Your Inspirational Song of the Week
November 19 - November 25, 2019
I Live the Joy
Julia Wade and Friends - A Christmas Album
Performed by Jenny Burton
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link
Listen to the Music!
I Live the Joy is a gentle, warm reminiscence of the joy of the holiday season from the newly released Julia Wade and Friends – A Christmas Album, sung by guest artist Jenny Burton. Here are composer, lyricist, and producer Peter Link’s thoughts on this song:
“I’ve always wanted to create a Christmas Album. I’ve written a few Christmas songs in my life — up until a couple of months ago, actually two. I have always kept a stock of favorite Christmas CDs – a Barbara Streisand one, a James Taylor one, a Bebe Winans one – that sort of thing.
“So this past June 1st I decided to take the dive and I’ve been living Christmas every day since. Not a bad idea at all considering that Christmas has always been my favorite time of year.
“I wrote some new songs and rearranged some classics and decided to go with the idea of Julia Wade and Friends as the title. We then asked Rebecca Minor and Jenny Burton, two other Watchfire Music artists, to join us on the album. Three distinctly different, but wonderful artists and three truly singin’ ladies and one guy with a lot of memories and an imagination.
“I’ve always been Jenny Burton’s biggest fan. She’s a gifted vocalist that I’ve worked with now for nearly 40 years. Originally blessed with a powerful alto voice and an amazing soprano belt, I was first struck by her deep sense of improvisation and musicality when she approached a song.
“Over the years I’ve watched her conquer many different vocal styles ranging from Gospel to R&B to a gifted interpreter of standards, and even Broadway. I knew she’d handle Christmas music just fine as well, but then, once again, she went beyond my expectations. Yup, she does it again on this song, I Live The Joy. I am a most fortunate composer to have had this woman sing my songs over the years.” ~Peter Link
About the Artist
Jenny Burton is an amazing Gospel vocalist whose career has spanned several decades. She has sung all over the world 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.
Find Out More About The Artist and the Music!
"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