Forgotten Series

Carly Simon – Another Passenger (1976): Forgotten Series

Carly Simon – Another Passenger (1976): Forgotten Series

Song for song, even sideman for sideman, the often-overlooked ‘Another Passenger’ is the best album Carly Simon ever made.

Joan Baez – Gracias a la Vida (1974): Forgotten Series

Joan Baez – Gracias a la Vida (1974): Forgotten Series

In September 1973, Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was brutally murdered, moving Joan Baez to produce a final homage and farewell.

Just Us, “I Can’t Grow Peaches on a Cherry Tree” (1966): Forgotten Series

Just Us, “I Can’t Grow Peaches on a Cherry Tree” (1966): Forgotten Series

Just Us’ lost “I Can’t Grow Peaches on a Cherry Tree” shares a cozy kinship with the Everly Brothers, Chad and Jeremy, and Simon and Garfunkel.

The Rugbys – Hot Cargo (1969): Forgotten Series

The Rugbys – Hot Cargo (1969): Forgotten Series

The hard-rocking, unjustly overlooked Rugbys certainly had good ideas and a rich imagination, so there’s a lot of neat stuff going on here.

Cretones – Thin Red Line (1980): Forgotten Series

Cretones – Thin Red Line (1980): Forgotten Series

Cretones’ ‘Thin Red Line’ certainly tanked in its time. But hindsight, through the courtesy of a 35-year rearview mirror, offers a different perspective.

Fotomaker – The Fotomaker Collection (1995): Forgotten Series

Fotomaker – The Fotomaker Collection (1995): Forgotten Series

What happens when a pair of Rascals meet a Raspberry? They become Fotomaker!

John Manning – White Bear (1971): Forgotten Series

John Manning – White Bear (1971): Forgotten Series

We’re on the trail of the seemingly untraceable John Manning, a talented singer-songwriter who released a lone album, then disappeared.

Hot Butter, “Popcorn” (1972): Forgotten Series

Hot Butter, “Popcorn” (1972): Forgotten Series

A bit comical and cheesy but astonishingly inventive, Hot Butter’s “Popcorn” was so futuristic that it could pass for a contemporary recording.

Little Walter – The Blues World of Little Walter (1988): Forgotten Series

Little Walter – The Blues World of Little Walter (1988): Forgotten Series

Remembering lesser-known sides from Muddy Waters harpist Little Walter, who hurtled his instrument forward before dying today in 1968.

The Bobby Fuller Four – KRLA King of the Wheels (1965): Forgotten Series

The Bobby Fuller Four – KRLA King of the Wheels (1965): Forgotten Series

Though now closely associated with Bobby Fuller’s tragic end, ‘KRLA King of the Wheels’ bottled all the strength and excitement this band briefly possessed.