Steppenwolf has today’s almost forgotten track

one of the reasons I started this series in the first place was to give exposure, once again, to tracks that used to be part of our radio listening experience that somehow got left behind…

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Published on November 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Manfred Mann has today’s almost forgotten track

Manfred Mann and his band occasionally recorded their own compositions, but the ones usually released as singles generally came from other writers, including, often, Bob Dylan…

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Published on November 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo have today’s almost forgotten track

when Paul Simon went to South Africa to explore and record the music of the then troubled nation, he fell into international criticism for ignoring the sanctions regarding performers working in that nation…

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Published on November 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm by Greg Simpson

Lowell Fulson & Lloyd Glenn have today’s almost forgotten track

a little blues for you today, featuring a song that’s been covered successfully by dozens, without most remembering where it came from…

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Published on November 13, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Rory Gallagher has today’s almost forgotten track

Enough time has passed since I last posted something by Rory Gallagher that I think it’s time we did again…Rory was, easily, among my ten favourite British Isles bred blues players, and from Taste through to his solo work always had a sound that was totally his own…

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Published on November 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Aphrodite’s Child has today’s almost forgotten track

Greece has rarely bothered the international charts, with the most notable exception being the enormously popular (at one time) Nana Mouskouri…

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Published on November 9, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Minnie Riperton with the Rotary Connection has today almost forgotten track

First of all, during the intro to this video, we urge you not to operate any heavy machinery…

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Published on November 8, 2017 at 9:41 pm by Greg Simpson

Van Morrison and Them have today’s almost forgotten track

The second song in this clip is not forgotten at all…it deserves to receive the airplay it still receives, without question, but the first song, Mystic Eyes, was another that woke up my teenaged years to the blues, though it is, likely, better classified as a near perfect garage rock song…

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Published on November 7, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Rosanne Cash has today’s almost forgotten track

Some years ago Rosanne Cash’s dad, who you may have heard of, gave her a list that he had compiled of what he felt were the most important songs in country music history…

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Published on November 6, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Smokey Robinson has today’s almost forgotten track

I really have to admit that, in my world, this is not an almost forgotten track, but there are younger generations here who may not be as familiar with it as us oldsters…

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Published on November 5, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson