I'm going to post a few links to Youtube clips of my favorite tunes that have been criminally unknown or underappreciated. This is Part 5. click here for Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
In no particular order:
"The Flame", by Spyche
Technically, we can't say this song is unknown, as it was a big hit for Cheap Trick. But this version, by a local Dallas musician with a day job, is a big improvement over the original. Take away the Cheap Trick over-emotive vocal, and strip away the over-production, and you have a great song delivered by a real songbird and accompanied only by a bass guitar, and you have a real gem. Close your eyes and listen, and when she says "over you" at the 0:48 mark, your heart may just break in half.
"Tough it Out" by Webb Wilder
I'm not sure how this song is categorized. It's not country. It's Southern Boogie Rock. Whatever it is, just crank it up real loud.