You never know what you'll get with this fun assortment of music. Could be blues. Maybe some classic rock or Hawaiian slack-key. Perhaps Gershwin, perhaps punk. The common thread is quality. No junk here. This is strictly tasty and definitely good for your waistline. Take a listen.
WMS102: Lifespring! Weekend Music Show “Lots of New Music!”
"Sponsored by Steve Webb Voiceovers"
Cat Jahnke: Scorpion
My Machine: Mix It Up
Mike Herrera's Tumbledown: Dead Man Walking
Gunn: A Night In Milan
JJ Heller: Love Me
WMS101: Lifespring! Weekend Music Show (A Midsummer Edition)
Common Ground ....Drive
Small Town Sleeper...Song For The Summer
Asleep At The Wheel featuring Willie Nelson...Truck Driver's Blues
Matthew Ebel...Drive Away
Johnny Rawls And The Rays...Long Black Car
Kevin Bilchik...Long Ride
John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers...Road Dogs
Greg Federico...Pacific Coast Highway
Border Song...Elton: The Early Years
SPECIAL EDITION…Lifespring!, Lifespring! Weekend Music Show, and Life Out Of Step “Remembering The Sweet Comfort Band’s Kevin Thomson”
The world is just a little bit poorer, and Heaven just a bit richer, with the passing of Kevin Thomson this past Sunday, May 30, 2010.
Who was Kevin Thomson, you ask? He's the guy playing the bass on the music you'll be hearing on the show today. He's one of the founders of the Sweet Comfort Band. He was, according to all accounts, one of the most solid believers you would ever want to meet.
If you're not familiar with the Sweet Comfort Band, or SCB as they were sometimes called, let me give you a very brief synopsis of their history. SCB was formed in 1972, and played their first gig right here in Riverside, I believe the venue was what was then called Calvary Chapel of Riverside, now known as Harvest Fellowship, with Greg Laurie being the Pastor then and now. This was during the Jesus Movement, and they brought a new style of Christian music...a sort of mixture of rock, jazz and funk that had never been heard in this context. The Jesus music, up to this point, was sort of a folk rock or soft rock, with the likes of Love Song, Children of the Day, Mustard Seed Faith and others. SCB's tight instrumentation and energy set them apart. By the time they played their last concert, also here in Riverside, 1984, they had sold millions of albums, and Contemporary Christian Music had been forever changed.
If you've been a listener for a while to the Lifesping shows, you know that one of my good friends is Bryan Duncan, who was one of the lead vocalists with Sweet Comfort. It was from Bryan that I learned of Kevin's passing. I thought it would be good to hear from him his memories of Kevin, so I asked him to come into the studio. Then I thought how cool it would be if he would call the other Sweet Comfort Band members, drummer Rick Thomson (Kevin's brother), and guitar player and vocalist Randy Thomas, to see if we might be able to do a conference call and get their input as well. It was short notice, and Randy couldn't join us on the phone from Nashville, but Rick, who I just learned lives right here in Riverside, was able to come into the studio.
Here's Bryan's post about Kevin.
Music on today's show:
Let It Go
When I Was Alone
Got To Believe
WMS100: Lifespring! Weekend Music Show
On this 100th episode, I've got lots of great music for you!
Manic Bloom..."Running From The Scene"
Callaghan..."It Was Meant To Be"
Josh Woodward..."Morning Blue"
Joe Roy..."Out On A Limb"
Natalie Nicole Gilbert..."Better Than This Life"
"Go On, Say It" (mp3)
.Dean Krippaehne..."Don't You Worry"
Check In The Dark..."Running From The Sum"
Nina Landis..."Day To Day"
Bryan Duncan..."Things You Bring"
SAMM..."Lord Save Us"
WMS99: Lifespring! Weekend Christmas Show
Some great Christmas music for your Christmas season enjoyment. Podcasting has been around long enough that we really do have some "classic" songs, some of which are on this episode. Plus, we have some new songs!
Please support these wonderful artists by going to their websites and buying their music!
Jill Parr: Do You Hear What I Hear
Jimmie Bratcher: Man It's Christmas
Cat Jahnke: Rise Up Shepherd, And Follow
David Phelps: Hallelujah!
Aaron Neville: Please Don't Forget.
Natalie Brown: Jingle Bells
Podsafe for Peace: If Every Day Were Like Christmas
Bryan Duncan: Christmas Comes But Once A Year
The Swingle Singers: The Christmas Song
Christmas Song: Greener
Karmyn Tyler: (I'll Be There) On Christmas Day
We Three Kings of Orient Are: etypejazz
Christmas In Malibu: The Rad Dudes
WMS98: Lifespring! Weekend Music Show “Despite Repeated Snow Leopard Crashes”
"I'll Make It Up To You"
Saffire--The Uppity Blues Women
"Going Down to the River" (mp3)
from "Havin' the Last Word"
Big Mo and the Full Moon Band..."Roll Down Your Sleeves"
Visible From Space..."If You Axe Me"
Kelly Joe Phelps
"Ever Be Here Again"
from "Lead Me On (15 Year Anniversary Edition)"
Harrison Kennedy..."Make A Difference"
Jimmie Bratcher...."Can't Get Over It"