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    Rodriguez On World Cafe The singer-songwriter achieved cult status in South Africa while remaining largely unknown in his hometown of Detroit. A quarter-century after Rodriguez had retreated from music altogether, two fans filmed a documentary trying to find the folk-rocker. He's since been discovered at last in the U.S.
Rodriguez Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez's resurrection finally seems complete. Rodriguez had achieved cult status in South Africa, while here at home, he was a relatively unknown artist living in Detroit.
His public obscurity sparked an rumors that he had killed himself. Although Rodriguez was alive and well, he had retreated from music, earning a philosophy degree while working as a demolition man.

Searching for Sugar Man is the hit documentary that chronicles the efforts of two fans 25 years later to gather information on their hero and find the poetic folk-rocker doing manual labor and unaware of the profound popularity of his music abroad. In this session of World Cafe, you’ll hear from the producers of his records, the people who found him and the director of the documentary about how it all happened, and from Rodriguez himself.

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Playlist:
Rodriguez / INNER CITY BLUES / Searching for Sugarman
Rodriguez / Like Janis / Searching for Sugarman
Rodriguez / CAUSE / Searching for Sugarman
Rodriguez / This is not a Song, It's An Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues / Searching for Sugarman
Rodriguez / I Wonder / Searching for Sugarman
Rodriguez / I Think of You / Searching for Sugarman
Rodriguez / Can't Get Away / Searching for Sugarman
Rodriguez / I'll Slip Away / Searching for Sugarman
Rodriguez / Street Boy / Searching for Sugarman
Rodriguez / Crucify Your Mind / Searching for Sugarman
Rodriguez / JANE S. PIDDY / Searching for Sugarman
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