Rise and Shine
Lyrics by Randy Moomaw. Music by Jim McClarty Violin: Charlotte Young. Vocals, production and various instruments: Jim Mc. This recording was done in 2010 utilizing the ProTools 8 multitrack platform.
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Written by Helen H. Lemmel (1864-1961) Piano: Jamey Bolick. Sung by Jamey Bolick, David Thompson, Jim McClarty. This recording was done in 1992 on an Akai 1214 12-track recorder. Engineered and mixed by Jim Mc.
Written, recorded, played, and sung by Jim Mc. This song was written while I was still in California. After writing several songs for 707, I was approached by a Christian publisher who encouraged me to pen some Christian music. This song was the result of that encouragement. This recording was done later, in 1992, on an Akai 1214 12-track recorder, using a Korg drum machine, and various keyboard-triggered MIDI modules.
With a Little Love
Written, recorded, played, and sung by Jim Mc. Like Follow Me, this song was written for the publisher in California. It was recorded in Franklin, TN. on a Fostex 16-track 1-inch reel-to-reel recorder, back in 1992.
The All and In All
Written, recorded, played, and sung by Jim Mc. This song was written and recorded in the studio at Franklin in 2002. It was recorded on a Fostex 16-track recorder.
Ancient of Days
Written by William C. Doane (1832-1913) and J. Albert Jeffery (1855-1929) Sung by Jim Mc. on a Fostex 16 track recorder back in 1992.
Written and sung by Danny Blair Piano: Danny Blair. Bass: Tres Sasser. Guitar: Tim Rocco. Recording, mixing, drum programming, additional keys: Jim Mc. This track is from Danny Blair’s album Everlasting Love, which was recorded and released back in 1992. It was produced on an Akai 1214 12-track machine.
Christ is All
Written by: W. A. Williams. Sung by Danny Blair Piano: Danny Blair. Guitar: Tim Rocco. Recording, mixing, drum programming, bass, additional keys: Jim Mc. This track is from Danny Blair’s album Everlasting Love, which was recorded and released back in 1992. It was produced on an Akai 1214 12-track machine.
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Written by Robert Robinson (1735-1790) and John Wyeth (1770-1958) Violins (all 16 tracks): Charlie Young. Everything else: Jim Mc. This track was started in 2010 and finished in 2012, then remixed with a different arrangement in 2014. It was recorded in Protools (8,10, &11).
The Doxology –
Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow
Sung by Jamey Bolick … all eight tracks. Recorded and mixed in ProTools 11.
The Lord Bless You and Keep You
This benediction comes straight from the book of Numbers. In chapter 6, verses 24 to 26, God instructed Moses to tell Aaron to bless the children of Israel with these words. When set to music, its one of the most beautiful pieces in the hymn book. This version is sung by the GCA digital choir: Charlie, Carol, Daniel, and Jamey.
There Is A Fountain
I recorded this on June 14, 2016. I acquired some new software at a bargain rate (Studio One 3.2 Pro) and I wanted to record something. I’ve always loved this song. The lyrics are just what I want to say. Now, when I was younger, I used to sing in a mighty full=throated fashion. It’s tougher now, after “the event.” But, I stretched my vocal chords (and I’m thankful for digital tuning).
Rethinking Holy, Holy, Holy
I recorded this in late 2016, over the course of months. Here a little, there a little. It is recorded using Studio One 3.2. The melody came from noodling around on the piano and landing in Bb minor. My friend, Nathan, played guitar. Everything else is me and my toys.
This World Is Not My Home
This was finished March 31, 2017 (one year after “the event”). I like this recording for lots of personal reasons. Not the least of which is because it reunites old friends. Ronnie Spann played piano, organ, bass, and sang the song. I played the drum parts, horn parts, and sang back-up vocals. Tom Tharp (GCA’s erstwhile deacon) played the guitar licks. Ron, Tom and I go all the way back to California together. We’ve known each other for longer than I can to admit … something on the order of 30 years. So, getting together to play music was just great fun.
This was recorded at my house, using Studio One 3 (which I like more and more). I did the engineering, mixing, and production work. Enjoy. Clap along. Be happy.