B.J. Thomas – Amazing Grace – 1981

We have uploaded this album to YouTube on the day after B.J. Thomas passed away. This is 1 of 2 albums B.J. released in 1981. I was looking through his discography to pick an album and I was struck by how much work this man did. Most years he would release 2 albums and there’s even a few years where he released 3. This album is a collection of traditional hymns arranged and performed by BJ. Of all his albums this one seemed the best to honor his passing.

1 – Amazing Grace – 3:32
2 – His Eye Is On The Sparrow – 3:47
3 – The Unclouded Day – 2:56
4 – In The Garden – 3:05
5 – You’ll Never Walk Alone – 3:06
6 – The Old Rugged Cross – 3:04
7 – Just A Closer Walk With Thee – 3:33
8 – I Believe – 2:30
9 – Just As I Am – 3:14
10 – Beyond The Sunset – 3:05

Arranged By [Strings] – Bill Justis
Backing Vocals – The Jordanaires
Bass – Bob Moore
Design – Dennis HilL
Drums – Gene Chrisman, Jerry Carrigan
Engineer – Al Pachucki
Guitar – Andy Reiss, Bill Hullett, Billy Sanford, Harold Bradley, Phil Baugh, Ray Edenton
Photography By [Cover] – Russ Busby
Piano – Charles Cochran, Hargus “Pig” Robbins
Producer – Pete Drake
Steel Guitar – Pete Drake
Strings – Byron Bach, Carl Gorodetzky, Conni Ellisor, Dennis Molchon*, Gary Vanosdale, George Binkley, Marvin Chantry, Roy Christensen, Samuel Terranova, Sheldon Kurland

Companies, etc.
Recorded At – Pete’s Place
Pressed By – Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
Produced For – Pete Drake Productions, Inc.
Record Company – Word, Inc.
Published By – CanaanLand Music
Published By – The Rodeheaver Co.
Published By – T.B. Harms Co.
Published By – Tro-Cromwell Music, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Word, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Word, Inc.

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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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