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The Isaacs have always have a readily identifiable sound, and their new CD, "Nature's Symphony In 432," takes that to a new level. As you heard them explain during their Featured Artist visits on this program, the "432" refers to the particular musical tuning used for this recording — slightly different from the 440 tuning most commonly used. Liner notes that come with the CD explain all this in detail, including more about the unusual reasons they chose to do this. Now, frankly, only someone with a lot of musical training and a highly-tuned ear would notice anything different. For the rest of us, it's good enough that it just sounds great. I found Sonya's and Lily's stories about doing this recording in keeping with the Jubliee year very interesting, including the sounding of the shofar on the recording. By the way, this CD by the Isaacs garnered a Grammy nomination this year.
The Isaacs' CD featured on this program, "Nature's Symphony In 432," is available from our mailorder service, Springside. Just call 1-800-38-MUSIC to order. You can order easily from our webstore by using this link to go directly to this item.
This was one of our occasional All-Listener-Favorites editions with every song, other than Featured Artist selections, introduced by someone who called our special phone line when it was open a few weeks ago. Those whose song introductions were used each get a $10 Springside.com gift certificate, except for the one $50 winner announced on the program. If you called but we didn't get to use your introduction, we will be using more of the introductions from this Call-In over the next few months.
I mentioned on the program the little-known fact that Tennessee Ernie Ford, who enjoyed considerable success on recordings and with his own network TV show back in the 1950s and 1960s, was also the first president of the Gospel Music Association in 1964. He was honored posthumously by the GMA in 1994 when he was inducted into the GMA's Gospel Music Hall of Fame.