Thundermug have today’s almost forgotten track

In a little less than a year the Junos road show will touch down in a citty I lived in for more than forty years, and to which I return often. I was there a couple couple of weeks ago, and, as often happens, worked with Bill Durst and Joe DeAngelis on a show,,,Bill and Joe were at one time half of a band called Thundermug along with Jim Corbett and Ed Pranskus…

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Published on May 17, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Neil Diamond has today’s almost forgotten track

From humble beginnings is a phrase that, truly, can be applied to almost everyone who becomes a success…Neil Diamond was a kid who wanted to write songs and was good enough to become a part of the community centred around The Brill Building in NYC, the heart of tin pan alley…

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Published on May 16, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Hank Snow has today’s almost forgotten track

There’s a show called Coast Australia that I’ve been watching, and it got me to thinking about this classic, performed here in the version we all know best by Liverpool, Nova Scotia’s native son Hank Snow…

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Published on May 15, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Les Paul with Dicky Betts have today’s almost forgotten track

This clip doesn’t really fit the Almost Forgotten concept, as you’ll recognise much of what you hear instantly, but when I went looking for Dickey Betts this morning I stumbled upon this clip…

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Published on May 14, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Adam Faith has today’s almost forgotten track

Adam Faith was a singer of some talent, but not a great deal…he broke in Britain before the Beatles, but following Cliff Richard, and was saddled with a “rock and roll” name by his managers of the time…

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Published on May 13, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

The Ikettes have today’s almost forgotten track

today’s selection was suggested by a post on another page that I visited where someone posted a chart and somebody asked about this track…

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Published on May 10, 2018 at 9:58 pm by Greg Simpson

Joan Baez has today’s almost forgotten track

Joan Baez, in the early 60s, was the vanguard of a move that would affect all music that followed…she wasn’t a hootenanny kind of folkie, like The Limelighters or The Kingston Trio, but brought a pureness of purpose, and a talent that was built on her voice that was unlike any out there at the time…

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Published on May 9, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Buck Owens has today’s almost forgotten track

The fact that too many people think of Buck Owens as a clown who also sang kinda bugs me…Buck was, easily, one of the most important figures in the growth and development of country music, as this song should bear witness, yet because he, along with another fine musician named Roy Clark, attached themselves to the TV show Hee-Haw which was one bad joke after another interrupted by music, he will never, likely, be recognised as much as a musician as he is a character on that show…

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Published on May 8, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Robert Palmer has today’s almost forgotten track

Robert Palmer was a star, undoubtedly, but did his stardom ever equate to his talent and catalogue? There were the super hits, of course, but this fine singer with a great image worked in his time with some of the best musicians in the rock and soul worlds including Little Feat and The Meters, as […]

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Published on May 7, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

The Tornados have today’s almost forgotten track

This track, to those who were there at the time, will never be forgotten, but there are many here who were not listening to the radio devotedly in the very early 60s, and this one might not have meant as much to them as children as it did to us who were already teens…

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Published on May 3, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson