Sixto Rodriguez

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Sixto Diaz Rodriguez
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Born: 1942 Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Detroit-born Mexican-American guitarist and singer/songwriter.

Rodriguez released the solo album "Cold Fact" on the Sussex label in 1970. The blues-funk style of his overtly sociopolitical lyrics gained him little popularity in the US, where he once performed onstage with Hispanic activists the Brown Berets. However, his music found a resonance with a fan-base in South Africa, where he became somewhat of a cult legend. He also toured Australia with the band "Midnight Oil" during the 1980s.

Rodriguez is also known as "Sixto Rodriguez" and was once a Motown session musician. Works include: "Cold Fact", "Coming From Reality", "After The Fact" & "Sugarman: The Best Of Rodriguez".

Sixto's brother Jesse (aka Jesús Rodríguez) co-wrote songs for Rodríguez' catalogue and repertoire.
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Albums

SASL-934,226, SASL 934 226, SXBS 7000 Sixto Rodriguez - Cold Fact album art Rodriguez* Cold Fact (Album) Sussex, Sussex SASL-934,226, SASL 934 226, SXBS 7000 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
SXBS 7012 Sixto Rodriguez - Coming From Reality album art Rodriguez* Coming From Reality (Album) Sussex, Sussex SXBS 7012 US 1971 Sell This Version
BGM 003 Sixto Rodriguez - Alive album art Rodriguez* Alive (Album) Blue Goose Music BGM 003 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
MCCOL 5542 H Sixto Rodriguez - Live Fact album art Rodriguez* Live Fact (Album) Columbia MCCOL 5542 H South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
ROD001 Sixto Rodriguez - Rodriguez Rocks: Live In Australia album art Rodriguez* Rodriguez Rocks: Live In Australia(CD, Album) Inertia ROD001 Australia 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

IMPACT #1031 Sixto Rodriguez - I'll Slip Away album art Rod Riguez* I'll Slip Away (Single) Impact Records (11) IMPACT #1031 US 1967 Sell This Version
SUX 204 Sixto Rodriguez - Inner City Blues / Forget It album art Sixto Rodriguez Inner City Blues / Forget It Sussex SUX 204 US 1970 Sell This Version
SUX 234 Sixto Rodriguez - To Whom It May Concern / I Think Of You album art Rodriguez* To Whom It May Concern / I Think Of You (Single) Sussex SUX 234 US 1971 Sell This Version
AM 45.031, am 45031 Sixto Rodriguez - Sugar Man  album art Sixto Rodriguez Sugar Man (Single) A&M Records, A&M Records AM 45.031, am 45031 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
MS 309 A Sixto Rodriguez - To Whom It May Concern / Climb Up On My Music album art Rodriguez* To Whom It May Concern / Climb Up On My Music(7", Single) Blue Goose Music MS 309 A Australia 1972 Sell This Version
J.B. 29 Sixto Rodriguez - Viaggio Di Un Poeta / Sugar Man album art I Dik Dik / Sixto Rodriguez I Dik Dik / Sixto Rodriguez - Viaggio Di Un Poeta / Sugar Man(7", Promo) Ricordi, A&M Records J.B. 29 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
AM-70200-A Sixto Rodriguez - I Think Of You / Halfway Up The Stairs album art Sixto Rodriguez I Think Of You / Halfway Up The Stairs(7") A&M Records AM-70200-A Philippines 1972 Sell This Version
ASK-5164 Sixto Rodriguez - Halfway Up The Stairs / It Started Out So Nice album art Rodriguez* Halfway Up The Stairs / It Started Out So Nice(7", Single) A&M Records ASK-5164 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
AMP7001 Sixto Rodriguez - Sugarman / Tom Cat album art Rodriguez* / Muddy Waters Rodriguez* / Muddy Waters - Sugarman / Tom Cat (Single) 13 Amp AMP7001 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CAUSE001 Sixto Rodriguez - Be'cause album art Zimbrowski vs Rodriguez* And Will Flisk & Jak Jackson Zimbrowski vs Rodriguez* And Will Flisk & Jak Jackson - Be'cause(12") Moulin-X CAUSE001 UK 2004 Sell This Version
LITA 45-018, CRIMREC-001 Sixto Rodriguez - Inner City Blues / I'm Gonna Live Till I Die album art Rodriguez* Inner City Blues / I'm Gonna Live Till I Die Light In The Attic LITA 45-018, CRIMREC-001 US 2010 Sell This Version
none Sixto Rodriguez - I Wonder / Sugar Man album art Sixto Rodriguez I Wonder / Sugar Man(CDr, Single, Promo) Sony Music none UK 2012 Sell This Version
none Sixto Rodriguez - Crucify Your Mind album art Rodriguez* Crucify Your Mind(7", Fle) Light In The Attic none US 2012 Sell This Version
LITA 45-021 Sixto Rodriguez - I'll Slip Away album art Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band* / Rodriguez* Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band* / Rodriguez* - I'll Slip Away(7", Single, Ltd, Ora) Light In The Attic LITA 45-021 US 2012 Sell This Version

Compilations

BGM-1001 Sixto Rodriguez - At His Best album art Rodriguez* At His Best (Comp, Album) Blue Goose Music BGM-1001 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
CDADTA7014 Sixto Rodriguez - Sugarman (The Best Of) album art Sixto Rodriguez Sugarman (The Best Of)(CD, Comp, RM) PT Music CDADTA7014 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
CDADTA7016 Sixto Rodriguez - All The Facts album art Rodriguez* All The Facts (Comp, Album) Pt Music CDADTA7016 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
88725447852 Sixto Rodriguez - Searching For Sugar Man - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art Rodriguez* Searching For Sugar Man - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Comp) Light In The Attic, Legacy 88725447852 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
900.A218.060 Sixto Rodriguez - Cold Fact + Coming From Reality album art Rodriguez* Cold Fact + Coming From Reality(Comp, Sli + CD, Album, RM + CD, Album, RM) Light In The Attic 900.A218.060 France Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

8294179 Sixto Rodriguez - Searching For Sugar Man album art Sixto Rodriguez Searching For Sugar Man (Album) A-Film 8294179 France 2012 Sell This Version

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Chalkers

April 23, 2020
This man is living proof that commercial success has no bearing on quality. Rodriguez's first album is quite simply one of the finest album's ever created; poetic meaningful lyrics sung with real passion over music that has it's own unique sound and style. How this release was ignored at the time baffles me, but then the same can be said of the likes of Vashti Bunyan, Townes Van Zandt, Nick Drake, Jackson C Frank, Catherine Howe etc. Rodriguez's second album may not be quite as unique but it's a fantastic album nonetheless. So much of what is said about Rodriguez relates to the remarkable story covered in the excellent documentary 'Searching For Sugarman', but irrespective of this, his music deserves an audience far outside it's current cult following.
antonio-palau

antonio-palau

December 15, 2019
wonderfull man ombelive live ,you are so good man and musician

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