Just who are Penny & The Quarters? A short-lived familial R&B group that never made the big time, until an estate sale find turned into a anonymous track on an indie label compilation and then that track was plucked out of obscurity and showcased prominently in an Oscar-nominated film, that’s who.
Watch the video of Penny & The Quarters’ long lost song “You and Me”, a one-take recording from 1970 set to footage of the film that brought it to light, Blue Valentine. Throughout production and even after the film’s release, the real names of the recording artists were not known, until now. Read the entire incredible story here.
How much amazing music is lost out there like this, just waiting like patience to be discovered?
As Jeff Tweedy sings, “The best band will never get signed…So good, you won’t ever know. They never even played a show. You can’t hear ’em on the radio.”