CCM Classic Blog

From The Group "America" to A Life With Jesus, Dan Peek's Music is Remembered; by Philip Mayaab

In the New Testament, James tells us "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror" (James 1:22-23 NKJV). That scripture forms the base of the title of thi  read more

What Does "Final Touch" & "Mamma Jo's" Have in Common? Answer is "Love Song" Raed all About It!!! By Philip Mayaab

I am so happy to be back doing what I enjoy, and that is playing the music I love, and writing about it as well. I hope that everyone had a tremendous Christmas season, and that you're off to a great start in 2019. I missed a couple of weeks due to some health issues (I'm not as young as  read more

The King of Rock & Roll Leads us Into Christmas:by Philip Mayaab

It is the final week of the "official" Christmas season, and with it comes our final Christmas edition of Vinyl Revival. I have to confess, I do not own enough Christmas albums on vinyl...most of what I have are on compact discs. When trying to lay out a battle plan for Vinyl Revival this  read more

"Christmas at Our House" Out of The Closet After 40+Years; by Philip Mayabb

This week's edition of this blog will probably be different from all the others we have presented this year. When I choose an album to play each week on CCM Classic, I try to pick one that I enjoy, and I feel that each of you - our listeners, will enjoy as well. My other job is to write a  read more

Spend A Little Christmas With "The Imperials" by Philip Mayabb

At Christmas time 1980, The Imperials were on top of the CCM world. They had enjoyed steady, progressive success ever since the 1977 addition of baritone singer David Will and lead singer Russ Taff. Each album they released got bigger and bigger, and they hit the stratosphere with the   read more

Do You Know Lanny Wolfe? By Philip Mayaab

Every musical genre has them...those artists that have some major hits, but just don't seem to garner the recognition that their talent says they should have, and the Lanny Wolfe Trio is one of those artists. They have a plethora of great songs, courtesy of Lanny Wolfe's amazing writing ability  read more

A True Tennessee Christmas; by Philip Mayabb

Amy Grant is, and will forevermore be, Christian music royalty. I know some of you are shaking your heads at me right now, and that's fine, not everybody likes Amy for many different reasons, some musical, some personal, and that is your prerogative, but like it or not, she IS at the top of the  read more

"Let My People Go" Said Both Moses and The Winans; by Philip Mayaab

Truth be told, there may not be a more talented family in the history of Christian music than the Winans. Based in Detroit, this family has produced success in the music industry like no other, with nearly every member (including Mom and Pop Winans) releasing successful, and often award winning   read more

The Brooklyn Girl With The Soul Filled Voice; by Philip Mayabb

There are a number of things that I still remember about 1982…I turned 15 years old that July, I attended my first professional baseball and hockey games (and our beloved St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series), and several great CCM albums came out that year. Albums like Ag  read more

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head:Read All About It; by Philip Mayaab

It was the type of story that Christian music fans could sink their teeth into...A well known mainstream music artist accepts Jesus as their savior, and begins singing Christian music. It has happened several times over the years, but in 1976, B.J. Thomas became one of the first major c  read more