OK, Underrated Groups Or Solo --- Pop, Rock, Or Soul, ---- 60's, 70's, and 80's

  

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By:  john-russell  •  3 weeks ago  •  52 comments

OK,  Underrated Groups Or Solo --- Pop, Rock, Or Soul, ---- 60's, 70's, and 80's


I'VE BEEN HURT -  Bill Deal and the Rhondells 

TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW -  Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose

THE RIVER IS WIDE - The Grass Roots

THE HARDER I TRY - Free Movement 

BLUE COLLAR - Bachman-Turner Overdrive


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JohnRussell
1  author  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

MR. BUSINESSMAN -  Ray Stevens

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2  Paula Bartholomew    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3  author  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

Although Ricky Nelson sold a lot of records, it took many years for his music to be taken seriously by critics.  It is strange since Fools Rush In features backing by James Burton, one of the best guitarists of all time,  and the "Wrecking Crew", considered the pro's pro's among studio musicians. 

FOOLS  RUSH IN - Ricky Nelson

 
 
 
Gsquared
3.1  Gsquared  replied to  JohnRussell @3    3 weeks ago

James Burton is, indeed, one of the greatest guitarists of all time.  He played on most of Ricky Nelson's songs during the early part of Ricky Nelson's career.  He also played guitar on Elvis Presley's version of Fools Rush In.  Among his many credits, he toured the world with John Denver.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and has received numerous other well-deserved tributes.  James is still with us at age 81.  May he rock forever!

 
 
 
Kavika
4  Kavika     3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
5  Ed-NavDoc    3 weeks ago

Zager & Evans. "In The Year 2525".

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5    3 weeks ago

IN THE YEAR 2525 - Zager & Evans

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
5.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1    3 weeks ago

Thank you Sir.

 
 
 
Kavika
6  Kavika     3 weeks ago

Billy Vera and the Beaters, ''At This Moment''...I saw this performance at the Wiltern Theatre in LA.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Kavika @6    3 weeks ago

He has a very soulful voice that is somewhat belied by his appearance. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.1.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1    3 weeks ago

WITH PEN IN HAND - Billy Vera

 
 
 
Kavika
6.1.2  Kavika   replied to  JohnRussell @6.1.1    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
pat wilson
6.2  pat wilson  replied to  Kavika @6    3 weeks ago

Oh, man ! That song always broke my heart. Excellent and wayyyy underrated.

 
 
 
Kavika
6.2.1  Kavika   replied to  pat wilson @6.2    3 weeks ago

It's one of my all-time favorite songs.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
7  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
8  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Gsquared
8.1  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @8    3 weeks ago

Great tune.  AWESOME group.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
8.2  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @8    3 weeks ago

DON'T YOU CARE - The Buckinghams 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
8.2.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  JohnRussell @8.2    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Gsquared
8.2.2  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @8.2.1    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Kavika
9  Kavika     3 weeks ago

Link Wray and the Wraymen, ''Rumble''

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
10  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Kavika
11  Kavika     3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
12  Dean Moriarty    3 weeks ago

Blind Faith

 
 
 
Gsquared
12.1  Gsquared  replied to  Dean Moriarty @12    3 weeks ago

Anything by Blind Faith.  Anything by Steve Winwood!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
14  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Kavika
15  Kavika     3 weeks ago

Underrated in the '70s and '80s and here she is today recording hits with Keb' Mo'.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
15.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Kavika @15    3 weeks ago

I'D RATHER LEAVE WHILE I'M IN LOVE - Rita Coolidge

 
 
 
JohnRussell
15.2  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Kavika @15    3 weeks ago

She has a great voice.

 
 
 
Kavika
15.2.1  Kavika   replied to  JohnRussell @15.2    3 weeks ago

Indeed she does.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
16  author  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

DR. HOOK - A Little Bit More

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
17  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

My opinion of a truly underrated Rock group, sadly performing and producing albums with music and style too far ahead of their time .

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Check out this review...

https://www.nicholasjennings.com/kensington-market-aardvark

The group and their manager were my friends and my clients.  I talked their manager and Luke Gibson into buying an abandoned farm with a great house and very solid barns as partners in the Killaloe area west of Ottawa in Ontario, a very rural area where there were hippie communes.  They rarely used it, but I did.

A few tidbits of info about them that you otherwise would never know:

Keith McKie's girl friend looked just like him.

Jimmy Watson drove a yellow Lotus.

Alex Darou starved himself to death.

Their manager went on to form his own Record Company, and continued to manage other Canadian musicians.

Unfortunately I cannot provide a link to their music - but I bet you can find it on YouTube. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
17.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17    3 weeks ago

Give me the names of a couple songs you like Buzz and I'll put them up if they are on You Tube and everyone can hear them. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
18  author  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

I WANNA BE WITH YOU - The Raspberries

RESPECTABLE - The Outsiders

 
 
 
JohnRussell
20  author  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

I WOULD BE THE ONE -  Kensington Market

AUNT VIOLET'S KNEE - Kensington Market

PHOEBE - Kensington Market

 
 
 
JohnRussell
20.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @20    3 weeks ago

Sounds like hippie/artist music , late 60's.  I can almost smell the incense. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
20.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @20.1    3 weeks ago

Well, those were the days....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
20.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @20    3 weeks ago

Thanks, John.

 
 
 
Gsquared
22  Gsquared    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Gsquared
23  Gsquared    3 weeks ago

This was a local L.A. hit named after Slauson Ave.  I met Robin last year.  Very cool guy.

 
 
 
Gsquared
24  Gsquared    3 weeks ago

A song by my friend, the great H.B. Barnum.  He wrote, arranged, performed on and produced hits for many artists.  H.B. was Aretha Franklin's musical director for decades.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
25  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    3 weeks ago

Hm. I'm going to have to think about this one and come back. jrSmiley_87_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
sixpick
26  sixpick    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
27  Just Jim NC TttH    3 weeks ago

"That Thing You Do" - The Wonders......

 
 
 
Dragon
31  Dragon    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Dragon
31.1  Dragon  replied to  Dragon @31    3 weeks ago

This was the best I could do trying to post...have to work on it. 

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
31.2  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Dragon @31    3 weeks ago

My daughter and I listen to and sing along with The Singing Nun all the time!!! jrSmiley_93_smiley_image.jpg

My great grandmother used to play Dominique frequently.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
32  author  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

KEEP SEARCHIN' - Del Shannon

FOOLISH LITTLE GIRL -  The Shirelles

 
 
 
JohnRussell
33  author  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

MOVE ON - Loggins and Messina

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
33.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  JohnRussell @33    3 weeks ago

My 17 year old daughter loves Loggins and Messina.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
34  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    3 weeks ago

I know that Bread had 13 songs on the Top 100 Charts in the 70's, but I think a lot of people forgot about them.

And the song I was named after...

 
 
 
JohnRussell
35  author  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago
And the song I was named after...

Pretty song. 

 
 
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