On the 'born again' thread, I mentioned a couple of Christian musicians.
I was horrified to realise that Ketty hadn't heard of either the songs, or the artists.
( Senior moment - and I'm only just middle aged...)
I used to have a massive collection of Christian music, mainly vinyl, which substituted for scripture when I couldn't access the Bible. I gave away most of the stuff when I downsized to this smaller house, but still have several hundred CDs.
Amazon's a killer - I keep ordering more.
This morning, I recieved "The ultimate collection" by Petra. They were a stalwart of Christian Rock for three decades. Umpteen examples of their work are on youtube.
Anyone here got favourite artists/albums/songs they'd like to share?
What's your favourite Petra track Jim? (my son used to love them, back in the day)
My favourite Petra track?
With all the stuff they produced, it's hard to choose.
I like most of 'em, but "Grave Robber" and "The coloring song" are top at the moment.
That'll probably change by tomorrow though.
I've spent time online today wallowing in nostalgia: Larry Norman, Leon Patillo, Michael W. Smith, Sheila Walsh - they're all there!
Thanks for the Marilyn Baker stuff. I had an email from her last month, and she's actually written some new material. There might be another album in the offing!
( Pleas don't tell me you haven't heard of Marilyn Baker? I think I'm going to cry.....)
Hands Jim a box of Mansize . . .
Re: Christian music - down memory lane.
Marilyn is a singer/songwriter, trained at the Royal School of Music as an oboist, she devoted herself to writing and performing her own work.
She's totally blind, has been from birth. She hosts a 15-minute 'Reflections' programme on Premier each Sunday at 4pm.
The programme, run through Torch trust,
deals with issues concerning visually impaired Christians.
Interesting link, thanks Jim. My sight is fine (thank you, Lord), but I have a family history which means I get free eye tests every year. A close relative is having eye surgery yet again next week. Twice having had a detached retina and now cataracts the sight is not brilliant, but hopefully next week's surgery will bring some improvement.
I've discovered dozens of gems I thought I'd lost, Ketty.
Unfortunately, many of them are still available in compilation albums. My wallet is not going to be happy!
There are even a few clips from the BBC's "Rock Gospel" show from the early '80s, a series hosted by Sheila Walsh and Alvin Stardust - it showcased a huge amount of stuff.
You don't get that on TV nowadays, more's the pity.
You don't get that on TV nowadays, more's the pity.
If you liked Keith Green - there's loads of his music on youtube.
His version of "Create in me a clean heart" is superb.
BTW, He's the writer of "There is a Redeemer" - and his version is amazing. His death was a serious blow to the Christian music scene.
Honey, you'll like this; it used to be one of my favourites.
To everyone else, just marvel at the way this woman sounds - considering she has no movement below her shoulders.
I used to listen to Joni all the time, she was one of the first Christian artists I heard of, it was Joni, through her beautiful lyrice that showed me that it was ok to be totally, in love with our saviour, I think I learned more from her than any preacher or pastor, I would love to tell her so some day, but I suspect there will be a huge long queue.
Petra, Marilyn, Amy Grant?? never heard of them
Rutter is modern enough
Is that Christian heavy metal?
John Rutter? i had to google, but just for you.......
That sounds great, LeClerc; I hadn't heard of that artist.
I'm more familiar with Helen Shapiro's Messianic music.
Strange, thouggh: I have all four of her Gospel albums, and her versions of "Kadosh", Ha Shevinu" and Hinel ma Tov" are excellent.
For some reason, though, no-one's put them on Youtube.
Or, if they have, I haven't found them...yet!
I still think Helen Shapiro's version is better, but this sounds great:
If you like this, google "Too small a price" - if that doesn't move you, nothing will!
This was one of the most special songs I remember when I first ventured into listening to Christian music.
I had the record, but played it into the ground.
I'm so glad someone had the sense to post this!
Two verses come to mind here.
Sadly, the second seems more appropriate for me!
1. "Sing to the LORD a new song."
2. Make a joyful noise to the LORD."
I think I have posted this before Jim, but my most favourite song for Jesus is a secular one, but it means the most of all to me, I think you will see why from the lyrics, I hope you won't mind if I post it again, it gives me a good excuse to listen again, and I will be singing my heart out with it!
Nice one, pow wow.
I've been going through my oldies ( must be the onset of something) and I've been listeneng a lot to the late, great Keith Green recently.
always makes me stop and think.
I liked that Jim. Never heard anything by Keith Green before. I respect his piano playing. Confirms why I only like to play when I have my house to myself.lol I was horrified on day when I was jazzing up an old hymn the way I do and I got interrupted by a couple JW ladies knocking on my door. I don't know if their compliments on my playing was real or just a way to get a foot in the door. lol