Song: Keep On Walking
Artist: Jem, Wales
Album: Down To Earth, 2008
Notes: Featuring the Welsh Choir of Southern California, another winner from Jemma Griffiths' ace sophomore set. Signed to Dave Matthews' cool label, ATO Records.
Song: Midnight In Chelsea
Artist: Jon Bon Jovi, Perth Amboy, NJ
Album: Destination Anywhere, 1997
Notes: Bizarrely overlooked nugget from hard-rocker written about Chelsea in London, though its video was filmed at the famous Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan. Produced and co-penned by Dave Stewart.
Song: Mad About You
Artist: Hooverphonic, Belgium
Album: The Magnificent Tree, 2000
Notes: Lovely cinematic feel, a sensational piece of electronica pop-rock from Belgian trio, played once on 'Cold Case'.
Song: Better Together
Artist: Jack Johnson, Hawaii
Album: In Between Dreams, 2005
Notes: Unmistakable sound of top surfer, big hit in the UK where he remains huge. May have recorded the same song over one hundred times. Time for some variety?
Song: Almost Lover
Artist: A Fine Frenzy, Seattle, WA
Album: One Cell In The Sea, 2007
Notes: Much under-appreciated performing name chosen by stunning and talented singer-songwriter/pianist, Alison Sudol. Ethereal fragile number was first single from her ridiculously strong maiden album.
Artist: Federico Aubele, Argentina
Notes: Flamenco, accordion, reggae beats, cool female vocals, the magical stew of Federico Aubele. Top World Music artist now based in Spain. This cut produced by American electronica whiz-kids, Thievery Corporation.
Song: See How I Run
Artist: Jessie Baylin, Gillette, NJ
Album: Firesight, 2008
Notes: Lovely rolling gem from underrated talent who has opened for James Morrison and Marc Broussard among others. Jessie is married to the drummer in Kings of Leon.
Artist: Rumer, Pakistan
Album: Seasons of My Soul, 2010
Notes: Sarah Joyce aka Rumer, latest in a long recent line of top British female soulstresses (though born in Pakistan). Sparkling debut album, this lovely cut is a tribute of course to the music of Ms. Franklin.
Song: Walking In The Rain
Artist: Flash & The Pan, Australia
Album: Flash & The Pan, 1979
Notes: The always peculiar but rewarding Flash & the Pan, quirky new wavers from down under. Duo of Harry Vanda and George Young - who is older brother of Malcolm and Angus Young of AC/DC.
Artist: Taylor Swift, Wyomissing, PA
Notes: Not an obvious L&F artiste, but a superb, stripped down piano version of her popular country number. No rules.
Artist: Angel Taylor, Los Angeles
Album: Love Travels, 2009
Notes: Our weekly slice of the sensational Angel Taylor, America's Next Top Singer-Songwriter. Her sister, Ebony, was featured in tv series 'America's Next Top Model'.
Song: The Great Estates
Artist: Freelance Whales, Queens, NY
Album: Weathervanes, 2010
Notes: Top-notch Americana. Band cut its musical teeth busking around the subway stations of the Big Apple before signing up with the terrific Mom and Pop Records label.
Song: Sweet About Me
Artist: Gabriella Cilmi, Australia
Album: Lessons To Be Learned, 2008
Notes: Completely overlooked self-deprecating, shuffling nugget which was big hit in Europe and in her home country. Super talented, just 19 years old, but a mature sound, signed a record deal at the age of 13.
Song: Summer Breeze
Artist: Isley Brothers, Cincinnati, OH
Album: 3 + 3, 1973
Notes: Originally a hit for its writers, folk-popsters Seals and Crofts in 1972, reworked to glorious effect by iconic R&B combo. The sound of summer.
Artist: Steve Azar, Greenville, MS
Album: Slide Over Here, 2009
Notes: A little bit country but none the worse off. Azar started playing music and writing songs as a ten-year old, was already recording in Nashville at 14, recorded four albums since 1996.
Artist: Graffiti 6, England
Album: Colours, 2010
Notes: Title cut from one of the last year's best electronica outings by promising UK duo - Tommy D and Jamie Scott. More at www.graffiti6.com.
Artist: Buckingham Nicks, Los Angeles
Album: Buckingham Nicks, 1973
Notes: Credited to both Lindsey and Stevie but really just him, showcasing his dexterous guitar playing on vintage acoustic instrumental.
Artist: Tyler Hilton, Palm Springs, CA
Notes: No relation to Paris, one of the best tunesmiths of past ten years. Every cut on his debut album is A+, unusual feat these days.
Song: Wicked World
Artist: Laura Jansen, Denmark
Album: Bells, 2011
Notes: Great fun, rather clever lyrics from Danish-American star-in-waiting. Tremendous debut album. Jansen featured in video for Sara Bareilles hit 'Uncharted'.
Song: Anyway The Wind Blows
Artist: J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton, US/England
Album: The Road To Escondido, 2006
Notes: Fabulous shuffling rock-blues cut from 66-year old Clapton combining with one of his musical heroes, 72-year Cale (who wrote Clapton hits 'Cocaine' and 'After Midnight').
Song: Salvation Dear
Artist: Greg Laswell, San Diego
Album: How The Day Sounds EP, 2008
Notes: An L&F preferred vendor, the still underrated Laswell, though much of his music is featured on television. Also composed a couple of short film soundtracks.
Artist: Nelly Furtado, Canada
Album: Loose, 2006
Notes: Co-written by Coldplay's Chris Martin after Nelly met up with him at an MTV Awards bash in Miami. The pair then teamed with producer, Timbaland to create this bit of stardust.
Song: Pretty Eyes
Artist: Jason Reeves, Iowa City, IA
Notes: Highly melodic song from one of the top male folk-pop singer-songwriters around. Co-wrote tracks for Colbie Caillat's first two albums.
Song: Alone Again (Naturally)
Artist: Gilbert O'Sullivan, Ireland
Notes: Big hit way back in 1972, but rarely heard these days. A solitary, introspective reflection pianist tunesmith who has recorded more than 20 studio albums, each of them filled with eccentric but worthwhile gems.
Song: I Will (live)
Artist: Brandi Carlile, Ravensdale, WA
Album: Live at Benaroya Hall, 2011
Notes: Splendid ballad recorded live with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra last November. Strong album unfortunately includes yet another version of over-covered Leonard Cohen chestnut, 'Hallelujah'.
Song: Sparrow and the Wolf
Artist: James Vincent McMorrow, Ireland
Album: Early In The Morning, 2009
Notes: Promising new Irish folk-rock which McMorrow wrote in virtual seclusion in a remote Irish seaside cottage. Signed to the excellent Vagrant Records label.
Song: Here Is A Heart
Artist: Jenny Owen Youngs, Montclair, NJ
Album: Transmitter Failure, 2009
Notes: Too good for prime-time though her music has been featured on the Showtime series 'Weeds'. Sophomore album is choc-full of lost goodies.
Song: For The Summer (live)
Artist: Ray Lamontagne, Nashua, NH
Album: Live Fall, 2010
Notes: Endearing concert version of recent hit from the shy, thoughtful musician - who always blissfully sounds like the natural progeny of Joni Mitchell and Neil Young.
Song: Song of Bernadette
Artist: Jennifer Warnes, Anaheim, CA
Album: Famous Blue Raincoat, 1997
Notes: One of the finest interpreters of anyone's work, this essential ballad from an album she recorded solely of Leonard Cohen compositions (also featuring the maestro himself).
Song: Getting Away With It
Artist: Electronic, England
Album: Electronic, 1991
Notes: Very first single by British mini-supergroup boasting ex-Smith's guitarist, Johnny Marr, Pet Shopper, Neil Tennant and New Order's Bernard Sumner. Classic modern rock from its best era.
Song: A Night Like This
Artist: Tomi Swick, Canada
Notes: Great singer, strong melodies - well-known in Canada, can't buy a gallon of petrol in the States. Multi-instrumentalist who plays, guitar, drums, piano - even the bagpipes.
Artist: Thomas Newman, Los Angeles
Notes: Extraordinary tender and rewarding instrumental by one of the best film scorists around, the saddest instrumental of all-time?
Artist: Glen Campbell, Delight, AR
Notes: Too sad for words, sweeping strings arrangement by the great Jimmy Webb who also wrote the song - sung by the extremely unfashionable Campbell. Webb is currently president of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Artist: Joy Williams, Santa Cruz, CA
Notes: Lovely, perky and optimistic freewheeling sound. Williams is one-half of a interesting folkish duo called The Civil Wars with John Paul White.
Song: Captain Kirk
Artist: Bob Schneider, Austin, TX
Album: I'm Good Now, 2004
Notes: Although this Austin favorite has a great new single just releases, he still has so much splendid overlooked music in his rear view mirror.
Song: Symphony in 16 Bars
Artist: Kenny White, New York
Album: Symphony in 16 Bars, 2004
Notes: Simple, uncomplicated, earnest, different from NY-based tunesmith who's release three albums to date. He also produced a strong set by J. Geils Band frontman, Peter Wolf, called 'Sleepless' some years ago.
Song: Drive My Soul
Artist: Lights, Canada
Album: The Listening, 2009
Notes: Catchy electro-pop nugget from Lights, the performing name of promising 24-year old artiste, Valerie Anne Poxleitner. If you like this cut, the whole album is similarly strong.
Artist: Waxwing Museum, Nashville
Album: Not available
Notes: Unsigned combo based in Nashville, flying so far under the radar none of their music appears to be available. If you know more, please let us know at facebook.com/lostandfoundradio.
Artist: Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, England
Album: Rattlesnakes, 1984
Notes: The final track on Cole's fine modern rock debut album from the mid'80s. These days, he stands at number 14 on Golf Digest's ranking of the Top 100 golfing musicians list - one place ahead of Justin Timberlake - and three behind his regular golfing chum, Alice Cooper.
Song: Love Me Like A Song
Artist: Kimmie Rhodes feat. Willie Nelson, Austin, TX
Album: Love Me Like A Song, 2004
Notes: Divine, simple slice of Americana, Kimmie harmonizing with Willie and a guitar. Rhodes is a hugely underrated singer-songwriter described by Emmylou Harris as having 'the voice of a beautiful child coming from an old soul'.
Song: Best Laid Plans
Artist: We The Living, Baraboo, WI
Album: Depths of the Earth, 2008
Notes: Strong alternative rock track which was used in a Levi's tv commercial, but otherwise not spun enough. Group split up last year having lost their early passion.