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A Jana Mashonee Playlist For Peace, Tranquility, And Understanding

Updated on May 29, 2011

Mark gave me Jana Mashonee's Flash Of A Firefly and this poster for my birthday. I listened to the CD on my drive out early the next morning to sit with my Mom.

We had gotten some bad news from Mom's chemo doctor the day before.

Later, I sat in my car reading the words to the songs and noticed the lyrics to Friend Above. "That sounds like a gospel song," I thought and then played it. Friend Above has quickly become one of my favorites.

I was sitting with Mom early one morning this week when she offered to play a song from her local church service.

"Have you ever heard Harold and Martha sing?" She asked and thankfully (LOL!) she couldn't find the spot on her cassette. Instead I played Friend Above for her. I watched as she closed her eyes, leaned back in her recliner and peace spread across her face. I know her back still hurt as did the weight of the doctor's words, still she seemed at peace.

"That's beautiful," she said and drifted off to sleep.

I realized that perhaps I needed to create a playlist for Mom: Jana Mashonee's Playlist For Peace, Tranquility and Understanding.

I picked out songs from the three CD's that form sort of a bridge over troubled waters and then realized I had picked thirty songs. As much at it pained me to do so, I whittled the list down to a total of twenty. If your favorite didn't make the cut you can create your own. Be warned, there are many great songs on these three CDs and the choices are tough.

Flash Of A Firefly

Survive the night

I'll Be With You

Baby I Love You

Friend Above

Don't Go

One Spirit

American Indian Story

The Journey

The New World

The Sacred rGifts of Mother Earth

The Spirit of One 

The Enlightened Time,

The Medicine Woman's Vision

New Moon Born

A Change Is Gonna Come

Faded Love

Solid Ground

For Just One Night


Lessons Learned

Sunday Morning

Lost in Lies


No playlist like this would be complete without Amazing Grace from American Indian Christmas and that makes twenty-one. When  I tried to burn the CD, I discovered there were still too many songs! So I had to cut it to 17. 


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      Windrider Honn 

      6 years ago

      i Homero Ms JANA TY

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      So you're a rock and roll kind of guy? That's cool. Bet your wife will like it. One of the other hubs has "A Change is Gonna Come". Try that one.

      Thanks for reading and listening, Ghost.

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      7 years ago

      Interesting. Not my cup of tea--no music described as beautiful, tranquil, peaceful or uplifting ever does anything for me--but Jana's work could be literally what the doctor ordered for my wife. I don't dare play any loud enough to hear tonight (Pam is in bed, though likely not sleeping well if at all; the risk of rousing her would be too great). But once we can listen together, we surely will.

      My sweetheart is an extremely high-stress lady and DOES like beautiful music.

      Voted Up, Useful, and Interesting for starters.:)

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      7 years ago from South Carolina


      Thanks for reading this hub. Jana shared this on her page and I was very pleased that she did. Glad you enjoyed it, check out her music sometime.

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      7 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely. I enjoyed reading this.

    • resspenser profile imageAUTHOR

      Ronnie Sowell 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks, Lynda. Hope things are well with you.

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      7 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Still singing Jana's praises, I see. Best wishes, Lynda

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      Bob Cornish 

      7 years ago

      I'm praying for it, Resspenser, I'm praying for it. Jana is the Best I've ever found. I highly recommend everyone with a heart & a mind listen to her. learn about her, see what she has been doing mostly on her own. whatever I can do to help her I do. I will be cheering for Jana always

    • resspenser profile imageAUTHOR

      Ronnie Sowell 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks Bob, the bigger the club gets the better.

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      Bob Cornish 

      7 years ago

      Welcoem to the Club :-)

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Wow, Alastar! You know how to hit that nail on the head!

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      Alastar Packer 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Jana Mashonee is a remarkable person and singer and I thank you resspenser for turning me on to her. The combination of her voice, style and message is truly what the world needs now. The lady is a Godsend.


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