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Documenting and discussing my music collection and listening habits on various formats.

Dr. Jim Matthews – “He’s Coming Back Again”

Dr. Jim Matthews – “He’s Coming Back Again”So, Dr. Jim Matthews – or the Singing Surgeon hails from Mississippi, and he released this album of Gospel songs (among other albums – including a country one) in the 1970’s, on his Music Emporium label. So, self-released? Anyways, the album opens with the titular track, “He’s Coming Back Again” and it’s a slower song,... Read More »

Joani Whitmore – “The Gospel Side of Joani / Country Love Songs by Joani

Joani Whitmore – “The Gospel Side of Joani / Country Love Songs by JoaniThis one has been sitting in my to be reviewed pile for about 7 years, and I finally got around to playing it a few weeks back, I rated it a 4 star rating on Discogs. So, here we go again, round two with Joani Whitmore’s 1973 Country Gospel or Gospel Country album on the Artist’s Records... Read More »

Bill, Mary & Jim Einert – “Singing… Requests”

Bill, Mary & Jim Einert – “Singing… Requests”So, here I have one that has been sitting in my collection for a number of years, we have the Einert family of Clarksville, AR with their album “Singing… Requests” on the Gospel Melody Records label, interestingly enough, Jim has appeared on another album in my collection, “He Promised to Be There” The album opens... Read More »

Pat Carey – “To Start Again”

Pat Carey – “To Start Again”So, Pat Carey or Patricia Carey is an Irish-American opera singer with a very famous daughter, with a very well known Christmas song – yes, Pat Carey is none other than the mother of Mariah Carey – and in 1977, she released this album on the U.U. Record label, so here we go. and we... Read More »

Singing Samford Family – “Jesus is Coming Soon”

Singing Samford Family – “Jesus is Coming Soon”So, back in 1970, Dale and Martha Samford of Murfreesboro, TN decided to round up their kids, Vicki, Steve, Debbie and Linda, and record a nice family album of cherished Gospel songs, the album was then sold for the quaint price of $4.95! What a steal! The album starts with the title track, “Jesus is... Read More »

Pee-Wee Herman / Surf Punks – “Surfin’ Bird / My Beach”

Pee-Wee Herman / Surf Punks – “Surfin’ Bird / My Beach” Unfortunately, on July 30th the world lost an absolute icon. Paul Reubens, who was widely known as “Pee-Wee Herman” passed away after a brave, six year battle with cancer. Naturally, he’ll be remembered as Pee-Wee, but he was so much more than just one character, he was a talented actor who featured in such movies like... Read More »

The Laymen – “The Laymen”

The Laymen – “The Laymen”So, here we go with Georgia’s own the Laymen from Warner Robins, with what the liner notes say is their sixth album – self released as there is no label present. The album opens with the song “The Message of His Coming” and it starts with no instrumental backing just a cappella vocals before the... Read More »

Sonya – “Clothed in White”

Sonya – “Clothed in White”    So, after a long time of searching I finally came across this one – I’d been searching for this for almost as long as Larry Adams.  This is Mrs. Sonya Chittum of Hot Springs, AR on the Shine Records label. The album opens with a song written by Mrs. Chittum (Though, her name... Read More »

The Choraleers Quartet – “Oh, I Found Jesus”

The Choraleers Quartet – “Oh, I Found Jesus”So, here we are with the third and final Choraleers album, following up behind “On The Way Home” and “I Found the Lord” we have “Oh, I Found Jesus” – now I don’t know if this album is pre or post the latter two, but if you look at the guys on the cover, the... Read More »

The Choraleers Quartet – “I Found The Lord”

The Choraleers Quartet – “I Found The Lord”Yesterday, I listened to the Choraleers “On My Way Home” – today, “I Found the Lord” once again on the Truth label of North Carolina. These guys open the album with the title track, “I Found the Lord” which was written by Gary Lucas, who once more is on this album, with his very distinct... Read More »

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