Forgotten Series

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)

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.

Forgotten series: Bobby Charles – Bobby Charles (1972)

Forgotten series: Bobby Charles – Bobby Charles (1972)

Sometimes known as the lost Band album, ‘Bobby Charles’ is an overlooked treasure of roots rock.

Forgotten series: Boeing Duveen and the Beautiful Soup, “Jabberwock/Which Dreamed It” (1968)

Forgotten series: Boeing Duveen and the Beautiful Soup, “Jabberwock/Which Dreamed It” (1968)

Claiming no connection to the aircraft enterprise, Boeing Duveen and the Beautiful Soup was actually a pseudonym for Sam Hutt.

Forgotten series: McFadden’s Parachute – Flashback To My Hometown (2012)

Forgotten series: McFadden’s Parachute – Flashback To My Hometown (2012)

Hard to believe that the 2012 release by McFadden’s Parachute was this Rochester, New York-based outfit’s 27th album since 1991. That rivals Guided By Voices’ output for sheer volume.

Forgotten Series: Earth Quake – Why Don’t You Try Me? (1972)

Formed 1966 and initially called Purple Earth Quake, this Berkeley, California-based band was not only a permanent presence on the Bay Area music scene for more than a decade, but they gathered loyal followings throughout scattered pockets of the world

Forgotten series: The A’dam Sykles – Out of the Circle Game (2009)

Forgotten series: The A’dam Sykles – Out of the Circle Game (2009)

There’s a definite Byrds and Love influence happening with Rome, Italy’s A’dam Sykles and Out of the Circle Game. They have their influences down pat, yet boast a contemporary approach.

Forgotten series: The Greenberry Woods – Big Money Item (1995)

It’s no secret bands containing family members operate on telepathic frequencies. From the Everly Brothers to the Beach Boys to the Kinks to the Bee Gees to the Cowsills to the Jackson Five to AC/DC, such a rapport is clearly evident.