Albums from the Lost and Found: Tim Moore

Our blogger Jeff Fiedler returns from a brief hiatus with this new Lost and Found feature on the 1974 self-titled solo debut from the sadly-little-known Tim Moore, formerly the frontman for Elektra Records act Gulliver. While Moore never had a Top 40 hit to call his own as a performer, his admirers within the industry were plentiful and nearly every last song on this record would be covered by a major artist.

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Albums from the Lost and Found: The Family

Our Lost and Found column returns with this look at this 1985 self-titled affair by the Minneapolis funk outfit The Family, a band assembled by Prince from the remnants of The Time. The record would bomb and the band would never release another record (until reuniting decades later under a new name), but it remains an artistic triumph and is historically significant for containing the original version of a song that would become one of the biggest hits of the early ‘90s.

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Albums from the Lost and Found: Musical Shapes

We certainly couldn’t do a theme month on musical families without featuring a disc from the most famous family in country music - in this case, the third full-length outing from Carlene Carter (daughter of June Carter and Carl Smith, stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, and stepsister of Rosanne Cash), equal parts new wave, country, rockabilly, and pure pop and produced by then-husband Nick Lowe!

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Albums from the Lost and Found: Wasp

We continue our look at musical families with this Lost and Found column on the 1980 album Wasp, the last of five studio albums ever released by Shaun Cassidy, the half-brother of David Cassidy and son of David’s The Partridge Family co-star Shirley Jones. This is no ordinary teen-idol record: it’s a radical musical makeover produced - and featuring several new originals penned - by the great Todd Rundgren!

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Albums from the Lost and Found: Sedaka's Back / The Hungry Years

Our “Lost & Found” column returns with a look at this pair of mid-’70s comeback albums by the legendary Neil Sedaka that spawned a total of five U.S. hits (and another three songs that became hits for other artists), including the fabulous #1 hits “Bad Blood” (a duet with an uncredited Elton John) and “Laughter in the Rain,” yet strangely remained unavailable on CD in the U.S. until the end of the ‘90s!

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Albums from the Lost and Found: Airplay

Our Lost and Found column returns with this look at this self-titled affair and the first and only album ever released by the early ‘80s duo Airplay. You may not recognize the men on the front cover at first glance (two-time Grammy winners for Best R&B Song, believe it or not!), but you’ve certainly heard several of the many pop and R&B hits these two have written and produced for other artists.

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Albums from the Lost and Found: Innuendo

Our Albums from the Lost and Found column returns with a look at this Asylum Records release from 1980, one of only two solo albums ever released by legendary session guitarist Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar, best known for his work as a regular sideman to James Taylor and Carole King in the ‘70s and as Don Henley’s indispensable co-writer/co-producer during the ‘80s. So what does Kortchmar sound like on his own? Read within to find out!

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