Aretha Franklin, witness to the Gospel

Deal W. Hudson May 16, 2019 Amazing Grace is one of the greatest concert movies of all time In January 1972, Aretha Franklin travelled to Los Angeles to join her good friend Pastor James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir to record a gospel album. That album, entitled Amazing Grace, went on to become the… Continue reading Aretha Franklin, witness to the Gospel

When Elgar turned to the Druids

Deal W. Hudson April 11, 2019 The conductor Martyn Brabbins and Hyperion have given us the second complete recording of Elgar’s 1898 cantata Caractacus. It’s been more than 25 years since the first recording by Richard Hickox on Chandos (1994). Caractacus is an uneven work but possesses enough moments of raw power and pastoral beauty… Continue reading When Elgar turned to the Druids