Favorite Sleeper Disc - Old Favorite?


OK, you can post just one record. No lists.

Do you have a favorite record that you didn’t expect?.. something obscure, not a Rolling Stones etc. record. No not something to profess your coolness… that you should like… but just something that turned out to be very special… with no hype.

I have one that I keep coming back to for years. It is just beautiful. I have no idea why I purchased it… didn;t listen to it, then pulled it out one day for an unknown reason. Nice… but… then I put it on again… and again…

I think this is one of my … I dunno… top 50? Up there.

In the style of Arron Copeland… if I had to categorize it. (Confession: I skip the first tune). The mardi gras and symphonic pieces are what get me.

Harvest Home - Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Bruce in Philly

Really nice write up at All Music… and their pick for this artist.


I have this CD. You are right; in that the album kind of grew on me over time. Most of the tracks are really great, and its a high-quality recording.


Years ago, I picked up this disc from the $1 bin at a record store, one that has long since closed. I stumble across it from time to time and still enjoy it, more than a dollar should.


here’s a little madness… re: Harvest Home… Tidal uses that album cover for its avatar for Jay Ungar, yet that album appears to NOT be available. Grrrrr.

It’s on spotify at least… Ashoken Farewell was one tune that used to get played like crazy at the bluegrass fests I go to, but nobody really plays it much anymore. Such a nice melody tho.

For my sleeper, also a goofy pawnshop find:


Poi dog Pondering is a relatively big deal here in Chicagoland. A WXRT favorite.


This is a fun record I keep coming back to.


Old favorite - Blodwyn Pig “Ahead Rings Out”
Bought in in late '69 or early '70, has been on 5 different turntables. Still mint.


yeah, i picked this up not long after it was released (in a rural Minnesota pawn shop in the early 90s maybe), and I don’t think i’d ever heard of them.


An oddity from the UK. The Purple Gang achieved brief notoriety in the mid-60’s when they their record ‘Granny Takes a Trip’ was banned by the BBC. The trip in question was an annual journey to Hollywood! The group lapsed back into obscurity, and I picked up this album in a bargain bin in 1972. It is cheerful jug band music, and there are some very good tunes which I still sing along to occasionally



Picked this one up for a buck many moons ago… Delta Moon by Hunter Moore… I still love it.


Picked this up years ago and keep coming back to it. I saw Rzewski perform at Ravinia in the late 80’s or early 90’s.

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