Obscure albums you stumbled onto that you still love today?

Lone_Poor_Boy

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I mean obscure, relative to you and where you were in life at the time.

And I DON'T mean obscure as in really odd, just-different-to-be-different music.

These are the top three that pop up in my head. I stumbled onto the Dave Edmunds and Kinks compilation in the late 70's, and Prine in the 90's.

I was in High School for the Kinks and Edmunds. While all my buddies were into these new bands Judas Priest and Van Halen, I was tapping into the 60's stuff; Stones, Dylan, Hendrix, Doors. And then I found these two.

On Prine, I was only aware of him mostly by name, but came home from work one afternoon in 1996 or so and the house was empty and I was beat so I dropped on the couch and turned on the TV and Austin City Limits was on, and here was this guy. Halfway into the first song I ended up sitting up, captured until the end. Love him, his history, and was glad I got to take the family to see him at the Boulder Theater. It was a bit more stripped down with only him, a bassist and one or two others, but we were in the front row.

I can still sing every song on all three of these albums off the top of my head!

Dave Edmunds - Tracks on Wax 4
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracks_on_Wax_4

The Kinks Greatest: Celluloid Heroes
https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kinks’_Greatest_–_Celluloid_Heroes

John Prine - Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Dogs_and_Mixed_Blessings

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I did not stumble onto this one so much as I got turned onto by my College roommate/bandmate
Poco's 'Deliverin' ( live, and fantastic!)

He had the vinyl when we were together in '78-'79, but the recording is from '72 ( Boston)

* I forgot all about it many years, but then remembered maybe 4-5 years ago , and now I'm becoming a Poco nut - 6 albums and counting!
 

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I don't know if these are obscure, so much as maybe niche albums, or "You really must like these guys!..." albums :

David Bromberg's - first album ( amazing picking)

The Grateful Dead's - first album
( love the hyper energy)

John Prine- Diamonds in the Rough ( his 2nd- #1 and #3 were big!)
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The Electric Flag- debut 'A Long Time Comin' - Mike Bloomfield's vision...
 

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I don't know if these are obscure, so much as maybe niche albums, or "You really must like these guys!..." albums :

David Bromberg's - first album ( amazing picking)

The Grateful Dead's - first album
( love the hyper energy)

John Prine- Diamonds in the Rough ( his 2nd- #1 and #3 were big!)
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The Electric Flag- debut 'A Long Time Comin' - Mike Bloomfield's vision...


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Back in 2004 a guy who ran a record store sold me a giant box full of cassettes for $10. In there was a Charles Mingus tape called Mingus Mingus Mingus with some great improv Jazz on it.


That's like three times the 'Mingus' for the price of one!
(Read that in Will Ferrell's Harry Caray voice).
 




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