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I HAVE PLAYED AND SUNG FOLK MUSIC ALL MY LIFE. NOW I CAN SHARE THESE
I have been singing folk songs all my life; my first folk song record was made when I was 6 years old. During this recent decade, I have been sharing these recordings informally. But now I have found a way to share folk music more widely. I have started a YouTube Channel for my Folk Music. Some are sung by me; some with other folk musicians, some introducing new young singers of these songs. Please listen to my latest track and please, if you like it, share it as widely as possible.
This first song I am sharing is:
Peace, Perfect Love
And please share this as widely as possible, so that the helpfulness of the beautiful song is heard by many people.
This song is great to help bring people together in times of anger and divisiveness. it was written in England by a religious man as he stood by a friend who was dying and read him from the Bible about perfect peace. Then the song got picked up by white South Africans who were upset over the treatment of the blacks, and they sang this as a church song. Then the Jamaican Reggae group Toots and the Maytals took it and turned it into a Reggae song, which is the version I sing on this recording. Like so many folk songs, this one does bring peace in times of trouble.
If possible, share with your friends and click on the subscribe button on Linkedin when you go to the link, so you will be added to my channel.
I plan to put up more folk songs periodically. If you would like to be on the list that receives these songs, please fill out the short information list here and email it to me.
FIRST NAME LAST NAME
Thanks so much
Dan B. Botkin
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