Discography



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Rodriguez albums are available to buy online at
Light In The Attic Records



Rodriguez Vinyl Albums available from Records By Mail

Albums

  • Cold Fact March 1970 (USA, 1971 in South Africa)
  • Coming From Reality November 1971
  • After The Fact 1976 re-issue of Coming From Reality in South Africa only
  • At His Best 1977 compilation album with 3 previously unreleased tracks released in Australia and New Zealand only
  • Alive 1981 live album recorded in 1979 and released in Australia and New Zealand only
  • The Best Of Rodriguez 1982 re-issue of At His Best in South Africa only
  • Live Fact 1998 live album recorded during the 1998 South African tour
  • All The Facts 2005 3CD set marketed and distributed by Sony Music South Africa, catalogue number CDBOX 58. Consists of the 2002 re-issues of 'Cold Fact' and 'After The Fact' plus the 1998 live CD 'Live Fact'.
  • Sugarman: The Best Of Rodriguez September 2005
  • All The Facts September 2009 2CD set which consists of the 2005 re-issues of 'Cold Fact' and 'After The Fact'.
  • Searching For Sugar Man (soundtrack) July 2012

Album Covers

Cold Fact (LP) Coming From
Reality
(LP)
Cold Fact (LP) After The Fact (LP)
Cold Fact USA 1970 Coming From Reality Cold Fact After The Fact
USA
1970
USA
1971
South Africa
1971
South Africa
1976 
At His Best (LP) Rodriguez Alive (LP) The Best Of Rodriguez (LP) Cold Fact (CD)
At His Best Alive The Best of Rodriguez Cold Fact
Australia
1977
Australia
1981
South Africa
1982
Australia
1986
Cold Fact (CD) After The Fact (CD) Live Fact (CD) Cold Fact (CD)
Cold Fact Coming From Reality / After The Fact Live Fact Cold Fact
South Africa
1991
South Africa
1996
South Africa
1998
South Africa
2002
After The Fact (CD) All The Facts (3CD) Cold Fact (Remastered CD) Sugarman: The Best Of Rodriguez
After The Fact All The Facts - marketed and distributed by Sony Music South Africa Cold Fact Sugarman: The Best Of Rodriguez
South Africa
2002
South Africa
2005
South Africa
2005
South Africa
2005
After The Fact (Remastered CD) Cold Fact
(USA re-issue)
Coming From Reality (USA re-issue) All The Facts (2CD)
After The Fact Cold Fact After The Fact All The Facts (2CD)
South Africa
2005
USA
August 2008
USA
April 2009
South Africa
2009
  Searching For Sugar Man (soundtrack) Searching For Sugar Man (soundtrack)  
  Searching for Sugar Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Searching for Sugar Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  
  USA
July 2012
UK/South Africa
July 2012
 

Singles

  • I'll Slip Away / You'd Like To Admit It (Impact 1031) August 1967 released as Rod Riguez
  • Inner City Blues / Forget It (Sussex SUX 204) 1970 (USA)
  • To Whom It May Concern / I Think Of You (Sussex SUX 234) 1970 (USA)
  • Sugar Man / Inner City Blues (A&M / Sussex AM 45.031) 1972 (Italy)
  • To Whom It May Concern / I Think Of You (A&M 7SX-1008) 1972 (Brazil)
  • Halfway Up The Stairs / It Started Out So Nice (A&M ASK-5164) 1973 (Australia)
  • Sugar Man / Inner City Blues (Blue Goose BGMS 002) 1977 (Australia)
  • Climb Up On My Music / To Whom It May Concern (Blue Goose MS 309) 1978 (Australia)
  • Sugar Man / Tom Cat by Muddy Waters (13 Amp Records AMP7001) April 2002 (UK)
  • Inner City Blues (live 2009) / I'm Gonna Live Till I Die (live 2009) (LITA 45-018) April 2010 (US)
    The A side features a recording of “Inner City Blues” performed on the streets of Paris. The B side is a cover of Frank Sinatra’s “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die” recorded during his date at The Triple Door in Seattle.

Info on USA 3 single releases from Tim Forster, January 2001. Info on Brazilian single from Weber, June 1998. Info on Australian singles from Jeff Smith, December 2001 and Peter Millen, October 2012. Info on 2002 single from John Samson, March 2002. Info on LITA single from Light In The Attic.

On the cover of the 1991 South African CD re-issue of Cold Fact is a "flash" with these words: "featuring the hits I Wonder, Sugar Man and Inner City Blues". To the best of my knowledge these tracks were never actually released as singles in South Africa.

Single Images

I'll Slip Away

You'd Like To Admit It

Sugar Man / Inner City Blues (A&M, Sussex AM 45.031) 1972 (Italy)

Inner City Blues - supplied by Michael Balka, March 2007

To Whom It May Concern

I Think Of You

Sugar Man

Inner City Blues

Climb Up On My Music

To Whom It May Concern

Inner City Blues (live 2009)/ I'm Gonna Live Till I Die (live 2009) (LITA 45-018) 2010 (US)

 

Additional info:

  • I'll Slip Away (Impact 1031), August 1967 (USA) credited to Rod Riguez (Sixto D. Rodriguez), released on The Best Of Impact Records CD (Collectables COL-5883) in November 1997. Released as a bonus track on Sugarman: The Best Of Rodriguez in September 2005.

    Cash Box, September 23, 1967 Rod Riguez could make a name for himself with this bluesy, mid-tempo rock ballad. Keep it in sight. Flip: "You'd Like To Admit It".

    This is a different version to the track released on the 2 "Best Of" compilations. It features more upfront Byrds-type jangly guitar, vocal harmonies and a subdued organ in the background. The strings that are so prominent on the later version are absent here.

    I'll Slip Away

    I'll Slip Away: As far as the Rodriguez Impact single, "I'll Slip Away" is concerned, I would highly suspect that both sides of that single were probably recorded at Terra Shirma Studios, since most of all of the later Impact records were recorded there. But it is possible that it may have been recorded at United Sound Studios in Detroit, since Harry Balk recorded many of his artists there as well.

    The "B" side of the Impact 45, "I'll Slip Away" is a song titled, "You'd Like To Admit It". Both sides were produced by Harry Balk (the owner of Impact). To my knowledge, the record was only issued as a "promotional" 45, and not sold commercially to the public (see note below). The record is "near-impossible" to find, due to the fact that few copies were pressed, and Impact records went out of business shortly after the record was released. By the way, the song, "You'd Like To Admit It" was also written by Rodriguez.

    I'm afraid that I can't help you out with the lyrics to the song (read them here), "You'd Like To Admit It", because I don't own a copy of the single. In my many years of collecting records, I have only seen ONE copy of that record for sale, and it was much too expensive for me to buy. (IT WAS ABOUT $175.00 U.S. DOLLARS!)...
    -- Jerry Schollenberger, "Best of Impact Records" CD producer, May 1999

    You'd Like To Admit It

    Read some more comments from Jerry here...

    Read Tim Forster's article about these Impact releases here.
    I can confirm that a regular (NOT a promo) release of Impact #1031 does exist. A speculation to the contrary exists on your Sixto R. page. Thanx for the info on this artist that you supplied; you have added to my enjoyment of record collecting, and listening.
    -- Steve Jones, Canada, August 2003

    Impact-era Rodriguez compositions:

    • I'll Slip Away (Sixto D. Rodriguez)
      Gomba, April 20, 1967, released on Impact 1031 A, August 1967
      Produced by Harry Balk

    • You'd Like To Admit It (Sixto D. Rodriguez)
      Gomba, April 20, 1967, released on Impact 1031 B, August 1967
      Produced by Harry Balk

    • Forget It (Sixto D. Rodriguez)
      Gomba, April 20, 1967

    • That Discotheque (Sixto D. Rodriguez)
      Gomba, April 20, 1967

    • To Whom It May Concern (Vocal) (Sixto D. Rodriguez)
      Gomba, April 20, 1967

    • To Whom It May Concern (Instrumental) (Sixto D. Rodriguez)
      Gomba, April 20, 1967


  • I Think Of You/ To Whom It May Concern
    (A&M 7SX-1008), 1972 (Brazil) single released in Brazil only and both sides played on local radio.
    My name is Weber and I'm impressed to find something about Rodriguez on the Net. I live in Brazil, where the song 'I Think Of You' was a success. I didn't know that he's got other albums, I only got 'Coming From Reality'. Here in my place the music 'I Think Of You' played several times on the radio stations in 1972 & 73. About that year I purchased the single 'I Think Of You/ To Whom It May Concern'. The B-side played too on the radio. I got the LP 'Coming From Reality' but I get this years after the single.
    - Weber, Brazil, June 1998
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