My newest project, While Im Here has
been a great load of fun to make. It started as a chance to
record "Ifn I Was God" a song that I wrote
and first performed at the Sounds of the Mountains song &
story festival. (See Appearances)
Ballads, prayers, and lullabies just seemed to fall into place.
This album is a cross section of the songs I best love to
sing. Get your copy by sending your name, address and a check
or money order for $15.00 to: While I'm Here CD, c/o Joseph,
8959 New Harrison-Bradford Rd. Bradford, Ohio 45308
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Liner Notes and Sample Audio
are 19 tracks on the CD. The following are a few of my favorites.
|| This is where the album gets its name. This is a marvelous,
profound, and yet simple song by Phil Ohcs . "Wont
see the golden of the sun when Im gone; evenings and mornings
will be one, when Im gone. Cant be singing louder
than the guns when Im gone, So I guess Id better
do it While Im Here." Play Sample
|| Willy Claflin is a top class storyteller friend. Often, children
hear his stories and ask "What happened after that?"
Once, however, a child asked "What happened before that?"
This song was his answer. It taught me a great deal about the
character of God, by reminding me what there was, and was not,
In the Beginning. Play
Like to Rise
||This is a terrific Scottish sounding sing-a-long I first heard
at the Church of the Brethren song & story festival. Fairest
Lord Jesus and Children of the Heavenly Father seemed to fit
perfectly with the style. These last tunes blended in are played
on actual bag pipes. These are called "small pipes"
and are meant to be played indoors. Play Sample
||One of the most powerful songs I have ever known. When Bill
Jolliff first sang it for me, I knew I had to learn it. I hope,
as Bill does, that someday this song will be obsolete. Listen
to find out why. Play
||Aragon Mill is a reality check, for all of us who are so richly
blessed. Play Sample