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Slide Ahead

by Mark Mississippi Slide Jeghers

An eclectic collection of Christian Blues songs, ranging from Blues Rock to Delta Blues to Southern Rock, largely inspired by my amazing band "Crimson Blues".
Genre: Blues: Blues Gospel
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1. Sinkin' on Down
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2. Great Divide
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3. John the Revelator
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4. Narrow Road
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5. Angels Are Weepin'
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6. Mama Loves Her Mijo
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7. Where the Cold Winds Blow
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8. Spirit in the Sky
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9. Don't You Listen to the Devil
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10. Sliding Grace
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11. Everybody Works but Pappy
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12. Salvation Fever
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13. Went Down to the Crossroad
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14. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burnin'
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15. Silent Night
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Ten years ago, when I first started recording Blues music, I planned to make a single solo Blues album. I figured it would include mostly covers of classic Blues favorites, a few original tunes, and some Christian Blues songs to round it all out. That was the plan.

I liked the idea of an eclectic album with a mix of secular and Christian songs. It matched my philosophy of how Christian artists should operate: no harsh dividing line between the secular and the spiritual. All together in one blended package, just like the real life that God gives us day to day.

It was a good plan. But then a problem came up. A really good problem. The most wonderful blessed problem I ever could have hoped for. You see, the Crimson Blues band got started, and we began playing High Octane Christian Blues with reckless abandon.

What followed was the most prolific and creative songwriting period in my entire life. Never before did I get so inspired and crank out so many songs. And they were not just Blues songs - they were Christian Blues songs. High Octane Christian Blues songs, and lots of them!

In my High School and College days, I wrote more bad songs than good. But now, decades later, things were different. Not only was I writing more songs, they were actually worth keeping. And they were all about Jesus.

And here is why it became such a problem: it could never all fit on one CD.

It was then I realized there had to be two solo CD albums. "The Bluez Projekt" was the CD where all my secular recordings would go. And all my new Christian Blues songs would go on this album: "Slide Ahead".

Most of these songs are originals, touching on many different styles of Blues. There is a strong dose of swampy Delta Blues, along with some Blues Rock and even some Southern Rock. Much of it is experimental in one way or another, including the use of a homemade Soup Can guitar! And all of it is laid at the Foot of the Cross.

"Slide Ahead" owes its very existence to the God-given inspiration that came from the Crimson Blues band. Though these are solo recordings that I made alone, my bandmates and the environment of divine inspiration made all the difference. Having God's Hand of Blessing, being surrounded by those incredible Christian musicians and brothers... how could such a body of musical work not come out of it?

These songs turned out exactly how I wanted to hear them played. They are something I can leave behind when I leave this world. I am so amazingly blessed to have been able to create this truly unique Christian Blues album. I hope it blesses you too.

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Eugene Irkhin

Mark 'Mississippi Slide' Jeghers - Slide Ahead
No matter, Mark Mississippi Slide Jeghers plays his gospel-blues' or well-known all blues standards, he does it in studio or on the stage with his band - Crimson Blues, always it sounds simply, sincerely and fierily. When you listen to his music, there is a feeling that you stand near the musicians, I call it - "effect of live presence". I always want to play and sing together with Mark, his musicians play their parts absolutely freely as in jam-bands music. Besides that Mark is a remarkable slide guitarist, he is also able to hold a faultless drivin' rhythm of mississippi delta blues and boogie. Mark Mississippi Slide Jeghers is my favourite musician of the Christian blues! On this album there is my favourite version of the song Silent Night.
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cliff in carolina

hot Christian blues
if you like GOOD Christian blues music, then order Slide Ahead today. mark jeghers and his band absolutely smoke on this release with some older tunes redone as well as great original stuff, great slide work, tight band and God honoring lyrics. The Bluez Projekt is equally good, though not necessarily Christian. both albums feature marks growling yet harmonious vocals and amazing slide talents. its always good when Gods people can rock to some sounds that God can be pleased with.
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Doris Pavlakovich

Well done
This is not a hastily thrown together CD. It is well done, well performed and well worth buying and adding to any music collection. Mark was meticulous in creating and performing the songs on this CD. Very good quality and well performed artisticly. If you are looking for blues music, if you love slide guitar and if you want music with God honoring lyrics, this is for you. Where the Cold Wind Blows was written by Mark and is awesome. Love it.
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