Donnerstag, 2. Januar 2014

Searching for Sixto Rodriguez

Rodriguez, vollständiger Name Sixto Díaz Rodríguez (* 10. Juli 1942 in Detroit), ist ein US-amerikanischer Singer-Songwriter. Nach zwei Studioalben, die in seiner Heimat wenig Anklang fanden, zog er sich 1971 als bescheiden lebender Bauarbeiter zunächst ins Privatleben zurück. Dass sich seine Musik unterdessen in Australien sowie in dem durch das Apartheid-Regime lange Zeit isolierten Südafrika großer Beliebtheit erfreute, hat er erst spät erfahren. Die Umstände und Hintergründe seines Erfolgs in Südafrika ab 1998 sind auch Gegenstand des Oscar-prämierten Dokumentarfilms Searching for Sugar Man (2012), der Rodriguez schließlich international bekannt machte.
[Rodriguez (Musiker), Wikipedia, zuletzt abgerufen am 15.02.2018]

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN | Trailer & Filmclips [HD] [4:51]

Veröffentlicht am 21.12.2012 ... Searching for Sugar Man (Filmclip & deutscher Trailer / Trailer deutsch german HD) - Kinostart: 27.12.2012

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN | Trailer & Filmclips #2 [HD] [7:05] Veröffentlicht am 26.12.2012 ... ... Searching for Sugar Man ( Trailer & Filmclips HD) - Kinostart: 27.12.2012

Mit Searching für Sugar Man zeigte Servus TV am zweiten Weihnachtstag den Oscar-prämierten Dokumentarfilm über die erstaunliche Geschichte von Sixto Rodriguez

Sixto Rodriguez - I Wonder [2:41]
Veröffentlicht am 17.10.2013
"Unbeknownst to him, Detroit singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez had a loyal following in South Africa in the 1970s, and some of his songs became anthems of the anti-Apartheid movement. His belated claim to fame was captured in the 2012 documentary Searching for Sugar Man, which featured several of the artist's original songs, including the swinging "I Wonder."

Now Rodriguez has released a lyric video for that track, which you can catch here exclusively. In the clip, lyrics flash across neon signs and appear as storefront graffiti as a Rodriguez walks slowly through an abandoned Detroit with a guitar on his back. The song originally appeared on Rodriguez's first album, 1970's Cold Fact; the video, while animated with modern technology, conveys a sense of times past through its images of pawn shops and record stores."

Arte brachte im letzten März eine Dokumentation 

einige Zeitungsartikel:

Tell Me About That Song: Rodriguez's "I Wonder" (Joe Williams Tue, Seattle News, 09.10.2012)
'Searching For Sugar Man': The Unbelievable True Story Of Rodriguez (Kia Makarechi, Huffington Post, 25.04.2012)
Sex, Protest und Verfall (Sylvia Prahl, taz, 12.10.2012)
Rodriguez: 10 Things You Don't Know About the 'Searching for Sugar Man' Star (Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 28.03.2013)
Singer-Songwriter Rodriguez on New Documentary About His Secret Success (Mike Rubin, Rolling Stone, 26.07.2012)
- Lebende Legende Rodriguez: Von einem, dessen Musik auszog, ihn berühmt zu machen (Alf Burchardt, Stern, Datum?)

In search of Rodriguez: what became of 'the new Dylan'? (The Week, 27.07.2012)
- Pop-Splitter – Auf der Suche nach Rodriguez (Michael Behrendt)

Silver Words    Text (metrolyrics)

Veröffentlicht am 24.03.2013

Rodriguez - Rich Folks Hoax (Lyrics) [3:04]   Text (Songtexte)
Veröffentlicht am 17.01.2013
Released: Jan 1970
Album: Cold Fact
Label: Light In The Attic 

WGN Cover Story - Rodriguez Part 1 Mystery (9/22/12) [3:54]

Veröffentlicht am 18.12.2012
Part 1:
Detroit native Sixto Rodriguez has been discovered some 30 years after his first album. He was thought to have been dead, only to be discovered by a nation under Apartheid. Now a movie Searching For Sugarman has been made...and myself, Jordan and Judie venture to the Motorcity to find the man behind the legend. Join us, won't you?
Produced by Tom Barnas
Photojournalist - Jordan Guzzardo and Mike D'Angelo
Reporter - Judi Garcia
Edited by Jordan Guzzardo

Rodriguez Part 2 [5:11]

Veröffentlicht am 18.12.2012
Part 2:

Detroit native Sixto Rodriguez has been discovered some 30 years after his first album. He was thought to have been dead, only to be discovered by a nation under Apartheid. Now a movie Searching For Sugarman has been made...and myself, Jordan and Judie venture to the Motorcity to find the man behind the legend. Join us, won't you?Loves me for me?

Sixto Rodriguez / Crucify your mind (street session) [2:26]   Text (Songtexte)

Hochgeladen am 12.06.2009
Quarante ans après la sortie de son premier album Cold Fact, l'américain Sixto Rodriguez connaît enfin la reconnaissance avec la réédition des ses deux disques studios. De passage à Paris, l'auteur de Sugarman a joué deux morceaux devant la caméra de Découvrez Crucify Your Mind en version acoustique. 

Découvrez aussi la vidéo de Inner City Blues en version acoustique:
TimeOut interview: Rodriguez (Sugar Man) [16:37]

Veröffentlicht am 15.03.2013
ydia Jenkin talks to Sixto Rodriguez, the songwriter and subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, who is enjoying a renaissance more than 40 years after releasing his two and only albums. The Mexican-American artist plays the Wellington Opera House on March 16 and Auckland's Logan Campbell Centre on March 17. Better known as Rodriguez, the Detroit native recorded his tough folk rock debut Cold Fact in 1970 - which included his best-known song, Sugar Man - and follow-up Coming From Reality in 1971, but they never took off in his homeland. Following this lack of interest in his music he went back to renovation and restoration work to support his family, and even ran for the mayor of Detroit at one stage, while still continuing to perform on the side. However, Rodriguez' songs took hold in New Zealand, Australia, and especially in South Africa where they struck a chord at a time when many people were agitating against the apartheid regime. 

Sixto Rodriguez- The Establishment Blues  [2:09]  Text

Veröffentlicht am 16.06.2014
The Establishment Blues, or This is not a song, it's an Outburst

Finding 'Sugar Man': Rodriguez Reflects on a Crazy Year with a Hollywood Ending [23:40]

Veröffentlicht am 18.02.2013
Musician Sixto Rodriguez shares what it was like to be the subject of Malik Bendjelloul's documentary.

Dead Men Don't Tour - Rodriguez in South Africa 1998 (TV Documentary) [52:10]

Veröffentlicht am 21.06.2013
Uploaded by kind permission of Tonia Moller (nee Selley).

Directed by Tonia Selley, Dead Men Don't Tour, was first broadcast on SABC 3 at 9.30pm on the 5th July 2001 just after 'Ripley's Believe Or Not'.
This film features wonderful concert footage, backstage antics, interviews with Craig Bartholomew Strydom and Stephen "Sugar" Segerman, Rodriguez and his family, the promoters, the fans and the musicians.
All live footage was filmed at the concerts in Pretoria, Durban and the Blues Room in Johannesburg.
The soundtrack for the documentary is based on the Live Fact CD with video collages from the various performances. The concert footage is linked with interviews, backstage antics, rehearsals, etc.
I Wonder / Inner City Blues / Jane S. Piddy / Sugar Man / A Most Disgusting Song / Like Janis / Establishment Blues / Climb Up On My Music / I Wonder by Generation EXT (filmed during the studio recording) / Forget It
Produced by Incha Productions
Executive producers: Georgina Parkin and Charles Watson
Directed by Tonia Selley
Edited by Cathy Winter

Rodriguez | Glastonbury Festival
2013 (60mins) [57:36]

Veröffentlicht am 12.07.2013
1. Only Good For Conversation
2. Crucify Your Mind / Like Janis
3. I Wonder
4. Dead End Street
5. Sugar Man
6. Love Me Or Leave Me
7. Lucille
8. Climb Up On My Music
9. I Only Have Eyes For You
10. Establishment Blues
11. Unchained Melody
12. Forget It

 »Sixto Rodriguez«-Sucherergebnisse bei Rolling Stone – The Official Rodriguez Website
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'Sugar Man' Director's Journey from Swedish TV to Oscars [11:56]

Veröffentlicht am 19.02.2013
Documentary filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul and Sixto Rodriguez join THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg to discuss their Oscar nominated movie.

Malik Bendjelloul † – Oscar-Preisträger stirbt mit 36 Jahren (Welt, 14.05.2014)
Für seinen Dokumentarfilm "Searching For Sugar Man" bekam Malik Bendjelloul 2013 einen Oscar. Nun ist der schwedische Regisseur in Stockholm tot aufgefunden worden. Er hat sich das Leben genommen.
zuletzt aktualisiert am 15.02.2018