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Joe English - Lights In The World (1980 Refuge Records)

Artist: Joe English
Album: Lights In The World
Label: Refuge Records
Catalog#: R3746
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1980
Genre: AOR, Christian Rock
Duration: 00:34:57

A native of Rochester, New York, Joe English was a member of Jam Factory, a band based in Syracuse, that evolved into the Tall Dogs Orchestra of Macon, Georgia. Searching for an opportunity to expand his talent, he answered an ad for a drummer. The address led him to the basement of an old building where, much to his surprise, he found himself face to face with Paul McCartney. The audition was for Wings, and English got the job. His first album with Wings was Venus and Mars[1] and, one album later, he would even take the lead vocals for the song, "Must Do Something About It" from Wings at the Speed of Sound. He was the drummer on the Wings Over the World tour.
In September 1977, during the recording sessions for London Town, English became homesick and returned to Macon, Georgia, where he began playing with Chuck Leavell's band Sea Level.
Following his Christian salvation experience, he formed the Joe English Band, performing as lead singer and drummer. The band toured the world, playing with other major Christian bands of the era, including Petra, DeGarmo & Key, Mylon LeFevre and Servant. The Joe English Band recorded a release without Joe's vocals called AKA Forerunner. The band included John Lawry, who left to play for Petra in 1984. In 1986, Joe English played in former Petra vocalist Greg X. Volz's band, Pieces of Eight. In the late 1980s, English joined Randy Stonehill, Phil Keaggy, Rick Cua and others as part of the Compassion All Star Band. In 1988, the band recorded live One by One, their only album together.
English played the snare with his right hand and the hi-hat and ride cymbals with his left, a technique commonly termed "open handed". He has been unable to play drums professionally since the late 1990s, due to chronic ankle health issues.
As of 2008, English lives in Spindale, North Carolina being a member of the Word of Faith Fellowship community. He is no longer involved in the music industry. However, he maintains his interest in music as a member of the choir at WOFF. (wiki).

 • Side One:
A1. To Love Is to Live - 03:50
A2. Shine On - 03:50
A3. Dyin' - 03:47
A4. Is There Not One Good Man - 03:56
A5. Midnight Angel Choir - 03:39
  Side Two:
B1. Get Ready - 03:10
B2. Is the King Your Friend - 03:35
B3. The Lord Never Leaves - 03:15
B4. Praise Him - 03:19
B5. Keep in Touch - 02:02

      Executive Producer by Ray Nenow
      Engineer - Scott Hendricks

Joe English - Drums, Vocals
George Cocchini, Kenny Mims, Dave Perkins - Guitar
Background Vocals:
Donna McElroy, Vicki Hampton, Russ Taff, Bonnie Bramlett
Phill McHugh - Acoustic Guitar
Terry McMillan - Percussion, Harmonica
Greg Nelson - Producer, String and Vocal Arranger
Larry Paxton - Bass
John Rosasco - String and Horn Arranger, Keyboards
Brent Rowan - Guitars
Sheldon Kurland Strings - Strings
Alan Steinberger - Micro-Moog

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