Song: Open Arms
Artist: Gary Go, London, England
Album: Gary Go, 2009
Notes: Real name, Gary Webb. Very clever with new technology, top talent. First six cuts on debut album are superb.
Song: Been So Long
Artist: The Meadows, Los Angeles
Album: The Meadows, 2005
Notes: Lead-off cut from debut album by smart duo, Todd Herfindal and Kevin Houlihan.
Artist: Colbie Caillat, Malibu
Album: Coco (limited edition), 2007
Notes: Daughter of Ken Caillat who co-produced Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours'. Extra cut hidden away on deluxe edition of maiden album.
Song: Tomorrow Morning
Artist: Blue Nile, Scotland
Album: Peace At Last, 1996
Notes: Underrated band led by Paul Buchanan. Extremely slow recording output, only four albums in nearly 40 years.
Song: All Will Be Well
Artist: Gabe Dixon Band, Miami
Album: Live At World Caf
Notes: Sorely overlooked singer-songwriter/pianist, in tradition of Billy Joel/Paul McCartney. Check him out.
Song: Wreck of the Day
Artist: Anna Nalick, Glendora, California
Album: Wreck of the Day, 2005
Notes: Lost follow-up single to big hit, 'Breathe (2 a.m.)' Now recording as an indie artiste.
Artist: PM Dawn, Jersey City, New Jersey
Album: Jesus Wept, 1995
Notes: Daisy Trip-Hop pioneers, often used brilliant samples - but no borrowing on this lost gem.
Song: I’m All Right
Artist: Madeleine Peyroux, Athens, Georgia
Notes: Often likened to Billie Holiday - lovely, lilting jazzy-blues number. Her entire catalog is worthwhile.
Song: Do It Again
Artist: Steely Dan, New York
Album: Can't Buy A Thrill, 1972
Notes: Still ridiculously fresh after nearly 40 years. State-of-the-art recording techniques by clever duo.
Song: By Your Side
Artist: Ben Caver, Nashville
Notes: As good (if not better) than Jack Johnson (who has written the same (great) song more the 100 times).
Song: When I’m Home
Artist: Michael McDonald, St. Louis
Album: That Was Then (demos), 1982
Notes: Saddest song of all time. Simple, reflective, refined, mournful - and it was a demo (for Bell Records way back when). One of THE vocal greats.
Song: Feels Like Love
Artist: Max Simon, Somewhere
Notes: PLEASE HELP: fabulous up-tempo nugget - but we want to know: who is Max Simon? Please let us know at facebook.com/lostandfoundradio
Song: Let’s Get It On
Artist: Marvin Gaye, Washington, DC
Album: Let's Get It On, 1973
Notes: Classic soul with good advice. Shot dead by his father on - April Fool's Day, 1984.
Song: Little Wonders
Artist: Rob Thomas, West Germany
Notes: Who knew Rob was German? Terrific solo cut from cute animated film. Extremely diverse and talented songwriter for many other artists.
Song: That’s Just What You Are
Artist: Aimee Mann, Richmond, Virginia
Album: I'm With Stupid, 1995
Notes: One of the brightest and best female singer-songwriters. Web pioneer, runs her own SuperEgo Records.
Song: May You Never
Artist: John Martyn, Scotland
Album: Solid Air, 1973
Notes: Ridiculously overlooked Scottish folk/blues stylist. Sadly passed away in 2009.
Artist: Energy Orchard, Northern Ireland
Album: Energy Orchard, 1990
Notes: Terrific rock nugget from six-piece Belfast combo, fronted by now solo Bap Kennedy.
Artist: Bruce Hornsby feat. Elton John, Williamsburg, Virginia
Album: Halcyon Days, 2004
Notes: Lovely mid-tempo ballad featuring Sir Elton, written by Hornsby for his twin sons.
Artist: Sting, Wallsend, England
Album: Ten Summoners Tales, 1994
Notes: Among the best of his many hits, named Best Male Vocal Performance at the Grammys.
Song: Like You Do
Artist: Angel Taylor, Los Angeles
Album: Love Travels, 2009
Notes: Buy the album already
Artist: Citizen Cope, Memphis
Album: Shaman (Santana), 2002
Notes: Fabulous blues track, originally recorded for the Santana album by Clarence Greenwood (aka Citizen Cope).
Song: Hungry For Your Love
Artist: Van Morrison, Northern Ireland
Album: Wavelength, 1978
Notes: This week's Old Cacker, timeless pearl by timeless blue-eyed soul king.
Song: Fade Into You
Artist: Mazzy Star, Santa Monica, California
Notes: Dreamy modern rock staple, never gets old. Band still going, but sadly no new recordings since 1996.
Artist: Simply Red, Manchester, England
Album: Stars, 1991
Notes: Parent album sold seven million worldwide - and about seven in the US. Pop/rock/soul perfection by Mick Hucknall.
Song: Uncertain Smile
Artist: The The, London, England
Album: Soul Mining, 1981
Notes: Sensational cut from Matt Johnson aka The The, featuring stellar piano chops by Jools Holland.
Song: Su Melodia
Artist: Federico Aubele, Argentina
Album: Panamericana, 2007
Notes: Easy-swaying, cool, Latin/reggae stylings of uber-hip Aubele. Four albums, all fab.
Artist: Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse, Notting Hill, England
Album: Version, 2007
Notes: Winehouse's clever retro-filled producer, with top vocal help from still-troubled Winehouse.
Artist: Oasis, Manchester, England
Album: Heathen Chemistry, 2002
Notes: Anthemic rock ballad, written by Noel, sung by Liam - who detest each other causing demise of band (for now).
Song: Livin’ Thing
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra, Birmingham, England
Album: A New World Record, 1976
Notes: Least Fashionable Song of the Week, the melodramatic but still winning cut, written, sung and produced by Jeff Lynne (now ace producer).
Song: Lovey Dovey
Artist: World Leader Pretend, New Orleans
Album: Punches, 2005
Notes: Outstanding Beatles-esque, two minutes of aural bliss. Band's name came from an R.E.M. song.
Song: Come On, Come Out
Artist: A Fine Frenzy, Seattle
Album: One Cell in a Sea, 2007
Notes: A lost diamond by singer-songwriter, Alison Sudol, aka A Fine Frenzy.
Song: I’ll Forget You
Artist: Peter Bradley Adams, Birmingham, Alabama
Album: Leavetaking, 2008
Notes: A typical Lost & Found artist, hugely under-appreciated - used to be one half of Eastmountainsouth - who cut one of the best lost albums in recent memory.
Song: A Thousand Words
Artist: Styrofoam, Belgium
Album: A Thousand Words, 2008
Notes: Wacky, worthwhile music from Arne Van Petegem, pioneer of the obscure 'Glitch Electronica' scene.
Artist: Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow, Manchester, England
Notes: Hook-filled ballad by ex-Take That pop band members (now reunited after a 15-year feud).
Song: On The Sly
Artist: Metric, Canada
Album: Grow Up and Blow Away, 2007
Notes: Caustic lyrics, terrific little-known modern rock grower. Big up north, band won last year's Juno Award for Group of the Year.
Artist: Elvis Costello, London, England
Album: Get Happy, 1980
Notes: Amazingly only had three - yes three - Billboard Hot 100 hit singles over 30+-year career. So many unheralded gems.
Song: Monkey Lullaby
Artist: Kanute, Leeds, England
Notes: Superb cut sampling a Rickie Lee Jones' pearl. Band is ad-hoc duo of Rachael Gray and way-talented producer, Rob Overseer.
Song: To Protect
Artist: Mackintosh Braun, Portland, Oregon
Album: Where We Are, 2010
Notes: Promising synth-pop/rock newcomers, Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun. Watch this space, splendid debut.
Song: Miss Sarajevo
Artist: Passengers, Ireland/Italy
Album: Original Soundtrack 1, 1995
Notes: The best ballads on are on Lost and Found: a Bono and Pavarotti pairing from experimental album. When Luciano comes in on vocals, game over.