I’m Comin’ Home (Public Affair PAR 59) 1976


Father Paul, otherwise known as the Rev. Paul J. Kowalewski, hereby presents his contribution to the Catholic folk sound, mimicking the style of artists like Carey Landry, Paul Quinlan, Ian Mitchell and Sebastian Temple, both musically and vocally (think “tenor with vibrato”). Although pictured with just a guitar, he’s got a lot of help here from musicians on various guitars, piano, bass, percussion and flute. There are also a couple featured female singers: Barb Saleh (‘Trees’, ‘Hosanna’, ‘Wake Up, And Live’ and ‘Jesus Is Lord’) and Lori Stracken (‘Stay With Me’), both with beautiful voices. A children’s ensemble provides backing vocals on a couple songs. My personal pick is the fast-tempo minor-key ‘Joel’. Subtitled Songs For A Journey. The dude’s from Buffalo, New York.    (The Archivist, 4th edition  by Ken Scott).


Thank you Ken for the front cover photo.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-1I’m Comin’ Home3:17
1-4How Can I Thank You3:08
2-1Stay With Me3:30
2-2The Beauty Of His Works2:40
2-3I Give Thanks To The Lord2:43
2-4Wake Up, And Live3:27
2-5The Lord’s Prayer2:02
2-6Jesus Is Lord2:53