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11/07: Rodriguez Official Shirts Come To Reality

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rodrott
In 2006, the first year we launched R + F, I was sent a tip from a customer who had recommended Cold Fact (1970) by a Detroit songwriter named Sixto Rodriguez. Clearly, it was pupil-hearted love at first listen. The timeless perfect album about love, poverty, rebellion, and escape. Just when you think you've found the record of your dreams, there's also his second opus, Coming From Reality (1971). In this time of recent, Rodriguez is experiencing a major resurgence since the daze that this great initially unheard music was made. Our brothers at Light In The Attic had reissued both LP's on vinyl in 2009, and the magic continues with this unbelievable documentary that Sony Pictures released earlier this year, "Searching For Sugarman"-see the epic trailer HERE.
rodrott
I am so proud to release the first official illustrated tee shirts of Rodriguez and honored to have been asked to scribble the magic, approved by the man himself. Special thanks to Light In The Attic, David Black (photographer of wonder), Stella Berkofsky, and Rodriguez's family, for helping make this project happen. Rodriguez's music is a very personal labor of love-it has hit many heart strung moments and inspired greatly for ages. Beyond that, his story is legendary even beyond the gifts he gives all musically: selfless, talented, and genuine: we salute.
rodrott
rodrott
Enjoy and do head over to le shop to check these specially priced zingers out! I leave you with two of my favorite jams of Mr. R-one for the gut, and one..for the groove.


xx Jess

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