Ten Neglected Nuggets

by elmergantry

Here is a list of ten neglected nuggets which I originally posted on Michael Gray’s ‘outakes’ site:

Paul Clayton: Spanish Ladies. Beautifully understated version from his classic album of sea shanties.

Barry Moore: Lonesome Robin. Nothing Barry Moore has done subsequently is as magical as this cover of a Bob Coltman song.

Freddie White: Parting Glass. Great Irish singer makes a classic song his own.

Bob Dylan: Rank Strangers to me. The dross surrounding it means this cover has never got the credit that it deserves.
http://www.ultratop.be/en/showitem.asp?interpret=Bob+Dylan&titel=Rank+Strangers+To+Me&cat=s [Sample]

Eric Andersen; Dance of Love and Death. A fine song from an excellent songwriter, whose voice has gained an added grit and resonance with age.

Lou Reed; Think it Over. Proposed to my wife with this one…

Robert Wyatt, Shipbuilding: Maggie Thatcher’s death brought me back to this great, great version…

Kevin Coyne, House on the Hill: One of the best…

The Replacements, Sadly Beautiful: Great song by one of Jakob Dylan’s favourite songwriters..

Phil Ochs: The Scorpion Departs but Never Returns. great song from a greatly neglected songwriter.