Just Jesus by The Boys Choir of Tallahassee
The Boys Choir of Tallahassee, directed by Earle Lee Jr., is a community based outreach program for males ages eight to eighteen and enrolled in Tallahassee area schools. It has a mission of academic excellence, character building and the attainment of life skills. The choir has traveled all over the country and has delivered several noteworthy performances, including their participation in the inaguration ceremonies for President Barack Obama.
Just Jesus is a 2006 live recording that was hosted by Bobby Jones. To say that I like this album might be an understatement. Every morning on my way to work, I listened to the radio with the hope that my favorite song from the choir, This Is My Prayer, would be played. I stayed tuned to the radio because I couldn’t find the song anywhere, as the choir had not released it on cd. Well, as I listened to the radio during one of my usual drives to the office, I heard the dj say “Today we have the director of the Boys Choir of Tallahassee, which just released a new album featuring the popular song This Is My Prayer”. I smiled all the way to the office and as soon as I reached my desk, I called the radio station.
Here’s the conversation:
Radio dj – Good morning and thanks for calling.
Mimi – Good morning, can you tell me where I can purchase the Boys Choir of Tallahassee album?
Radio dj – You’re in luck. You can get it here at the radio station for free.
Mimi – Really? When can I come and pick it up?
Radio dj – Right now, but there’s one catch.
Mimi – What kind of catch?
Radio dj – You have to sing for it.
Needless to say, I wanted the album. And, five minutes after I sang on the radio for it, a friend called to say that she heard me and that I shouldn’t quit my day job for a singing career. Although I still get teased about that embarrassing moment, I play the album often, so often that as I listened to it this morning, I had to mention it to you.
Just Jesus may be hard to find locally but as soon as I find out where you can purchase it online, I’ll let you all know. In the meantime, you can hear two songs from the album below. I guarantee their version of This Is My Prayer is much better than mine.
His Eye Is On The Sparrow
This Is My Prayer