Ten Neglected Nuggets
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.
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.