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Unjustly Obscure and Underrated Songs

 
 
jespah
 
Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2018 05:07 am
You know the drill, kids. What are some songs which should have been more popular than they were? These can come from obscure bands, or can even be deeper album cuts from some of the most popular acts around.

Speaking of which, here's my first nominee, World Turning by Fleetwood Mac. Why this one didn't get more love, I don't know.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2018 05:18 am
The Youngbloods had a modest hit in 1968 with "Get Together," but I think this song from 1969 is much better:

Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2018 05:28 am
Just about my favorite song by Janis:

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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2018 11:31 am
@Setanta,
I had no idea they sang that one!

Hall & Oates had a ton of hits. This catchy song wasn't really one of them.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2018 07:56 pm
I don't know how obscure this may be, but it is my favorite post-Beatles song, and I think it captures the nostalgia so well.

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Blickers
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2018 08:46 pm
Real gem from the late sixties. Something of a hit on just budding FM radio, adored by critics and knowing fans, but never made the cut for "classic rock" programmers in the later decades. Pity. Once made a list of 100 greatest rock albums ever.

Aurora Maybe
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2018 09:02 pm
Obscure, 1966 Detroit:
Nathaniel Mayer : "I Want Love & Affection (Not the House of Correction)"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pKouFHNvp4
Aurora Maybe
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2018 09:05 pm
...Not sure how to insert the actual video instead of just a link. ^^^
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neptuneblue
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2018 09:18 pm
@jespah,

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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2018 12:45 am
@Aurora Maybe,
This is what the code text would look like to insert a youtube video:

Code:[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pKouFHNvp4[/youtube]


This is the result:

panzade
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2018 05:46 am
@Blickers,
Astute pick.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2018 06:03 am
I think they were from the UK and had backed up John Mayall.
At 13 min long only the album oriented fm stations would play it.
[youtube]https://youtu.be/7xkoiODV1ZE[/youtube]

Set, can you fix this? I’ve forgotten how.
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2018 06:08 am
Hooray, new (to me) music! Smile

I love Steely Dan - this is a pretty deep album cut.
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2018 07:58 am
While I have a fondness for Screamin' Jay Hawkins' version, but CCR is just as good.

panzade
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2018 09:37 am
@jespah,
Great pick Jes!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2018 01:12 pm
Procol Harum is most famous for "Whiter Shade of Pale," still being covered 50 years later, and by performers as diverse as operatic soprano Sarah Brightman and New Wave diva Annie Lennox.

But my favorite by them, although a modest hit at the time, is largely forgotten outside of die-hard fan circles . . .

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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2018 01:17 pm
@panzade,
For Pan . . .

Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2018 01:21 pm
Probably only dedicated Parrotheads know this one . . .

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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2018 01:26 pm
An obscure song about an obscure president.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jun, 2018 03:29 pm
@Setanta,
Thanks Boss. Forgot how to post ‘em
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