The internet is great if you're into obscure music. It must have pissed off the pre-internet collectors and archivists. All the work they put in to network now wide open to the casual collectors with deep pockets. They forget that the real value is the music. And you can find even the rarest records somewhere online if hearing the music is your priority. If collecting is the biggest part of it, sorry. The same thing happened with baseball cards and a lot of other collectibles with no aural value at all. Maybe some collectors will remember what drew them to music in the first place.
Here's a few quality tunes by people that I've never heard of before tonight. They sound like they're from the late fifties to maybe the early sixties, definitely regional. Nothing earth shattering, but that's part of the allure. As much as I like well produced records, I really love records that sound like the artist and producer were trying their hardest to find that magic that makes a hit but, well, due to limitations coming up with a quirky record that someone will, by chance, listen to over fifty years later. That's your job. Dig it. Cardboard sounding drums, exaggerated vocal deliveries, wonky solos. Basically the shit that make obscure oddballs like these so endearing.
Jeff Daniels - Switch Blade Sam mp3 at Internet Archive
Rick Johnson - Eenie Meenie Minie Mo mp3 at Internet Archive
Blue Charlie - Watch That Crow mp3 at Internet Archive
Tommy Strange - Nervous and Shakin' All Over mp3 at Internet Archive
Joe Carl & the Dukes of Rhythm - Rockin' Fever Sam mp3 at Internet Archive