Friday, December 04, 2009

VIDEO>> The Perrys Tailgate Cookout Backstage at the NQC

Joy FM's Daniel Britt at the Perrys' NQC Bus Tailgaiting Cookout from Daniel Britt on Vimeo.



-Daniel Britt

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Tribute to Eva Mae LeFevre

Here is a specially produced piece with clips from Eva Mae LeFevre's last
interview before her death this past Monday.

-Daniel Britt
http://www.danielbritt.com

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Video>> Daniel Britt on Quest for Pre-Packaged Snow Cream

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Video>> Daniel Britt using Brush Cutter

So this weekend brought backyard work my way. We're preparing to clear out ground covering and killing overgrown kudzu to make way for a privacy fence.

I do like power tools!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Video/Interview>> Morning JoyRide Interview with Harold Reed on singing the wrong lyric

Harold Reed of the Kingsmen mistakenly sang the wrong word in "Look For Me At Jesus Feet," changing the whole meaning of the song.

The Morning JoyRide interviewed Harold about his mishap. Here's the interview, as posted with pictures by Brandon Reese of the Kingsmen Quartet:



The original performance YouTube video is here:

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

AUDIO>> Talley Trio fake phone call

At Joy FM, our staff pastor is Dennis Collins. He comes in regularly to answer questions from a Biblical perspective.

Friday was his birthday. In passing recently, he asked "so which special guest are you going to have call me on my birthday?"

Little did he know who we had up our sleeves... Talley-ho!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Ben Speer

This is my interview - rather long - with the legendary Ben Speer. This was recorded during NQC week, 2007, in Louisville, Kentucky. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Gordon Mote

Here's an interview I recorded with Gordon Mote at the Atlanta Gaither Homecoming backstage April 13, 2007.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Mark Lowry & Bill Gaither co-host the Morning JoyRide

Mark Lowry was scheduled to co-host the Morning JoyRide with Daniel, Candi, & Melody on Wednesday, April 9th on Joy FM.

What we were surprised to learn is that Bill Gaither was making a surprise appearance too.

And to boot: Bill stayed around for the entire show!

The MP3 download gives you most of the show's discussions (sorry, no music is included for copyright reasons).

Enjoy!

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Dr. Gary Chapman

Listen to the Morning JoyRide with Daniel, Candi, & Melody as they interview Dr. Gary Chapman, author of "The Five Love Languages." This was recorded February 11, 2008.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Ivan Parker

Here is the interview with Ivan Parker as recorded in Atlanta on April 13, 2007.

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Sunday, July 08, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Ernie Haase

Here's an interview I recently conducted with Ernie Haase of Signature Sound. (Recorded April 13, 2007 at the Gwinnett Arena, Atlanta)

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Thursday, July 05, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Jim Hamill

This is the interview with Jim Hamill as recorded in September, 2006 at NQC.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> The Isaacs

Here now is the interview conducted with The Isaacs at NQC, September, 2006.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> The Hoppers

Here's an interview with entire Hopper Family - Dean, Mike, Kim, Claude, & Connie! Recorded in September 2006...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Lauren & Debra Talley

This is an interview with The Talley Trio's Debra and Lauren Talley. We discussed things like the history of the Talley's music, Lauren's incorporation into its new wave of the sound, and what "dirt" we could dig up on Roger (after all, he wasn't there to defend himself)!

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Kyla Rowland

This is an interview with songwriter Kyla Rowland (recorded in the fall of 2006 at NQC). We go behind some of her top songs and hear Kyla's inspiration in writing them.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Janet Paschal

I sit down with Janet Paschal to discuss her career from the 60s and 70s through to today. In addition to music, the conversation also talks about the bliss of marriage, struggles with cancer, and even a greeting to Miss Marple and Max the Wonder Dog! Listen here.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Mark Trammell Trio

Here's my full and complete interview with the Mark Trammell Trio, recorded at NQC '06, where we talked about police training, personal training, and the habitual training of eating daily at your neigborhood Subway.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Lily Fern & Steve Weatherford with Mike Allen

Here's my interview with Lily Fern Weatherford, her son Steve, and former Weatherford member Mike Allen where we review a great deal about Gospel Music's history and the Weatherford's influence on it.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Triumphant Quartet

My interview with the Triumphant Quartet is now available for download here. Our converstaion was recorded at NQC in September 2006.

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Monday, April 30, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> The Down East Boys

Here's my interview with The Down East Boys from the National Quartet Convention in September, 2006.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> The Perrys

Here's my interview with The Perrys: Libbi, Joseph, Nick, and Matthew. This was recorded in September 2006 at the National Quartet Convention.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Mike Allen

Here is my radio interview with Mike Allen. Learn about his history with the Weatherfords and Poet Voices and how he got the gig with Bill Gaither's Homecoming Friends. Mike also tells us about his solo work and what "scares him" about it.

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Monday, April 09, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Crabb Family (2006)

Here's my interview with the Crabb Family. This interview turned into almost a "staff meeting" for the family with our microphones catching it all!

Hear all about their decision to come off the road and about what the future may possibly hold for each member.

The mp3 can be downloaded here.

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Bill Gaither (March 2007)

I recently talked to Bill Gaither, primarily about the upcoming Atlanta Homecoming concert on April 13, 2007 -- but also about some other various topics, such as Give It Away, Homecoming Concert evolution, and the new guy Wes Hampton. You can get the audio from this latest interview, plus clips of a previous Gaither interview, at this link.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Legacy Five

Here's my radio interview with all the guys of Legacy Five. It was recorded in September 2006 -- just days after Roger Bennett had received another setback in his health situation. In this conversation, which turned out to be one of Roger's last interviews, he updates us on his then-current situation.

In addition, there's a lot of good material and history on the quartet and on the guys as individuals. You'll enjoy the laughter and friendship that was expressed while sitting around our table. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Karen Peck & New River

The interview with Karen Peck and New River is now available for download. We cover the history of the group, the current status of the group, and remind you why Karen's personality makes her so memorable!

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Monday, March 19, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Greater Vision

Here's my interview with Greater Vision (Gerald Wolfe, Jason Waldroup, and Rodney Griffin).

In addition to normal biographical stuff about the group and their members, you'll hear our conversation move to industry talk -- like about the logistics of writing good songs like Rodney has written. And how the industry should respond to change in music styles and, yes, even hair styles!

Then, you can go back to 2004 and hear a previous interview I did separately with Gerald.

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Friday, March 16, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Chonda Pierce

I talked to comedian (or is it comedienne?) Chonda Pierce yesterday about an upcoming Atlanta concert event. But the conversation also talks about Christians performing in secular arenas, being a "funny lady" with depression at the same time, and about how singing fits into her shows. Chonda really is a blast!

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Monday, March 05, 2007

AUDIO/INTERVIEW PODCAST>> Mercy's Mark

Here's the mp3 interview download of the extended interview with the men of Mercy's Mark, recorded in September during NQC week in Louisville, Kentucky. Enjoy!

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Friday, March 02, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> John Christopher Knight (2007)

I recently had another visit with John Christopher Knight, whose family produces some of the most unique, original music you've ever heard. It doesn't fall into any kind of box. They're Christians and some of the music references their faith while some simply references life (and after all, isn't God the God of all?).

Listen to this visit with John, recorded in February of 2007. Then, you can also go back and listen to an earlier interview recorded in September of 2005 at this link.

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> The Pfeifers

Here's my interview with John and Candy Pfeifer (siblings) and good friend Mary Jane Carter who collectively make up the unique Gospel sound of the Pfeifers.

BONUS: When you listen to the interview, you'll also hear some industry discussion about the new American Gospel Music brand and the Pfeifers' involvement.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Gold City

Here's the interview with all the members of Gold City, as we talk about the group's past and their current release, Revival.

You can also hear a preview of Gold City as featured on "Daniel Britt & Friends," where we take the interview and mix it with the music by our featured guests and air it nationwide each week to millions on XM Satellite Radio, channel 34.

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Allison Durham Speer

Here's the interview I recorded with Allison Durham Speer. She married into a rich heritage of Gospel singers, and carries on that tradition with the finest ability and class. She's a great story teller and gives us a glimpse into her relationship with father-in-law Brock Speer, uncle Ben Speer, and others. What a personality!

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Friday, February 02, 2007

AUDIO>> 3 minute preview of XM's "Daniel Britt & Friends"

I've just finished production on an upcoming broadcast special with Gold City. The hour was so much fun that I wanted to give you a preview of what to expect. This will also give you a nice "Sam's Club sample" of the flavor of Daniel Britt & Friends heard weekly on XM.

Copyright laws prohibit me from offering the complete show for download online -- so the only place to hear it is by listening to XM Satellite Radio or any of its partners -- but, enjoy this sneak peek into some of the fun we have on the show!

Audio>> 3 minute preview

Link>> List of previous and upcoming guests

-Daniel Britt

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Kevin Williams

Here's the interview I recorded with Kevin Williams in September, 2006. Kevin has since returned to the Gaither Homecoming tour (so any mention of his concert absence needs to be taken in the context of when the interview took place). Kevin has stories to tell, like working with Wendy Bagwell and the Sunliters, Bill Gaither, and Anthony Burger. If you've ever had an opportunity to talk to Kevin before or after a Homecoming concert, you know how approachable he is -- and funny, too! Enjoy.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Booth Brothers

Here's my audio interview with the Booth Brothers (Michael & Ronnie Booth and Jim Brady). Recorded at the National Quartet Convention in 2006, the guys talk about their relationship to Mosie Lister, their individual musical influences, and their unique style of music today.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Joel & LaBreeska Hemphill

Here's an in-depth interview with Joel & LaBreeska Hemphill about their music, songwriting, family, struggles, and faith. Enjoy!

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Friday, January 05, 2007

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Crist Family

This is one great family group. I "stumbled" across them, actually, by listening to XM 34, believe it or not. Their story is cool, too and I think you'll enjoy getting to know better: The Crist Family.

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Friday, December 29, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> David Phelps

Here's the much-anticipated interview with David Phelps. This is my first interview with David, but it mainly focuses on Christmas. I do have plans to pursue a more in-depth discussion with David "from start to finish."

-Daniel Britt

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Stephen Hill

Here's the interview with Stephen Hill who, along with Woody Wright, is an ambassador to keep the Spirit of Christmas intact. Listen as we talk mainly about personal Christmas memories and also about his original seasonal songs.

-Daniel Britt

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Woody Wright

I talked to Woody Wright about his original Christmas songs and also about his work with the Gaither organization, Stephen Hill, marriage to Vonnie Gaither, and even about his career in Country music.

This is a long one! Nearly 50 minutes (be prepared for a longer download on slow connections).

-Daniel Britt

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Russ Taff talks Christmas

Hear Christmas memories as a child -- and now as a father -- from Russ Taff (recorded 11/10/2006)

-Daniel Britt

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AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Squire Parsons' Christmas Conversations

More Christmas memories and traditions -- this time with Squire Parsons (recorded 11/09/2006)

-Daniel Britt

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AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Gary McSpadden with Christmas and Gaither Trio memories

I talked to Gary about McSpadden Christmases and spending Christmases with the Gaithers while singing with the Trio (recorded 11/11/2006)

-Daniel Britt

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Friday, December 08, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Janet Paschal's thoughts of Christmas

Hear all about Janet's childhood Christmases and her new traditions with husband John. (recorded 11/02/2006)

-Daniel Britt

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AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Jake Hess celebrates Christmas and his 75th Birthday

We go to Jake's home on December 24th -- Christmas Eve and Jake's birthday -- to wish him holiday greetings and hear about his yearly traditions (recorded 12/24/2002)

-Daniel Britt

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AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Eva Mae LeFevre sends her Christmas Card wishes

Listen to Eva Mae, in the middle of doing her Christmas shopping at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta (Buckhead) on Christmas Eve while talking to us on her cell phone! (recorded 12/24/2002)

-Daniel Britt

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AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Connie Hopper's Christmas memories

It's a Hopper Christmas! Listen to memories from Connie Hopper (recorded 12/24/2002).

-Daniel Britt

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Lynda Randle

Here's the full interview with Lynda Randle. It's over an hour long and the mp3 file is over 11MB, so beware of a longer-than-usual download.

We talked about her home life growing up in Washington DC, about her family, the two Michaels in her life (her brother Michael Tait and her husband Michael Randle), daughters Patience and Joy, college, her vanilla mom and dad (known to us as Bill and Gloria Gaither), being a black gospel singer in a white gospel world, Mahalia Jackson, Babbie Mason, racial reconciliation and more!

We certainly cover a lot of ground, but with Lynda's contagious, joy-filled personality, it's time that flies by.

-Daniel Britt

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Annie & Kelly McRae

Listen to the interview with sisters Annie & Kelly McRae (probably one of the last as a duo). This was recorded at the National Quartet Convention (September 2006) in Louisville, Kentucky where the word started spreading that Kelly would be leaving the group.

The announcement has already come out that the new group (a trio) has been formed.

-Daniel Britt

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Monday, November 06, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Steve Brown

Last Sunday (10/29/06), I had a meeting with Dr. Steve Brown of Key Life (and host of Steve Brown Etc) to interview him about his new book "What Was I Thinking?" published by Simon & Schuster.

In the interview (Which you can hear here), we talk about the themes in his new book as well as Tony Campolo, Steve's early years in radio and theology, Mark Lowry, Bill Gaither and some other things that happened to come up during our discussion.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Random audio thoughts

9/27/06 Daniel talks about Steve Brown's book on prayer "Approaching God" - listen
9/27/06 Atlanta traffic is so bad, we've actually won an award for it - listen
11/2/06 Daniel talks about our relational God - listen
11/2/06 Want flat abs? Eat these recommended foods ... or take Daniel's advice - listen
11/2/06 Christian movie gets PG rating...for publicity's sake - listen
11/2/06 Daniel hates decaf coffee - listen

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Jeff & Sheri Easter

Here's my full and complete mp3 interview with Jeff & Sheri Easter, recorded at NQC 2006 in Louisville, Kentucky. We talk about the Lewis Family, the Easter Brothers, Jeff & Sheri's marriage and sound, plus more!

-Daniel Britt

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Friday, October 27, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Jim Stover & Rhonda Thompson

Here is the extended interview from this week's "Daniel Britt & Friends" on XM 34. The program featured songs that you may have never heard on the radio before--songs that were not singled and never topped the charts.

In this interview (mp3 download here) with two veteran Gospel music record promoters, I try to find out how some songs are chosen to be hits and others are left behind.

-Daniel Britt

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Mark Lowry, Part 2 of 2

Click to hear Part 2

This second segment with Mark (over an hour long) was recorded specifically for the XM episode that aired the week of 10/16/06. In this interview, Mark talks about his childhood, family, Gaither, and his recent motorcycle mishap.

Plus, hear some insider scoops on your favorite Homecoming Friends...

-Daniel Britt

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Mark Lowry, Part 1 of 2

Click to hear Part 1

This is a two-part interview with Mark Lowry. This first segment was recorded one morning recently to mainly discuss an upcoming concert.

The segment to follow will be a second interview conducted that same evening that was used on "Daniel Britt & Friends" for XM Satellite Radio.

-Daniel Britt

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

AUDIO>> Record Company Exclusive

Jim Stover (Crossroads Records) and Rhonda Thompson (RT Promotions) announced today, in a taped conference call, that they will be working together to promote Allison Durham Speer's latest release to radio.

Hear the audio here.

-Daniel Britt

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Eva Mae LeFevre & Jimmy Jones

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Eva Mae LeFevre & Jimmy Jones

Listen to Daniel Britt and friends Eva Mae LeFevre, Jimmy Jones and Mark Fuller as together they take a trip down memory lane discussing the group's history and success. We'll talk about the unique sound of the LeFevres and hear how the group evolved into the Nelons. Plus, we'll feature one of the last interviews with Jimmy Jones who passed away earlier this year. You'll also hear a message from George Younce to Eva Mae!

This interview was recorded in 2003 for a radio program at the time called "Gospel Classics with Mark Fuller & Daniel Britt." This audio features the interview portions plus the "setups" of the songs that were to be included in that particular episode.

-Daniel Britt

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

AUDIO>> Last Night

...was the premiere broadcast of Daniel Britt & Friends on XM 34, enLighten.

I'm working on a page here at danielbritt.com devoted to the show, where you can find upcoming programming info and other program-related details. I'll let you know as soon as it's available. Don't forget you can also sign-up for the Daniel Britt & Friends email newsletter to stay abreast of upcoming guests and promotions.

I'm also thinking about a way to better categorize the interviews - alphabetically comes to mind. I may try and also categorize them by subject matter (separating the musicians from the authors, etc...). Let me know your thoughts on that (you can email me or comment on this post below).

Back to last night: we listened to the show with some friends, my wife took a picture of my XM Radio display, then we went to eat with some friends.

Afterwards, Dan Dixon from XM called and we went on AMERICA channel 10, live, to talk about my new program. He asked me for a good Southern Gospel selection to introduce the non-SG world to the music and "Shoutin' Time" by the Hoppers came to mind.

Here's the audio from the live bit on America 10 last night with Dan Dixon and me.

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Friday, September 22, 2006

AUDIO>> Kelly McRae / The McRae's announcement

UPDATE: Here's the audio excerpt from my interview with Annie and Kelly McRae about the group re-formation that was made at NQC '06. After reviewing the audio, I also caught the fact that her husband, Ricky Free, will be coming off the road to do more studio work. So, two personnel deletions to make note of.

For the Kelly McRae audio announcement...click here.

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AUDIO>> American Gospel Music Press Conference


Pictured (l-r) following the press conference last week are Clarke Beasley, Executive Vice President, National Quartet Convention; Dr Roy Hayes, President, CMP; Eric Dale Knapp, Conductor-in-Residence, MidAmerica Productions; Dr Randall Bayne, CEO, CMP; and Brian Brown, Associate Director, Lifeway Worship Group.

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I attended the press conference at NQC where the convention announced the partnership between CMP, NQC, LifeWay and MidAmerica Productions (management for Carnegie Hall). I rolled tape on the whole conference and have it here for you to hear. CLICK HERE to download the mp3 file that starts with Clarke Beasley's introduction. Then, each member is introduced as they come up to speak.

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Quotes and weird news

I've been going through some airchecks of recent shows and found some really good quotes I've shared--plus some interesting, but bizarre, news stories. Here they are:

QUOTES:

AUDIO>> 02/01/06 - Charles Wesley - "Watch you burn!"

AUDIO>> 04/12/06 - "It's not about 'doing' so deal with it. How arrogant!"

NEWS:

AUDIO>> 07/20/06 - Willie Nelson buys the Methodist Church of his youth...and declares everyone a permanent member.

AUDIO>> 08/03/06 - Christian music banned because of GRAPHIC LANGUAGE ???

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Friday, July 21, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST>> Report from Stamps-Baxter in Nashville

Ashley Hawkins, an associate of ours at the radio station, has been attending the Stamps-Baxter School of Music in Nashville, TN this past week - and will continue through next week as well. She called in to report on what has happened thus far, lets us on in the rumors flying of who's gonna show up, and even to say she has met the Toronto Southern Gospel Blog Queen, Allison Lynn (whose guitar broke in two)!

link: Allison Lynn's blog.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

AUDIO>> Various clips with Steve Brown


Okay, so it's probably a known fact that I'm a fan of Steve Brown, radio host of Key Life and Steve Brown Etc.

Here are a couple of clips where a question I have posted to the Key Life forums has ended up being discussed on the broadcast.

The first one is a question that I asked not because I have doubts on the power of God's grace, but because it's an argument I get and wondered how Steve would respond.

AUDIO>> IF YOU'RE LIVING UNDER GRACE AND HAVE TOTAL FREEDOM TO SIN AND STILL BE FORGIVEN, WON'T THAT MAKE YOU A SPOILED BRAT?

The second question is one my wife posed to me:

AUDIO>> IF GOD HAS CHOSEN ISRAEL, DOESN'T THAT MAKE GOD A RACIST?


The final clip is from the secular talk show, Steve Brown Etc., where Tony Campolo and George Barna were the guests this particular week. Steve was asking his favorite question to Tony, "How do you deal with criticism?"

AUDIO>> Then came my call-in question to Steve of same...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

AUDIO>> Jimmy Jones

Jimmy Jones Click Here to hear Jimmy talk about his popular song & recitation, "Lord, It's Me Again."
Jimmy Jones passed away on Monday, June 12, 2006 in Marietta, Georgia. Jimmy was very recently diagnosed with untreatable cancer.

Jimmy had one of the smoothest baritone/bass voices in the industry and was probably most well known, especially recently, for his recitations. His professional resume included the LeFevres and the Sunshine Boys.

In 2003, Jimmy and Eva Mae LeFevre joined Mark Fuller and me in the studio in Atlanta's Buckhead district for an evening of remembering. We went to dinner at the OK Cafe beforehand, and then, once in the recording studio, the stories and laughter flowed. Here's a clip of Jimmy talking about his recitations as well as the original recording by the LeFevres of "Lord, It's Me Again."

AUDIO>> Lord, It's Me Again (2.44MB)

I have the full unedited, raw studio session of the time with Eva Mae and Jimmy, and I'll be sharing more audio in the coming days.

-Daniel Britt

Updated link for funeral details and biographical sketch: click here.

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Monday, May 22, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Daniel Britt Interviews LuAnn Burger & Lori (part II)

Here's the interview with Lori where we talk mainly about her solo music ministry. However, as you can imagine, Anthony Burger had such an impact in the life of his daughter that we talked a lot more about his legacy and foresight.

AUDIO>> Daniel Britt Interviews Lori (38:25)

LINK>> Lori's website

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Daniel Britt Interviews LuAnn Burger & Lori (part I)

Today was a special treat! Anthony Burger's widow, LuAnn and daughter, Lori stopped by the radio station to talk about Anthony's legacy and Lori's new career in music.

These two have been through so much, especially lately with the passing of Anthony. They were here for two hours and we recorded well over an hour of discussion.

The interview is divided into two main parts:
- the interview with LuAnn about Anthony's passing (see below)
- the interview with Lori mainly about her solo music ministry (still to come)

AUDIO>> Daniel Britt Interviews LuAnn Burger (26:40)

Again, keep watching for the interview with Lori, coming soon.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

AUDIO>> Why do you need a voice when you have a verse?

AUDIO>> Jim Elliot quote

I like this quote from Jim Elliot. Listen to the story I heard from a pastor recently. It lines up well with the quote - God doesn't have to tell you specifically if He already said it in His Word!

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

AUDIO>> Signature Sound featured on Focus on the Family Radio

AUDIO>> Dr. James Dobson's comments about Signature Sound

Today on Focus on the Family with James Dobson, the topic du jour was the recent National Day of Prayer events in Washington. The Signature Sound Quartet was on hand to sing for one of the events. Because I'm not risky enough to provide audio of their entire copy-written song, I've cut that out of the excerpt. You'll mainly hear the comments before and after the song was featured on Focus on the Family. The two voices you'll hear are Dr. James Dobson and Dr. Bill Maier.

I love it when Southern Gospel gets national attention like this (both in Washington and on Focus!)

UPDATE: Ernie Haase called me today to thank me for editing the clip down for them. It's also available at their website. Ernie said that after the group sang the song, that Dr. Dobson's daughter came to him and said her dad never cries, but he was sooo moved by the group's passion and harmony! Keep it up, guys!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Alvin Slaughter


[Click to listen]


This morning, I interviewed Alvin Slaughter from his hotel room in California (it was 6AM when we started!). We talked about Alvin's recommitment to Christ, his time spent with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, a new book he finished writing just last night, and the comic genius of Bill Gaither!

(subscribe to the podcast download rss feed here).

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Sonya Isaacs

On March 29th, Sonya Isaacs called and we talked about an upcoming concert. (In fact, we recorded the interview as if we were talking on Saturday night, April 1st...)

In addition to the concert talk though, I asked her about her experience on the cruise ship with the Homecoming Friends when Anthony Burger passed away, we discussed Sonya's early start in music, what she calls her "MAN" -dolin, and a very interesting description of her voice (the product of two famous country women put together?). You don't want to miss it: Sonya Isaacs, my guest!

LISTEN NOW>>

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Babbie Mason, part 2

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Babbie Mason, part 2

Here's part two of my interview with Babbie. This segment features more of where Babbie came from and what she's up to today.

Babbie's website.

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Friday, March 24, 2006

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Babbie Mason, part 1

AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> Babbie Mason, part 1

I talked to Babbie yesterday and we made the interview a two-parter. This first segment is mainly focusing on the upcoming Babbie Mason Music Conference (see website below). The second segment (yet to be posted; stay tuned) will feature more of where Babbie came from and what she's up to today.

Babbie's website.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

**AUDIO>> More from Anthony Burger's Funeral Now Posted**

**HERE'S MORE AUDIO FROM ANTHONY BURGER'S FUNERAL - OVER 12 MINUTES - (2MB download)**

I got my bandwidth issues resolved and now am able to provide additional audio from the funeral. The above clip includes the Bill Gaither eulogy, but also includes Russ Taff's comments made just before Bill comes to speak.

I'm leaving the smaller, Bill-only, file available for download as well. Access it here (600KB).

I do have "These Are They," as sung by David Phelps and backed by the current-Gaither Vocal Band; however, because of copyright issues, I'm thinking twice before I post it. :)

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

More audio from Anthony's funeral

I've had a ton of traffic lately and it's caused the bandwidth usage skyrocket! I'm working with my hosting servers to prevent an overload of the site.

After I am sure the site can handle it, I've got more audio from the funeral to post. Stay tuned...

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UPDATE: THE AUDIO IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE.

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

AUDIO>> Bill Gaither clip from Anthony Burger's Funeral

AUDIO>> Bill Gaither clip from Anthony Burger's Funeral

I didn't attend the funeral, nor was I able to see the whole service, but I came across this story told by Bill Gaither as part of a musical tribute to Anthony Burger.

UPDATED: More extended audio from the funeral now available. Click Here.

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AUDIO/PODCAST INTERVIEW>> The Isaacs

AUDIO>> The Isaacs

Yesterday (Tuesday), just 6 six days since the tragedy aboard the Gaither Cruise in the Caribbean, I had the opportunity to talk to an eyewitness: Lily Isaacs.

Here's a synopsis:

Lily Isaacs sits down with Daniel Britt to discuss witnessing the passing of Anthony Burger, her Jewish background, and the environmentally safe "Hybrid Isaacs."

About Lily:

Vocalist and matriarch of the group. Lily was born in Germany after World War II to two Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. She grew up in the Bronx, New York studying theatre, performing on Off Broadway , and recorded her first album in 1968 on Columbia records with her friend as ``Lily & Maria``. Being raised in a Jewish home, she was taught against Jesus as Messiah, and didn`t become a Christian until 1971 when a death in the family brought her to church for the first time. It was at that point in her life that she decided to serve God with her music as well, and along with the Isaacs patriarch, Joe began the foundation upon which the Isaacs have been built.

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Thursday, February 16, 2006

AUDIO>> Piano Sample

AUDIO>> Piano Sample (click here for the music!)

(This is an arrangement of How Big Is God with How Great Thou Art I played for First Presbyterian Church in Griffin, GA recently...)

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Thursday, February 09, 2006

AUDIO>> I'm not going to get any better

AUDIO>> C.S. Lewis on "getting better."

Someone once said that it is awfully arrogant to think that anything we can do is more sufficient than the blood of Christ. Steve Brown says "I'm probably not going to get any better." The focus of that is on the "I...not getting better." As long as you focus on getting better, you will become obsessed with that and not Jesus. When you instead focus on Him... then (and only then) you might just get a little better.

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Monday, February 06, 2006

AUDIO>> Too Heavenly Minded?

AUDIO>> Are we too heavenly minded? David Brainard says to live on the brink of eternity.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

AUDIO>> Men and Church: Never The Twain Shall Meet??

AUDIO>> Why Men Hate Going to Church I gave some recent stats about male church attendance and talked about a new book and a website.

You need to check out this website. David Murrow was a recent guest on Steve Brown Etc. (click here to listen) and what he had to say is extremely revelatory! He has compiled research with response and gives a case for why the church has been "feminized" to the exclusion, in many cases, of manly men.

David Murrow's new book is Why Men Hate Going to Church.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

AUDIO>> Timepiece Trends

AUDIO>> New study shows most teens don't wear a watch.

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Monday, January 30, 2006

AUDIO>> Set it Free - unless you married it!

AUDIO>> A quote from Elaine Wilburn (of the Wilburns)

I really have nothing else to say about this.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

New Podcast Interview: Bill Ewing

AUDIO>> Daniel interviews Bill Ewing, former VP of Columbia Pictures/Sony

I talked to Bill Ewing today about his new film, "End of the Spear." We also talked about his time at Columbia and the role of Christians in filmmaking.

Here is a short sketch of his work:

Bill Ewing, Producer of End of the Spear
President of Every Tribe Entertainment

Bill Ewing is president of Every Tribe Entertainment and the producer and co-writer for the soon to be released feature film End of the Spear.

He served as Senior VP of Production and Administration, Columbia Pictures, for 15 years and worked on numerous films including Awakenings, A League of Their Own, Air Force One, Men in Black I & II, Stuart Little I & II, The Patriot, and Spiderman. Ewing’s production career began in the mid-1970s with the Dino DeLaurentis production of King Kong and Sandy Howard's production of Meteor. Prior to his time at Columbia, Ewing was an actor in several films and television series, including Johnny Got His Gun, The End, Little House on the Prairie, and Korg, 70,000 B.C. He recently made his directorial debut with the Lifetime film Christmas Child.

Ewing resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Susie. They have a grown son, Blake, who attends UCLA.

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Friday, January 06, 2006

C.S. Lewis says...

Man! Have you seen the numbers on Narnia? The movie is doing so well and I am so pleased. I loved the film; it's one of the few I would enjoy watching over and over. And, it's got people talking - hopefully about faith and God and atonement and stuff - but at the least about C.S. Lewis who about such things often wrote. Listen to these words of Lewis about focusing on Jesus and getting over your perfectionism. AUDIO>>

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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

AUDIO>> DUIs, Bible Fatigue, Chimneys, Truth, & Pillow Cases

Here's a true myriad of rambled thoughts:

AUDIO>> Debate going on in Washington D.C. about the blood-alcohol level... What about medicine?

AUDIO>> Will we ever get tired of reading the Bible? To know it initimately, I hope so. To tire of it, I hope not!

AUDIO>> We scheduled our chimney to be inspected. If it doesn't pass, gas logs are in order!

AUDIO>> Quote from Pascal: "Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it."

AUDIO>> Do you wash your pillow cases often enough? (Not for the faint of heart.)

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

A Thanksgiving Thought from Daniel

Audio>> A Thanksgiving Thought from Daniel Britt

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Monday, November 07, 2005

Can Women Blame Men for Weight Gain?

AUDIO>> New study says men affect the diet of women...

The complete report can be found here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4339758.stm

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

New Podcast with Mark Lowry!

Mark Lowry called today and we talked about his latest DVD (Hollywood) and his latest tour that's coming to Atlanta in a few days. I'll be there helping to host the event with Premier Productions.

Listen to this unedited version of our conversation... Mark is truly one of the most interesting characters you could ever meet!

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

New Podcast Interview: John Christopher Knight

Listen to a new interview with John Christopher Knight - who, along with his family, lives without electricity on a farm in Kentucky. Now, the family tours (during the off-farming season) across the country, singing and playing to the delight of their audience. They have been featured on CNN, NPR, and the Today Show along with countless newspaper coverage around America.

Click here for their official site

Click here for the mp3 download of the interview

Click here to subscribe to the Daniel Britt Interviews podcast feed (RSS/XML)

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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

AUDIO: Mosquitoes and How to Avoid Them

AUDIO:Effective Mosquito Repellant...from a recent broadcast with Daniel Britt.

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

AUDIO: You Won't Be Sorry

Listen every Saturday night (7:00-12:00) to Southern Majesty for great Southern Gospel music. You can jump in the live stream online at http://www.newlife.fm or listen in Metro Atlanta to 90.7 FM.

AUDIO: You Won't Be Sorry (an excerpt)...

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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

A Couple of Good Quotes

If you've been here very long, you know that I like good quotes... And that I generally will feature a good one in each radio show I produce... so, here are a couple of mp3 audio files of radical quotes I've recently included:

AUDIO Quote 1: A W Tozer on Christian Liars (from June 23, 2005)

AUDIO Quote 2: Martin Luther on Temptation (from June 25, 2005)

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Monday, July 18, 2005

AUDIO: Buddy Greene with Bill Bruton and Daniel Britt

I found an old interview between (the late) Bill Bruton and Buddy Greene. (For those who do not know, Buddy is the co-writer of Mary Did You Know, with Mark Lowry). After the interview, Bill noticed Buddy had his harmonica with him and he started to play and, well, we started to sing.

Problem is... the few of us in the studio who were singing all had low-down radio type voices... so, as you can hear, we left much to be desired.

Where ARE the mountain movers when you need them?!

AUDIO: Click Here

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Saturday, July 09, 2005

Hurricanes

Well, this hurricane looks nasty. Dennis has already killed a bunch of people in Cuba. Who knows exactly where it will hit. I just hope the season takes a break for our cruise to Mexico later this month!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Daniel Britt Interviews Dale Cramer - Author of Bad Ground

Click Here to listen to Daniel talk with Dale Cramer, author of the best selling novel Bad Ground...even before it airs on radio! Hear it here first!!

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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The Isaacs


The Isaacs were in concert Thursday night at Rock Springs Church in Milner, GA (south of Atlanta). The radio station (NewLife.FM) hosted the event.

On the way to the concert, rain was falling and I was a witness to a horrible accident at a tough intersection. A lady was trapped in her Ford Escape and traffic clogged up majorly on GA HWY 16 between Griffin, GA and I-75. So, needless to say, by the time I arrived at the venue, we were soaked by the rain.

The Isaacs were wonderful in concert... I was especially thankful to hear Lily Isaacs' story of being born to Jewish parents in the Bronx to now singing Bluegrass Gospel Music! Read her story here.

The Isaacs combine Bluegrass with "Newgrass." I think you'll like 'em!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Quote about "Being Called"

Click Here to listen to a great quote from William Booth counter those who say "I'm not called to spread the Gospel."

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