Great Bands & Musicians - Unknown Great Songs?

MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
edited August 2015 in The Clubhouse
Hey all - this is a weird question - I'm seeking out some new (to me) music to add to the digital library a song at a time - not whole albums.

Specifically, great bands, but lesser known stuff that's "not to be missed". Or, alternatively, great tunes that never quite made it big - for instance: Sir Douglas Quintet - "She's About a Mover" or "Poor Tom" off LZ Coda vs. the more popular LZ, etc etc.

Anybody have any hidden gems out there I've been missing all these years? One-hit wonders or great songs on B sides most people miss? I'm all ears!
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  • Erik TracyErik Tracy Posts: 4,690
    "I'm Gonna Go Fishin " Dr John

    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.
  • D'privedD'prived Posts: 191
    Lucifer's Friend - Dirty Old Town

  • D'privedD'prived Posts: 191
    Lucifer's Friend - Mary's Breakdown

  • D'privedD'prived Posts: 191
    Golden Earring - Leather

  • xjghostxjghost Posts: 979
    Honeysuckle Blue - Drivin' N' Cryin'

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  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    Great suggestions guys!! ...and the only one I already have is the Dr John (great tune!) - love hearing new stuff / new ideas - keep em coming if you got em!
    VA HT HK AVR20II, Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD, Polk Audio RC80i / Polk Audio CSi3, 60" Panasonic Plasma, Nordost / Signal Cable A2 / Wireworld / Pangea / Magic Power
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    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,406
    I always like this version of Bob Dylan's song


    "Ballad Of Hollis Brown" by Stephen Stills



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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,423
    I found most of my new music from the thread (what are you listening to) I think P-man & dromunds & Red and chumlie are responsible for 1/4 of my music I have recently collected :) especially my Vinyl collection! Can you say "Fever Tree" B)
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  • Kurt300Kurt300 Posts: 308
    And on the other side of some spectrum, this:
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,543
    Kurt300 wrote: »
    And on the other side of some spectrum, this:

    Loved it.. Thanks!!
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,421
    Are distorted guitars alright?

    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,421
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • gdbgdb Posts: 6,125
    Willis Alan Ramsey kinda' faded into obscurity IMO. A lot of people have no idea who he is. :)
  • gdbgdb Posts: 6,125
    edited August 2015
    Chris Whitley is a virtual "unknown" too. A bio movie has been in the works for years, never seems to gain any traction, though. :/
  • gdbgdb Posts: 6,125
    There're no flies on Tommy either. ;)

  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    @Nightfall distorted guitars welcome! This is shaping up to be a cool list - @gdb I actually have that WAR LP and thought I was the only one LOL! Never heard that Steven Stills version either @hoosier21 - love it!
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    Noggin Schiit Valhalla, Pangea, Phillips Fidelio X1, Polk UF8000

    Polk SDA1c modded
    Polk CRS+ 4.1TL modded (need veneer)
    Polk SDA2BTL (fully modded)
    A/L 1000VA Dreadnought Canare 4s11 SDA cable
    SACD Marantz DV8300
    Sony S9000ES CD/DVD/SACD
    Yamaha YP-D6
    Soundcraftsmen PCR800
    Audible Illusions L1 Preamp
    Vincent MFA based Cocci Tube Preamp
    Pho-700 Phono Pre
    Signal Cable Silver Resolution IC's






  • George GrandGeorge Grand Posts: 12,272
    hoosier21 wrote: »
    I always like this version of Bob Dylan's song
    "Ballad Of Hollis Brown" by Stephen Stills

    I'll have what this gentleman is having, with a splash of "Apricot Brandy" by Rhinoceros on the side.

    Been awhile Russ.

  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,117
    Any tune from Southern Harmony and Musical Companion....
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,117
    xjghost wrote: »
    Honeysuckle Blue - Drivin' N' Cryin'


    Drivin N Cryin is a very under rated group....Saw them live with Cracker at a venue called the Boathouse in Norfolk Va. Back in 92 I think....That was one heck of a barn burner..kind of like a runaway truck....great show!..
  • xjghostxjghost Posts: 979
    Msabot1 wrote: »
    xjghost wrote: »
    Honeysuckle Blue - Drivin' N' Cryin'


    Drivin N Cryin is a very under rated group....Saw them live with Cracker at a venue called the Boathouse in Norfolk Va. Back in 92 I think....That was one heck of a barn burner..kind of like a runaway truck....great show!..

    I saw them while I was in college in 91 or 92 at a little bar in Myrtle Beach Called "The Afterdeck!" Been in love with them ever sense. I finally scored their "Fly me Courageous" on vinyl recently. Ever hear the McDougal Blues album Kevin Kenny did?
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  • D'privedD'prived Posts: 191
    Halestorm - I Miss The Misery

  • D'privedD'prived Posts: 191
    Little Feat - Spanish Moon

  • gdbgdb Posts: 6,125
    Spanish Moon is even better on the "Waiting For Columbus" live album. ;)
  • Polkie2009Polkie2009 Posts: 3,836
    voltz wrote: »
    I found most of my new music from the thread (what are you listening to) I think P-man & dromunds & Red and chumlie are responsible for 1/4 of my music I have recently collected :) especially my Vinyl collection! Can you say "Fever Tree" B)
    yes, Fever Tree was big here in Houston back in the late '60's . Didn't Mike do another band called Blowtoarch Repair? Who can forget the awesome band 13th Floor Elavators???
  • Polkie2009Polkie2009 Posts: 3,836
    gdb wrote: »
    Willis Alan Ramsey kinda' faded into obscurity IMO. A lot of people have no idea who he is. :)
    Willis Alan Ramsey was fairly popular down here in Tx. in the Austin scene. He played many times here in Houston either at Liberty Hall or Anderson Fair.
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,117
    xjghost wrote: »
    Msabot1 wrote: »
    xjghost wrote: »
    Honeysuckle Blue - Drivin' N' Cryin'


    Drivin N Cryin is a very under rated group....Saw them live with Cracker at a venue called the Boathouse in Norfolk Va. Back in 92 I think....That was one heck of a barn burner..kind of like a runaway truck....great show!..

    I saw them while I was in college in 91 or 92 at a little bar in Myrtle Beach Called "The Afterdeck!" Been in love with them ever sense. I finally scored their "Fly me Courageous" on vinyl recently. Ever hear the McDougal Blues album Kevin Kenny did?

    Heck yea..I have a copy..Think it's out of print too..Did it with Buck and other members of REM...dam good album...
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,117
    Polkie2009 wrote: »
    gdb wrote: »
    Willis Alan Ramsey kinda' faded into obscurity IMO. A lot of people have no idea who he is. :)
    Willis Alan Ramsey was fairly popular down here in Tx. in the Austin scene. He played many times here in Houston either at Liberty Hall or Anderson Fair.
    Another very good one I had the pleasure of catching live at the He's Not Here icehouse out of Pasadena ages ago.....I think it was Pasadena or thereabouts!!
  • Polkie2009Polkie2009 Posts: 3,836
    Anbody remember the tune "Little Green Bag" by the George Baker Selection? I don't know how to post videos from Youtube here, but there's one of this song in the opening of the movie Reservoir Dogs.
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