Join me on Youtube

I’m thrilled that many of you seemed to have enjoyed my ‘stuck indoors’ and ‘stay alert’ twice weekly ‘live’ video’s that I posted on Facebook but due to lockdown restrictions being lifted, I feel that it’s right that next Monday (June 1st) I will be posting up my finale on Facebook.

But…as they seemed to have given so many so much pleasure, I have decided to open a Youtube channel called Ishmaels Songs where I am posting up loads of new videos and singing loads & loads of individual songs for you to watch, learn and maybe use in your churches. Please subscribe and tell others so they too can join in the fun.

Here is the link.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzt9IbNvRuZpflzcZmQNkYQ


Ish’s Daily Discography. Albums 8 & 9

As I’ve still plenty of time to spare at the mo I thought we could have a bit more fun together.Each day I will post up 2 albums that I’ve recorded (in order) to remind you (and me) of all the tracks on them and also say a few words about each. Just to remind you that all these albums are still available from our website shop either as whole album downloads, whole album hard copy CDs (which I will post to you) or if you prefer you can download any track individually.

‘Land of Hope and Glories’ was a concept album teaching about salvation, baptism, the normal Christian life and yes, I also included suffering and martyrdom. I wanted the sequel ‘The Power and the Glories’ to be centred around teaching about the Holy Spirit and what happens when one drifts away from God and Church. But, like its predecessor, I wanted it to portray my rather quirky sense of humour both in the lyrics and the musical styles. It was through this album that I thought up the concept of a Praise Party, a time where children could enjoy praising God in a party atmosphere and nearly 40 years on I still use the name ‘Ish’s Praise Party’ today on my tours. I continued to use the Praise Party idea for my next album ‘Ishmael’s

Children’s Praise Party Vol 1.’ I believe at this time some of the best, well definitely the most lively and joyful Christian short songs were being written by others. These songs had very strong melody lines and although they were classed as ‘adult’ songs, I knew children would love singing them, and they certainly did on this album. I was not yet confident in writing praise songs so hence only a couple of my own songs are included on this album but that was soon to change over the next couple of recordings.

Album 8

The Power and the Glories 1982

1)You need power to be a Glorie 2) Y stop dying-Y start living 3) I wanna be free 4) Like electricity 5) Corinthian Gifts 6) Super-Naturally 7) Galatian Fruit 8) The Glorie Fruit Farm 9) I’m looking up to Jesus 10) That’s life 11) Peoples not Steeples 12) Your love in me 13) Running Round in Circles 14) The Facts of Life 15) Making Amends 16) Praise Party 17) He is Able 18) My Eyes have seen the Glory

Album 9

Ishmael’s Children’s Praise Party Vol 1 1983

1) Bring a Psalm 2) When the Spirit of the Lord 3) The Holy Spirit set my feet a dancing 4) In the presence of the Lord 5) Let it breathe 6) Let there be glory 7) And now my feet break forth in dance 8) Great and wonderful 9) Through our God 10) I hear the sound of the army 11) Lord you put a tongue 12) I wanna dance, I wanna sing 13) Lord help me to joyfully praise 14) I delight greatly in the Lord 15) O the valleys shall sing 16) Praise and adoration 17) I will rejoice 18) I’m a conqueror 19) You shall go out with joy


Ish’s Daily Discography. Albums 6 & 7

As I’ve still plenty of time to spare at the mo I thought we could have a bit more fun together.Each day I will post up 2 albums that I’ve recorded (in order) to remind you (and me) of all the tracks on them and also say a few words about each. Just to remind you that all these albums are still available from our website shop either as whole album downloads, whole album hard copy CDs (which I will post to you) or if you prefer you can download any track individually.

1981 was a busy year for me, recording and releasing both these albums in that same year. ‘Land of Hope and Glories’ was a bit like my book ‘Children of the Voice’ it had messages both for adults and for children.

‘Songs for bouncing Glories’ was my first children’s praise album. There were some great songs being written at that time by other writers so I recorded some of these deliberately making them a bit more child friendly. I remember that one writer was not amused that I’d made his song so lively and bouncy.

Album 6

Land of Hope and Glories 1981

1) I’m gonna be a Glorie 2) I ain’t no drip-I enjoy getting wet 3) Praise away 4) It’s amazin 5) D is for dynamite 6) Healing aid 7) Mora Glorie-lessa me 8) Lord we’ve come 9) I am a miserie 10) Wot’s the point 11) Dying to live 12) Charisma 13) My Lord is higher 14) Young head on old shoulders15) Martyrs praise song 16) Land of Hope and Glories

Album 7

Songs for bouncing Glories 1981

1) Lords Army / Royal Prayer Force 2) God is our Father 3) Praise Him on the trumpet 4) The Holy Spirit set my feet a dancing 5) I can run through a troop 6) Let God speak 7) Like a stone 8) All God’s faithful children 9) Gonna say my prayers10) I wanna sing, wanna sing 11) Lord you put some bounce in my feet 12) Send down the rain 13) Lord I want to be a Glorie14) I’m gonna sing to you Lord 15) Thank you for the love 16) I love you with the love of the Lord 17) My Lord is captain 18) I know my Lord 19) We are one, we are family together 20) Let us bless one another 21) Thank you Jesus



Ish’s Daily Discography. Albums 3 & 4/5

As I’ve still plenty of time to spare at the mo I thought we could have a bit more fun together.Each day I will post up 2 albums that I’ve recorded (in order) to remind you (and me) of all the tracks on them and also say a few words about each. Just to remind you that all these albums are still available from our website shop either as whole album downloads, whole album hard copy CDs (which I will post to you) or if you prefer you can download any track individually.

Recording ‘Amazin’ was great fun as After the Fire joined me and we recorded ‘Live’ in a church hall. This was one of the first recordings where ‘worship’ lyrics to put to rock music and I remember the producer thinking it was blasphemous. Ok the qualities not good but I think the listener can still sense the fun that ‘me and the lads’ had together.

‘Saved & 30’ were both studio albums but I enjoyed recording ‘Saved’ far more than I did ’30’ Rev Counta was far more serious in every way than the crazy Ish Utd.

Album 3

It’s Amazin what Praisin can do 1978

1) When Revival hits our town 2) Praise Away 3) It’s Amazin what Praisin can do 4) Soul Man 5) I Will Sing a Song unto the Lord 6) Martyrs Praise Song7) Who is He in yonder stall 8) Benedictus 9) Lords Army / Royal Prayer Force 10) Song of Emmanuel 11) Jesus Christ is Risen Today 12) Kiss the hand of Jesus 13) We are coming to His house

Albums 4 & 5 (Double Album)

If you can’t shout saved Ishmael United 1979 / 1980

1) Song of the last generation 2) Star on Sunday 3) Bartimaeus 4) If you can’t shout saved 5) Jesus trip 6) Don’t rock de boat 7) Crowd trouble 8) Schizo 9) Now it’s all gone wrong 10) Caroline Robbins 11) Jesus is making a comeback 12) The Glories

Life begins at thirty Rev Counta & the Speedoze

1) All mixed up 2) Love so great 3) Motex 4) Hell ain’t for heroes 5) For what we are about to receive 6) Dr Heckle & Mr Snyde 7) Marksman 8) No coincidence 9) 2 years on a camel 10) Every circus needs a strong man 11) Marmite sandwiches 12) Ferguson’s mule 13) Miss us 14) Wot a life