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Old 4th April 2011, 11:22 PM   #31
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Old 4th April 2011, 11:23 PM   #32
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I was thinking (uh oh) that there is some difficulty in determining just what "forgotten gems" might entail on this international forum. The best quick example I could come up with is Marc Bolan. He was a superstar in England; in the US he was a one-hit wonder. I'm sure the reader can think of similar examples. No doubt they are plentiful.
I guess my point is... well I'm not sure what my point is. See "difficulty" above. Someone's forgotten gem may be a Top Ten to another someone or in another region. What say you?
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Old 5th April 2011, 02:41 PM   #33
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Top Jimmy & The Rhythm Pigs. Unless you lived Los Angeles, you probably never heard of Top Jimmy, but probably heard the Van Halen song "Top Jimmy" - Roth was a huge fan of the man.

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Without a doubt, one of the great unknown blues voices. If you're a blues fan, this is an excellent disc...

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Yeah, kec, I guess that was my main point; some "forgotten gems" may not be wholly forgotten. Sort of the Roy Buchanan syndrome, if you get my meaning. Top Jimmy the blues shouter appears to be something I'd like. I'd never heard of him.
On a related note, Pretty Things was mentioned early in the thread. Their SF Sorrow album is always given the fawning accolades, but to me the follow-up Parachute is a forgotten gem because it is the superior of the two. Am I alone in that assessment?
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Lots of interesting stuff keeping YouTube at the top of the rankings!

Marc Cohn is one artist I think should be here. His song writing is exquisite, just ask Cher who made "Walking in Memphis" her song, and never got the credit he deserved in my opinion.
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I guess my individualistic tastes get some reinforcement when I post to a popular international forum for audio buffs and get nothing....
Well, my vote is Parachute for Pretty Things' ***** masterpiece. Hands down.
Cohn's "Walking In Memphis" was a US #13 hit and he won the Grammy for Best New Artist of 1991. It hit #22 in the UK. Cher's version made it to #11 several years later.
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I listened to Parachute on your recommendation and loved it -in fact I knew She Was Tall She Was High all along, but didn't know it was by them. A great album, thanks - it goes on my favourites list.
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Happy to hear it. I can appreciate the "rock opera and all" significance of SF Sorrow but don't find the music itself as good as Parachute. And it's what's between the grooves that really counts. SPLHCB ain't a great album cuz you can read the lyrics on the back...
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