Forgotten Series

Mashmakhan, “As The Years Go By/Days When We Are Free” (1970): Forgotten series

Mashmakhan, “As The Years Go By/Days When We Are Free” (1970): Forgotten series

Mashmakhan’s “As The Years Go By” was a quirky cross-pollination of flower-power pickings, the Zombies and Deep Purple.

Forgotten series: Cashman and West, “American City Suite” (1972)

Forgotten series: Cashman and West, “American City Suite” (1972)

This was the kind of moody, piano-oriented drama later associated with Billy Joel.

Forgotten series: Where You Gonna Go?: Motor City Garage Bands 1965-1969 (2008)

Forgotten series: Where You Gonna Go?: Motor City Garage Bands 1965-1969 (2008)

Rich with substance and motion, this set uncovered overlooked Detroit gems.

Forgotten series: RPM Records Sampler: How’s About That Then? (2005)

Forgotten series: RPM Records Sampler: How’s About That Then? (2005)

Check this out!: Leo Sayer gets downright funky. Yes, Leo Sayer.

Gimme Five: Forgotten Kinks singles, including ‘Better Things,’ ‘Sleepwalker,’ ‘Wonderboy’

Gimme Five: Forgotten Kinks singles, including ‘Better Things,’ ‘Sleepwalker,’ ‘Wonderboy’

Time to recognize these as “klassics” in the Kinks songbook.

Forgotten series: Warlock – Triumph and Agony (1987)

Forgotten series: Warlock – Triumph and Agony (1987)

It was fast, heavy — and on occasion, gnarly and ugly, as metal should be.

Forgotten series: Fortunato – Journey (2011)

Forgotten series: Fortunato – Journey (2011)

Diligently designed songs, executed with taste, substance, and energy.

Forgotten series: Val Stöecklein – Grey Life (1969)

Forgotten series: Val Stöecklein – Grey Life (1969)

Not long after leaving the Blue Things, Stöecklein laid bare his deepest yearnings and despair.

Forgotten series: Bob Carpenter – Silent Passage (1984)

In the melancholy wisdom of his lyrics, this lost singer-songwriter has very few rivals.

Forgotten series: Jon Kanis – Cabalistic Dispatch (2005)

Forgotten series: Jon Kanis – Cabalistic Dispatch (2005)

Flexible, interesting and right on the pitch, this was an exceptional work of art.