Great Lost Lps...

Short list for lost lps:

Robert Palmer-(1974)Sneakin Sally through the Alley...with Little Feat as his backing band...this is a surprising, soulful, laid-back funk workout with great vocals...before Robert became a slick, polished, MTV cartoon...he was a respectable blue-eyed soul voice

Chicago Transit Authority-Great late 60s dbl psych lp with insane guitar work and grooves...

J.Geils-Monkey Island...often compared to Sticky Fingers...this is an old school R&B fest...
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Head East-Flat as a Pancake

Amazing Rhythm Aces-Too Stuffed to Jump


Trooper-Knock'Em Dead Kid

Crack the Sky - All their early LPs are excellent. The Beatles on Steroids

Iron Butterfly - 'Metamorphosis". Early Psych at its best

Average White Band - "Cut The Cake". This is their 2nd album which is as good or better then the 1st album

Great subject. You guys have given me a couple albums to pull out and try
rachael sweet-protect the innocent.....the records-crashes....any trouble-life in reverse
Spirit-"The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus"
Chic Corea-RTF "Magical Warrior"
Grover Washington- "A secret Place"
Gino Vanelli- "Storm at Sunrise"
"Robert Palmer-(1974)Sneakin Sally through the Alley...with Little Feat as his backing band...this is a surprising, soulful, laid-back funk workout with great vocals"

Own the album AND CD, I totally agree, it's a great record BUT....The back-up band duties were actually split between Little Feat AND the Meters. Talk about a wealth of riches!
Sticking with some other 70s horn bands that I love to pull out:

1: Blood Sweat & Tears - pick from either "Child is Father to the Man" (this is their 1st LP before David Clayton Thomas joined the group and sang on their self-titleld Grammy award-winning 2nd LP) or "BS&T 3" the album right after that self titled LP.

2: Lighthouse - "One Fine Morning"

3. Buddy Miles - "Them Changes"

4. Cold Blood "Sysiphus" or "First Taste of Sin"

5. Tower of Power - "Back to Oakland" (OK I lied, I play this one all the time)
The Great Lost Kinks Album

Richard Thompson - Live (more or less) or guitar/vocal, toss up between the two.

Lou Reed - Take No Prisoners

Boz Scaggs (self titled, 1969)

Television - Marquee Moon
buckingham and Nicks
Agree with Crack the sky--animal notes
Climax blues band
Pousette-Dart band--County line album
Spirit-"The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus"
Chicago Transit Authority
Boz Scaggs (self titled, 1969)

All 3!, heavy rotation back in the day & still check them out on a the rare day.

And off the top, how about:
Rock 'n' Roll Animal - Reed, Wagner, & Hunter
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
Opafire "Ricochet Sun"
Blues Image - Open
Spirit - Clear
Chase - Pure Music

(and a second to all the great suggestions by others above)
santana- 1st album
butterfield blues band-east/west
john mayall-turning point
coltrane- ole

thanks for reminding me of some great memories
Butterfield Blues Band and Super Sessions on the same list, cool.
Two more....Gary Myrick and the Figures debut 79 epic release by Tom werman(nuge, cheap trick)...great new wave-pub rock...Graham Parker and the Rumour:Squeezing out the sparks...English pub rock with R&B overtones and ska-skiffle riffs...the Rumour are a tight band...their lp MAX is pretty good as well...
Here's some:

Spirit- "Twelve Dreams" looks like it's not lost

Gino Vanelli- add "Pauper in Paradise" and "Brother to Brother"

PFM- "Photos of Ghosts" and "The World Became The World"

The Strawbs- "Grave New World", Bursting at the Seams" and "Hero and Heroine"

Jean-Luc Ponty- "Enigmatic Ocean"

Larry Cartlon- "Friends"

Steve Khan- "Blue Man"

Phil Manzanera- "Listen Now"

10cc- "How Dare You"

Forgot one.
Curved Air- "Phantasmagoria"
Gentle Giant- "Octapus"
801- "Listen Now!"
This Mortal Coil- "Blood"
Michael Brook- "Albino Aligator"
Pieter Nooten/Michael Brook- "Sleeps With The Fishes"
Laurie Anderson- "Strange Angels" , "Home Of The Brave"
Robyn Hitchcock- "I Often Dream Of Trains"
Julee Cruise- "Floating Into The Night"
Ryuichi Sakamoto- "Sweet Revenge"
Joni Mitchell- "Miles Of Aisles"
Peter Hammil- "The Silent Corner & The Empty Stage"
Van Der Graaf Generator- "Godbluff" , "Still Life"
David Bowie- "Low" , "Lodger"
Jefferson Airplane- "After Bathing At Baxter's"
Love- "Forever Changes"
Frank Zappa- " Apostrophe '"

Savoy Brown - A Raw Sienna
Robin Trower- Bridge of Sighs
Santana III (not nearly as overplayed as 1+2)
Stanley Clarke - School days
Dr John - Gris Gris
Byrds-Sweetheart of the Rodeo
Pure Prarie League-Bustin Loose
Ry Cooder-Paradice and Lunch, Boomer's Story, Jazz, Chicken Skin Music
Brewer and Shipley-Tarkio Road
Cat Stevens-Mona Bone Jakon
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band-Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Gold, Silver, and Dust
Ozark Mountain Daredevils-Men From Earth, Car Over the Lake Album, Self Titled
Jimmy Buffet-Changes in Latitude Changes in Attitude
Talking Heads-Little Creatures
Stevie Ray Vaughn-Texas Flood, Can't Stand the Weather
Molly Hatchet- ST, Flirtin with Disaster
Gentle Giant-In a Glass House
Camel-Moon Madness
Bob Marley-Uprising
Pink Floyd-Meddle
Willie Nelson-Stardust

Sorry, could go on and on but that's more than you probably wanted already.
leslie gore-love me by name....andy pratt-more fun in the 1st world(ep)
Atomic Rooster - In Hearing of ...
Batdorf & Rodney - Life Is You
David Baerwald & David Rickets - Boontown
Adrian Belew - Lone Rhino
Buffalo Tom - Let Me Come Over
Frank Black - Teenager of the Year
Crack the Sky - numerous
Godley & Creme - L
Cell - Slo Blo
The Feelies - Only Life
Fugazi - Steady Diet of Nothing
Glass Harp - Glass Harp
Grand Funk Railroad - On Time
Steve Hillage - Motivation Radio
Hot Tuna - Hot Tuna
James Gang - Yer Album
Kris Kristofferson - Jesus Was a Capricorn
Love Spit Love - Love Spit Love
Jack Logan - Bulk
John Mayall - The Turning Point
Danny O'Keefe - O'Keefe
Kenny Rankin - Silver Morning
Andy Pratt - Andy Pratt
Spirit - 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
Al Stewart - Time Passages
Sugar - Copper Blue
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
Sebadoh - Bubble & Scrape
Triumvirat - Illusions on a Double Dimple
Tindersticks - Tindersticks
Uriah Heep - Uriah Heep
Wishbone Ash - Pilgramage, and, There's The Rub
Was (Was Not) - Are You Ok?
Jon Anderson - Song of Seven
American Music Club - Everclear
Billy Cobham - Spectrum
Camel - The Snow Goose
Everlast - Whitey Ford Sings the Blues
Faces - A Nod is as Good as a Wink, to a Blind Horse
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
Steve Forbert - Alive on Arrival
Quincy Jones - Lost in Space
Buckingham Nicks - Buckingham Nicks
Queen - Queen and Queen II
Todd Rundgren Initiation
Peter Townsend - Who Came First
Traffic - Traffic
Frank Zappa - Jazz from Hell

to name a few of my favorites, some perhaps not so lost.
Marshall Tucker Band "A New Life"

New Riders of the Purple Sage "NRPS", "Panama Red"

Grateful Dead "Blues For Allah"
Crack the sky?? Gentle Giant???? ooooh I love it. great tunes, I have to add Mike Oldfield Crisis and Discovery.
Bulk is a great choice, Liquor Cabinet greater IMO.

Blues for Allah, one of my favorite Grateful Dead LPs. I like Steal Your Face too, much to the chargrin of those that feel, rightfully so, that it is a bad recording.
Kevin Ayers - The Joy of a Toy
Kevin Ayers - Shooting at the Moon
Jethro Tull - Benefit
Blodwyn Pig - A Head Rings Out
Beach Boys - Holland
Tower of Power - East Bay Grease
Strawbs - Strawbs by Choice
Hector Zazou- "Geographies"
Arvo Part- "Tabula Rasa"
King Crimson- "Larks Tongues In Aspic"
Brian Eno- "Before & After Science"
Roger Eno- "In Between Tides"
Eno/Wobble- "Spinner"
Eno/Moebius/Roedelius- "After The Heat"
Camel- "The Snow Goose" , "MoonMadness"
Clan Of Xymox- "Medusa"
Cocteau Twins- "Treasure"
Kate Bush- "Hounds Of Love"
Marianne Faithful- "Strange Weather"
Jimi Hendrix- "Cry Of Love"
Procol Harum- "Grand Hotel"
David Sylvian- "Brilliant Trees"
Dead Can Dance- "Spleen And Ideal"

I'm sorry but I could not resist.

Duncan Browne Streets of Fire
Bruce Cockburn Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws
Yes Fragile
Jean Luc Ponty Cosmic Messenger
Joan Armatrading Back To The Night
The Roches
Linda Ronstadt Prisoner in Disguise
Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane Rough Mix
Roxy Music Stranded
King Crimson Discipline
Brian Eno Another Green World
Leo Kottke My Feet Are Smiling
Phoebe Snow Phoebe Snow
Rodriguez Cold Fact
Jesse Winchester Third Down 110 To Go
Keith Jarrett Arbour Zena
War The World Is A Ghetto
Santana Borboletta
Santana/McLaughlin Love,Devotion,Surrender
Grace Slick Dreams
Osibisa Wyaya
Mark Knopfler Soundtrack to the Movie Local Hero
Ian Hunter Once Bitten Twice Shy
Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
Todd Rundgren The Hermit of Mink Hollow
Al di Meola Elegant Gypsy
Boz Scaggs Middle Man

Blkadr. I pulled the Jean-Luc Ponty- "Enigmatic Ocean" off the shelf and gave it a spin. Sounds good so far (side 1).

There are several other albums that others have mentioned which have piqued my curiosity. Thanks for all the input from everyone

Another candidate that I would put forth is Grand Funk Railroad S/T (Red Album)
Wow, I like this thread. A miner's strike.

Roxy Music's first, self titled. Very creative, strange and cool. Doesn't hurt that first time I heard it (or of them) was live when they backed up Edger Winter's Frankenstein tour.

The Tubes "Remote Control" Produced by Todd Rundgren in 1979, the great tubes album.