Sing Joy! by Franklin Willis
The album showcases Willis’ vocal ability yet coupled it with musical variety in several genres of music including Blues, Samba, Folk, Jazz, Acapella, Soul, Spiritual and Traditional. Willis prides himself in “being able to bring musical diversity“ into all of his performances in order to ensure there is “something for everybody.”
Willis, a long time choral director and educator, says the inspiration for the album came from spending Christmas Eve’s with his family singing holiday classics. Led by his mother, he muses that “my most precious memories from the Christmas season because it was all about family, music, and love. Singing those songs brought us closer together and created a family tradition that I have cherished for years.” It is his hope that “listeners find not only joy from this album, but also peace, love, and laughter. Music is the pathway to the soul.”
Each selection provides the listener new evidences of the width and depth of Franklin’s voice. It refreshes iconic songs of the season and takes us a little further with the title track Sing Joy!
This CD makes for great stocking stuffers!