The long, crazy trail of Sixto Rodriguez

The long, crazy trail of Sixto Rodriguez

There are 6 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 8, 2009, titled The long, crazy trail of Sixto Rodriguez. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Rock 'n' roll is full of lost albums and unrecognized masters. The could've- and should've-been success stories are miles deep.

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Owen

Chicago, IL

#1 May 8, 2009
Rodriguez was also reasonably well-known in NZ and Australia in the 80's. Not sure how/why, but at least a couple of friends had cassettes of "Cold Fact". Very much a surprise and joy to be able to see him and get the recordings again.
sandra

Utica, MI

#2 May 9, 2009
Rodriguez is worthy!!! Rodriguez you are worthy..!!!

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#3 Feb 6, 2013
Owen wrote:
Rodriguez was also reasonably well-known in NZ and Australia in the 80's. Not sure how/why, but at least a couple of friends had cassettes of "Cold Fact". Very much a surprise and joy to be able to see him and get the recordings again.
Just discovered him last night, and wrote:

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
sandra Kennedy

Johannesburg, South Africa

#4 Feb 8, 2013
sandra wrote:
Rodriguez is worthy!!! Rodriguez you are worthy..!!!
AMEN!
sandra Kennedy

Johannesburg, South Africa

#5 Feb 8, 2013
Amen!

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#6 Feb 9, 2013
sandra Kennedy wrote:
Amen!
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 buns 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

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