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Jim

Christian music - down memory lane.

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?
Honey 56

What's your favourite Petra track Jim? (my son used to love them, back in the day)
Honey 56

What about this Jim?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA5c4p9Idc0
Honey 56

Or this?

www.youtube.sn/watch?v=64OBMT2mrKU&feature=related
Jim

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!
Ketty

Re: Christian music - down memory lane.

Jim wrote:

I was horrified to realise that Ketty hadn't heard of either the songs, or the artists.


Ah but Jim, what a wonderful opportunity it is for you to reminisce, share and teach.  

I still have not had any alone time in which to listen to Youtube, but when I do, I will.
Jim

Re: Christian music - down memory lane.

While you're youtube-ing, then, use those links Honey provided here.
Marilyn might not be a rocker, but her worship songs are special. I have all her albums, and there are gems in each one.

( Pleas don't tell me you haven't heard of Marilyn Baker? I think I'm going to cry.....)
Ketty

Re: Christian music - down memory lane.

Jim wrote:

( 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 . . .

Jim

Re: Christian music - down memory lane.

(sniff sniff)
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,
www.torchtrust.org
deals with issues concerning visually impaired Christians.
Ketty

Re: Christian music - down memory lane.

Jim wrote:

www.torchtrust.org
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.
Jim

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKHa6Cm62uI&feature=related

One of my all time favourate singers and one of my all time favourite songs.
Honey 56

Jim wrote:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKHa6Cm62uI&feature=related

One of my all time favourate singers and one of my all time favourite songs.


Beautful Jim.  
Jim

Cheers, Honey.
There's a lot more Amy Grant stuff on youtube.
She's definately worth a listen!
Jim

I'm going to have to stop this - I keep finding favourites on youtube that I thought I'd lost....
Jim

www.youtube.lu/watch?v=zVNIqeow3Z4&feature=related

Two classic rockers. One sadly no longer with us.
I'll see him later, though!
Ketty

Thanks Jim, I've had opportunity to listen to Youtube today.  I recognised many of the songs, if not the singers.       And then started wandering down my own path of reminiscences and wonderful music.  
Jim

This youtube thingy's a pain....
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OEqavkJGCE
Jim

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.
Ketty

Jim wrote:
This youtube thingy's a pain....
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OEqavkJGCE


I love that.  

Jim wrote:

My wallet is not going to be happy!


Ach!  What's an empty wallet compared to happy ears, and a full heart, and the joy of singing at the top of the voice?  And you're worth it.


Jim wrote:
You don't get that on TV nowadays, more's the pity.


Aye.  Agreed.  
Jim

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.
Jim

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn1EWco33u8

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.
Lexilogio

Jim wrote:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn1EWco33u8

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.


Melody Gardot is another (albeit not Christian music) who has a profound disability (she is in constant pain), yet sounds beautiful.
Jim

If you're a little down, try this classic.
It's different.
Don't say I didn't warn you.....

www.youtube.com/watch?v=muK1DPKhKJ8
Ketty

Jim wrote:
If you're a little down, try this classic.
It's different.
Don't say I didn't warn you.....

www.youtube.com/watch?v=muK1DPKhKJ8


Ahem, yes, it's different.  Can't say it appeals to me.  
Honey 56

Jim wrote:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn1EWco33u8

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.


Oh Jim!!!

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.

Thanks Jim.

Honey  
cymrudynnion

Petra, Marilyn, Amy Grant?? never heard of them

Rutter is modern enough
Jim

Rutter?
Is that Christian heavy metal?
Honey 56

Hya Cym,

John Rutter? i had to google, but just for you.......

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvyCQTDxpBc
LeClerc

Hi All

Psalm 68 NKJ
4Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Extol Him who rides on the clouds,
By His name YAH,
And rejoice before Him.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhCEco5LLL0

LeClerc
Jim

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!
Jim

I still think Helen Shapiro's version is better, but this sounds great:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJX43l9-Qx0
Jim

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyPBVwOCYmM

If you like this, google "Too small a price" - if that doesn't move you, nothing will!
Jim

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!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygcYE9tHfXs
Jim

This one's going to be a classic.
I know it's not that old, but the words are beautiful.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBcqria2wmg&feature=related
Jim

This used to be a classic, from one of the greats in the 70's, Andre Crouch.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ifuvuRsv60&feature=related
LeClerc


Link
cymrudynnion

Honey 56 wrote:
Hya Cym,

John Rutter? i had to google, but just for you.......

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvyCQTDxpBc

Hi Honey, not able to iopen where I am. Do I take it this is a lionk to The Lord Bless You and Keep You. If it isn't can i suggest youi try it, its an anthem I have sung many times.
Honey 56

cymrudynnion wrote:
Honey 56 wrote:
Hya Cym,

John Rutter? i had to google, but just for you.......

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvyCQTDxpBc

Hi Honey, not able to iopen where I am. Do I take it this is a lionk to The Lord Bless You and Keep You. If it isn't can i suggest youi try it, its an anthem I have sung many times.


Yes it is Cym, it must be really good to be able to sing, me, I can't hols a tune in a bucket!
It doesn't stop me though, I sing my heart out at home, just not in public.

I love a good welsh choir preferably singing 'Guide me oh my great redeemer' (it's in my blood)

Take care Cym,  
Honey
Jim

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."

Honey 56

Jim wrote:
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!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilny-CIVdnQ


Honey
Jim

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV2zMZ-nZ7k

A Stuart Townend classic: one I'm glad we sing often in our church.
IMO Townend will be remembered among the greats as far as hymnwriting is concerned.
Jim

And, especially for JamesJah.....


www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRSE8rZY5cg&feature=related



Jim

www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-RpAPV3FZI

'Encircling' by Iona.
A take on a classic Celtic hymn by a superb Christian Folk/Rock band.
I have all their albums.

This might not suit our James, but I hope the rest enjoy it!
Jim

Another Amy Grant classic...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlXulS7Mvw
bnabernard

Well if anybodies got an instrument handy they want to try playing silent night then after the first verse move into the first verse of why does the world keep on turning, and so forth.

bernard (hug)
Jim

Just found this:
Steve Green used to be a favourite of mine, and this song - taken from his album "The Mission" - shows his vocal range well.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUuIJKqusto
Jim

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pQdCPlxP50
(I was feeling nostalgic)
Jim

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r47dvtFI4I
A Helen Shapiro track which I often play this time of year.
Powwow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35_acgUIGrs
Jim

Nice one, powwow.
That tune reminds me of a hymn in the "Redemption Hymnbook".
I can't for the life of me get which one, though, and it's doing my head in!
Powwow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJXgp78kVNg
Powwow

A Shelter in the Time of a Storm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-xnYsFxA2U
Jim

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOoBXL9_JY4
A track by Marilyn Baker, a friend, totally blind.
This is from her first (of many) albums, and it always makes me pray.
Jim

Re: Christian music - down memory lane.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-RpAPV3FZI&list=AL94UKMTqg-9D8AJ2NXW9K6sgcij1GnwG2
Ok, I'm posting this cos it's St Patrick's Day.
The song has part of St. Patrick's Breastplate in it...anyway, it's Iona - and I love the instramentation.
Powwow

George and Vestal singing Angel Band
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG00pby2bq0
Jim

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.
This one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix8ddosjg-k
always makes me stop and think.
Powwow

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
Powwow

Glory To His Name
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feat...ayer_detailpage&v=7DDVShVvkJs
Powwow

Ride This Train
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feat...ayer_detailpage&v=cijE4ysd9r4
Powwow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Znq_SmQWU
Jim

One of my favourate modern hymns "In Christ alone"
Sung by one of my favourate contemporary Christian groups; Avalon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw8FumKT62s
Jim

On Wednsday, November 6, it'll be thirty-six years to the day since I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour.
This artist was one of the greats of the Christian music scene then, and this track

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y18yPO03zjo

was one of my favourites.
Jim

"Awesome God" by Michael W Smith.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38V8jnN1Kpw&list=RD02HPBmFwBSGb0
Still sounding great!
Derek

My favourite all time hymn - I Heard Him Come


Link


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ii2...p_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D3Ii2XWvndfg#

My second all time favourite hymn - Oh Lord My Redeemer.


Link


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TwRDsfjZYVs#
cymrudynnion

Can't give you a link but "google" A Star from Jacob Shine forth - Mendelssohn (from Christus)
Jim

I thought I'd post this again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-He--hlMr0


Iona - Christian folk/rock at its best, and a wonderful version of Patrick's Breastplate - a hymn praising the Trinity.
The instrumentation is superb.

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