The Crossroads

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


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

Need You Tonight

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