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Vivienne Neville, Liz Clarke, Jackie Morris Bates, Mary Kathryn – What A Friend We Have In Jesus

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  • Release date: 2014-02-28
  • Label: Plankton
  • Catalog #: PLANCD 012

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Album Description

LIMITED STOCK of this CD single is available. Primarily a digital release through all major digital music download sites worldwide (such as iTunes, Amazon, Napster, eMusic etc) we have some CD stock left over from radio and press use.

Plankton Records artists Vivienne Neville and Liz Clarke are joined by Nashville-based artists Jackie Morris Bates and Mary-Kathryn for a stunning new version of this classic hymn. The trans-Atlantic single is released in memory of Taira Johnson Baughman who sadly lost her battle with cancer in May 2013. Taira inspired countless people as she courageously faced cancer with such strength and dignity and she touched many hearts as she blogged about her battle all throughout her illness.

Taira’s mother, gospel/jazz singer Jackie Morris Bates is a close friend of Vivienne Neville and through Jackie, Vivienne became friends with Taira. Not long before her passing Taira, Jackie & Vivienne had a magical time at a family day in the USA around a piano singing ‘What A Friend We Have In Jesus’.

All money raised from sales of the single go towards paying the outstanding medical bills for Taira’s treatment and also to her daughter’s (Breanna) college fund which she hopes to start attending later this year following 2 years of looking after Taira and her 2 brothers during her high school years allowing her father to work to support the family.

A fantastic single for a great cause by some talented and generous ladies.

Album Reviews

If you like Point of Grace and Country music, you’re going to like the latest cover of the classic song, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.” Four ladies come together to sing the song– Plankton Records’Vivienne Neville and Liz Clarke from the UK, and Jackie Morris Bates and Mary Kathryn from Nashville. “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” is released in memory of Jackie Morris Bates’ daughter, Taira Johnson Baughman, who lost her battle with cancer in 2013 –  Christian Music Makers (USA)