MP3 Jim Harmon - Lullabies and Lovesongs
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16 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: Lullabies, EASY LISTENING: Love Songs
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Reviewer: Tamara Turner https://www.tradebit.com
A lullaby album that will warm the hearts of all!
It's no exaggeration that adults without children will also be powerfully inclined to purchase this album for their own relaxation. From a beautiful cover of Joni Mitchell's "Circle Game" to Brahm's traditional lullaby melody to (Kenny) Loggins "House at Pooh Corner." this rich folk-based album feels closest to pulling a thick fleece blanket over trembling nerves. With gorgeous male vocals, heartfelt acoustic guitar and rich harmonic backup, along with a knack for deepening each of these songs with extended harmonies reminiscent of James Taylor, Harmon has delivered a lullaby album that will truly warm and soften the hearts of all, regardless of age. A must-have album for your child as well as your child within.
Jim Harmon is a singer/songwriter and a father of three. His soothing vocals and gentle guitar style lifts the heart and warms the soul. The joy from singing these beautiful and timeless lullabies and lovesongs to his own children over the years inspired this debut CD as a gift to share with family and friends.
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The dream for creating this CD came out of a meditation I had one morning about 5 years ago. I was remembering how nervous I was when our first baby was born - not knowing really what to do when he cried etc., etc. One thing I remembered though was when I was holding little Jamie and would sing to him, I would relax which would in turn relax and calm him. It always seemed to warm my heart singing beautiful lovesongs and lullabies to my little ones.
The meditation had brought a dream of somehow sharing that wonderful feeling and warm heart bonding experience with other new parents where they could sing along with and share these songs with their own babies.
About three years ago, I met my producers, Steve Kaplan & Shelby Daniel and told them about my dream. They said they liked the idea and Steve shared the wisdom that albums do end up taking on a life of their own during their creation. I remember relating to this as a songwriter knowing that the creative process is very similar - you start with an idea and a feeling and then the song takes on a life and personality of its own as you write it. What an adventure creating this first CD for me has been! It is wonderful to have this dream come true! I'm very very grateful! As the CD is finding its way out into the world, many parents and also people without kids have told me they enjoy listening to it to relax to at home and also while driving around themselves. I hope you enjoy it too!
*This CD is dedicated to my wonderful producers Steve Kaplan (1958-2003) and Shelby Daniel who's love, kindness and tireless support truly inspired and carried me through the realization of this long time dream!
It has been such an amazing experience to be a part of the creation of this music with so many incredibly talented musicians.
Since there isn't a credits page here, I would like to tell you a little about the musicians and also thank them too! (After the musicians part, there are some stories about the original songs also.)
Steve Kaplan, on keyboards, was truly a gifted musical genius! All who saw him perform knew this. There was so much magic he brought to the whole process of creating this CD. From his mastery as an engineer to his gentle uplifting and professional manner as producer, mentor and friend, I couldn't have been more fortunate or blessed to have him in my life.
Shelby Daniel is an amazing singer and a remarkable lyricist. She is quite sought after for her Enya style vocals. There is a taste on the instrumental version of "Brahms' Lullaby." We do a duet on "Hush Little Baby" too. She was also patient as a saint as well as an incredibly gifted producer with tracking my vocals.
Kenny Wild is absolutely an awsome bass player. He has such great ears and such a big heart. It was incredible to listen to him play, especially on fretless bass. He's currently touring with Natalie Cole and was touring with Tina Turner before her.
Tom Walsh on drums has unbelievable timing and is such a musical player. He has toured with many people. Currently he is playing in Dennis Quaid's band. That's right! Dennis Quaid has his own band "The Sharks." Tom also used to tour with Joe Cocker who made "You Are So Beautiful" such a big hit as you probably remember. It's a lot different as a guitar tune here and even more different then Joe Cocker's version (besides the voice) because I included the original second verse written by Billy Preston & Bruce Fisher. It really feels more like a lullaby this way to me and was very special to sing to my own kids Jamie, Chelsea and Steven when they were babies..."You're like a guiding light shining in the night. You are so beautiful to me."
Steve Forman - What a percussion player! When he showed up for the sessions, he had enough cases of different instruments we had to leave some out in the hall. They wouldn't all fit in the studio! While Steve was laying down tracks on "House At Pooh Corner," it was amazing to hear his stories of touring with Kenny Loggins when "House At Pooh Corner" was a hit in the '70's.
More musician stories to come I'm sure! For now, I would like to give my special thanks to all the amazing musicians who shared their incredible talents on this CD. You ROCK!
Steve Kaplan - Keyboards
Tom Walsh - Drums
Kenny Wild - Bass
Steve Forman - Percussion
Steve Carnelli - Rhythm Acoustic guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Dobro
David Macaskill - Electric Guitar
Tim Harmony Welvaars - Harmonica
Joel Peskin - Sax
Candy Girard - Fiddle
Shelby Daniel, Scottie Haskell, Geoff Koch - Background Vocals
There are some original tunes on this CD too!
I wrote "Lucky Day" for my son Jamie. When he was just under a year old, he couldn't quite walk yet and was standing up by holding on to the side of the coffee table in our livingroom. I was watching him from across the room while playing around on my guitar. Right then, I came up with the little ditty hook "today is a lucky day, today is our lucky day." And, when I sang it, he looked up and smiled at me and started to do a little dance to the music. He was so cute. I knew then that I would write "Lucky Day" for him.
"A Matter of Time" and "Close Your Eyes" were both co-written with Shelby Daniel who also sings awesome backgroud vocals. Oh, what a voice! Steve Kaplan also co-wrote on "A Matter of Time"
"A Matter of Time" is about following your heart and having someone believing in you and your dreams.
"Close Your Eyes" is a tender lullaby about gently singing my baby asleep while reassuring her that I will be right there by her side when she awakes.
"Happy Birthday (my little baby)" is a light little ditty wishing all your dreams come true. It was co-written with my good buddy musician friend Ed Munter. Ed has also been an incredible support for me while creating the CD from the get go.
Oh yes, I almost forgot, I wrote the guitar arrangement to "What a Wonderful World" as a tribute to James Taylor who's music really brought me to the guitar - a gift I will always be so grateful for. Thank you JT!
Enjoy! Again, thank you for visiting! More stories to follow I'm sure!
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