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
Man, this song sounds familiar. That was my first thought after listening to this LP by the Williams Brothers that I found last weekend while record shopping. Wait. I remember now. But wait another minute, where else have I heard that song? Of course… So, here seems to the be timeline that I can piece … Continue reading He Didn’t Have To Do It – Sam & Dave?
I’m still on my gospel soul kick. After finding five great gospel LPs at the record store on Saturday, I made an extra trip to a thrift store near me in search of more. This weekend, at a local thrift store, I found a wabi-sabi copy of the Brooklyn Allstars’ LP, Jesus Loves Me. The … Continue reading Time Waits On No One
I blame Aretha Franklin and Greg Belson for me buying seven gospel soul albums this weekend. I think that’s fair. As I mentioned last week, I’ve been listening to Belson’s radio show online and hoping to find some gospel soul records of my own. This weekend I found five at my local record store and … Continue reading Satisfied
When I think of the band Crazy Horse, I naturally think of Neil Young. One could give him credit for bringing the band their popularity after using a few of their members on his albums Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and After the Gold Rush. I’ve recently become a fan of Crazy Horse’s self-titled album, … Continue reading Downtown
This is another unexpected cover song I heard last week…this time Bonnie Raitt covering the INXS hit, Need You Tonight. I would not have imagined this working as well as it does. Bonnie’s band does a great job of keeping things loose and funky, sometimes feeling like things are about to fall apart, but they … Continue reading Need You Tonight