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CD Review: GLENN & DOTTIE TUBB - Share The Joy Of The Lord

Share The Joy Of The Lord
My Lord Has Gone - There's A Healer In The House - I Do - He Would Die For Me - The Potter's Wheel - I've Got A License To Fly - Tell Him - Hurricane - To The World - Quiet Time With Jesus - Walls - One Israeli Morn - Spy In The Sky
Glenn Tubb, Ernest's nephew, came to our festival in LeMars a couple of years ago for induction into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, and also accept for his uncle Ernest Tubb.  It was quite a remarkable experience because we got to hear Glenn sing one of his original songs he wrote "Skip A Rope" which Henson Cargill made a hit.  Glenn and Dottie Tubb have devoted their life to bringing the good news of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ to audiences world wide, and this particular album is chock full of some incredibly well written songs about that very topic.  All of these songs are Glenn Tubb creations, as a matter of fact the very first song "My Lord Has Gone" was a song Glen was co-writing with Johnny Cash, the very last song Cash was working on before he passed away.  Johnny Cash's contribution to the song was the words he had already written.  He asked Glenn to finish it, including the melody line, and it is an amazing representation of what Johnny Cash was thinking as he neared his final moments on planet earth.  This entire album of Glenn and Dottie Tubb are amazing songs of faith, each and every one of them a testament of faith, belief, and certainly absoluteness.  It's also incredibly well done musically.  the backing musicians are just right for this project.  Don't know who played what exactly, but being a harmonica player myself, I sure appreciated the just right addition of that instrument in various spots.  Melody lines throughout are extremely well done, and many times the happiness of knowing the true salvation of Jesus, shines through and through.  Glenn's own song "He Would Die For Me" is pretty much his solid belief expressed in a very believable way, and extremely well done, and perhaps describes the entire devotion this couple has toward Jesus Christ, especially the tradition with a lot of class and style.  The album liner notes say Glenn and Dottie Tubb have devoted their life to bringing the good news of Jesus Christ wherever they are.  Musicians involved in this session includes Jim Sales, Steve Hinson, Rory Faciane, Phil Wolfe, and Mack Jones.  Off to the Rural Roots Music Commission this CD goes.  They are always looking for good gospel music entries, I hope they will take this one into serious consideration.
RECORD REVIEW BY BOB EVERHART - President, National Traditional Music Association for Country Music News International

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