Mavis Ellen Jackson - Songwriter in Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Simply Meant To Be I co-wrote with Corinne Lucy who is playing and singing beautifully.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Simply meant to be
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
That Yesterday Time really wrote itself. I love writing country songs they capture a mood, a moment and the words tell the story. James Gladson provides the emotion with his vocals and his brilliant arrangement of my melody.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - That yesterday time
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Joy And Sorrow Share The Water I co-wrote with James Gladson who is also singing and playing. He also arranged our melody. I wouldn't describe this genre as pure reggae in fact I would like to know what genre other people ascribe to it. The phrase 'Joy And Sorrow Share The Water' I fell in love with after reading it in a book by Mitch Albom.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Joy and sorrow share the water
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
To Become The Best I wrote for the Olympics. My melody is arranged and played by James Gladson and sung by Tilly Aldaine. A winner is someone that succeeds and to me that does not matter whether it is in sport, in creating something worthwhile or just in being a winner in life. Holding an actual Olympic torch in 2012 gave me such pleasure I can only imagine what it must be like to win a medal. But I am a winner in life - I'm still here aren't I?
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - To be the best
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Moonshine Man I co-wrote with James Gladson who is singing and playing. James also arranged my melody. We had a lot of fun researching and writing this song. I hope you enjoy listening.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The moonshine man
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
When One Door Closes I wrote to reflect my optimistic view of life. James Gladson arranged my melody and is playing and singing. I hope that you enjoy it.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - When one door closes
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'So In Love With You' is a song with a story. I met a lady playing bridge one afternoon and she shared with me that over 20 years ago she had written some words that she had always hoped would one day be put to music. I said that I would like to have a try. This is the result. The wonderfully romantic lyrics are written by Audrey Walden and the melody that I composed is brilliantly arranged and played by James Gladson and beautifully sung by Corinne Lucy. We all hope that you enjoy your listen.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - So in love with you
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Are You Thinking Of Me' I wrote as a fun lyric and just enjoyed playing with words. I wanted it to have a funky eighties pop style/feel. Tilly Aldaine provides the vocal and James Gladson arranged and is playing my melody. Thanks to both. I hope that you enjoy listening.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Are you thinking of me?
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'I'm Home Again' I wrote after feeling not too well and feeling a bit down. Almost thinking I'd stop writing. But I couldn't stop feeling the music! I hope you enjoy. Vocals Tilly Aldaine. My melody is played by James Gladson.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - I'm home again
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Bad Luck Girl' I wrote this song after placing my shoes on the table while packing my bag to leave for a songwriting workshop. I remembered what my mother would have said and the next ten minutes led to this song. Sung by 'Tilly Aldaine' and my melody is played by James Gladson who also recorded and produced the track. I hope that you enjoy it.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Bad luck girl
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
What We Do It For could be called Who We Do It For. A Christmas Song for everybody young or old of any faith, creed or culture. I hope that you enjoy it.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - What we do it for
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'I Don't Want Another Heartbreak This Christmas' I co-wrote with Rob Bray and he arranged my melody and is playing and singing with Corinne Lucy
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - I don't want another heartbreak this christmas
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Cake Of Deception I wrote while experimenting with sounds/melodies and enjoying as usual writing lyrics. I hope that none of my friends are dancing to the wrong beat. Sung by Tilly Aldaine. Enjoy if you can!
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The cake of deception
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'A Time Of Transition' I wrote when I came across three musicians sitting on a couch and I thought 'you could be three of the psychological reasons' - as you do ...... amazing vocals by Tilly Aldaine and my melody is brilliantly arranged and played by ......
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - A time of transition
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Catch The End Of Every Thread' I wrote whilst I was listening to a song being sung as a tribute to Matt Armour who started the Song Loft in Stony Stratford, Bucks, UK. When I lived in Northampton I tried to go as often as I could. This wonderful group meet once a fortnight and wonderful songs are sung and enjoyed. Matt believed that older musicians/songwriters must encourage youngsters to carry on after we fade away. Musicians never die because they leave so much of themselves behind. This is in Matt's memory and is for his wife Jane who has carried on what her husband started. Thank you Jane. I miss your evenings so much. I hope that you like the song.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Catch the end of every thread
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Feet Of Clay' - a moment of madness people-watching in Johannesburg airport. I love writing in a style I haven't done before.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Feet of clay
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'On The Hook' is a song about love gone wrong but with a funky, optimistic perspective. It is sung by the very talented Tilly Aldaine. I wrote it at a songwriting workshop from the given prompt 'Fishing'. Enjoy your listen!
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - On the hook
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'My Perfect Cup Of Tea' I wrote while I waited for the kettle to boil. The song literally wrote itself and the tune was just there in my head. I wrote it for my husband, Rod. We have been married for 48 years today 30th September 2015. I love the way that Tilly Aldaine sings it and also the wonderfully upbeat backing track which is arranged and played by James Gladson.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - My perfect cup of tea
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Wherever You May Be' I wrote after being inspired by a photo I took in Fiji when storm clouds rolled into a glorious sunset. Sung and played by Tilly & The Travellers. I'd like to thank them for the wonderful result.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Wherever you may be
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Calling The Mare as played on Forest Folk fm radio tonight. It is the 9th song on my folk CD 'Calendar'. I co-wrote with Rob Bray. It is played and sung by The Straw Horses the name given to the band by myself named from this song as I loved the imagery and the art work has been created by Claire Aberlé an artist in Australia. I hope that you enjoy listening to the song.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Calling the mare
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Harvest Of Your Love I wrote for my brother Jack and my sister-in law Marie for their 60th wedding anniversary. They married 3rd September 1955 and I was a 10 year old bridesmaid. My song is sung by Corinne Lucy and James Gladson and James has arranged and is playing my melody.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The harvest of your love
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'The Moment' written by Mavis Ellen Jackson, sung by Tilly Aldaine and Mavis's melody arranged and played brilliantly by James Gladson. All songwriters and musicians can relate to 'The Moment'. Enjoy.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The moment
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Life Is Too Short' I co-wrote with James Gladson it is sung by 'Tilly & The Travellers'. The lyrics say it all. I can share with you that I was dreading becoming 70. After being ill most of the summer and reaching that dreaded number yesterday. I had a wonderful time and realise what a lucky person I am to have wonderful friends and family. I don't feel any different and I wrote a song this morning and I have no regrets. Life is too short! Enjoy.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Life is too short
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'I Dream Of You And Me' I wrote in a friend's beautiful cottage garden in Suffolk. I was sitting alone on a bench watching the birds on the wing against a brilliantly pink streaked sky. I sang it before I wrote it. It's a very simple song, which is good for a dreamer like me, sung, arranged and played by James Gladson.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - I dream of you and me
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Farewell My Lammas Love' as played on the radio, I co- wrote with Rob Bray for the Straw Horses to perform. Lammas Day, the 1st of August, was traditionally the start of the harvest, when the first wheat was cut and made into loaves that would be given to the church to thank God for the crops. During the period of reaping, celebrating and thanksgiving that followed, a young couple might be permitted to spend 11 days in a trial romantic union. This sometimes led to marriage, but if that wasn’t allowed, they might have to wait until the next Lammas fair before they could be together again.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Farewell my lammas love
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Cover of 'Corn Rigs' - The Wicker Man by The Straw Horses. The Straw Horses (Corinne Lucy & Rob Bray) rehearsing 'Corn Rigs'-The Wicker Man. Words from the poem of the same name by Robert Burns; music- Paul Giovanni. This video is of the rehearsal of 'Corn Rigs' with Rob Bray, my music arranger, producer, director and one of my lead female vocalists Corinne Lucy. I had nothing to do with lyrics or production but have the honour of giving the performers the collective name of 'The Straw Horses'.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Corn rigs-the wicker man
Video
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
I wrote Sunbathing In The Rain whilst I actually was doing so in Fiji. The huge rain drops felt really strange on my sun-heated skin. The downpour was over in 20 minutes and everything soon dried out again in the heat. This reflected what was happening with the backpackers who were falling in and out of love every few days. I hope that you enjoy the song it is sung by 'Tilly and The Travellers'.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Sunbathing in the rain
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Baying At The Moon I wrote in Fiji watching the backpackers who were island hopping in their gap year. Sung and played by Tilly & The Travellers. Artwork by Claire Aberlé. I hope that you enjoy listening.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Baying at the moon
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'A Reef Riff' I wrote while on holiday in Fiji and in my melody I tried to capture the Fijian sound that I'd heard their local band play. My husband and I snorkelled in the Coral Sea. The indigo starfish and red eels were amazing. It is sung by Tilly and The Travellers. I hope that you enjoy the fun in this song.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - A reef riff
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Seems Too Good To Be True' I wrote while holidaying in Fiji watching the backpackers at 'Smuggler's Rest', Nadi. The lyrics reflect the emotions I witnessed. It really was a 'magical' place. I think we would all have loved to stay for ever if we could. It is sung and played by Tilly and The Travellers. The artwork for the CD 'Sun, Shades and Smoothies' is by Claire Aberlé an artist in Australia. I do hope that you enjoy it.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Seems too good to be true
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Lazy Bone Blues is a song that I wrote after reading some facebook posts that said that the person was tired and/or bored at 09.00am. To my surprise people liked it and it was tweaked with the help of a very talented musician, James Gladson and he arranged and is playing my melody. It is sung by James. I had a lot of fun writing this song and I hope that you enjoy listening.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The lazy bone blues
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Shick Shack I co-wrote with Rob Bray and it is sung and performed by The Straw Horses. Following his defeat at Worcester in 1651, Charles II had to flee England in disguise. During this long and dangerous escape, he spent a day hiding in an oak tree while Parliamentarian soldiers searched the surrounding woods. On the 29th of May 1660, Charles returned from exile and rode into London, where he was welcomed by a great, jubilant crowd. The monarchy was restored, and those who were glad to have their king back took to wearing a sprig of oak on the anniversary of Charles’s return to commemorate the tree in which he had hidden from his pursuers. May 29th remained a public holiday, known as Oak Apple Day, until 1859. People seen not sporting oak leaves might find themselves whipped with nettles to the cry of ‘shick shack’ – a milder version of a rather vulgar old epithet.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Shick shack
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Keeping It Simple I wrote at a songwriting workshop day and James Gladson has arranged and plays my very simple melody. James is also the vocalist. I love it 'simple' suits me down to the ground. I hope that you enjoy it.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Keeping it simple
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Riding Home I wrote in collaboration with James Gladson who arranged our melody and is playing and singing . We tried to get the feel of the horse in the melody. I hope that you enjoy our song.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Riding home
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
I Miss Missing You is a country song I co-wrote with James Gladson who arranged our melody and is singing and playing. It is performed under the collective 'The Heartliners'
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - I miss missing you
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
April Fool is a song I co-wrote with Rob Bray. It is sung, arranged and played by Rob the harmony in the chorus is provided by Bee Church all is performed under the collective name The Straw Horses. The artwork is by Claire Aberlé an artist in Australia.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - April fool
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Give Me Time' is a country song that I wrote for a songwriting competition and to my surprise I won! Now slightly updated, sung by Bee Church and played and arranged by James Gladson under the collective name 'The Heartliners.' The artwork is by Claire AberIé an artist in Australia. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Give me time
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
There's So Many Things In Ireland To Make You Smile I am singing a capella simply because nobody has ever arranged a backing or recorded it although a few friends have sung it. I wrote it in Ireland walking on a beach at the edge of the sea. I sang it before I wrote it. It just came. As I sing into my computer this morning it is bringing me happy memories of places and people in Ireland. I'd like to wish all Irish people everywhere a very Happy St Patrick's Day.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - There's so many things in ireland to make you smile
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Real Life Country Song won a 'prize' in Nashville in July 2013. This Demo by an American singer is my prize which I've just received this morning, 7th March 2015 as an mp3 attachment in an email.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Real life country song (prize demo)
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Here's To Maybella is an English factual folk song that I co -wrote with Rob Bray and he and Bee Church are singing under the collective name 'The Straw Horses. He is playing his arrangement of my melody. In the late 13th century, the kindly Maybella was married to a miserly landowner called Roger De Tichborne. On her deathbed, she asked him to remember her by providing for the poor people of the parish each year. Roger handed her a burning log from the fire and declared that he would donate to the poor the yield from whatever land she could crawl around before the wind blew out the flame she was carrying. Maybella managed to cover 23 acres – an area still known as ‘The Crawls’. Over 700 years later, flour is still given to the residents of Tichborne by the parish priest every 25th March.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Here's to maybella
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Devil's Footsteps I wrote in collaboration with Rob Bray and is performed by him and Bee Church under the collective name of The Straw Horses. The picture is a commissioned drawing by Claire Aberlé an artist in Australia. The story, briefly, is this: On the morning of the 9th of February 1855, early risers in the south of Devon were confronted by a chilling sight in the half-light of the wintry dawn: a line of hoof-shaped prints in the deep snow, traversing houses and walls, crossing rivers, and even seeming to pass through drainpipes and narrow cracks. The prints suggested a two-legged creature with hooves, leading many to fearfully speculate that the Devil himself had paid a nocturnal visit to their county.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The devil's footsteps
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Right Back From The Start is a song that I have written for my husband of forty seven years. This is our 53rd St.Valentine's Day as we courted, old fashioned word, for 5 years before we married in 1967. He is the love of my life. It is beautifully sung by Corinne Lucy and my melody is arranged and played by James Gladson. I'd like to thank them both for giving their time and talents to bring my song to completion. I hope that you enjoy listening.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Right back from the start
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
I Wont Be A Doormat For Your Dirty Shoes I co-wrote with Louise Spade. It is sung by Bee Church and arranged and played by James Gladson under the collective artist name 'The Heartliners'. I hope that you enjoy it. It was great fun to write.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - I wont be a doormat for your dirty shoes
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Moving On To The Light. The lyrics need no explanation. I co-wrote them with James Gladson who arranged and is playing my melody. It is beautifully sung by Heidi Karin Meldrum. I would like to dedicate this song to celebrate the life of a very good friend who sadly died on Christmas Day. To Bill Turnbull who always tried hard and succeeded in improving the world for others to enjoy. A lovely man who lived life to the full and who now has moved on to the light.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Moving on to the light
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
A Whole Lot Of Country is written based on my visit to Tennessee. I wrote it sitting in Tootsie's Cafe on Nashville's Broadway. This is a demo sung by Bee Church and my melody is brilliantly arranged and played by James Gladson.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - A whole lot of country
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
I'd Love To Keep A Little Bit Of Christmas I wrote with Rob Bray who is singing and playing and who arranged and produced our melody. I think we'd all like to keep a bit of Christmas. It shouldn't just be that we are kind and thoughtful for just one day. The special atmosphere would really help if we could let a little bit out in times of trouble.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - I'd love to keep a little bit of christmas
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Share Your Christmas With Me I wrote with Rob Bray who is singing and playing and who also arranged and produced our melody. We wanted to write a new romantic Christmas song and we both hope that you enjoy listening and have a wonderful Christmas
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Share your christmas with me
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Child In Me I co-wrote with Rob Bray who is singing and playing and who also arranged and produced my melody. Although I am aware that snow in some places is not as rare or as welcome an event as it is where I live I always love the way it seems as if magically the usual scenes have been transformed to a winter wonderland.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The child in me
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Christmas Time Is Here I co-wrote with Rob Bray who is singing and playing and who also arranged and produced our melody.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Christmas time is here
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Christmas Countdown is a song I wrote in collaboration with Rob Bray who is singing and playing and who has arranged and produced our melody.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Christmas countdown
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Don't Tell Me Those Things' I wrote with James Gladson who is singing and playing his arrangement of my melody. This is another song from our country CD.'Real Life Country'
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Don't tell me those things
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Trying Not To Drown I wrote in collaboration with James Gladson for my 'Real Life Country' CD. James is singing and playing his musical arrangement of my melody.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Trying not to drown
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Barrel Rollers of Ottery St Mary is the November song on the Folk CD 'Calendar' about a real annual British custom in Ottery St Mary, Devon, UK. An old tradition kept alive. I hope you enjoy listening.for details of how this CD came about please visit www.ludophono.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/th…ndar-concept/
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The barrel rollers of ottery st mary
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Back Then' I wrote as a nostalgic look at how country life had been. A brilliant arrangement of my melody by James Gladson and the female vocalist is Bee Church within the collective name 'The Heartliners.'
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Back then
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Granny's Friendly Kitchen' is a song I wrote that reminds me of my childhood. Given a country flavour arranged by James Gladson, the female vocalist is Bee Church within the collective name 'The Heartliners'.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Granny's friendly kitchen
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Just About' is a song that I co-wrote with James Gladson for our newly released country CD 'Real Life Country'. It is a tongue in cheek song about a male point of view! It has already been played on Forest fm radio here in Dorset. I hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Just about
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Running Down The Line is the factual story of Mallard's legendary speed record. This is No. 7 on the 'Calendar' CD (July's entry) see www.thestrawhorses.co.uk
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Running down the line (mallard's story)
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Real Life Country Medley is a brief snatch of 12 original newly released songs on my new CD. I co-wrote the songs with James Gladson and he arranged my melodies. James plays and is the main male vocalist on the CD. Bee Church is the female vocalist. 'The Heartliners' is a name I gave the collective group of session musicians & singers.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Real life country medley
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Calendar medley is a snatch of each ofI the 12 folk songs I co-wrote with Rob Bray. 'The Straw Horses' is the collective name I gave the musicians and singers. For more info on how this came about visit www.ludophono.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/the-calendar-concept/
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Medley of songs from 'calendar'
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Heart Of The Year I co-wrote with Rob Bray who also made the live footage video of the Summer Solstice 2014, Avebury, England. The song is June's entry on 'Calendar' our Folk CD.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The heart of the year
Video
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
A Better Place is an inspirational song. The beautiful voice of Bee Church sings my lyrics and my melody is arranged and played by James Gladson. The violin solo is played by the talented Heta Salkolahti (Finland).
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - A better place
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
A Blue Sky Day In November is a poignant celebratory song. I had been told by doctors that it was unlikely that I could have a daughter after miscarrying five. I gave birth to my only girl on 29/11/1982 when my youngest son was 11. Thirty-one years later November is really a month to celebrate in my family my granddaughter was born on 06/11/1992 and now her daughter, my first great grandchild was born on 11/11/2013 It is sung by Bee Church and my melody is arranged and played by James Gladson
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - A blue sky day in november sung by bee church
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Two Opposites Collide is a song that I wrote for my husband. We met in 1962, married in 1967, have never agreed on anything but remain madly in love! Lyrics and melody by Mavis Ellen Jackson sung by Bee Church & James Gladson. Brilliantly arranged and played by James of www.ludomusic.co.uk.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Two opposites collide
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
It's Nearly Time For Jingle Bells To Play is a jolly Christmas song that I have written for my twin grandchildren, Madison & Dylan. My melody is brilliantly interpreted by James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk who is playing and singing.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - It's nearly time
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Memory Of You. Lyrics by Vera Turner (slightly adapted) A lady who lives in Warrior, Alabama, had listened to my songs on fandalism.com and then contacted me to ask if I would look at some lyrics she had written and see if I could come up with a melody. A few weeks ago they arrived via email and James Gladson and I worked out a melody which just required a few small changes to the lyrics but we tried hard to keep to the original meaning. This is the finished product which I am pleased to say the lady, namely Vera Turner (see picture), likes and James has arranged, performs and produced. I of course am Mavis Ellen Jackson. I hope that you enjoy this truly international collaboration.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The memory of you
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
'Family Ties The Musical' a medley of 17 songs from the musical. Words and initial melodies by Mavis Ellen Jackson, music by James Gladson. All songs arranged, produced, performed, and recorded by James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk female vocals are by Bee Church.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Medley of musical 'family ties'songs
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Poverty & Power: Spoken to 'wind music' and professionally recorded in Drew Downing's studio in Surbiton UK. Ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland I wanted to highlight and support the agit8 campaign. I recorded this in a studio a few years ago and it is as relevant now as it was when I wrote it. I know there is a need to look after our own, I hear it all the time but the poorest most poverty stricken person in the UK is rich compared to some of the poorest, starving, disease stricken regions in the world. If we work together and use any God given gift to raise awareness then we can and will make a difference.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Poverty & power
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Shadows In The Mist I wrote after listening to two televised interviews with parents who had lost children while serving in the armed forces abroad. One was with a mother who had lost her son and the other was with a father who had lost his daughter. This version is sung by Bee Church and my melody is arranged and played by James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk He also provides harmonies in the chorus.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Shadows in the mist
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
My Darling Child I wrote for each of my four children, Richard, Stephen, David and Amber. One of the hardest things a mother has to do is to let her children go. To give them love and support always but to also give them complete freedom to grow and make their own choices in life. I am so proud of all my children for their individual qualities and achievements. Beautifully sung by Bee Church and my melody is arranged and played by James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk Thank you.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - My darling child
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Colour of Laughter is a song that I wrote which is born from truth. I received my first yellow rose from Rod, my husband to be, in 1962 when we met and I had golden roses for my wedding bouquet in 1967 and like the song says I have received yellow/golden roses on every special day since and they still continue today. A golden rose means far more to me than any red rose as I have always considered it to be the colour of hope, sunshine, a smile and of course laughter. My melody is brilliantly arranged and played by James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The colour of laughter
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Your Shadow Still Stretches Across My Mind is one of the songs in a musical 'Family Ties' that I have written. It has been recorded by Bee Church and my melody has been brilliantly arranged and is being played by James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Your shadow still stretches across my mind
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Real Life Country Song I wrote with James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk We both love country music. Written in a morning recorded in an afternoon, James is playing and singing. We hope that you enjoy it.
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Real life country song
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
There's No Rainbow I wrote on a down day when rain and sun occurred together and I stood in the open doorway to my house expecting to see a beautiful rainbow and I felt let down when it didn't appear. I sang this song before I wrote it and then panic set in as I tried to find pen and paper to write it down before I forgot the words or the tune. The brilliant backing track was arranged and is played by James Gladson ofwww.ludomusic.co.uk and beautifully sung by Emma Sharpe. This song is included in my first charity CD 'Rainbows Of Hope' for further information go to www.mavisellenjackson.co.uk
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - There's no rainbow
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Amber is the first song I ever wrote. In 2003. I wanted to give my daughter something special for her 21st birthday. I had no idea of how to set about writing a song. So decided to just write how I felt, the melody came as I wrote. They were mixed up times, but the love I have for Amber the gem and Amber my daughter has always been and still is very deep and precious. I hope you enjoy it as this song will always be special to me.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Amber sung by tony comer
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Greatest Treasure I wrote sitting in the ring of Kerry in Eire. I am not a singer and have no wish to be a performer but this has never been sung let alone recorded by anyone else and no one has played or ever arranged the melody. The song is based on a true story that was told to me in 2004 by an Irish singer in Fort Lauderdale, USA. I wanted to post it to celebrate St Patricks Day. If anybody is interested in singing/arranging the melody etc. please let me know.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The greatest treasure sung acapella
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Walking Away I first wrote in 2004 for a musical I planned and recently I have with the help of James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk updated and rewritten it. Now sung by Bee Church and James plays his arrangement of my melody.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Walking away sung by bee church
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
My Heart Not My Head is a song written for a musical about relationships. It is about a woman who finds that she has been betrayed by her partner. Sung by Bee Church and my melody is brilliantly arranged and played by James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - My heart not my head
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Oh Mum When Does The Hurting Stop is a song that I wrote in my heart and my head back in 1987 when my mum died; however, I did not write my first song until 2003 and this is one that features in my musical 'Family Ties'. It is beautifully sung by Bee Church and my melody is arranged and played by James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Oh mum when does the hurting stop
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Hazy, Crazy, Maybe I wrote while I was listening to a musical session group in the old Vaults Bar, The Bull, Stony Stratford, Bucks, UK. A really lively jig was being played, foot tappingly good and simultaneously I could hear my own melody and the words came easily. This version is sung by James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk He is playing his arrangement of my melody.This song is included in my 2nd charity CD 'Sparks of Hope'. For further information go to www.mavisellenjackson.co.uk
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Smokey hazy crazy
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Love Is The Reason I wrote for all those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Love really is the reason for living. It is free and we can share it. I believe that it was written in my heart long ago when my mum died but that was many years before I started writing songs. Sung by Bee Church to a brilliant arrangement of my melody played by James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Love is the reason
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Visions Of Hope I wrote when the winter sun shone through my window and shone on my crystal ornaments. Hundreds of rainbows danced round the room. George Holmes is playing Guitar and singing, Stephen Ferneyhough is playing concertina and James Gladson is playing bass. This song is included in my second charity CD 'Sparks Of Hope'. For further information go to www.mavisellenjackson.co.uk
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Visions of hope
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Phoenix I wrote while looking at this picture that Eva Bull has painted. I felt the words in the colours, if that makes sense! It is beautifully sung by Michèle Welborn. My melody is arranged and played by James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk This song is included in my second charity CD 'Sparks Of Hope'. For further information go to www.mavisellenjackson.co.uk
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The phoenix sung by michèle welborn
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The Only Truth I Know Is You I wrote for my husband. It is sung by Yvonne Strachan. My melody is arranged and played by James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk This song is included in my first charity CD 'Rainbows Of Hope'. For further information please go to www.mavisellenjackson.co.uk
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - The only truth i know is you
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
You Have To Be Believing I wrote as it epitomises how I feel about my journey through life. However old I get I still believe that something wonderful is just round the corner. The best is yet to come! It is sung by the amazing Patricia Allati. My melody is brilliantly arranged and played by the very talented James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk This song is included in my second charity CD 'Sparks Of Hope'. For further information please go to www.mavisellenjackson.co.uk
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - You have to be believing
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Song Of Friendship ) I wrote in collaboration with James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk I wanted to write a song that children could sing for other children anywhere in the world. The melody is arranged and played by James. The choir at Deanshanger Junior School, Bucks, UK are the singers.This song is included in my second charity CD 'Sparks Of Hope'. For further information please go to www.mavisellenjackson.co.uk
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Song of friendship
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
My Garden Of Peace has changed so much from the rock protest version as I adapted it with the help of James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk for my musical 'Family Ties'. It is sung by Bee Church and my melody is arranged and played by James.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - My garden of peace sung by bee church
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Running Out Of Time I wrote for my musical 'Family Ties'. It is sung by Bee Church who has done an amazing performance as she sings two characters parts. My melody is brilliantly arranged and played by the very talented James Gladson ofwww.ludomusic.co.uk
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Running out of time sung by bee church
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Forgive Her I wrote in collaboration with James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk for my musical 'Family Ties' Bee Church is singing and the talented James is playing his arrangement of my melody
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Forgive her sung by bee church
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Listen To My Heart I adapted from an earlier version with the help of James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk for my musical 'Family Ties'. It is Jame's amazing arrangement of my melody that he is playing and Bee Church is singing.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Listen to my heart sung by bee church
Audio
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Guilty As Charged I wrote it in collaboration with James Gladson of www.ludomusic.co.uk for my musical 'Family Ties'. James is singing and playing his arrangement of my melody.
Received lots of comments & props
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Mavis Ellen Jackson - Guilty as charged sung by james gladson
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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