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RocklandDragon
02-08-2009, 07:00 PM
So ladies and gentlemen of the 5ATF board. I have listened to music that isn't all that popular but I think is well written and has good chords and melody. To me, there are a lot of songs out there that don't get the praise and recognition that they deserve. I really do think that some of the Isley Brother's work gets a little overshadowed. A group by the name of Maze (feat Frankie Beverly) made some good music. Real good night cruising music to listen to when you're with your lady. Still, I don't hear much about them. I also think that Carl Thomas could have had a much longer career and a had a great track (Make it All Right was the bomb.) Primarily I usually think good R&B gets overlooked and I'm not sure why.

So what do y'all think is some music that should be given more praise or in your opinion is a good piece of work but is not given accolades or recognition (you may not think it needs recognition but you believe it is a great song).

It can be a song of any genre or era. Just curious.

Y'all may not care about these songs...y'all may not like em, hell y'all might hate them...that's ok. :D

Maze "Can't Get Over You" and "Before I Let You Go"
Isley Brothers "Midnight Sky Parts 1 and 2" (one of the best guitar solos I've heard)
Shai "Comforter"
Notorious B.I.G. "Going back to Cali" and "Gimme the Loot (an odd perspective and in the form of a conversation)
2Pac "Lord Knows" (a rap song that is dark and seems surreal but it can viewed as a harsh reality)
3 Doors Down "The Game" ...don't know why...but I like it. (In its original key or transposed up to B-flat minor)"
U2 "A man and a Woman"

...and countless others.

yankee
02-08-2009, 07:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

BDB
02-08-2009, 07:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGJWFxdFr1I

ChanSHS
02-08-2009, 07:28 PM
Anything by Rilo Kiley

ktCarl
02-08-2009, 07:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGJWFxdFr1I

I knew your pick would either be RAP or the Frito Bandito tune by the Frito-Lays people. :D

JMSFan
02-08-2009, 07:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ny5ajCn0xw

BDB
02-08-2009, 07:36 PM
I knew your pick would either be RAP or the Frito Bandito tune by the Frito-Lays people. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-1xebixgtU

svhorns
02-08-2009, 07:43 PM
MGMT "Time to pretend"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVnRzEjpUmE

ktCarl
02-08-2009, 07:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-1xebixgtU

Well, I'm always a sucker for a good melody.

BDB
02-08-2009, 08:02 PM
Well, I'm always a sucker for a good melody.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUW2aAcmB90

SLC
02-08-2009, 08:05 PM
Beggars Farm by Jethro Tull

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygzdDPgOhKc


Oh Sweet Mary by Big Brother and the Holding Company

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDeIF7dlCSs


Freedom by Rage Against the Machine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqcM5lVoteQ


Commando by the Ramones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZaCrvl6D6E'/


Wango Tango by Ted Nugent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hxorz5rJuA


The Mob Goes Wild by Clutch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z78PjvfCVTQ


Psyco Killer by Talking Heads

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5zFsy9VIdM


Floods by Pantera

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ECtfLlZcQ


Phantom Lord by Metallica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVuZOJECYqw


Quiet by The Smashing Pumpkins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96I0y3pQlL4

CCCSportsFan
02-08-2009, 08:07 PM
This thread makes me feel real old :(

I can think of a couple of Grand Funk and Three Dog Night songs that no one would recognized... "Rock and roll soul by GFR and Out in the county by 3DN"

the_phoenix612
02-08-2009, 08:14 PM
Blue Man Group's studio album, Audio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-yLfm5HsHc

^live version, the narrator isn't on the album version^

album version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-GPXkX0YKA

BDB
02-08-2009, 08:18 PM
Blue Man Group's studio album, Audio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-yLfm5HsHc

^live version, the narrator isn't on the album version^

album version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-GPXkX0YKA

i like the simplicity better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tWP6aYwi5M

JMSFan
02-08-2009, 08:19 PM
This thread makes me feel real old :(

I can think of a couple of Grand Funk and Three Dog Night songs that no one would recognized... "Rock and roll soul by GFR and Out in the county by 3DN"

I remember "Rock and Roll Soul" by Grand Funk Railroad, but not the 3 Dog Night song.

Now I feel old.

Empire strikes back
02-08-2009, 08:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDycNov5Y8c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyDRbp1ZPp8

the_phoenix612
02-08-2009, 08:33 PM
i like the simplicity better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tWP6aYwi5M

there's just something about the intro to R&C that I absolutely love...

ktCarl
02-08-2009, 08:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOgfRFvkrZQ&feature=related

This one has some awesome cowbell in it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1IoQJ_PVoM

slorch
02-08-2009, 09:38 PM
It's Been Such a Long Time ( Foreplay)/ Boston

MHSfootball
02-08-2009, 09:40 PM
It's Been Such a Long Time ( Foreplay)/ Boston
Tell Me one Boston song that isn't good... Yea they dat goo foo.

svhorns
02-08-2009, 09:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDycNov5Y8c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyDRbp1ZPp8

http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/xsmall2/792_computer_kicking_smiley.gif

MHSfootball
02-08-2009, 10:20 PM
Shaggy- Mr. Boombastick

yankee
02-08-2009, 10:36 PM
mgmt "time to pretend"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvnrzejpume

+1

BDB
02-09-2009, 02:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxUQ07NXB4c

RocklandDragon
02-09-2009, 03:51 PM
Has anyone here ever heard of a singer named Marc Nelson. He had a good album in 1999 or so and has some nice slow grooves.

Just wonderin'.

Anyways here is Midnight Sky by the Isley Brothers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAAmC94UHuU

Also Los Lonely Boys "Onda"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NGAJLcxUJg

Awesome guitar on both tracks!!!

:cool: :cool: :cool: (Yep, cool 3 times!!!)

rantanamo
02-11-2009, 02:27 AM
from the greatest hip-hop album of all time :notworthy, purely poetic in their lyrics, GOAT samples by Ski, and great videos. Even their new stuff is just a fresh as their early stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-syCdPYgQY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG405y51cVk&feature=related