Joan Osborne

Joan Osborne

"There's a guy here in Brooklyn," starts Joan Osborne, "who sells mix CDs on a street corner. Every time he plays 70s soul groups, everyone within earshot gets a big grin on their face, starts singing along under their breath and the whole atmosphere around him just changes. A lot of the impetus for this record came from those blithe moments on the street. And, yes, I bought more than a few CDs from him," she laughs.

On her latest album, Breakfast in Bed, Osborne got the chance to make her very own mix, a collection of soul classics and new... more