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"Who Says?" CD

This is Jim's debut release that includes 13 eclectic modern Christian Music tunes. Listen to the MP3 samples and discover the spiritually driven musical variety. SEE: REVIEW

Tracks

1. Who Says? (The Spirit of God) - SAMPLE
2. Thus Says the Lord (Jeremiah 9:23-24) - SAMPLE
3. And Can It Be (that I Should Gain) - SAMPLE
4. On His Blindness - SAMPLE
5. What Adam’s Done - SAMPLE
6. Cain and Abel - SAMPLE
7. Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown - SAMPLE
8. Sons and Daughters of the Kingdom - SAMPLE
9. Mender of Broken Hearts - SAMPLE
10. Constant Communion - SAMPLE
11. The Lifeline - SAMPLE
12. When Jesus Returns - SAMPLE
13. Take His Hand - SAMPLE

Thank Yous

Teresa Tyson Radford, there never was a time when you didn’t support me and believe in me when many others did not. I love you (always have, always will) and thank God for you. Jonathan Hornsby, your consistently helpful and wise counsel, timely suggestions, and prayers from the very beginning and all along the way have been of inestimable value. God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit love you and bless your life. I do, too. Vernon Snoddy (especially you), Steve Dorrier, and Wayne Huskey, thank you for being there when I began, musically speaking, to come back from the dead. You are stand-up guys and good friends. Jeff Scott, you graciously gave me the foundation for learning how to record, and I will not forget it. Rick Bonfim, you made my first day at Alive Studio possible. I am ever grateful to you for your love and friendship through the years. Jim Eckard, I truly appreciate your suggestion for changing (and vastly improving) the line in “When Jesus Returns.” It was a Holy Spirit thing. Robby Meadows, my journey in professional music began when you opened the door to me, and with that came your love, friendship, and the benefit of your tremendous musical and technical experience and expertise. You wear a lot of different hats in my life, and I am unable to express adequately how much I am indebted to you. Rick Murray, Jeremy Medkiff, Joel Key, T.J. Payne, and Travis Wetzel, I am constantly amazed at your versatility and talent. Thank you so much for bringing what you do to these and all the other songs, and especially for your patience with me. Christian Howes, Christopher Marion, and Hamilton Hardin (Christian Howes String Productions), I believe that you all were hand-picked for this project—and those to come—and not by me. I hold you in the highest esteem and so admire your musicianship and commitment to excellence and craft. I can’t thank you enough. Will McFarlane, I told you before: there is nobody like you. You are special—a fabulous player, a spiritually deep well, and a real pleasure to be around. Cindy Richardson Walker and Marie Lewey, yours are the voices of angels, pure and simple. I am in awe of you. Jimmy Nutt, knowing that you love what you do and watching your reaction to the music made me smile. My time at the Nutthouse was a joy. My friends (they know who they are) in Rockingham County and Buckingham County, thank you ever so much for loving me, accepting me, and letting me live among you. Betty Jo, Amy Rhea, Norm, Chad, Lynn, Dean, Daniel, Patch, Sarah, and Eden, you are my family, and I love you all more than you can imagine. Lord Jesus, My God and Father, as C.S. Lewis said, “The pains you give me are more precious than all other gains.” I thank you, praise you, bless you, and love you for all of the seeming disappointments, for my times in your hands, for your life in my life, for giving me the desires of my heart, and, most of all, for allowing me to minister for you.

Musicians

1. Who Says? (The Spirit of God)
Jim Radford – piano and vocal, keyboard bass • Jeremy Medkiff – electric guitar • Christian Howes – violin • Rick Murray - drums

2. Thus Says the Lord (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
Jim Radford – piano and vocal, keyboard • Rick Murray – drums • Joel Key – acoustic and electric guitars • Robby Meadows – bass • Cindy Richardson Walker and Marie Lewey – background vocals

3. And Can It Be (that I Should Gain)
Jim Radford – piano and vocal • Joel Key – acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin • Jeremy Medkiff – electric guitar • Robby Meadows – bass • Rick Murray – drums

4. On His Blindness
Jim Radford – piano and vocal • Jeremy Medkiff – acoustic and electric guitar • Robby Meadows – bass • Rick Murray – drums
Christopher Marion – string arrangement, violin, viola, cello • Cindy Richardson Walker and Marie Lewey – background vocals

5. What Adam’s Done
Jim Radford – piano and vocal • Joel Key – electric guitar • Jeremy Medkiff – electric guitar • Robby Meadows – bass • Rick Murray – drums • Christopher Marion – string arrangement, violins, viola, cello

6. Cain and Abel
Jim Radford – piano and vocal • Will McFarlane – electric and slide guitar • Robby Meadows – bass • Rick Murray – drums • Christopher Marion – horn arrangement • Hamilton Hardin – trumpets, tenor saxophones, solo tenor sax • Cindy Richardson Walker and Marie Lewey – background vocals

7. Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown
Jim Radford – piano and vocal • Jeremy Medkiff – acoustic and electric guitars • Robby Meadows – bass • Rick Murray – drums • Travis Wetzel – violin

8. Sons and Daughters of the Kingdom
Jim Radford – piano and vocal • Jeremy Medkiff – electric guitar • Joel Key – acoustic guitar • Robby Meadows – bass • Rick Murray – drums • Travis Wetzel – violin • Cindy Richardson Walker and Marie Lewey – background vocals

9. Mender of Broken Hearts
Jim Radford – piano and vocal • Jeremy Medkiff – acoustic and electric guitars • Robby Meadows – bass • Rick Murray – drums • Christopher Marion – cello

10. Constant Communion
Jim Radford – piano and vocal, organ • Jeremy Medkiff – acoustic and electric guitars • Robby Meadows – bass • Rick Murray – drums • Cindy Richardson Walker and Marie Lewey – background vocals

11. The Lifeline
Jim Radford – piano and vocal • Jeremy Medkiff – acoustic and electric guitars • Robby Meadows – bass • Rick Murray – drums • Cindy Richardson Walker and Marie Lewey – background vocals

12. When Jesus Returns
Jim Radford – piano and vocal • Will McFarlane – electric guitar • Robby Meadows – bass • Rick Murray – drums • Christopher Marion – horn arrangement • Hamilton Hardin – tenor saxophones • Cindy Richardson Walker and Marie Lewey – background vocals

13. Take His Hand
Jim Radford – piano and vocal • Will McFarlane – electric guitar • Robby Meadows – bass • Rick Murray – drums • Christopher Marion – horn arrangement • Hamilton Hardin – trumpets, tenor saxophones • Cindy Richardson Walker and Marie Lewey – background vocals

Credits

All songs written and composed by Jim Radford, except the poems, “And Can It Be (that I Should Gain)” and
“Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown” by Charles Wesley, and “On His Blindness” by John Milton.
Produced by Jim Radford and Robby Meadows.
Engineered and recorded by Robby Meadows at Alive Studio • 540-434-6703 • Harrisonburg, VA.
Edited by T.J. Payne and Robby Meadows.
Background vocals of Cindy Richardson Walker and Marie Lewey, plus guitar overdubs of Will McFarlane
recorded by Jimmy Nutt at The Nutthouse Recording Studio • Sheffield, AL • www.thenutthouse.com
Mastered by Glenn Meadows at Mayfield Mastering, Nashville, TN • www.mayfieldmastering.com
Cover collage by Sarah Radford. Back cover photos by Gayle Davis.
Graphic Design by Bob Schamerhorn at Infinity Graphics • Richmond, VA • www.infinity-graphics.com
©&℗2013 Jim Radford. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication prohibited. MRC-5571

Review by Lins Honeyman of Cross Rhythms Music & Life

"This debut album from pianist and songsmith Jim Radford is rooted in Scripture and offers a refreshingly intuitive take on Bible stories such as the bluesy "Cain And Abel" and the thought-proving depiction of Jesus' reaction immediately after the Fall "What Adam's Done". The latter track begs to have a musical built around it on account of the song's Broadway-like qualities. Whilst Radford's voice may lack the grit to pull off the more blues-orientated numbers, he delivers each song with sincerity and passion whilst showcasing a vocal range that he thankfully puts to the test throughout this largely melody-driven release. To keep proceedings fresh, Radford straddles a variety of different styles from the jazz-tinged title track to a Southern gospel adaptation of Charles Wesley's " And Can It Be (That I Should Gain)" whilst the Rich Mullins-like "Sons And Daughters Of The Kingdom" showcase the man's piano skills to good effect. Bearing more than a passing resemblance to a certain Randy Newman Toy Story song, "Take His Hand" closes an enjoyably eclectic release in style." SEE: ACTUAL REVIEW

 

 
 

 

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