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The Chattanooga Choo-Choo…Tuxedo Junction…In the Mood. These are just some of the fun "big band" songs I grew up listening to, as they were definite favorites of my senior parents. Just hearing a few music notes of these and other swinging instrumentals brings back such sweet family memories. So when I discovered the Big Band Hymns, I thought it would be a delightful treat for my senior mom and myself, plus be a fun intro to that swingin' big band music style for my grandkids.
Many of the old hymns songs are instrumental, like "What a Friend We have In Jesus" and "Amazing Grace." Some, like "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho," (my senior mom and I thought it was sung in the style of the Andrews Sisters) and "He Keeps Me Singing," do have lyrics. I have long enjoyed my Big Band Christmas CD so this actually gives me a hint of Christmas without actually being Christmas music. Very fun. Here's one of my Smilebox eCards creations with the big band rendition of the sweet old gospel hymn, "I'll Fly Away." What do you think of it?
Have a blessed and beautiful day. And be sure to stop by Spiritual Sunday for more uplifting praise and worship hymn songs and music, along with encouraging and comforting Bible verses and devotions to bless all ages from the young and young at heart on up to our beloved elderly seniors. 🙂