Monday, September 22, 2014

Underrated Treasures Blog Hop

I’m participating in Alex Cavanaugh’s “Under Rated Treasure’s” blog fest today to share a few treasures that I feel deserved more attention than they got when they came out. I’ll be introducing you to a few bands and movies, unless, of course, you’ve already heard of them! HERE are the others participating in this hop! Make sure to click on any and all of the links you'll find here for more information...
First is my all time favorite “under rated” band: FEVER TREE
A 1966 band originally from Houston, Texas, I grew up listening to them because my parents loved them. We had every “record” (LP) they made, but I memorized two of them (Fever Tree and Another Time, Another Place).  You can find out more of their history HERE. Meanwhile, here is a taste of what I loved.

Next we have SUTHERLAND BROTHERS & QUIVER, 1970s, from Scotland. For more of their history, go HERE. I only heard one album, but liked a lot of the songs on it. For a teenager it spoke to the drama of life at the time…

Now, about movies. Here are four that really made impressions on me when I first saw them years ago, enough that I’ve now seen them more than once.
The first one wasn’t a “pleasant” movie to watch, actually stunned me when I saw it at age 11. It left a permanent impression upon me I think because it was the first time I was introduced to the “rape” of a soul.

On lighter, yet no less sensitive notes are the following,
Though I don't totally agree with the review (you can read if you click on the "For Rosanna") link, it does let you know why it's an underrated gem...

I couldn't find a video/trailer for this film, which is sad. but here is a photo...

Hope you’ll check out these under rated treasures and find them as interesting/ fun as I did…

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  1. Hi Lisa - it's great we'll be seeing everyone's choice for underrated bands and films ... I'm going to enjoy seeing everyone's film choices ... cheers Hilary

  2. I do know one of your underrated treasures and that's the movie Ryan's Daughter and I was also disturbed after watching it!!!

  3. I've not heard of the bands (they were a little before my time) but I remember watching Queen of Hearts a long time ago.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

  4. I like that first song of Fever Tree, and after I saw The Graduate, I wanted to live in San Francisco or somewhere in northern California, which is a lot like Vancouver, BC, Canada where I now live. I've visited Frisco and love the Bay area. That Ryan's Daughter movie made an impression on me, too. I have a lot of Scottish background (3 lines of ancestry) so love your choices, Lisa.

  5. I'd not heard of any of these. Thanks for the recommendations. :)

  6. Hi Lisa, haven't heard of any of these, but enjoyed reading about them.

  7. Lisa, thank you for always saying such nice things when you comment on my blog....I sincerely appreciate that! :)

    I like "old" music...the classics....the "oldies"....but I've never heard of any of these. You've definitely schooled me in musical knowledge today.

    Great picks!

  8. Having been born and raised in San Francisco, I just listened to San Francisco Girl. =)

  9. Anonymous2:56 PM

    I'll have to check out these films, especially For Rosanna (big fan of Jean Reno:)
    A Treasure Trove of Music

  10. I haven't heard of these, but that's why this blogfest is so great! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Well, this is a good find!
    I will be keeping an eye out for the movies. I also enjoyed the music selections.

  12. I'm a native Houstonian, and I haven't heard of that group.
    How sad is that? :P

  13. I liked Fever Tree. I like the 60's, organic sound.

  14. Anonymous10:19 PM

    Wow Lisa, you've come up with some incredible choices! I definitely want to check out Ryan's Daughter. I'm surprised I've never seen it. The trailer had me really intrigued. I listened to all the music choices and although the names didn't ring any bells, there was something nagging at me when I listened to Arms of Mary and You Got Me Anyway. I'm going to have to look into that somehow.

    Thanks for sharing a wonderful piece for the Ninja's blogfest! Xoxoxo

  15. Anonymous12:02 PM

    I'm not familiar with any of these. Thanks for sharing your picks for the Underrated Treasures Blogfest.

  16. Me neither Lisa, not come across them at all. Ryan's Daughter rings a faint bell though. Never really been into bands I'm afraid although hubby is a fan of the big bands.

  17. First time coming across all of those for me. The Sutherland Brothers remind me of what my parents used to listen to. Fun choices!

  18. Those Sutherland Brothers are kinda cool. Not sure I've heard them before but I think I like their music! :)

  19. I don't think I've heard of any of these.
    Thanks for the introduction!

  20. Great suggestions. I think I've heard of Ryan's Daughter, but never seen it.

  21. I had not heard of these. Thanks for sharing.


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