Jesus Had The Blues
Lil Miss Debi here, I wanted to take a minute to talk about the video “Jesus Had The Blues” and the making of “Are You Ready? The Mississippi Sessions”. This cd was a true labor of love and for me, a real stretching out of my comfort zone! I definitely gave blood, sweat and tears into this project and am so blessed to be able to have done this with my amazing partner in life and music, Danny Brooks.
Some songs seem to speak to me more than others, as I am sure y’all have experienced the same yourselves. Since the moment of conception this has been a special song! Once it was recorded and mixed it kept calling me back to it, time and time again! The urge to portray it visually wouldn’t leave me! I wanted to show the pain, and emptiness along with the loss of human compassion that Jesus must see when He looks down on His children! As a mother, I know the tears I have shed over my children, when they hurt, so do I! How much more so must our Heavenly Father!
Searching for the visual images was very difficult for me emotionally, because I was wanting to show hurting souls, victims and abusers. In order to do that I had to watch videos and then edit to show in a few seconds, the emotion of that moment in time. A lot of tears were shed in creating this video. When I think of a particular piece, the tears come once again!
It is time to come together, to learn to love one another as we love ourselves! It is time to forgive and forget! I know it is difficult to watch, but if for no other reason than to lift your voice of prayers and healing for the victims, please try...
Surely... Jesus had the blues
Are You Ready? The Mississippi Sessions
Are You Ready? The Mississippi Sessions! has been years in the making and they have dug deep for this one. Twenty songs that capture the trials of life, love and hard lessons and speaks of the current landscape around the world today.
"Working on this project has changed my life for the better. I met Danny and Debi through studio designer Claud Hill, and it didn't take long for me to see that I wanted to work with them. I was building AVA Entertainment Studios at the time, the phone rang and low and behold it was Danny, and he asked me if I would produce his next album. As soon as I got my dentures off the ground I said yes! What an opportunity for the new studio. I have made a lot of records in my life, and never had complete control as I always worked for the record company. I have been pleasantly surprised to find out that God is in complete control, you see this record has changed me for the better." Tom Easeley of AVA LLC
"I was honored to be part of this project and hope everyone feels the magic we all made together. It was certainly God ordained!"
Greg Martin/Kentucky Headhunters/Host of The Lowdown Hoedown D93 WDNS
"This entire Album shines and will surely find a highly receptive audience in these times." Claude Hill/Grammy winning Pro-Audio Engineer/Studio Designer/Consultant
"Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi's 'Are You Ready? The Mississippi Sessions is as authentic as it gets. Real music that speaks soul to soul!"
Kyle Lehning/Producer(Randy Travis)
Musicians: Brothers Joel & Micah May/Drums & Bass from Jackson MS
Chalmers Davis/B3/Wurlitzer from Jackson MS(Malaco Rcd's/Muscle Shoals)
Sam Brady/B3/Piano/Rhodes from Jackson MS(Malaco Rcds)
Professor Andrew Lewis/B3/Piano from Jackson MS(Malaco Rcds)
Greg Martin/Guitar/Slide from Kentucky Headhunters
John Fannin/Guitar/Slide, from Austin TX/Rusty Weir/Jerry Jeff Walker
Geri O'Neil/Bass/Vocals from Jackson MS
James Lawlis/Horns/Clarinet/Flute from Toronto CA
The CD's have a 24 page booklet with lyrics and song bios. In the near future we plan to do a limited run on Vinyl. CD's are $20.00 + S&H
Watch for our new Shopify Page with T's, Tank Tops, Hoodies, Caps, Coffee Mugs and we are looking into having our own Coffee blend.