“Searching For Sugarman”

Sugarman
Won’t ya hurry
Coz I’m tired of these scenes
For a blue coin
Won’t ya bring back
All those colours to my dreams
Silver majik ships, you carry
Jumpers, coke, sweet MaryJane
Sugarman
Met a false friend
On a lonely, dusty road
Lost my heart
When I found it
It had turned to dead, black coal
Silver majik ships, you carry
Jumpers, coke, sweet MaryJane
Sugarman
You’re the answer
That makes my questions disappear

These are the lyrics I was raised on, the incredible talent of a Mexican man called Sixto Rodriguez who was widely unrecognised everywhere. Except in South Africa where he was more popular in the eighties and nineties than Elvis Presley.

This documentary premiered recently at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and tells the story of how a bunch of Saffa’s searched tirelessly for years for Rodriguez, who had slipped away into obscurity. By chance his daughter stumbled across something on the internet one day, which was the family’s first clue to his raging success in South Africa.

I am so excited for this.

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