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Rodriguez: Searching For Sugar Man

From: Joyride Media
Length: 59:00

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When Sixto Rodriguez emerged from Detroit in the early 70’s, he made two albums that didn’t catch the ears of the public in the United States.  But in South Africa, Rodriguez became a household name – up there with Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley.  South Africans didn’t know much about his life, but it was as accepted rumor that he had committed suicide.  25 years later, a couple of fans decided to search for information, and they discovered their hero alive and well – doing manual labor and completely unaware of his impact and success half a world away.
 
In this one hour radio special, you’ll hear from the producers of his records, the people who found him and the director of a documentary about how it all happened, and from Rodriguez himself. 

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Piece Description

When Sixto Rodriguez emerged from Detroit in the early 70’s, he made two albums that didn’t catch the ears of the public in the United States.  But in South Africa, Rodriguez became a household name – up there with Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley.  South Africans didn’t know much about his life, but it was as accepted rumor that he had committed suicide.  25 years later, a couple of fans decided to search for information, and they discovered their hero alive and well – doing manual labor and completely unaware of his impact and success half a world away.
 
In this one hour radio special, you’ll hear from the producers of his records, the people who found him and the director of a documentary about how it all happened, and from Rodriguez himself. 

Timing and Cues

Full Program (59:00)
0:00-21:00 Part 1
In: “He was literally broken and struggling, and at the same time he was more famous than the Rolling Stones…”
Out: “I’m David Dye, and you’re listening to Rodriguez: Searching for Sugarman.”
Songs: Sugarman; Inner City Blues; Like Janis; Cause

21:00-22:00 Break 1 with Music Bed
Song: Sandrevan Lullaby

22:00-43:00 Part 2
In: “Welcome back to Rodriguez: Searching for Sugarman, I’m David Dye.”
Out: “I’m David Dye, and you’re listening to Rodriguez: Searching for Sugarman.”
Songs: This is Not a Song, It’s an Outburst: or, the Establishment Blues; I Wonder; I Think of You; Can’t Get Away; I’ll Slip Away

43:00-44:00 Break 2 with Music Bed
Song: Sandrevan Lullaby

44:00-59:00 Part 3
In: “Welcome back to Rodriguez: Searching for Sugarman, I’m David Dye.”
Out: “Thanks for your time, and you can thank me for mine, and after that said, forget it…bag it, man.”
Song: Street Boy; Crucify Your Mind; Jane S. Piddy

Additional Credits

Host: David Dye (World Café/WXPN)
Producers: Paul Chuffo & Joshua Jackson (Joyride Media)
Contact: Eric Molk, Eric.Molk@PublicMediaService.org; Andy Cahn, Andy.Cahn@PublicMediaService.org
Broadcast Window: Begins July 2012
Length: One hour with breaks for local spots
Terms: Available to all USA terrestrial broadcasters at no cost, no built-in barter spots
Online Rights: You have permission to include this program in any online stream that simulcasts a terrestrial broadcast of an AM, FM or HD channel. Podcast edits with cleared music available for any requests to posy on-demand audio.

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