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?