Sixto Rodriguez has one of the more unlikely comeback stories in rock 'n' roll history. In the early '70s, he released a pair of albums, Cold Fact and Coming From Reality, which won him critical acclaim (press heralded him as a "Latin Bob Dylan") but which were commercial flops, sending him back into workaday obscurity in his native Detroit. Unbeknownst to him, however, his albums sold hundreds of thousands of copies in South Africa over the next decade, making him an absentee star there as big as the Beatles or Elvis. In America, he remained an unknown until Seattle archival label Light in the Attic re-issued Rodriguez's two LPs in 2008 and 2009. The new documentary Searching for Sugar Man follows two South African fans who go looking for their folk hero, and the soundtrack features sparse, psychedelic folk selections from his two albums.
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