Inspirational Poetry Combines with Jazz and Creates a New Musical Genre

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Sam Darby creates new genre for Christian listening by combining smooth jazz with inspirational poetry. This unique and music is a "smoother" option to religious rap and presents another means to celebrate your Christianity.

Deep Voice Productions (http://www.deepvoice.net) has released Sam Darby’s CDs, I’m Your Reflection and Stop in the Name of Love. These cutting edge CDs create another genre for Christian music listeners. Rhyming and music have traditionally been considered the domain of rap artist. More recently religious rap or holy hip-hop has gained a level of popularity within Christian music. What Sam has done is to combine inspirational poetry with a smoother sound to create what many say is a new genre for Christian listening.

Darby’s work is a unique blend of Christian poetry and contemporary music. Smooth jazz rhythms in inspirational contexts accompany Sam Darby’s distinctive deep voice as he creates word pictures, that he says are intended to de-stress, inspire and emotionally transport you from the mundane to the eternal.

Many feel that Sam Darby has actually created a new genre of religious music for listeners thirsting for a contemporary means to celebrate their Christianity. Some have described Darby’s work as gospel rap, but with a smooth jazz sound. Others have compared it in style to the Last Poets, a group that was popular in the seventies. Regardless of the designation, listeners are becoming more and more attracted to the thoughtful poetry, intriguing rhythms and Sam’s inimitable interpretations.

These CDs have something for every age group to appreciate and enjoy. Younger children enjoy the stories. Older adults appreciate the provocative poetry and the smooth rhythms. Those in the middle can identify with Sam’s contemporary approach to things spiritual. Tracks range from Bible stories like the Birth of Jesus and the Creation and the Story of Noah and the Ark to verses in the vernacular like the Twenty Third Psalm or 1 Corinthians 13 or Revelation 3. Provocative titles like “Streak for Jesus,” “The Second Coming will not be Televised” and “My Prerogative” are thoughtful modernizations of eternal themes. The track, “I’m Talking about Your Mother” is a fast fan favorite and is sure to become a classic recording as a Mothers’ Day tribute. Christmas music includes “O Come Emmanuel,” “Bethlehem” (Sam’s favorite) and “The Meaning of Christmas.”

This music may be purchased of downloaded from the site. Further information can be gained by contacting samdarby@deepvoice.net.

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