OT: The Old, the Obscure, and The Forgotten - Round 2

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Van Morrison isn't obscure or anything of course, but I think his work with the Chieftains is kinda obscure- which is a shame, because their collaboration produced some gems, like this one, Star of The County Down:
Saint Dominic’s Preview is in my top 5.
 

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Here is a hugely talented lady who spoke six languages, played guitar, danced and acted . I remember seeing her in the 60s. She sang Bossa Nova that was just stunning.

 
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Another one seemingly lost to time - George Harrison's ode to the groupies that flocked to the Apple studios where the Beatles recorded. He affectionally called them the "Apple Scruffs":

 

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I saw this guy at Folklife, a big festival in Seattle held annually in May. It was some time in the late 90s. I don't think he ever really got discovered. So it's definitely obscure and starting to get a bit old too?

 

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You gave us Elephant Walk, here's Elephant Talk. It's amazing to see their work close, especially Tony Levin on the Stick.

 
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Pretty iconic song - but you never hear it anymore; and same for the artist, Judy Collins.

She was so well known back in the 70's, but now quickly becoming forgotten:
 

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Here's another (non-native) Nutmegger. When David Geffen first heard Laura Nyro, he dropped everything to manage her. Unfortunately almost all of the footage of her at Monterey was lost, and never got much traction as a performer. I like most of her performances of her songs, multi-tracked vocals (which I don't normally like) and all, better than the more famous versions. Here's one of my faves:

 

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