Published:April 30th, 2008
Amazing Grace on the BLACK keys
This is a Watercolor Wednesday post.
Wintley Phipps is one of the classiest people I have ever met. Listen to the whole clip. You will never listen to amazing grace in the same way again. You will enjoy it more. A friend said this singing wasn’t hip. My response was, Well, it’s heart. I’ll take heart over hip anytime. I even like hip when it’s heart. “Hip Heart”
I’ll tell you what is not hip. I once introduced this man as Whitney Houston. That’s not hip!
When an artist performs and lives with genuine integrity and heart it shows. The power of his or her music is intensified exponentially. When the origin of the music and lyrics comes from the same genuine heartfelt kind of source, the power is multiplied again.
I can sing one note. That’s the extent of my range. I encourage my musically talented artist friends to write and sing from the heart. Everything else is just business.