Let My People Go
George Devadoss Lyrics, Melody, Music concept and Vocals Producer & Director BEST MELODY 2009 - Your longing for good melody ends here. Six Power Packed Songs 1.Prayer: By Pastor Rev.Peter Francis 2.There goes my Saviour: You loved Moody Blues "nights in white satin"-you'll love this too 3. Let My People Go: JEWISH / ARABIC fast number - Listen n you'll remember for ever 4. Holy Holy Holy Lord Jehovah: A Song of Revival - simply mind blowing - Zips till the end 5. My Jesus Christ: Melody to remember 6. Holy Holy Lord Jehovah Let Thy Kingdom Come: Solid Heavy Rock - never before in gospel 7.Father Abraham: If Children of Abraham Love one another there'll be PEACE & HARMONY George Devadoss is a born again, anointed Song Writer from India, which also happens to be the birth place of great singers like Cliff Richard and Engelbert Humperdinck. A.R.Rahman, the music director of Slum dog millionaire, which went on to bag eight Oscar Awards, was also born in this great Nation of music. In 1961 when George Devadoss entered the Kindergarten at the Kabul American International High School, his dad surprised him with a gift of a spool tape recorder, when he was hardly five. He began to listen and tape songs from many radio stations from around the world, including Voice of America, BBC and Radio Ceylon. Thus his love for songs got deep rooted in him. He loves every genre of Western and Carnatic music, including Church choir songs. His favourite Songs and Artists: Jim Reeves, Elvis Presley, Engelbert Humperdinck, Lale Andersen -Never on Sunday, Johnny Horton 'sink the Bismark', tom Jones, terry jacks 'Seasons in the Sun', brother hood of man 'save all your kisses for me, Carpenters 'am on the top of the world', Electric light orchestra "Last train to London"Cliff Richard 'Bachelor boy', John Denver 'country roads take me home", Kenny Rogers, Barbera Streisand 'women in love', Tina Charles 'dance little lady dance', George Baker Selection 'Una Paloma Blanca', josefeliciano "Old turkey buzzard, Mackennas Gold, For a few more dollars - Ennio Morricone, the good, the bad and the ugly, Elton John "Nikita", Abba, Boney M, Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Hillsongs, Don Moen, Building 429, Tree 63, casting crowns and Avalon. During the winter of 1975 in the City of Bangalore, capital of the State of Karnataka (now called as Bengaluru), a bunch of kids formed a Christmas Carol group called Catholic Christian Association (CCA). South India has four major languages, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and he said "our group had them all and we wished we had Hindi members too. For the first two years we wrote songs with adopted melodies from movie songs. During the third year our thirst for a new song was born and so one of the nights, inside a closed bakery, I was walking frantically up and down as if I was going to perform a magic - believe me, I can play no instrument but can fairly handle a few of them. As I was walking suddenly the word "Love one another" flashed into my mind and as if the doors of heaven opened for the occasion, the entire song flowed down within a matter of an hour, there was no stopping, till it was done. That day I received the Gift of Song writing. That was my first maiden Christmas Carol song which was very well appreciated and many enquired who the composer was. As I felt that no one would believe that I composed, we replied that it was an existing song in the US. Vow they believed it and loved the song more, asking us to sing again so that they could record, which we did without any fuss. Years rolled by and song writing became a hobby, thus wrote almost a hundred songs without publishing them, till 1989. During the winter of 1982, Mr.Roppie, the DJ of the Abu Dhabi FM Radio 98.5, called for a meeting of talented song writers and composers. Vow! What an invitation in this desert city located in the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. The response was pretty good, around ten of us gathered there and each one had the opportunity to express what they had in store and when my turn came, I stood up and addressed the gathering that I was interested in getting my songs recorded ASAP and that I was looking for a producer. The best Mr.Roppie could do was to give me the contact address of one Mr. Dram of GEMA Berlin, who was a Director/producer. Thanks to Mr. Dram, he did guide me but nothing came out of it. Around this period I had wrote and composed a song titled"Waiting"perhaps after an year, Michael Jackson came out with his Grammy award winning song "Beat it", my friends who heard both the songs were pretty upset that I was sitting on the wrong side of the world and missing great opportunities. Thereafter a friend of mine interacted with the Mega Tamil Music director Ilayaraja to introduce my songs in the Tamil Movies, this effort stopped abruptly due to the sudden demise of my friend who died in a tragic boat accident. The Turning Point: Finally during the summer of 1989, I was touched by the Power of the Holy Spirit and was born again. I was a chain smoker smoking sixty cigarettes and emptying a bottle of whisky every day. The day I was touched by the Holy Spirit, I along with my friends were sitting and having drinks and at that moment, I heard a sharp voice commanding me to stop. It's now more than twenty one years since the day I got saved and left those stubborn habits. From then on one miracle after another followed in my life and finally the Lord Almighty,blessed me decease free since more than fifteen years now. And from then on wrote songs praising the Almighty who made me a new man. Around 1999, while fasting and praying for twenty one days, for a totally bed ridden person, I was filled by the Power of the Holy Spirit and was anointed with powers as written in the Holy Bible, Scripture in Luke 10.19 - 20, Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. From then on I am burdened by the Holy Spirit to write songs which would reveal the presence of the Almighty so that the listener will get deliverance, salvation and rejoice being born again. During the summer of 2008, I decided to go ahead to produce my first audio Gospel CD, "LET MY PEOPLE GO" This CD has six songs and all of them are power packed, with captivating melody, music, lyrics and would set you free and give a new direction and thinking, they are like six gems in a gold box from the treasure trove of the Almighty, each one has a different entity and style, which can be defined as Christian Rock, Philharmonic Sentimental, Reggae, Jewish / Arabic, Jive, Soul, praise & worship. In the midst of a forty day fasting, during the Lenten season of 2004, my heart was very much troubled and burdened for the crisis and agony of this world, where in millions are living in tears. Broken families, broken heartedness, suppressed justice, the list goes on and on. And in spirit, when I looked to the Cross, suddenly the Lord revealed HIS last journey Via Dolorosa. Under the burden of the Cross HE stumbled and fell down and then HE looked back straight into my eyes. Oh that one look had millions of messages of love. He made me to realize that all that misery HE was going through was due to me and my sins but yet HE never accused me but took all my shame upon the Cross, delivering me. And I couldn't bear seeing that pain and agony and my heart whispered to the nearest ones around me and I said "There goes my Savior Jesus Christ". He touched me and when you listen, you will never be the same again, because you will feel being touched. While practicing the songs of this CD for recording, my good friend Sound Engineer, Bro.Raj Kumar (Amal) who scored the music, suddenly asked me, "Uncle, what will be the title for this CD?" My God, I never thought of that and my mind went racing and I was frozen for almost fifteen minutes and suddenly came back to senses and said "Let My People Go". He then asked me "Uncle where is the song" I said as of now I don't have one. And I said let us continue to practice and the Lord will provide. Within seven days the Lord revealed the song and the lyrics came rolling down as usual. I sang out the song a couple of time so that he could grab the melody and the style. Then I detailed Bro.Raj about the melody and explained the type and style of music and gave him few examples such as Mustafa & Ava nagila. Indeed he did a fantastic job and once you listen to the song, you will get thrilled to gift one of the master pieces of this era, to all your friends. Holy Holy Holy Lord Jehovah: The moment Pastor Peter Francis of St. Andrews Kirk, Chennai (Madras, India) announced a revival meet to be held on 14th July 2007, my heart leapt for the occasion. The Power of the Almighty gave me the entire song within 3days from the date of the announcement and practiced for about half an hour with our Church organist Mr. Arul Siromone. Those present on that day, including the pastors of Powerhouse church (rise India) and Emmanuel Methodist church appreciated the song, which was filled with the Power of the Holy Spirit. It's an expression of thirst, longing for HIS Kingdom and to redeem billions who are bounded by the power of darkness. My Jesus Christ: This melody was composed around 1984 while riding my mobike on the coast of the world's second longest Marina beach. It was noon time and the beach was deserted, me and my bike alone, as I kept gliding on the road, the melody flowed into my heart. The lyrics were written to glorify the Almighty around 2005. Both my daughter Grace Beryl Carolina and my son George Victor Paul raj enjoyed singing them in their Schools, while my wife Minnie encouraged us. Holy Holy Lord Jehovah Let Thy Kingdom Come: It almost took a year's time to compose this song way back in the early 1980s, the lyrics were written during 2004 to glorify the Almighty, who gave me a second chance to change my attitude to refrain from a corrupt living, which is adored more in this world, I was no exception before being Born Again. HE perfected me through HIS word in the Holy Bible, found in 1st John 3:9 whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. Yes the Almighty has already carried all your sins on the cross of Calvary; you are no more a sinner. Father Abraham: Christmas decorations (metal tree hangings) had to be shipped to Restoration hardware USA/Canada from a place called Moradabad in the Hindi speaking heartland of India. I was attached with the buying house Li & Fung (India) and was responsible for the Quality assurance. During one particular night the production was delayed, so I had to wait in the factory till the cargo was ready. It was well past midnight and I was browsing the internet to kill boredom. My eyes caught up with many terrorist attacks, war scenarios and the so on worldwide. Bloodshed, human blood was splattered everywhere in every nation. Brother against brother. I saw the Jews and the Arabs fighting, I broke down in tears and my heart called out "Father Abraham, look at your Children Quarrelling". Yes the Jews and the Arabs, the Christians, the Hindus, the Muslims, the Buddhist and all other faiths are HIS Children and we need have to Love one another, in the way we love our own selves, some day every tongue will confess and every knee will bow down before the Almighty God. During this time of worldwide recession and War cry, this audio CD will console you. Peace be with you Shalom.