While searching for the origin of a weird live recording I have, I discovered Little Hits. There doesn’t appear to be an official description anywhere, but as far as I can gather it’s an MP3 blog of undiscovered, regionally popular gems from the past 40 years. I just spent an enjoyable few minutes clicking around.
Plus, I like the writing style:
A cover of a 1951 R&B hit by Peppermint Harris that came out just a few months after Ã¢â‚¬Å“Stranded in the Jungle,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“I Got LoadedÃ¢â‚¬Â is a tune about drunken jocularity sung by bassman Dub Jones in an oddly genial, almost avuncular way that makes inebriation sound like a most agreeable way to spend an evening. See, if getting drunk made me feel like this song sounds, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d get drunk just all the damn time. But frankly, when I get drunk, everything sounds more like the Shaggs.
I’m sure music lovers and Pitchfork writers will know all of these bands, but I maybe recognized two.