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 Title||Time|
|1-1||I’m Comin’ Home||3:17|
|1-4||How Can I Thank You||3:08|
|2-1||Stay With Me||3:30|
|2-2||The Beauty Of His Works||2:40|
|2-3||I Give Thanks To The Lord||2:43|
|2-4||Wake Up, And Live||3:27|
|2-5||The Lord’s Prayer||2:02|
|2-6||Jesus Is Lord||2:53|