto Diaz Rodriguez [birth name], Jesus Rodriguez, Rod Riguez, Sixth Prince
Genres Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#4 Feb 6, 2013
Robin wrote:
Why were you in Atlanta?
Besides, "Robin", your location is given as Riverdale, which we all know is far from the /real/ Atlanta.

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“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#5 Feb 23, 2013
Columbus Native, here's Rodriguez:

It was "I Wonder" that grabbed me immediately... I walked into the shop and headed for the used CD bin, kind of in a hurry as it was late and even though this was Atlanta, the little mom and pop used record and book shops mostly close by 7 or 8pm... I was looking to find a good used copy of the remastered Basement Tapes for me and a friend, scan the Lou Reed and Kinks bins for bargains on the out of print but out of demand CDs, thus low priced...

"I Wonder" was playing, and I was grabbed... I continued flipping through dics but couldn't really think about anything but, who is that?

A really young guy who nailed period piece folk folk almost perfectly but with a modern edge and freshness that made it ring so true?

A really old guy who had somehow escaped my fairly obsessed younger ears?

Turns out I don't know my folk rock quite as well as I'd like to imagine.

I Wonder by Rodriguez (1970)

http://youtu.be/oLnGdyUN-IU

Born July 10, 1942, Detroit, MI, United States
Also Known As Sixto Diaz Rodriguez [birth name], Jesus Rodriguez, Rod Riguez, Sixth Prince
Genres Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#7 Feb 23, 2013
Refried Santana wrote:
He is refried Santana. They are desperate these days to lasso any non European artist for their HOPE AND CHANGE. Personally, I'd rather hear Don Ho or Ritchie Valenz.
To each his own, I reckon.

Thanks for giving your opinion...

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Over You / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://youtu.be/4rvCp_xzWH8

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#9 Feb 24, 2013
Refried Santana wrote:
He is refried Santana.
No, not at all, really.

Rodriguez is much more in the genre of Folk Rock, closer to Phil Ochs, David Blue, sometimes sounding like a "hipper Donovan", as one friend observed.

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Under The Radar / Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/song/...

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