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Auke Bijlsma

Auke Bijlsma is a long-time Gospel music collector and afficionado. Based out of the Netherlands, he and his family enjoy occasional trips to the United States where he is able to gather new music and old LP's, as well as information and stories from artist friends. He can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/auke.bijlsma.7/about
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Review: Freedom Quartet ‘HYMNS OF FAITH AND FREEDOM’

Here before me lays the latest recording of Freedom Quartet that’s entitled Hymns of Faith and Freedom, a collection of some well-known hymns and convention type songs. There’s one hymn on…

Review: Steve Ladd ‘A Christmas Hymn’

Leonardo Da Vinci once said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”1. That quote was the first thing that came to mind when I played this new album of Christmas songs.  Pair…

CD Review: Gaither Vocal Band – Hymns

When I first heard that the Vocal Band was going to record an all hymns album, I was kind of excited. Excited, because I love hymns.  I bought my album…

CD Review: Journal Of A Songstress by Destiny Rambo McGuire

“It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we…

Of Tweed Jackets, Elegance, Restraint And A Homerun

Christmas Song Review by Auke Bijlsma I was approached to write a review of a Christmas album. I don’t own a lot of Christmas music. And the albums that I…

Song Review: So Many Questions by Andrus, Blackwood and Co.

By Auke Bijlsma God loves to talk to little boys while they’re fishing. That’s what a song says.  I don’t know if that is true, because I never could muster…