fridayniteboogie

Pages

Archives

Ads By Google

Archive for December 2010

December 15, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

“Where No One Stands Alone” By Billy James

Elvis Presley won three Grammy awards during his lifetime, all for his gospel performances.

Friends and musical associates often remarked that Presley was happiest when singing gospel music.

The 1967 album HOW GREAT THOU ART, a collection of fourteen sacred songs drawn largely from the standards of the genre, was his third gospel recording and his first Grammy winner.

"Where No One Stands Alone" is from this album.

Listen to a clip of "Where No One Stands Alone", performed by Billy James, written by Mosie Lister, published by Mosie Lister Songs/BMI, produced by Craven Productions.

Download the full song "Where No One Stands Alone"  Visit Billy's Website Fridayniteboogie.com

00:0000:00

Filed under gospel, Tribute, Elvis Presley, mexican, spiritual · Comments

December 15, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

“You Gave Me A Mountain” By Billy James

This song was written by singer-songwriter Marty Robbins during the 1960s.

Elvis Presley performed it at several of his concerts, including the famous “Aloha from Hawaii: Via Satellite”.

Listen to a clip of "You Gave Me A Mountain", performed by Billy James, published by Mariposa Music Inc/BMI, produced by Craven Productions.

Download the full song "You Gave Me A Mountain" MP3

 

Visit Billy's Website Fridayniteboogie.com

00:0000:00

Filed under music, gospel, Tribute, Elvis Presley, spiritual · Comments

December 15, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

“Reach Out To Jesus” By Billy James

It is in the field of Christian music that Ralph Carmichael has been most prolific. In particular, his experiments in pop-rock style in the 1960s and 1970s have brought him recognition as the "Father of Contemporary Christian Music".  He founded Light Records in order to widen the audience for the music of the Jesus People. He was subject to controversy from within the church, being called a heretic for his use of guitars in worship and his adaptations of Gospel songs to big band stylings.

One of Carmichael's contemporary hymns, "Reach Out to Jesus", was recorded by Elvis Presley, on the singer's 1971 Grammy Award-winning album of sacred songs, He Touched Me.

Listen to a clip of "Reach Out To Jesus" performed by Billy James, published by EMI Christian Music Group/ASCAP, produced by Craven Productions.

Download the full song "Reach Out To Jesus" MP3 

Visit Billy's Website Fridayniteboogie.com

00:0000:00

Filed under music, gospel, Tribute, Elvis Presley, spiritual · Comments

December 15, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

“He Touched Me” By Billy James

He Touched Me was a 1972 gospel music album by Elvis Presley which sold over 1 million copies in the US alone and earned Presley his second of three Grammy Awards. Not counting compilations, it was his third and final album devoted exclusively to gospel music.

The song "He Touched Me" was written in 1963 by Bill Gaither, an American singer and songwriter of southern gospel and Contemporary Christian music.

Listen to a clip of "He Touched Me" performed by Billy James, published by Gaither Music Co/ASCAP, produced by Craven Productions.

Download the full song "He Touched Me" MP3.

Visit Billy's Website Fridayniteboogie.com

00:0000:00

Filed under music, gospel, Tribute, Elvis Presley, spiritual · Comments

December 15, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

“It Is No Secret What God Can Do” By Billy James

Back in the 50's there was a well known radio host/comedian/song writer in Hollywood named Stuart Hamblen who was noted for his drinking, womanizing, partying, etc.

One of his bigger hits at the time was "I won't go hunting with you Jake, but I'll go chasing women."

One day, along came a young preacher holding a tent revival. Hamblen had him on his radio show presumably to poke fun at him. In order to gather more material for his show, Hamblen showed up at one of the revival meetings.

Early in the service the preacher announced, "There is one man in this audience who is a big fake." There were probably others who thought the same thing, but Hamblen was convinced that he was the one the preacher was talking about (some would call that conviction) but he was having none of that.

Still the words continued to haunt him until a couple of nights later he showed up drunk at the preacher's hotel door around 2AM, demanding that the preacher pray for him! But the preacher refused, saying, "This is between you and God and I'm not going to get in the middle of it." But he did invite Stuart in and they talked until about 5 AM at which point Stuart dropped to his knees and with tears, cried out to God.

But that is not the end of the story. Stuart quit drinking, quit chasing women, quit everything that was 'fun.' Soon he began to lose favor with the Hollywood crowd.

He was ultimately fired by the radio station when he refused to accept a beer company as a sponsor.

Hard times were upon him. He tried writing a couple of "Christian" songs but the only one that had much success was "This Old House", written for his friend Rosemary Clooney.

As he continued to struggle, a long time friend named John took him aside and told him, "All your troubles started when you 'got religion,' was it worth it all?" Stuart answered simply, "Yes."

Then his friend asked, "You liked your booze so much, don't you ever miss it?" And his answer was, "No." John then said, "I don't understand how you could give it up so easily."

And Stuart's response was, "It's no big secret. All things are possible with God." To this John said, "That's a catchy phrase. You should write a song about it."

And as they say, "The rest is history."

The song Carl Stuart Hamblen wrote was "It Is No Secret."

"It is no secret what God can do. What He's done for others, He'll do for you. With arms wide open, He'll welcome you. It is no secret, what God can do...."

By the way... the friend was John Wayne. And the young preacher who refused to pray for Stuart Hamblen? ...That was Billy Graham.

Listen to a clip of "It Is No Secret What God Can Do" performed by Billy James, published by Hamblin Music Co. Inc/ASCAP, produced by Craven Productions.

Download the full song "It Is No Secret What God Can Do" 

Visit Billy's Website Fridayniteboogie.com

00:0000:00

Filed under music, gospel, Elvis Presley, Country, spiritual · Comments

December 15, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

“In The Garden” By Billy James

00:0000:00

Filed under Uncategorized, music, gospel, Interview · Comments

Loading Downloads
83Episodes

Following

Followers

Recent Posts