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"Draw The Line/Blur The Line" CD

Jim Radford's third release is a collection of 13 faith inspired tunes.
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Tracks

1. Draw the Line/Blur the Line
2. What a Fellowship Medley
What a Fellowship • Jesus, Won’t You Come by Here • Lord, Prepare Me (to be a sanctuary) • Yes, Lord, Yes • Where Could I Go (but to the Lord)
3. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
4. How Tedious and Tasteless the Hours
5. Make Me a Captive, Lord
6. Glory in My Weakness (for Lynn)
7. He’s Broken Down the Wall
8. He Lives
9. Give Thanks (Psalm 118:1-7, 15, Psalm 150:6)
10. Riley
11. This Little Light of Mine
12. They That Wait upon the Lord (Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 27:13-14, Psalm 37:7)
13. When They Ring the Golden Bells

Thanks and Acknowledgments

Thanks to the Triune God-Who-Is, the First Principle, the Prime Mover, and the Formal, Efficient, and Final Cause of All Things for willing good, for opening doors, and for keeping promises. Thanks again and again to the fine session players: Robby, Rick, Jeremy, Joel, Will, Cindy, Marie, and Hamilton. With you the songs work; without you they don’t. Thanks to Gayle Davis for her huge support. You have been such an essential part of these projects. Thanks to Teresa for her patience, perseverance and love. You were here from the beginning. Thanks to my family for all you are and do.

Musicians

1. Draw the Line/Blur the Line
Jim Radford – piano and vocals
Will McFarlane – electric and slide guitars
Jeremy Medkiff – Acoustic Guitar
Cindy Richardson Walker – background vocals
Marie Lewey – background vocals
Robby Meadows – bass
Rick Murray – drums
Hamilton Hardin – horn arrangement and saxophones

2. What a Fellowship Medley
Jim Radford – piano and vocals
Will McFarlane – guitars
Cindy Richardson Walker – background vocals
Marie Lewey – background vocals
Robby Meadows – bass
Rick Murray – drums
Hamilton Hardin – horn arrangement and saxophones

3. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
Jim Radford – piano and vocals, keyboard, keyboard bass
Joel Key – electric guitar
Will McFarlane – electric guitar
Cindy Richardson Walker – background vocals
Marie Lewey – background vocals
Rick Murray – drums

4. How Tedious and Tasteless the Hours
Jim Radford – piano and vocals
Jeremy Medkiff – acoustic and electric guitars
Robby Meadows – bass
Rick Murray – drums

5. Make Me a Captive, Lord
Jim Radford – piano and vocals
Jeremy Medkiff – Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Marie Lewey – background vocals
Cindy Richardson Walker – background vocals
Robby Meadows – bass
Rick Murray – drums

6. Glory in My Weakness (for Lynn)
Jim Radford – piano and vocals
Jeremy Medkiff – acoustic and electric guitars
Marie Lewey – background vocals
Cindy Richardson Walker – background vocals
Robby Meadows – bass
Rick Murray – drums
Hamilton Hardin – horn arrangement and saxophones

7. He’s Broken Down the Wall
Jim Radford – piano and vocals, keyboard, keyboard bass
Jeremy Medkiff – acoustic and electric guitars
Marie Lewey – background vocals
Cindy Richardson Walker – background vocals
Rick Murray – drums

8. He Lives
Jim Radford – piano and vocals
Will McFarlane – guitars
Cindy Richardson Walker – background vocals
Marie Lewey – background vocals
Robby Meadows – bass
Rick Murray – drums
Hamilton Hardin – horn arrangement and saxophones

9. Give Thanks (Psalm 118:1-7, 15, Psalm 150:6)
Jim Radford – piano and vocals
Jeremy Medkiff – guitars
Cindy Richardson Walker – background vocals
Marie Lewey – background vocals
Robby Meadows – bass
Rick Murray – drums
Hamilton Hardin – horn arrangement and saxophones

10. Riley
Jim Radford – piano and vocals
Jeremy Medkiff – electric guitars
Joel Key – acoustic guitar
Cindy Richardson Walker – background vocals
Marie Lewey – background vocals
Robby Meadows – bass
Rick Murray – drums

11. This Little Light of Mine
Jim Radford – piano and vocals
Will McFarlane – guitars
Cindy Richardson Walker – background vocals
Marie Lewey – background vocals
Robby Meadows – bass
Rick Murray – drums
Hamilton Hardin – horn arrangement and saxophones

12. They That Wait upon the Lord
( Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 27:13-14, Psalm 37:7)

Jim Radford – piano and vocals
Joel Key – guitars
Cindy Richardson Walker – background vocals
Marie Lewey – background vocals
Robby Meadows – bass • Rick Murray – drums

13. When They Ring the Golden Bells
Jim Radford – piano and vocals
Will McFarlane – guitars
Cindy Richardson Walker – background vocals
Marie Lewey – background vocals
Robby Meadows – bass
Rick Murray – drums
Hamilton Hardin – horn arrangement and saxophones

Song Credits

1. Draw the Line/Blur the Line - words and music by Jim Radford

2. What a Fellowship Medley -
What a Fellowship - words by Anthony Showalter, music by Elijah Hoffman;
Jesus, Won’t You Come by Here - traditional;
Lord, Prepare Me (to be a sanctuary) - words and music by John Thompson and Randy Scruggs;
Yes, Lord, Yes - words and music by Lynn Keesecker;
Where Could I Go (but to the Lord) - words and music by J.B. Coats, arr. by Jim Radford

3. I Want Jesus to Walk with Me - traditional, arr. by Jim Radford

4. How Tedious and Tasteless the Hours - words by John Newton, traditional melody, arr. by Jim Radford

5. Make Me a Captive, Lord - words by George Matheson, music by Jim Radford

6. Glory in My Weakness (for Lynn) - words and music by Jim Radford

7. He’s Broken Down the Wall - words and music by Jim Radford

8. He Lives - words and music by Alfred Ackley, arr. by Jim Radford

9. Give Thanks (Psalm 118:1-7, 15; Psalm 150:6) - music by Jim Radford

10. Riley - words and music by Jim Radford

11. This Little Light of Mine - Words (vv. 1, 2) and Music by Harry Dixon Loes, circa 1920, Public Domain, additional verses and arr. by Jim Radford

12. They That Wait Upon the Lord (Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 27:13-14, Psalm 37:7) - music by Jim Radford

13. When They Ring the Golden Bells - words and music by Daniel de Marbelle, arr. by Jim Radford

Credits

Produced by Jim Radford and Robby Meadows
Engineered, edited, and mixed by Robby Meadows Studio Productions in Harrisonburg, Virginia • 540-649-1792
Horn arrangements by Christian Howes String Productions, Columbus, Ohio • www.christianhowes.com
Cindy Richardson Walker and Marie Lewey background vocals, and Will McFarlane guitar overdubs,
recorded by Jimmy Nutt at the Nutthouse Recording Studio, Sheffield, Alabama • www.thenutthouse.com
Mastered by Glenn Meadows at Mayfield Mastering, Nashville, Tennessee • www.mayfieldmastering.com
Cover art layout and design by Sarah Radford and Jim Radford. Photo of Jim Radford by Sarah Radford
Cover paintings “The Confusion of Tongues” (1865) by Gustave Dore and “Pentecost” (1596) by El Greco - public domain
All other Graphic Design by Bob Schamerhorn at Infinity Graphics, Richmond, Virginia • www.infinity-graphics.com
©&℗2015 Jim Radford. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication prohibited. JRD-003

Review by Lins Honeyman of Draw The Line/Blur The Line

Continuing in the same vein as his previous two releases, the third album from Virginian singer/songwriter and pianist Jim Radford is yet another tasteful collection of originals and old chestnuts. Once again, Radford's gentle vocal delivery is boosted by a quality backing band that includes a horn section, female backing singers and one time Bonnie Raitt guitarist Will McFarlane. With the help of co-producer Robby Meadows, all involved have succeeded in capturing an old time feel that offers an alternative to the standard modern worship fare that currently saturates the market. Proceedings kick off with the title track which tells the story of God's interaction with his people before and after the New Covenant before a collection of old spirituals and hymns (notably the "What A Fellowship" medley and Daniel De Marbelle's "When They Ring The Golden Bells") are given the Radford treatment. The likes of "They That Wait Upon The Lord" showcase Radford's flair for penning original Scripture-inspired material whilst the poignant "Riley" sees the writer in contemplative mood without over-egging the pudding. Whilst a somewhat laboured and wordy reading of "This Little Light Of Mine" doesn't quite hit the mark, the majority of the other material on offer here - including a superb blues version of the old spiritual "I Want Jesus To Walk With Me" - ensures that this is yet another enjoyable outing from Radford. SEE: ACTUAL REVIEW

 

 

 

 
 

 

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