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Old School Throwback: CLC Youth Choir

Last month when I featured You Don't Know by CLC Youth Choir, there was a request for another of their songs, Jesus, You're Everything To Me. The song was first recorded on their 1991 album, Whatever It Takes (Word), and then later revived on their 1993 live album, Live...In The Spirit (the version which is featured here). Written by the choir's choir director, Glen Woodard, there's one line in the song that says "just to say I love You, would never be enough, to tell You all that You have meant to me", and that wraps up abouth what the song is about. Led by Kimberly Seibold, the choir does a great job in their revival of the song, it sounds more updated than the first time they ministered the song and the addition of the vamp is a nice touch as well.


I couldn't do a throwback to the CLC Youth Choir without including their signature invitational song, The Old Landmark written by Glen Woodard. First heard on the choir's 1990 debut, Anchored To The Rock, and later on their 1993 release, Live... In The Spirit with Sherre Woodard singing lead (the version heard here, is from their debut album). I love the lyrics to this song, it's about how we've all at one time or another have fallen out the will of God and then come back to his loving arms to start anew.


**To listen to songs mentioned, click on the album covers**

3 comments:

Mr. Cross (Ken) said...

A notable song from "Live...In The Spirit" is the praise "Holy, Holy, Holy". It's rocking rhythm during the vamp pairs with the choir's vocal arrangements fused with their youthful worship...like 'hard meets soft'. The vamp came as a surprise to me because the beginning and ending of the song have a gentler contrast to the driving and building vamp.

Mr. Cross (Ken) said...

Oopsie...that would be "Its" rocking rhythm versus "It's" rocking rhythm...sorry!

Khlausia said...

I had an old tape with "Live..in the spirit" and now want to try to purchase the songs for download - any ideas on websites? This is really inspiritional and soul lifting music. Thanks in advance.