I’m a big believer in giving, and giving back. You’ve no doubt noticed that I’m selling my music on this site because after all, this is how I make my living, but on this page I’m freely sharing full-length versions of my hit songs and some awesome digital books including a piece called “The Legacy You Leave” that just may inspire you to greater heights in your life. As well, you can watch some rare video clips of me performing on television. Enjoy!
Here’s a song from my self-titled debut album that spawned top-3 and top-5 hits on Canadian radio in the mid 1980’s. I’m hoping you enjoy the old time gospel revival feel of This Old Heart.
It should go without saying that skilled musicians bring a song to life in the studio and the musicians on the Jules album were the cream of the crop in Nashville. I had most of these guys play on my new release, LEGACY, several years later and I thought I should name them here. If you read the liner notes of many of your favorite country albums these names will appear often:
Drums: Eddie Bayers and Jerry Kroon. Bass: David Hungate and Larry Paxton. Keyboards: David Briggs, Mitch Humphries and Don Stuart. Rhythm Guitar: Marc Castevens and Barry Bird Burton. Lead Guitar: Brent Rowan and Barry Bird Burton. Pedal Dobro and Pedal Steel: Paul Franklin. Fiddle: Rob Hajacos. Strings: The Bergen White Ensemble. Background Vocals: Dennis Wilson, Bonnie Keen and Melodie Tunney. Eight of the ten songs were recorded at Creative Workshop and House of David in Nashville and the remaining two (my hits) at Eastern Sound, Toronto.
This Old Heart
A Place in the Shade was my top-5 record during the summer of 1985 and it’s success got me featured on the national CBC weekly variety show, The Tommy Hunter Show the following January. Meeting Tommy, Al Cherney and the rest of the musicians and crew was, of course, quite the experience!
A Place in the Shade
Calling on You Baby is a fun, summertime tune I wrote with Gilles Godard which became a favorite of Maggie’s. It was recorded in Nashville around 1990.
Calling on You Baby
You’ve probably seen the two videos of Jules performing on the Keystone Live show with my great friend, the late Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, and here’s one you haven’t seen from that same broadcast singing my song, I’ve Never Been Away from Your Love. Enjoy!
When I did the Tommy Hunter Show in 1986 and performed my Canadian hit, A Place in the Shade, I was also asked to perform with the featured singers in the show’s weekly group song. Although I took the lead on just a small section of New River Train, I thought you’d enjoy it.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is among the few books that in essence started the personal development and self-growth industries we know today. Written in 1937, it was inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title suggests the book deals with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want.
An Iron Will was written by American writer and pioneer New Thought leader, Orison Swett Marden (1850 – 1924).
You will come across quotations in our Living Room Wisdom by this sage thinker.
Marden believed that our thoughts influence our lives and our life circumstances. He is quoted as saying, “We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.” Although he was known mostly for his financial books, he is also known for his quote, “The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.”
American mystic and New Thought Leader, Charles Fillmore, was the publisher of Silent Unity and the founder of the Unity School and Association of Unity Churches, which after his death in 1948, grew into a worldwide movement. In Prosper, he sets out that the Universe wants all of us to prosper — but that it’s up to us to develop the spiritual and mental tools that are necessary to tap into this infinite abundance. .
The last track on my new CD, LEGACY, is a spoken-word piece called The Legacy You Leave. It isn’t my voice you hear but that of my dear friend Rick Beneteau, who I wrote the songs on that record with. As have thousands of people who have read these words or seen the many videos of Legacy, I was so moved by them I decided to not only close my album with his recording but even title it, “LEGACY.” As a daily reminder of a life well lived, feel free to copy and print the below image.
Every once in a while I am blown away by a book or an article or a video – and it’s not very often – but such was the case when I saw Rick Beneteau’s partner in 10 Million Clicks For Peace and Modern Day Mastery, Julian Kalmar, being interviewed about the Law of Attraction by personal development “guru”, Natalie Ledwell, founder of MindMovies.com. You can click here to watch it, as it’s certainly worth investing an hour of your time. Then come back here to download this short e-Book called How to Change the World in 7 Days, written by Julian.
I couldn’t encourage you more to immerse .yourself in this eBook and DO the simple exercises over the next week. Don’t rush it, just do as he instructs, day by day. When you’ve completed the exercises, I’d love for you to email me to tell me your thoughts (hint: and actions:-) Click this link to connect with me personally.