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Buddha
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Lost gems people should go seek out.

Last night I pulled out an album from 1977 and was thinking about how every now and again, there comes an album that insinutates itself into your rotation that never makes it to the 'reissue zone' and deserves higher regard than being left behind.

So, what are your lost gems that you would encourage people to seek out and acquire?

I'll limit myself to two:

1) Karla Bonoff's eponymous album from, as I mentioned, 1977. It's got Waddy on it, and Wendy Waldman, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards, Andrew Gold, JD Souther, and Glenn Frey.

It's like Cannoball Adderly's "Somethin' Else" to Linda Ronstadt's "Hasten Down the Wind."

I have a perhaps inordinant fondness for this disc, and the vinyl sounds good.

2) Garland Jeffreys' "Ghost Writer." Demo level recording quality and soulful reggae inflected New York music also from 1977.

The original "Wild in the Streets" is here, and the sax on "New York Skyline" is perfect.

If any of the LP reissuers hang here - make these two and improve the world.

OK, what are y'all's?

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Re: Lost gems people should go seek out.

Wow!, I havent' heard that name "Karla Bonoff" in ages. Of course! Linda Ronstadt and gang!

Save me,
Free me from my heart this time.
The trains gone
Down the track and I've stayed behind.

I just got through listening to some old Gordon Lightfoot.

Hear the mighty engines roar
See the silver bird on high
Shes away and westward bound
Far above the clouds shell fly
Where the mornin rain dont fall
And the sun always shines
Shell be flyin oer my home
In about three hours time

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Re: Lost gems people should go seek out.

Gordon Lightfoot is about my favorite...I found that his used vinyl is by far the best preserved I have found. I heard him in concert in Portland Maine a few years ago and he is still great.

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Re: Lost gems people should go seek out.

I gotta see him before its too late.

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Re: Lost gems people should go seek out.

There are several, but to name just one, I'll say Jim Croce's LPs. He died in an accident not too long after when his career was really going somewhere. "Done too soon" as Neil Diamond has said in one of his songs.

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Re: Lost gems people should go seek out.

Every night, before I fall asleep, I pray that someone will reissue Sonny Sharrock's Ask the Ages.

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Re: Lost gems people should go seek out.

Pee Wee Charles steel guitar on that track is so good. Lamont I am impressed!

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Karla, sigh. Made me go drag out the later Chris Hillman and Jackson Browne. Good stuff I've ignored lately.

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