From Jordan Lee, Judy Hall & Sam Pacetti - acoustic guitar and vocals...
Put your faith in Jesus Christ. "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" - Hebrews 11:1 - HE LIVES
OUR TOP SELLING CD IS HOT, EVEN IN THE OFF-SEASON
Digital sales of our single - 'Mary Did You Know' is a top-sellar at iTunes year round, not just Christmas.
Christmas Collectibles is one of the CD BABY'S original TOP-SELLING Christmas CD's.
Hearty Song Selections - A WHOLE LOT OF MUSIC!
17 Great Songs - One Low Price! A huge discount with your two or more order. When's the last time you played a CD over and over again - IT'S REALLY THAT GOOD!
LOTS OF ACOUSTIC GUITAR SONGS ON THIS ALBUM!
If professional solo acoustic guitar is your forte, check out the guitar techniques of SAM PACETTI & JORDAN LEE, A delicate blend of acoustic guitar sounds (Taylor & Martin) on songs like Kemp's Jig, Mary Did You Know and Emmanuel recorded with w/ no sound effects, foot petals, overdubs or the like, just simply great music. Sam Pacetti is nationally known fingerstyle guitarist...
"Pacetti is a simply astonishing guitarist" - Eric Fidler/Associated Press. (more on Sam Pacetti below)
JUDY HALL - OUR FEATURED VOCALIST
The impact of a great singer such as Judy Hall cannot be overstated, not even a little. Judy, whose first original song is also featured (MORE & LESS) sings every tune as if she penned it...
BIG-TIME MUSICIANS / DOWNHOME QUALITY (See Musicians Profiles)
RATED ONE OF THE BEST BY WRMB 89.3FM (Moody Bible Institute)
Christian radio station, WRMB 89.3 FM, West Palm Beach, FL. reaching the heart of South Florida and the Bahamas, Named 'Christmas Collectibles' (out of hundreds) "one of the best new Christmas Cd releases" . "Just awesome" commented DJ, Dana Shelton - "We've discovered gold!"
ARTISTS PROFILES / QUICK BIO's
We went to extremes to bring together today's leading independent singer/songwriters and musicians into one studio, here's the lineup:
KIM WENDT: Studio vocalist (one of the very best from South Florida)
PETER SOLLEY: Pianist internationally known as producer of The Romantic's hit single,'That's What I Like About You'
RON LITSCHAUER: Mandolin, leader of the Florida folk music movement.
JUDY HALL: Top independent recording vocalist.
JORDAN LEE: Acoustic Blues guitarist/Band leader performed w/ Original Drifters in South Carolina. BMI songwriter.
SAM PACETTI: One of Ireland's all-time favorite acoustic guitar players and national guitar legend in the same professional league as Leo Kottke and Tommy Emanuel. (more musician details below) Check out Sam's debut CD "Solitary Travel" at Amazon.com / www.sampacettimusic.com
SPOTLIGHT ON A SONG - "Music In The Air"
There's something exceptional about this cheerful upbeat song by Jordan Lee... The lyrics & melody offer heartwarming vocals by Jennifer Selman who creates an atmosphere of warmth and a feel for the true meaning of not just Christmas, but of JESUS the CHRIST, the very center and meaning of life...
JORDAN LEE - BMI songwriter and native South Carolina band leader. Performs live shows on the road and from current South Florida home base. Performed guitar with bands on the East coast. Wrote Three songs for this latest CD including 'Logs On The Fire' 'Music In The Air' and 'Sure As There's A Christmas Day'
JUDY HALL - "One of this generations truly gifted vocalists" A native Rhode Islander and solo guitarist/vocalist performing standards like 'White Christmas', 'What Child Is This' and 'Jingle Bells', - Judy feels Christmas deeply and her extraordinary emotional vocals makes you feel like you're hearing the old classic songs for the very first time.
SAM PACETTI - Considered one of the best fingerstyle acoustic players of all time, A legendary guitarist. His firey combination of Flamenco/folk artistry has taken him around the world. Crowds from St. Augustine Florida to Ireland gulp at his almost unbelieveable command of the six-string Taylor. Pacetti makes every song come alive with no overdubs or special effects or studio gimmicks, just true, beautiful, rich guitar playing.
PETER SOLLEY - World famous record Producer. Tours & records with Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Proco Harlem and the Romantics to mention only a few. He's a former member of Proco Harlem (Whiter Shade Of Pale) Solley's piano background on "White Christmas" and "Sure As There's A Christmas Day" creates an enhancing piano backdrop to both of these old and new classic Christmas songs included exclusively on this collection.
A true story from pastor Bob Jones Sr.
When I was fourteen years old, I knelt by my dying mother's bed. She smiled at me through the death shadow on her face and said she was going Home. She asked me to meet her in Heaven, and I gave her my promise. Her body sleeps in a lonely cemetery in the state of Alabama. As I have sat by her grave and listened to a funeral dirge played by the wind in the pine trees nearby, I have said, "Mother, I will see you again someday."
Some people say I am dreaming. If I am, don't wake me. If this world were all, I would want my Christian faith. My faith hangs a rainbow of hope over the dust of my beloved ones and kindles a smile on the brow of my bereavement.
This world is not all. There is a God. There is a Heaven. There is a Hell. I am playing a safe game. If there were only one world, I have already won. Since there is an afterlife, I win for two worlds. You don't have to take any chances with your soul. Don' take any - Bob Jones
"He gives songs in the night" - Psalm 77:6