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Searching For Sugarman

Apologies if this isn't really your thing, but here's another post on an amazing music documentary that everyone must watch.

If you asked a South African who Rodriguez is, you'd probably get a look of shock and horror. I did that once, I asked a very good friend of mine who happens to be South African, 'have you ever heard of Rodriguez' and I got laughed at. In a nice way.

Searching for Sugar Man is an *Oscar winning* documentary about the artist Rodriguez and it, is, amazing.

I can't give too much away but it's the story of a little well-known artist, who came to release a couple of albums 'Cold Fact' and 'Coming From Reality' in 1970 and 1971 respectively. The albums gained moderate local success, but nothing remarkable. 

Until, someway or somehow Rodriguez' debut album made it across some oceans to South Africa where the success of 'Cold Fact' sky-rocketed. The album was as popular, if not more so, than anything by The Beatles. And I'm not exaggerating. 

Your'e thinking, who is this guy? And so were they. Maybe there was so much interest because there were wild rumours that the artist was dead and had killed himself. The documentary follows the journey of two fans from Cape Town, attempting to discover all they could about the elusive artist.

This documentary induces, happiness, sadness, shock, awe and most importantly, the music is fantastic. You need to watch this documentary.

Let me know if you decide to watch it, it'll be an hour and a half of your life well spent.