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The best music you've never heard

Compiled while reading "The best music you've never heard" by Nigel Williamson - a 'collection of amazing stories of tragic mavericks and unlucky contenders, with hundreds of lost classics and hidden gems.'

David Ackles – Down River

David Ackles – The Road to Cairo

David Ackles – His Name Is Andrew

David Ackles – One Night Stand

David Ackles – Candy Man

David Ackles – Waiting for the Moving Van

David Ackles – Montana Song

David Ackles – Another Friday Night

David Ackles – Be My Friend

Joseph Arthur – A Smile That Explodes - * DO NOT USE *

Joseph Arthur – Stumble and Pain

Joseph Arthur – Can't Exist

Joseph Arthur – Echo Park

Joseph Arthur – Nuclear Daydream

Joseph Arthur – Too Much to Hide

Gary Farr – Strange Fruit

Gary Farr – In The Mud

Gary Farr – Down Among The Dead Men

Gary Farr – Old Man Moses

Elton John – Are You Ready For Love - '79 version radio edit

Bill Fay – Pictures of Adolf Again

Bill Fay – I Hear You Calling

Bill Fay – Omega Day

Bill Fay – 'Til the Christ Come Back

Bill Fay – Don't Let My Marigolds Die

Bill Fay – Time of the Last Persecution

John Phillips – April Anne

John Phillips – Let It Bleed, Genevieve

John Phillips – Mississippi

John Phillips – Someone's Sleeping

John Phillips – Holland Tunnel

Fred Neil – The Dolphins

Fred Neil – Faretheewell (Fred's Tune)

Fred Neil – Everybody's Talkin'

Fred Neil – Little Bit Of Rain - LP Version

Fred Neil – Sweet Cocaine

Fred Neil – Candy Man - LP Version

Vince Martin & Fred Neil – Baby

Fred Neil – The Other Side of this Life

Fred Neil – Country Boy - LP Version

Richard Farina – House Un-American Blues Activity Dream - LP Version

Matthew Jay – Let Your Shoulder Fall

Matthew Jay – You're Always Going Too Soon

Fairport Convention – Who Knows Where the Time Goes

Paul Kossoff – Tuesday Morning

Johnny Ace – Pledging My Love

Gram Parsons – She - 2007 Remastered Album Version

Grateful Dead – Turn on Your Love Light

Harry Nilsson – All I Think About Is You

Harry Nilsson – Without Her

Harry Nilsson – Salmon Falls

Harry Nilsson – As Time Goes By

Harry Nilsson – You're Breakin' My Heart

Tom Rush – No Regrets

Crazy Horse – I Don't Want To Talk About It

Warren Zevon – Poor Poor Pitiful Me

Mac Davis – In the Ghetto

Jackie DeShannon – When You Walk In The Room

John Stewart – Daydream Believer

Badfinger – Without You

Van Dyke Parks – Jump!

Van Dyke Parks – The Four Mills Brothers

Van Dyke Parks – All Golden

Van Dyke Parks – Manzanar

Tim Hardin – Reason To Believe

Graham Parker & The Rumour – You Can't Be Too Strong

Graham Parker & The Rumour – White Honey

Graham Parker & The Rumour – Soul Shoes

Graham Parker & The Rumour – Don't Ask Me Questions - Live

Graham Parker & The Rumour – Hold Back The Night

Tim Buckley – Buzzin' Fly

Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah - Radio Edit

Terry Reid – Stay With Me Baby

Terry Reid – River

Terry Reid – Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

Terry Reid – Superlungs My Supergirl

Terry Reid – Ain't That Peculiar

Terry Reid – Dean

Paul Siebel – Louise - LP Version

Clifford T Ward – Scullery

Clifford T Ward – Home Thoughts From Abroad

Clifford T Ward – Gaye

Paul McCartney – Frozen Jap

Paul McCartney – Bogey Music

Paul McCartney – Check My Machine

Paul McCartney – Temporary Secretary

Baby Dee – Morning Holds a Star

Cult Hero – I'm A Cult Hero

British Sea Power – Remember Me

British Sea Power – Waving Flags

British Sea Power – Apologies to Insect Life

Bardo Pond – Sunrise

Bardo Pond – Tantric Porno

Chrome – Nova Feedback

Chrome – ST 37

Chrome – TV as Eyes

Chrome – You've Been Duplicated

The La's – Way Out

The La's – There She Goes

Virgin Prunes – Pagan Lovesong - Remastered Album Version

Lightspeed Champion – Everyone I Know Is Listening To Crunk

Test Icicles – Circle.Square.Triangle

Orange Juice – Falling and Laughing

Josef K – Sorry for Laughing

Fire Engines – DISCORD

The Associates – Kitchen Person

Pavement – Range Life

Pavement – Cut Your Hair

Pavement – Father to a Sister of Thought

Pavement – Grounded

The Magnetic Fields – Come Back From San Francisco

The Magnetic Fields – Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits

Yo La Tengo – Gentle Hour

Yo La Tengo – Fourth Time Around

Vic Chesnutt – Merriment

John Fahey – Give me Corn Bread When I'm Hungry

John Fahey – In Christ There Is No East or West

The Handsome Family – Your Great Journey

The Handsome Family – The Blizzard

The Handsome Family – After We Shot The Grizzly

The Handsome Family – Eleanor Rigby

The Holy Modal Rounders – Bird Song

The Holy Modal Rounders – Boobs a Lot

The Holy Modal Rounders – The Step Song

Neil Young – Mellow My Mind

The Beach Boys – Hey, Little Tomboy

Albert Lee – D'yer Mak’er

Michael Nesmith And The First National Band – Grand Ennui

Michael Nesmith And The First National Band – Propinquity (I've Just Begun to Care)

Michael Nesmith and The Second National Band – Wax Minute

Doug Sahm – Wallflower

Doug Sahm – (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone - Single Version

Sparklehorse – Gold Day

Sparklehorse – Piano Fire

Sparklehorse – Someday I Will Treat You Good

Sparklehorse – Pig

Sparklehorse – Sick of Goodbyes

Michael Nesmith And The First National Band – Propinquity (I've Just Begun to Care)

Michael Nesmith And The First National Band – Joanne

Gillian Welch – No One Knows My Name

Terry Callier – Lazarus Man (Live)

Terry Callier – Trance on Sedgewick Street

Terry Callier – What Color Is Love

Terry Callier – Dancing Girl

Billie Davis – Tell Him

Billie Davis – Angel Of The Morning

Billie Davis – I Want You To Be My Baby

Stevie Wonder – The First Garden

E.S.G. – Moody

E.S.G. – UFO

E.S.G. – You're No Good

Wanda Jackson – Let's Have A Party

Wanda Jackson – Fujiyama Mama

Wanda Jackson – I Gotta Know

Candie Payne – By Tomorrow

Candie Payne – One More Chance

Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet – Jezebel

Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Marie Knight – Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air

Dorothy Love Coates – 99 1/2 - Take 1

The Sensational Nightingales – Burying Ground

Laura Nyro – Stoned Soul Picnic

Laura Nyro – Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp

Laura Nyro – To a Child

Esther Phillips – Release Me - Single/LP Version

Esther Phillips – Fever - Single/LPVersion

Rotary Connection – I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun

Rotary Connection – Didn't Want To Have To Do It

Rotary Connection – Sunshine Of Your Love

The Spirit of Memphis – If Jesus Had To Pray

The Spirit of Memphis – Lord Jesus

The Spirit of Memphis – The Day Is Passed And Gone

The Swan Silvertones – I've Tried

The Swan Silvertones – Trouble In My Way

Lewis Taylor – Lucky

Lewis Taylor – Lovelight

Lewis Taylor – Lost

Lewis Taylor – Positively Beautiful

Bobby Womack – Woman's Gotta Have It

Bobby Womack – That's The Way I Feel About 'Cha

Bobby Womack – I Can Understand It

Aphrodite's Child – Altamont

Aphrodite's Child – Rain And Tears

Aphrodite's Child – The Four Horsemen

Television – The Fire

Kevin Ayers – Lunatics Lament

Kevin Ayers – Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes

Kevin Ayers – The Lady Rachel

Kevin Ayers – Oh! Wot A Dream

Kevin Ayers – Whatevershebringswesing

Gong – Master Builder

Gong – You Never Blow Your Trip Forever

Gong – I Never Glid Before

Robert Wyatt – Shipbuilding - Remastered in 1998

Robert Wyatt – Strange Fruit

Robert Wyatt – Sea Song

Soft Machine – Moon In June - Remastered 2006

The Misunderstood – Children Of The Sun

John Otway – Really Free (Original Version)

Elizabeth Cotten – Freight Train

Elizabeth Cotten – Going Down the Road Feeling Bad

Elizabeth Cotten – Fox Chase

Elizabeth Cotten and Brenda Evans – Shake Sugaree

Elizabeth Cotten – Washington Blues

Sugar Pie DeSanto – I Want To Know

Sugar Pie DeSanto – Soulful Dress

Etta James – In The Basement Part One

Peter Green – Man of The World

Peter Green – Albatross

Charley Patton – High Water Everywhere Pt. 1

Charley Patton – Mississippi Boweavil Blues

Charley Patton – A Spoonful Blues

Professor Longhair – Ball the Wall

Professor Longhair – Bald Head

Professor Longhair – Tipitana

Professor Longhair – Mardi Gras In New Orleans

Allen Toussaint – Southern Nights - Remastered LP Version

R.L. Burnside – Goin' Down South

R.L. Burnside – Death Bell Blues

Blue Cheer – Out of Focus

Blue Cheer – Parchment Farm

Blue Cheer – Summertime Blues

Kyuss – Supa Scoopa and Mighty Scoop

Kyuss – Space Cadet

Kyuss – One Inch Man

Kyuss – Hurricane

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Talk About the Blues

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bellbottoms

Melvins – Buck Owens

The Pretty Things – Defecting Grey

The Pretty Things – Don't Bring Me Down

The Pretty Things – Honey, I Need

Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You

Screaming Trees – Bed of Roses

Vanilla Fudge – Ticket to Ride

Vanilla Fudge – You Keep Me Hanging On

Anne Briggs – Fire and Wine

Vashti Bunyan – Against the Sky

Vashti Bunyan – Same But Different

Vashti Bunyan – Jog Along Bess

Vashti Bunyan – Diamond Day

Vashti Bunyan – Glow Worms

Karen Dalton – I Love You More Than Words Can Say

Karen Dalton – How Did the Feeling Feel to You

Karen Dalton – Ribbon Bow

Karen Dalton – It Hurts Me Too

Devendra Banhart – Now That I Know

Four Tet – Hands

Adem – Launch Yourself

King Creosote – Not One Bit Ashamed

Alasdair Roberts – Farewell Sorrow

Caroline Weeks – Elegy

Dr. Strangely Strange – Strangely Strange but Oddly Normal

The Incredible String Band – First Girl I Loved - LP Version

The Incredible String Band – Witches Hat - LP Version

Phil Ochs – Chords Of Fame

Phil Ochs – I Ain't Marchin' Anymore - Live

Judee Sill – Enchanted Sky Machines

Judee Sill – Jesus Was a Cross Maker

Judee Sill – Lady-O

Judee Sill – Ridge Rider

Trees – She Moved Thro' the Fair

Trees – The Garden of Jane Delawney

Trees – Lady Margaret

Trees – Murdoch

Trees – Soldiers Three

Boards of Canada – Roygbiv

Boards of Canada – Zoetrope

Boom Bip – Dead Man's Teal

Boom Bip – "Art Saved My Life" - 71

cLOUDDEAD – Apt. A, Part 2

Ultramagnetic MC's – Traveling At The Speed Of Thought

Ultramagnetic MC's – Funky

Kool Keith – Livin' Ah Viva Loca

M.I.A. – Galang

M.I.A. – Bird Flu

Silver Apples – Lovefingers

Silver Apples – I Have Known Love

Silver Apples – You And I

Clipse – Mr. Me Too (feat. Pharrell Williams)

Clipse – Momma I'm Sorry

Slick Rick – Children's Story

Slick Rick – Street Talkin' (feat. OutKast)

Tunng – Jenny Again

Tunng – Woodcat

Tunng – Secrets

UNKLE – Nursery Rhyme / Breather

White Noise – Black Mass: An Electric Storm In Hell

White Noise – The Visitations

The Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much To Dream

The Electric Prunes – Get Me To The World On Time

The Electric Prunes – I Happen to Love You

Mighty Baby – House Without Windows

Moby Grape – 8:05

Alexander 'Skip' Spence – Cripple Creek

Nirvana – Rainbow Chaser

Nirvana – Tiny Goddess

Nirvana – Pentecost Hotel - Mono Mix

The Rolling Stones – She's a Rainbow

The Rolling Stones – Sing This All Together

The Rolling Stones – 2000 Light Years From Home

The Soft Boys – Wading Through A Ventilator

The 13th Floor Elevators – Splash 1 - Original

The 13th Floor Elevators – You're Gonna Miss Me - Original

The 13th Floor Elevators – She Lives (In a Time of Her Own)

Dino Valenti – Let's Get Together - 2007 Remastered LP Version

Horace Andy – Skylarking

Horace Andy – Spying Glass

Horace Andy – You Are My Angel

Horace Andy – Every Tongue Shall Tell

The Congos – Ark of the Covenant

The Congos – Sodom and Gomorrow

The Congos – Solid Foundation

Asha Bhosle – O Saath Re

bob hund – Tinnitus I Hjärtat

Wir Sind Helden – Nur ein Wort

Les Rita Mitsouko – Marcia Baïla

Raymond & Maria – Storstadskvinnor faller ner och dör

Mulatu Astatke – Yègellé Tezeta

Alemayehu Eshete – Addis Ababa Bete

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Mustt Mustt (Massive Attack remix)

Eddie Vedder With Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – The Long Road

Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come

Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers To Cross

Os Mutantes – Bat macumba

Os Mutantes – A Minha Menina

Os Mutantes – Baby

Os Mutantes – Ave, Lucifer

Os Mutantes – Ando Meio Desligado

Ernest Ranglin – Surfin'

Ernest Ranglin – Congo Man

Ernest Ranglin – King Tubby Meets the Rockers

Yma Sumac – Bo Mambo

Laibach – Tanz mit Laibach

Huun-huur-Tu – Tuvan Internationale

Dead Kennedys – MTV - Get Off the Air

Amon Düül 2 – Archangel's Thunderbird

Amon Düül 2 – All The Years Round

Amon Düül 2 – Phallus Dei

Amon Düül 2 – Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse

Can – Mushroom

Can – Halleluhwah

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Electricity

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – The Past Sure Is Tense

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Sure 'nuff 'n Yes I Do

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Ah Feel Like Ahcid

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