For those who are interested, here are my favorite albums of 2019: New LPs: Pedro The Lion – Phoenix Starflyer 59 – Young In My Head William Tyler – Goes West Reissues: Hum – Downward is Heavenward Starflyer 59 – Gold R.E.M. – Monster This year I bought WAY more … Continue reading My Favorite Albums of 2019
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
The local record store where I DJ had a sidewalk sale a few weeks ago. I had a gig there that night and after my set was over, I thumbed through the dollar bin from the sale earlier that day. The above album cover caught my eye and I recognized the artwork from the same … Continue reading Today’s Song: Move On by Osibisa
Last night I finished reading Amanda Petrusich’s, Do Not Sell At Any Price, a book about 78rpm collectors. I highly recommend this book to any who collects records. The book is packed full of stories about people finding 78s which kept me engaged throughout, understanding what the rush feels like when you find a needle … Continue reading Collection + Curation – Do Not Sell At Any Price