Song: You My Love
Artist: Tyler Hilton, Palm Springs, CA
Notes: A Lost and Found preferred artist, its parent album is one of those rare sets where every song is a complete winner.
Song: Oh Diane
Artist: Fleetwood Mac, Los Angeles
Album: Mirage, 1982
Notes: Simple, highly infectious lost nugget from Lindsay Buckingham et al. Co-produced by Colbie Caillat's dad, Ken.
Song: Stay Now
Artist: Jem, Wales
Album: Finally Woken, 2004
Notes: Ethereal magic from Jemma Griffiths featuring wacky instrument, the Theremin - one of the earliest electronic musical instruments, invented back in 1928 by Professor Theremin.
Song: The Getaway
Artist: Athlete, England
Album: Black Swan, 2009
Notes: Highly underrated British indie-rockers, yet to nab a Stateside hit though their music featured in tv/film, including 'The Hurt Locker'.
Song: Recollection Phoenix
Artist: Willie Nelson, Abbott, TX
Album: The Great Divide, 2002
Notes: Effortless brilliance by endearing icon and pothead on an A+ composition written by ever-diverse, Rob Thomas.
Song: I’m Sorry
Artist: Tommy Reeve, Germany
Album: On My Mind, 2007
Notes: Munich-born singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist with an undiscovered pop-soul gem in perfect English.
Song: Kinky Afro
Artist: Happy Mondays, England
Album: Pills 'n' Thrills, 1990
Notes: Modern rock groove from short-lived Madchester troupe fronted by Shaun Ryder. Check out the fab bio-pic movie, '24 Hour Party People' about Factory Records label.
Artist: Amie Miriello, Stamford, CT
Album: I Came Around, 2008
Notes: Former singer with Dirtie Blonde, now based in New York, mature sound for a young singer-songwriter.
Song: Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Artist: Angel Taylor, Los Angeles
Album: Not available
Notes: A rare cover version (of a rock song originally a hit for Jet) by one of the most talented performers around.
Song: Go Mad
Artist: Caleb Cane, New York
Album: Go Mad (single only), 2006
Notes: Digital only single release from obscure musician who's made two albums, but more successful as an actor.
Song: Ship of Fools
Artist: Robert Plant, England
Album: Now & Zen, 1988
Notes: Mercifully restrained vocals from legendary Led Zep frontman, one of his finest solo cuts.
Artist: Kirsty MacColl, England
Album: Titanic Days, 1993
Notes: Lovely world music inflections on a solid groove, formerly married to top producer, Steve Lillywhite. Tragically died in a freak boating accident in Mexico in 2000. Much missed.
Song: Hands On The Radio
Artist: Chris Garneau, Boston
Album: El Radio, 2009
Notes: Simple, melodic outing from A+ singer-songwriter, educated in France then studied at the esteemed Berklee School of Music.
Artist: Bruce Cockburn, Canada
Notes: Still sounds fresh, smart, intriguing mini-hit from veteran Canadian folkster. Once covered by Jimmy Buffet.
Song: No Going Back
Artist: Rox, England
Album: Memoirs, 2010
Notes: Roxanne Tataei's first single, percolating soul-popping sound. Half Iranian, half Jamaican artiste tipped by as the next big thing by the British media.
Song: Good Thing Going
Artist: Sugar Minott, Jamaica
Album: Good Thing Going, 1981
Notes: Sterling reggae cover of a song originally written by Berry Gordy for Michael Jackson. Sadly Minott died in 2010 age 54.
Song: Hospital Food
Artist: David Gray, England
Album: Life In Slow Motion, 2005
Notes: Gray sure knows how to write a catchy chorus, though can't understand why this top cut wasn't called 'Tell Me Something'.
Artist: Missy Higgins, Australia
Album: On A Clear Night, 2007
Notes: Another fine ballad from obscenely talented Aussie musician/singer. Her sophomore album is stuffed with goodies.
Artist: Paul Simon, Newark, NJ
Album: So Beautiful or What, 2011
Notes: Superb, utterly contemporary lead-off cut from 69-year old's new album. Features spoken sample from 1941 by Reverend J. M. Gates.
Song: How The Day Sounds
Artist: Greg Laswell, San Diego, CA
Album: Three Flights From Alto Nido
Notes: Yet to have a standout hit despite writing and performing one terrific song after another. Four A+ albums to date.
Artist: Esthero, Canada
Album: Wicked Lil' Girls, 2005
Notes: Lovely retro jazzy feel, she has such a playful musical sensibility, real name, Jenny Englishman.
Artist: Sugar Ray, Newport Beach, CA
Album: 14:59, 1998
Notes: A huge beachrock hit in 1999, endlessly catchy, band led by subsequent reality tv 'star', Mark McGrath.
Song: No Regrets
Artist: Walker Brothers, England
Album: No Regrets, 1975
Notes: Slightly dated but so good, lushly orchestrated lost gem by Scott Walker and his unrelated 'siblings'.
Song: Everybody’s Changing
Artist: Keane, England
Album: Hopes and Fears
Notes: Pop-rock belter written by keyboard player Tim Rice-Oxley. Unusually Keane uses the piano as its main lead instrument unlike most other bands.
Song: Trying To Love You
Artist: Trisha Yearwood, Monticello, GA
Album: Jasper County, 2005
Notes: Superior lyrics for a country ballad, melancholic melody, written by the exceptional Beth Nielsen Chapman.
Song: Annie You Save Me
Artist: Graffiti 6, England
Album: Colours, 2010
Notes: Bloody fantastic electronica pop-rock, very promising UK duo - Tommy D and Jamie Scott.
Song: For Your Babies
Artist: Simply Red, England
Album: Stars, 1992
Notes: Smooth, evergreen pop-soul from Mick Hucknall - whose first attended gig was the Sex Pistols in 1976.
Artist: John Mayer, Bridgeport, CT
Album: Continuum, 2006
Notes: Originally written specifically for the 'Bucket List' movie soundtrack - song won his fourth Grammy.
Song: Need Your Love So Bad
Artist: Whitesnake, England
Album: Version, 1987 (import), 1987
Notes: Forget the glam hair, lead singer David Coverdale was one of the great rock vocalists. Solid cover of blues classic.
Song: Bound By Love
Artist: Gran Bel Fisher, Sabina, OH
Album: Full Moon Cigarette, 2006
Notes: Well-crafted, lovely pop-rock riffer by sorely underrated singer-songwriter, Jesse Littleton. More at mspace.com/granbelfisher.
Song: I Miss You
Artist: Randy Newman, Los Angeles
Album: Bad Love, 1999
Notes: Saddest song of all time, Newman uses simple lyrics and chord changes with more subtlety than any contemporary songwriter.
Song: I’d Be An Angel
Artist: Randy Crawford, Macon, GA
Notes: Soulful jazz/R&B stylings of bizarrely overlooked singer who's been knocking them out of the park for 30 years.
Song: The Life Of Riley
Artist: Lightning Seeds, England
Album: Sense, 1991
Notes: Ace electro-pop/rock from one man band, Ian Broudie from Liverpool, inspired by his son, Riley.
Artist: Kate Walsh, England
Album: Light and Dark, 2009
Notes: Completely unknown but top singer-songwriter - all four of her breezy folk-rock albums are worth checking out.
Artist: Pocket Size, England
Album: 100% Human, 1999
Notes: Bit of a club hit but otherwise flew under radar from short-lived British synth duo of Liz Overs and Darren Pearson.
Artist: Parov Stelar, Austria
Album: Shine, 2007
Notes: Fine Moby-ish electronic rock grooves from the stellar and prodigious, Stelar (real name, Marcus F
Song: I Can’t Win
Artist: Ry Cooder, Los Angeles
Album: Bop Til You Drop, 1979
Notes: Soulful blues with gospel inflections from the legendary and musically restless Cooder. His 'Bop' blues covers set was very first digitally recorded album - ever.
Song: Love and Pain
Artist: Sandrine, Australia
Album: Dark Fades Into Light, 2008
Notes: Yet another pearl from an under-appreciated female singer-songwriter from Down Under. Check out more at sandrinesongs.com.