It’s a little more than forty years late, but we still have time to catch up. Although Sixto Rodriguez hasn’t made an album since 1972, I had never heard of him until Saturday night when I saw Searching for Sugar Man – nominated for an Oscar in the documentary category this year.
Here’s a sample of the music we missed when it first was on the streets. Everyone missed Rodriguez back then. We were listening to Bob Dylan. Some of us were listening to Phil Ochs. Music critics classified him with Jose Feliciano. We were all ignorant and really wrong.
It’s not too late though. Rodriguez is on the road now and is thinking about a new album. Amazon has both of the ones he did in the 70’s.