TGIF. Enjoy this photo of Jerry Garcia in front of the Grateful Dead’s wall of sound. Continue reading Wall of Sound
I found this LP last week while shopping on Black Friday in Ohio. I bought it on a whim, hoping it would have some of that gospel soul I’ve been listening to so much lately. I was not disappointed. That Feeling, the second song on Side 2, hits the gospel soul nail on the head. … Continue reading I Got That Funny Feeling…
Thrift stores are some of my favorite places to look for records. That being said, it can be arduous to sift through hundreds of classical records and empty LP jackets to find something worth keeping. People often see what records I find and say, “I should go to Goodwill more often”, but it’s not really … Continue reading Unusual Thrift Store LPs…
Released in 1973, Hot Line To Jesus is a gospel stomper from the Rance Allen Group. I recently picked up their Best of compilation LP released by Gospel Truth which was owned by Stax Records. My favorite lyric from this song is, “I paid my telephone bill with love that my God gives.” Works for … Continue reading Hot Line To Jesus
I purchased several gospel LPs last week while shopping on Black Friday. One of my favorites is the below LP by Professor Harold Boggs and the Boggs Specials called That’s Where It’s At. The track that stuck out most is number four on side A, God’s L.S.D. I had not reviewed the track list before … Continue reading I’m Living On God’s L.S.D.
I’m impatient. I tell myself to hold out and wait to find records in the store because honestly that’s when it feels best, stumbling on something you’ve been looking for and thinking you’d never find it. Well, I couldn’t do that for Shirley Caesar’s LP, Stranger on the Road. I’m so caught up in this … Continue reading Stranger on the Road
Another gospel LP I found this weekend was by Tommy Ellison and the Five Singing Stars of Brooklyn, N.Y. titled Come Home, released on HSE Records in 1974. I couldn’t find this album on any streaming services but I did find their great song, The Crossroads, posted above. Tommy passed away in 2009 but his … Continue reading The Crossroads