Candy Hemphill – Arms Of Love – 1986

This was the third and final solo album from Candy and in my opinion her best. I simply don’t understand how Candy didn’t have more success. Maybe it was a lack of promotion by her label or maybe some internal politics were in play. This album did have a charting single however, “Let Lightning Strike made it to #30. Candy went on to tour, sing, and record with the Gaither concert series. She also put out a few singles under her now married name Candy Christmas. Candy’s greatest success came in the early 2000’s when she founded The Bridge Ministry, a Christian organization founded to serve the homeless of Nashville, TN. Candy also founded the Food For Kids program helping underprivileged children. Many performers take some role in helping the needy but Candy put herself out there and gets the job done.

1 – Opening / Let Lightning Strike – 5:23
2 – Nothing Wrong With Being Right – 3:11
3 – You’ve Got To Trust Somebody – 4:12
4 – That’s Something Else – 3:23
5 – Jehovah Ropheka – 4:23
6 – All Creation Dances – 3:29
7 – Oh, It Is Jesus – 4:14
8 – Walkin’ In the Way Of Love – 3:24
9 – Empty Arms – 4:13
10 – Arms Of Love / Closing – 5:47

Candy Hemphill – Songwriter, Vocals
David Baroni – Songwriter
David Binion – Songwriter
Bobby Jones Singers – Background Vocals
Niles Borop – Songwriter
Bob Clark – Engineer
Andrae Crouch – Songwriter
Jackie Cusic – Background Vocals
Gary Driskell – Songwriter
Bob Farrell – Songwriter
Mark Gersmehl – Songwriter
Jon Goin – Guitar
Lari Goss – Producer, Keyboards
Mark Hammond – Drums
Joel Hemphill – Songwriter
Mike Hudson – Songwriter
Bonnie Keen – Background Vocals
Marty McCall – Background Vocals
Dave Murphy – Second Engineer
Craig Nelson – Bass
Wendy Odenbuagh – Executive Producer
Cheryl Rogers – Keyboards
Billy Smiley – Songwriter
Leann Steinhauer – Background Vocals

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Author: Ray Mansfield

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

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