If you need some Big Star LPs in your life, Craft is reissuing #1 and Radio City on 180 gram vinyl in January and if you act fast, you can preorder during a holiday sale they are having now. I subscribed to their newsletter and got a promo code for another 10% off so I … Continue reading When My Baby’s Beside Me
Let’s play a game called, “Which of these albums released in 1995 will get the deluxe vinyl reissue treatment 25 years later in 2020?” Here is a sample list of some of the more popular albums from 1995 that turn 25 in 2020. Some are already available for purchase on vinyl but I’m curious … Continue reading Albums Turning 25 in 2020
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
Yesterday I had to drop my kids off with family where they are spending the weekend before we come down for the holidays. I was going to be near Columbia, TN, and decided to swing by their Goodwill to look for records. I was surprised to not find a single record for sale in the … Continue reading Judge Not
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