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WIJSF Compilation CD Volume #6

SONG CREDITS


1. Debbie Pierce Taft TOUGH LOVE (4:32) 2015 

Composer and Producer: Debbie Pierce Taft
  • Debbie Pierce - Sax
  • Giuseppe Pucci - Drums
  • Brad Keller - Keyboards
  • Dave Wilkenson - Bass

  
Multi-instrumentalist Debbie Pierce has been playing piano, saxophone, flute and singing in South Florida for over 20 years. An early interest in jazz and classical music, as well as the influence of Latin sounds absorbed from her life in South Florida, has led to the varied and eclectic musical vision. A professional musician by the age of 16, she has shared the stage with such performers as The Drifters, Doc Sevirensen, Robert Goulet, Nancy Wilson, and Eddie Money. Not confined to South Florida, she has performed all over the eastern United States and Caribbean from The Berkshires, New York City, Cape Cod and Houston,Tx to Marsh Harbor, Bahamas and Panama City, Panama.

 

 

2. Love Simon Amarachukwu (4:33) 

Personnel:

Artist: Love Simon
Male Back up: Johnny fins
Music Producer: Johnny fins
Amara Chukwu Amara Chukwu Eh!
(The Grace of God, the grace of God)
Amara Chukwu Amara Chineke Eh Ya!
(The grace of God, the grace of God the Creator)
Amara Chukwu Amara Chukwu Eh!
(The Grace of God, the grace of God)
Amara Chukwu Amara Chukwu Igwe Eh Ya Eh!
(The grace of God of heaven)
Amara Chukwunna Amara Chukwu ezuwo
(The grace of God the Father, the grace of God is sufficient)
Amara Chukwunna Eh
(The grace of God the Father)
Amara Chukwu ezuwo
(The grace of God is sufficient)
Amara ya (His grace)
Amara Chukwunna Amara Chukwu ezuwo
(The grace of God the father, the grace of God is sufficient)
Amara Chukwunna Eh
(The grace of God the Father)
Amara Chukwu ezuwo
(The grace of God is sufficient)
 
[Chorus:]
Amara Chukwu Igwe ezuwo Eh Ya Eh Ya Eh Ya Eh Ya!
(The grace of God of Heaven is sufficient)
Amara Chineke ezuwo oh o oh o oh o oh o oh!
(The grace of God the Creator is sufficient)
 
Amara Chukwu Igwe ezuwo Eh Ya Eh Ya Eh Ya!
(The grace of God of Heaven is sufficient)
Amara Chukwunna ezuwo
(The grace of God the Father is sufficient)
 
N’ime ndu m oh
(In my life)
Amara Chukwu ka m ji na-adi
(The grace of God is what keeps me)
N’ezi na ulo anyi
(In our family)
Amara Chukwu ka anyi ji na-adi eh
(The grace of God keeps us)
Opupu na mbata anyi eh
(In our going out and coming in)
Amara Chukwu ka anyi ji na-aga
(The grace of God leads us safely)
Ma anyi ono n’ime ugbo ala
(When we are in the vehicle)
Amara Chukwu na-edu anyi eh eee
(The grace of God leads us)
N’ulo akwukwo m eh
(In my place of learning)
Amara Chukwu ka m ji na-agu
(The grace of God helps me to read and comprehend)
Nye ndi na-aru oru
(And to the workers)
Amara Chukwu ka e ji na-aru eh
(They work with the grace of God)
Nye ndi no na’akwa oria
(To those on the sick bed)
Amara Chukwu ka ha ji na-adi
(They are living by the grace of God)
Nye ndi aririo n’okporo uzo
(To the beggars on the streets)
Amara Chukwunna ezuwo
(The grace of God the Father is sufficient)
Amara ya (His grace)
 
[Chorus:]
Amara Chukwu Igwe ezuwo Eh Ya Eh Ya Eh Ya Eh Ya!
(The grace of God of Heaven is sufficient)
Amara Chineke ezuwo oh o oh o oh o oh o oh!
(The grace of God the Creator is sufficient)
 
Amara Chukwu Igwe ezuwo Eh Ya Eh Ya Eh Ya!
(The grace of God of Heaven is sufficient)  

Amara Chukwunna ezuwo
(The grace of God the Father is sufficient)
 
Amara Chukwu ka onye mmehie ji adi eh
(A sinner is saved by God’s grace)
Amara ya ka onye ezi omume ji adi eh
(The righteous lives by God’s grace)
Amara Chukwu ka anyi niile ji adi eeeee
(We all live by God’s grace)
Amara Chukwu bara nu anyi uba
(The grace of God is sufficient for us all)
 
Otu nwoke ahu eh
(That same man)
Onye obu amara ya ka anyi ji adi
(By whose grace we are living)
O kwa nu ya bu oke nkume a juru aju uh
(He is the stone that builders rejected)
Chi obi oma onye wetara nzoputa eeee
(The kind God who brought us salvation)
O kwa nu ya bu oke nkume ajuru aju
(He is the stone that builders rejected)
Amara ya (His grace)
 
[Chorus:]
Amara Chukwu Igwe ezuwo Eh Ya Eh Ya Eh Ya Eh Ya!
(The grace of God of Heaven is sufficient)
Amara Chineke ezuwo oh o oh o oh o oh o oh!
(The grace of God the Creator is sufficient)
 
Amara Chukwu Igwe ezuwo Eh Ya Eh Ya Eh Ya!
(The grace of God of Heaven is sufficient)
Amara Chukwunna ezuwo
(The grace of God the Father is sufficient)
 
Amara ya (His grace)
[Intertwine with Chorus]
Amara Chukwu Amara Chukwu Eh!
(The Grace of God, the grace of God)
Amara Chukwu Amara Chineke Eh Ya!
(The grace of God, the grace of God the Creator)
Amara Chukwu Amara Chukwu Eh!
(The Grace of God, the grace of God)
Amara Chukwu Amara Chukwu Igwe Eh Ya Eh!
(The grace of God of heaven)
Amara Chukwunna Amara Chukwu ezuwo
(The grace of God the Father, the grace of God is sufficient)
Amara Chukwunna Eh
(The grace of God the Father)
Amara Chukwu ezuwo
(The grace of God is sufficient)
Amara Chukwu Amara Chukwu Eh!
(The Grace of God, the grace of God)
Amara Chukwu Amara Chineke Eh Ya!
(The grace of God, the grace of God the Creator)
Amara Chukwu Amara Chukwu Eh!
(The Grace of God, the grace of God)
Amara Chukwu Amara Chukwu Igwe Eh Ya Eh!
(The grace of God of heaven)
Amara Chukwunna Amara Chukwu ezuwo
(The grace of God the father, the grace of God is sufficient)
Amara Chukwunna Eh
(The grace of God the Father)
Amara Chukwu ezuwo
(The grace of God is sufficient)
 

 

 


3. Maguinha Jatobá (Mystic Tree) (3:12) Written and produced by Magda Machado-Garshol (Maguinha)

Personnel:

Maguinha - vocals
Dudu Sete Cordas - 7-string-guitar, shaker
Bruno Patrício - flute
Valerinho Xavier – brushes
Arranged by Dudu Maia
Estudio Casa do Som
Brasilia, Brazil, 2015
 

Eu só pra dizer que te amo

Desde sempre, para sempre.

Uma semente germinou e cresceu

Forte-forte, alto-alto, como Jatobá

E as raízes adentram a terra

Cavando da terra o gôzo da vida

Que alimenta o nosso amor.

 

Ouvi o som da terra no rio

Do barranco o canto manso

Da corredeira a nos levar

Cachoeira, palmeira à beira

Das águas onde o amor nasceu e voou

Alto-alto, forte-forte, como Jatobá.

 

Entre o azul do céu

E o calor da terra

Entre folha e raíz

Corre a seiva do nosso amor

Doce esquisito

Fruta única vim

Hear me say that I love you

Since always, and forever.

A seed sprouted and grew

Very strong, very high, like

Jatobá Its roots dug into the earth

Bearing out the joy of life

That nurtures our loving.

 

I heard the sound of the earth

From the river bank, the mellow song

Of the current taking us

Waterfall, palm-tree-lined pool

From where love came and rose up

Very high, very strong, like Jatobá.

 

The lushness of our love flows

Between the blue of the sky

And the heat of the earth

Between leaf and root

Strange sweetness Singular fruit

Testimonial

I came into my studio and put on our CD, the WIJSF comp 6 - and enjoyed it in peace and quiet. My heart is full! I loved WIJSF CD 6. The whole CD is musical and a pleasure to listen to, but some real beauties stand out. Tough Love is a nice opening - the sax harmonies are very sensual and haunting. Amarachukwu is simply lovely, especially the voice and the upbeat, endearing arrangement. I really got a kick out of hearing my Jatoba' amidst the music of such inspired women. The last two tracks were phenomenal. Nika Rejto's flute playing on The Crystal Door opens up Heaven's door, and your Sweet Return is a celebration of being human on this Earth. Congratulations, Joan, for the great job. And many thanks for including me in this. One more thing grabbed my attention about the compilation: the lyrics are all about faith, togetherness, forgiveness, and joy. Hallelujah! And I say, leave it to woman to relentlessly and lovingly do the mending this world sorely needs! ~ Maguinha

4. Gail Jhonson How You Feelin' (4:29) 
Composed and produced by Gail Jhonson


5. Geetu Unplugged RISE UP OH WOMAN! (5:24)

Come on Woman
Rise up in arms
Have you no desires
Has he no qualms
 
You keep lying
As low as the ground
Your head bent down
Eyes on the ground
 
Woman
Don’t be afraid
He’s only a man
With a stronger frame
 
It’s not about a fight
And not about equal rights
It is about your birthright
And about making a choice
 
Interlude I
 
You are a Woman
Whose strength isn’t tapped?
Reach deep within
And let freedom the flow
 
It’s not about fighting
It’s not about overtaking
It’s about togetherness
That is true happiness
 
Rise up Woman
Shout if you have to
Loud & clear, pure & clean
Touching the sky
 
Look for answers
Searching everywhere
Within & without
For that purity there
 
Realize your worth
You’re God’s gift to earth
You help to create
So recreate your own birth
 
Interlude II
 
Times are a-changing
Everything is moving forward
But we are stepping back
Stop it before it’s too late
 
Come on Woman
Hold your head up high
Your backbone straight
Cradle your girl child
 
Let her grow rich
With the heritage you provide
Be proud to be a woman
Walking alongside & not behind your man 
 
Kalimata, Sita, Durga, Kalimata
Sarawati, Laxmi, Durga, Kali
Parvati, Sita, Durga, Kali
Shakti
 
 Vocals & Lyrics by Geetu Hinduja 
Composed & Arranged by Prasad Ruparel
Percussion - Vinayak Warrier
Flute - Shriram Sampath
Sound Engineer - Franco
Recorded @ Promethean Recording Studio

6. Mimi Johnson SEE 'BOUT ME (4:03) 

(Chorus) 2x’s
I pray to God
Constantly
Oh that you will come, come and see about me
 
(Verse 1)
I don’t know why you act so shy when we’re together
Can it be that being good to me makes you look bad in front of your friends
Your friends
I’m runnin round in circles
I’m not sure what to do
I’m losing my composure and its all because of you
 
(Chorus) 2x’s
I pray to God
Pray to God
Constantly
Boy Constantly
Oh that you will come, come and see about me
Come on an d see about me
 
(Verse 2)
I don’t why you never even try to come and see me
Flowers and your phone calls they can’t quench my thirst for you baby no way
No way
 
(Bridge)
I’m runnin round in circles
I’m not sure what to do
I’m losing my composure and it’s all because of you
I ain’t got no blanket to make me feel secure
And so boy the only thing I really know for sure
 
(Chorus) 2x’s
I pray to God
I Pray to God
Constantly
Boy Constantly
Oh that you will come, come and see about me
Come on and see about me
 
(Rhyme)
Why don’t you come and see about me
Gotta have my daily dose of sugar baby don’t doubt me
I’ll be praying to God shouting out constantly
That you’ll come hang with a dame and make a girl feel happy
We can talk, take a walk maybe some touchy feely
Hate to say it but flowers and your call just don’t send me
Don’t look crazy forget your boys jealous cause you got a lady
Tell them fools holla holla I got to see about my baby
Well now let me put it like this here
I anit trying to be waiting long Christmas comes once a year
You ease my tension baby my armored suits
Now quit playing come over here and get some of this crunk juice
Us feeling good is bliss why you worried bout looking bad
Friends come and go but only once you get love like you never had
Watchin four walls waiting for your call looking all lonely
How bout tonight don’t run the streets come see about me
 
(Bridge)
I’m runnin round in circles
I’m not sure what to do
I’m losing my composure and its all because of you
I ain’t got no blanket to make me feel secure
And so boy the only thing I really know for sure
 
(Chorus) 2x
I pray to God
I Pray to God
Constantly
Boy Constantly
Oh that you will come, come and see about me
Come on and see about me

See ‘Bout Me©2007
Writers: Glenn Johnson, Mimi Johnson, Cinceria Lewis
Music Production by Caustic Ent Group for ANVEROB PUBLISHING/ASCAP

7. Carol Garrett HOLIDAY FOR LOVE (4:53) 

The season is rapidly approaching

People putting on their overcoats

The Snow on the wind in gently resting

Watching the Thanksgiving floats.

 

The Christians thankful for their Jesus

The Jews are thankful to be Free

Kwanzaa to celebrate "The Brothers",

The Pagans celebrate nature, 

And others are somewhere in between.

 

[Chorus]

But I wonder if they know

If they really know

That we are really just the same?

And I wonder if they share

If they really care

In this season full of special meaning

In this season that should bring us together

In this season that was really meant for love!

 

The fights continue in Ireland

In Israel, in Egypt, in Iran

Building new bombs for what purpose?

To call God by some other name?

Buddha, Muhammad, Jesus

Adonai, Mother Earth, Father Time

I just wonder why

We fight because of a name?

We hate because of a name?

 

[Chorus]

And I wonder if they know

If they really know

That we are Very much the same?

And I wonder if they share

If they really care

In this season full of special meaning

In this season that should bring us together

In this season that was really meant for love!

 

[Bridge]

I wonder if they know

If they really know

We are very just the same?

And I wonder if they share

If they really care

In this season full of special meaning

In this season that should bring us together

In this season that was really meant for love!

 

[Chorus]

Really meant for love!

Really meant for love!

 

Flo Robbins- Paterni on Violin
Robert Gilbert on Flute
Carol Garrett on Piano, vocals and back- up vocals
Written by Carol Garrett
Co-Produced by Phil Vigelius and Carol Garrett
 

8. laraina_c Keeping Myself Alone (3:21)
Producers: Debbie Pierce Taft

 


 


9. TC Eckstein THEY JUST DON'T KNOW (6:42) 2015 

Composer: Debbie Pierce Taft
Producers: Debbie Pierce Taft

 


10. Nika Rejto CRYSTAL DOOR (6:14) 2015 

Composer: Debbie Pierce Taft
Producers: Debbie Pierce Taft

 

11. Joan Cartwright Sweet Return (9:39)

Composed by Joan Cartwright; Hubtones Music 1983 ASCAP

Recorded by Freddie Hubbard Kool Jazz All-Stars of 1983

Recorded at Atlantic Records, New York, NY

 

WIJSF Compilation CD Volume #6
 
 
CD #4 was submitted for a Grammy Nomination
 

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