Your Inspirational Song of the Week
June 19 - June 25, 2018
You Bring Me Joy
The Best of Jenny Burton
Performed by Jenny Burton
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link
Listen to the Music!
A joyous, buoyant song, You Bring Me Joy captures the essence of our most cherished relationships. Whether it's a dear family member or an old friend, the best companions in life are those whose mere presence brings us ineffable happiness. This song is one of 16 excellent tracks from The Best of Jenny Burton, whose contents span 3 decades of music-making.
And now, a note from the composer and lyricist, Peter Link:
I wrote this song for my son when he was just a small boy. I don't remember why, but I, at the time, decided to include as well as the English lyrics, some of the Yoruba language from Nigeria. I've always loved the sound of the language and have used it in several of my songs over the years. We include the translation here in the lyric sheet (below).
Jenny Burton, my son's mom, sang this song for years and sings it here wonderfully with The Jenny Burton Experience, a 10 voice Gospel/Pop/R&B group that ran in NYC for over a decade.
"Bring me your life
And I will hold you in my arms
Until the ghosts and shadows 'round you
Fall away ...
And oh my boy, you bring me joy."
The song is still in our consciousness today and son Dustin is now 33 years old. The sentiment, of course, remains.
About the Artist
Jenny Burton is an amazing Gospel vocalist whose career has spanned several decades. She has sung all over the world as both as a solo performer and with The Jenny Burton Experience.
Produced almost exclusively by Peter Link, she has had a long and varied career as both a Dance Music/R&B artist and a Gospel artist. A consummate performer, Ms Burton has thrilled and inspired audiences around the world with her inimitable style of tear down the house energy and commitment. Daughter of a South Bronx minister, Jenny brings to her music a passion and devotion making Inspirational music at its best.
Find Out More About The Artist and the Music!
"A glorious explosion of sound that embraces everyone in a 'Hallelujah' of harmonies ... A roller-coaster ride through R&B, pop and gospel." -Wayman Wong, New York Daily News
"How lucky to come across the beautifully sung Jenny Burton Experience. A superslick, pop-gospely entertainment, the Experience stars the sleek but fiery Burton. The nine-voice choir behind her is so pristine it sounds like it's been remixed and mastered in advance." -Michael Musto, The Village Voice