Praise, Worship and Adoration Vol 2

by Kenny Noble Cortes, Stacy Cole, Jennifer Burnett

Noble Songs
Noble Songs
These tracks were mostly recorded after the tracks on Stacy's debut CD: Noble Songs of Praise, Worship and Adoration Vol 1.
Kenny Noble Cortes
062017
Kenny Noble (Cortes)

Story

The Light of Men is inspired by the Book of John, with the title taken from John 1:4. The first verse and chorus tell the story.

 

"Somewhere between the cracks of pain and healing Grace, I’m clinging to the past reliving all my big mistakes. Hording guilt to show myself I can’t get past my past. These tanks are pushin’ empty and I’m runnin’ out of gas. His Light shines in the darkness. The life is the light of men. He was born in shameful weakness to die and rise again!"

Stacy Cole (KNC guitar)
03/21/2014
Kenny Noble Cortes

Story

Sons and Daughters draws inspiration from one of my favorite Bible verses:

 

"But I will sing of your strength,
in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
my refuge in times of trouble."  - Psalm 59:16

 

The lyric, "...in death you rose, your finest hour" goes to the heart of this song. The message is one of praise but also service to others, because in so doing, God is praised more than our words can sing. Stacy once more delivers compelling vocals.

 

Jennifer Burnett, Stacy Cole
01/01/2010
Kenny Noble

Story

I wrote 'Bridegroom' in 2009 because God put it on my heart to compose a song about the relationship between Jesus and his bride, a song that would describe the passion he has for the church. Jennifer Burnett, who at the time was worship leader at Mile High Church in Denver, sings the lead vocal. She has an amazing range. Stacy Cole adds beautiful harmony. The strings and background choral voices are synthesized. I added acoustic guitar and Stacy's vocals at my home studio. 'Bridegroom' was mixed and mastered at Colorado Sound. Jennifer's lead vocal was also recorded at Colorado Sound. The main inspiration for 'Bridegroom's theme comes from the Gospel of John. Photo at left courtesy www.jenniferburnett.com 

 

  

Stacy Cole (KNC guitar)
06/01/2009
Kenny Noble

Story

'Questions' wrestles with the questions many of us have about God: "Who am I?" Why am I?" and perhaps the most-asked question of all, "How can a loving God allow so much pain and suffering?" The title itself contains a '?' and attempts to answer the question of God's tolerance of pain and suffering. However, there is no easy answer. This topic is beautifully dealt with in William P. Young's best-selling book, 'The Shack.' Stacy Cole's haunting vocals perfectly capture the troubling nature of these questions while reassuring us that God is ultimately in control and has given us Grace, comfort and hope to deal with the many challenges of life.

 

KNC
11/01/2016
Kenny Noble Cortes

Story

'The Woman At The Well' is inspired from the story in John 4, remarkable for Jesus' attitude toward women and for his claim to be the Messiah. I recorded this on video and on Adobe Audition CS6 at the same time. I then deleted the original video-audio inserting the audio from Adobe for a fuller sound. Click here for YouTube video of 'The Woman At The Well.'

KNC
10/01/2014
Kenny Noble Cortes

Story

'Crazy Love' is inspired by Francis Chan's book of the same name. I was struck by the way he described the action of crazy love as both 'risky' and 'obsessive.' In the song I name Bible heroes who demonstrated an obsession for Christ. All were at great risk for showing their passion for the truth and love of Jesus. Such people through the ages have been alternately described as unique, peculiar, courageous and yes, even crazy.

   

KNC
10/01/2016
Kenny Noble Cortes

Story

I love the words, "The angels beckon me from Heaven's open door and I can't feel at home in this world anymore." They were written by Albert Edward Brumley in 1905. 'Lead Me Home' expands on that theme, but more importantly, the song is an expression of the harm that excessive guilt can create.

Looking Back On Yesterday

by Noble, Craig, Font, Oliphant and Fain

Noble Songs
Noble Songs
These songs represent some of the best songs recorded by Glenn, Eulalio, Robert, Nick and myself. It was a fun, exciting time to be making music. We were young, idealistic and filled with hope that we were going to change the world!
NOTES
Streaming of songs temporarily on hold while under contract to major record label that handles music for TV and film. Once they have been restored and remastered, songs will be available. Yes, I'm very excited about this recent development! :)
Kenny Noble and Eulalio Font
KNC and Glenn Craig

Story

The title track, 'Looking Back On Yesterday', features Glenn Craig's harmony and lead acoustic guitar. as well as my trusty Yamaha FG-180 acoustic rhythm. Eulalio Font's soulful harmonica provides haunting depth. The song comes from a collection that I call 'The Soundville Sessions' - a group of songs recorded at Soundville Recording Studios, Houston, Texas in the late 60s and early 70s. Photo L-R: Robert, Glenn, Kenny. 'Lalio standing.

Sparrow

03:46
KNC, KLN, Nick Fain
Kenny Noble Cortes

Story

'Sparrow' was recorded at Jones Sound in Houston, Texas in the early 70s. The session was paid for by my beloved Aunt Pat Presley. It features the harmony of my wife Kay and the wonderful talent of Nick Fain, who played the recorder, electric guitar and drums. It is a secular song with Christian overtones. My brother, Lawrence Noble, illustrated the cover early in his career as a graphic artist. He is now a renowned sculptor.

Kenny Noble and Eulalio Font
03/21/1971
Kenny Noble Cortes

Story

I wrote 'Peace In The Valley' in 1971. We recorded the song at Soundville Recording Studios, Houston, TX also in 1971. Eulalio died in the fall of 2016. He was such a passionate person and his music always reflected that passion whether he was playing the harp, piano or especially the trumpet. Photo below was taken around 1976 when we both lived in the same apartment complex in South Houston. More than any other song in my early writing career, 'Peace In The Valley' incorporated a more spiritual tone - a foreshadowing of passion to come for writing worship and praise music.

Noble & Craig
01/01/1971
Noble & Craig

Story

This song represents what I call the 'golden age' for Glenn Craig and myself. Our music was a blend of Jesse Youngblood, the Sandpipers and America. That's uh, quite a blend there. But the lyrics spring from the late 60s and early 70s. We were young and idealistic and this song captures the 'peace, love, dove' spirit as much as any song of the era. Photo below taken about 1969.

 

Noble, Craig, Font
01/01/1969
Kenny Noble Cortes

Story

Borrowing from the Russian mystic, Grigori Rasputin, I came up with the name for the band, Rasputin's Din, after my cousin Eulalio and I visited a notorious biker hangout in Tampa called 'Rasputin's Den.' (Note: 'Lalio was a serious biker.) That name and the two songs recorded as Rasputin's Din captured the dark side of the 60s doom and gloom theme that at the time was in competition with the happy dance goofiness of so many pop bands including the Monkees, Stone Ponies, Cowsills, etc. I cobbled together a few bucks to print out records - less than a hundred. I think two copies have survived, haha! We recorded the songs at Jones Recording Studios in Houston for this Noble Records 45 rpm single sometime early in 1969. I had met Glenn Craig about a year earlier. Glenn's harmony vocals can be heard in the chorus, but you have to listen carefully for him. You can hear his lead acoustic at the very end when we feature our so psychedelic and dramatic ending. 'Lalio's haunting harmonica filled out the song nicely. 'Doomsday' is the original. The B side features John Sebastian's 'Coconut Grove.'