The Underrated Treasures Blogfest

Monday, September 22, 2014



The day is here! The Underrated Treasures Blogfest is being hosted by Alex Cavanaugh, Tell the world about a little-known band or artist, book, movie or TV show.

As to my underrated treasure - Shinehead is an artist who was somewhat popular in the 80's. He's Jamaican by birth, but has lived in the United States for most of his life. He's quite talented—raps, sings (very well) and deejays, but never made it big over the duration of his career. Not sure what he's doing with himself now, but here are a couple of my favourites from him.

 





Which band or artist is listed among your obscure treasures?




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Have fun on the hop and do have a look in the side bar. My tour and hop are mighty lonely!

31 comments:

  1. Wow, cool artist. Also, I just love the idea of making a book for the ISWSG.

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    1. You've been on my mind, Clarissa. Thanks for dropping in.
      I think that book will be a source of encouragement to many.

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  2. Never heard of him. Sounds like he diversified though, which probably kept him going.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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    1. Yes, this guy did a range of songs that showcased his talent.
      Happy to be part of the blogfest.

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  3. The first video is wild. Looks like he had fun making it.

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  4. Hi, J.L. I've never heard of this artist before. Thanks for sharing about him for the Underrated Treasures Blogfest.

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  5. I confess to disliking most, but not all rap, so it's no surprise that I've not heard of your underrated treasure. But then, that's the point! :) X

    shahwharton.com

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  6. I don't know this one. I'm not a fan of most rap though I appreciate the talent of the genre.

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  7. Hmm. I've not heard of him. Thank you for the recommendation, and I hope you have a wonderful week. :)

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  8. I don't know him! Great voice. Love his take on Sting's song and the message in the second is most excellent.

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  9. Never heard of him. Definitely a terrific underrated treasure!

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  10. Cool. This is quite a discovery. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. First I've heard of him too, sure seems to have fun in the videos as well haha

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  12. I haven't heard of him before. His sound is very catchy though. :)

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  13. Thanks for the underrated contribution. So many books, movies, musicians I haven't heard of before.

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  14. So many musicians are underrated. comes with the job.

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  15. I love I'm a Jamacian in NY. That's a fun tune. Cool pick. :)

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  16. Very cool. Love the reggae hip hop blend. Great share!

    VR Barkowski

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  17. That was some fun music! Thanks for sharing it!

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  18. He's got a fun sound. I started dancing at my desk.

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  19. Joy, I know Shinehead quite well. A distinct style/groove!
    His hit over here was Try My Love (in 1992) and the song is still popular...

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  20. I never heard of him but it is fun to listen to:)

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  21. So far I haven't known about any of the Underrated Treasures I've been introduced to. Now I can add yours to my list - my streak is unbroken!

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  22. I enjoyed listening to Shinehead. Thanks for stopping by yesterday and blitzing me. It made my day!

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  23. My submission is all set and ready. I've never heard of Shinehead, but I'm not surprised I keep my head down most of the time. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  24. That second song-- lol!
    Thanks for the intro to music I hadn't heard of.

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