Ishmael Ftg Geraldine Latty - 12 New Children's Praise Songs 4

Published Wednesday 27th August 2008
Ishmael Ftg Geraldine Latty - 12 New Children's Praise Songs 4
Ishmael Ftg Geraldine Latty - 12 New Children's Praise Songs 4

STYLE: Pop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 45686-14052
LABEL: Children's Ministry CHMCD009
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £4.88

Reviewed by Paddy Hudspith

A 2003 album offering 12 quality tracks for kid's workers, and worship leaders generally, to dip into. Of course Ishmael is an old hand at the kid's praise thing, but Latty (like Noel Richards before her on other Children's Ministry CDs) is a slightly baffling choice and her vocals don't suit this material in the way that, say, Cathy Burton's naturally do on some Spring Harvest albums that my family enjoy. Ish has the clearer and simpler style, however both solo voices are well supported by a very good children's choir. Occasionally and very successfully the kids take the lead, as it should be. The tracks here (as they generally do across the kid's praise market, I find) fall into two categories: concept-based theme songs ("Chip, Chip" about God's workmanship in our lives, gently chipping away at our imperfections; "The Washing Song" - "I can wash my face, teeth, hands, belly button" etc but "I can't wash away my sin/But I know a man who can"; "The Race Of Life" based on the ideas in Philippians 3) and all-age praise material such as "Praise You Now", "How Majestic Is Your Name" and "Your Love O Lord". My recurring question these days is why do the latter type get no wider airing than on a children's album? Most are top quality and very singable, perfect for all-age seeker settings. Let's look for these categories to be broken down even further. My advice to other music leaders is to let these songs sink in over two or three plays, see which ones take root in you, and start using them!

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Jesus Is The Rock - Andy Gilbert [Listen]
2. Chip Chip - Bill Tizzard [Listen]
3. If You've Got Troubles - Ken Warke [Listen]
4. The Washing Song - Andy Gilbert [Listen]
5. Praise You Now - Johnny Burns [Listen]
6. The Race Of Life - Clive Stanley [Listen]
7. Learn About God - Ken Warke [Listen]
8. How Majestic Is Your Name - Steve Burnhope [Listen]
9. How Saviour, My Friend [Listen]
10. D.I.S.C.I.P.L.E - Johnny Burns [Listen]
11. Your Love O Lord - Jonny Moore-Crispin [Listen]
12. O Give Thanks To The Lord - Chris Medway [Listen]
13. Jesus Is The Rock - Andy Gilbert - Backing Track [Listen]
14. Chip Chip - Bill Tizzard - Backing Track [Listen]
15. If You've Got Troubles - Ken Warke - Backing Track [Listen]
16. The Washing Song - Andy Gilbert - Backing Track [Listen]
17. Praise You Now - Johnny Burns - Backing Track [Listen]
18. The Race Of Life - Clive Stanley - Backing Track [Listen]
19. Learn About God - Ken Warke - Backing Track [Listen]
20. How Majestic Is Your Name - Steve Burnhope - Backing Track [Listen]
21. How Saviour, My Friend - Backing Track [Listen]
22. D.I.S.C.I.P.L.E - Johnny Burns - Backing Track [Listen]
23. Your Love O Lord - Jonny Moore-Crispin - Backing Track [Listen]
24. O Give Thanks To The Lord - Chris Medway - Backing Track [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by gill heasman @ 10:14 on Sep 7 2015

Is it possible to get hold of the music of chip chip the lords chipping at me



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