Thursday, August 09, 2007

Advice Forum Friday - Help me find my music!

Do you know the song "Strength of my Life," by Leslie Phillips? It was probably released in the 80's, and features Russ Taff on harmonies. I dadgum love this song, and I can't find it anywhere but on Music Choice on my TV sometimes.

Y'all, I love the Christian music of the 80's, even 70's, and it is almost impossible for me to find, either on CD or as downloads.

I really miss the old, original Napster, because if someone else on Napster had the song, you could download it. The fact that it was free was bonus, of course, but I just loved that you could find almost anything you wanted there. Keith Green, Petra, Larry Norman, DeGarmo and Key, Steve Taylor...the gamut of "contemporary" Christian music from the past. I don't have that kind of luck with the current music download sites.

I hope someone has some advice for me on where to find a better selection of not-so-mainstream music. If so, please leave a comment and let me know! And if it's cheap, that's even better!

Now, do you need advice about something today? It can be anything at all - just write a post about it at your site, and be sure to mention Advice Forum Friday in your post. Link back to this post, and finally, don't forget to sign the Mr. Linky down below.

Now, help me find my music! Oh, and just for fun, even if you don't have a suggestion for me, just tell me what your favorite Christian song is from the far, far past.

Thanks, y'all! Have a great Friday!


Kelley said...

I heart that song too - That era of Christian music brings back so many great memories for me.

I just saw a bunch of compilation CDs at our local Lemstone Christian Bookstore recently by some of those artists. Leslie Phillips was definitely one of them, as was Randy Stonehill, David Meece, Sandi Patti, Leon Patillo, and many more.

Here is the website for her CD:

How much do you love me now, Lori?!

Nancy said...

Check out We have a subscription to their service (I think we pay something like $30 every three or four months) and I just searched for every artist you listed - they're on there. Not much for Larry Norman, but the rest - there.

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

You guys rock! Kelley, I love you this whole world, and if I could find your e-mail address, I'd say so!

Keep 'em comin', guys, keep 'em comin'.

And someone please post a question and sign the dadgum linky, okay? Throw me a bone here!

Tina said...

Sorry, no advice from me but I did sign your Mr Linky! Funny that I thought I wouldn't have any need for advice today and then THIS (see my post) happened....not happy! LOL

Misty Dawn said...

Have you tried Limewire?

WendyDarling said...

You could have just listed my brother's CD collection. :-)

He belongs to a group called "Jesus Music Group" on Yahoo. They have a lot of the "out of print" stuff. Mostly 70s and 80s. If the artist still has the rights to it, then it won't be there, but they do have a lot. :-)

Jennifer said...

I love Leslie Phillips! But for the life of me, I can't recall that song right now. Looks like you have some leads to finding it - good, because I didn't have a clue! I love the music from then! My parents bought me some cassettes one Christmas, and Leslie was one of them. They had not actually listened to it. I LOVED it - and when they heard it they thought it was a bit to much 'rock' for them and contemplated taking it from me. (Very conservative home I grew up in!) Thankfully, they decided to let me keep it. I can't think of my favorite song from that era....WAY too many!!!!

Oh, and I'm trying to think of some advice I need this week - I haven't had hardly any time for blogging (reading or writing) this week. And I realize it's almost Saturday, but if I think of something, I'll post it!!!

Kristen said...

Wow, looks like everybody has good advice! I didn't listen to Christian when I was growing up in the 80's which is a bummer. I'm going to have to look her up!

Mindy said...

They have alot of Leslie Phillips songs on itunes including Strength of My Life. I have bought Keith Green songs there too. Check it out, they have alot of Christian artists. My only problem is telling my husband exactly how much I have spent on songs on itunes ($30 this week alone!)