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Vintage Hymn Picks

by Jim Cornwell

An acoustic, instrumental album of traditional, beloved hymns played on acoustic steel string guitar and mandolin.
Genre: Spiritual: Hymns
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Medley: Are You Washed in the Blood?, Uncloudy Day, In the Sweet by and By
3:32 $0.99
2. Blessed Assurance
2:26 $0.99
3. In the Garden
2:51 $0.99
4. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
2:37 $0.99
5. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
1:52 $0.99
6. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
3:05 $0.99
7. Medley: When the Roll Is Called up Yonder, When We All Get to Heaven
4:01 $0.99
8. The Old Rugged Cross
2:29 $0.99
9. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
2:48 $0.99
10. Amazing Grace
3:10 $0.99
11. Medley: I'll Fly Away, I Saw the Light, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
3:22 $0.99
12. Jesus Loves Me
1:58 $0.99
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Album Notes
This is an acoustic, instrumental collection of well known, beloved hymns that have been tastefully arranged for acoustic steel string guitar and mandolin. You can feel that hard, wooden pew underneath and almost hear the harmonies of the choir as they sing these treasured tunes that you know so well, and might miss hearing on Sunday morning.

Jim plays his 1942 Martin D-18 and his 2002 Collings MF-5, pictured on the front cover, as well as his 2003 Colllings D-2 BaaaA and his 1921 Gibson A-4. All songs arranged and played by Jim Cornwell except track 4 based on an arrangement by Bob Minner, track 5 based on an arrangement by John Moore and track 12 based on an arrangement by Kenny Smith. Jim previously released Track 10, Amazing Grace, on his At the Water's Edge CD but did a remix adding freshly recorded mandolin parts to the previous solo guitar version.

These hymn’s diverse, centuries old, composition dates, listed in the order performed, stand as a testimony that good music and the truth are truly timeless and can not be restrained by history.
1. 1818, 1868, 1879 2. 1873 3. 1912 4. 1887 5. 1885 6. 1868 7. 1893, 1898 8. 1912 9. 1923 10. 1779
11. 1929, 1947, 1840 12. 1860

To quote King David, a pretty good picker himself, Psalm 147 …play music on your instruments to God…Psalm 150…praise him with banjo…fiddle and mandolin. Hallelujah!



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This is the BEST acoustic stuff I've heard in a long, long time. The quality and tone of the recordings are A+. It is the perfect accompaniment to Jim's Christmas album. I can't get over the arrangement of 'IN THE GARDEN'. Fantastic sound. Also, the dates these hymns were originally composed are listed in the liner notes. Jim keeps them uniquely original. Vintage, actually! Every note is full. Jacoby Creek Records has to be proud of this one. Buy this one along with his Christmas CD.

Jacoby Creek Joe

Vintage Hymn Picks
I am a big fan of Bluegrass, new grass and Grisman progressive. Jim’s latest work of vintage hymn picks is one you should pick up and listen to. Powerful would be the way Mr. Monroe would put it. Very tastefully constructed and well ... just easy to listen to. Slow to fast paced songs and if your a fan of the sounds of a well played old Lloyd Loar mandolin or a pre war Martin D-28...... here ya go.
Although an early ‘42 D-18, Collings F-5, Gibson A-4 or Collings Dreadnault custom the depth of tone will surely bring a smile of amazement and satisfaction to your face.