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 +====== JAG ======
  
 +Rock\\
 +Houston, Texas, USA
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 +JAG was a Christian rock band that recorded during the early 1990s. The band's name is an acronym for the band's founder and lead singer, [[John Allan Garies]].
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 +John "​Johnny"​ Allan Garies, Jr. (November 11, 1952 – August 5, 2007) was born in Houston, Texas to John A. "​Oscar"​ Garies, Sr. and Shirley A. (Gray) Garies, one of three children (Michael and Wendy, his two siblings). Garies started playing drums at age 10 and taught himself to play guitar and piano. Graduating in 1971 from Channelview High School in Harris County, Texas, John attended Texas A&M University. He married his wife, Ricka Cox around 1973, with whom he had two children, John Joel and Annie Grace.
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 +Building on his passion for music, Garies formed JAG in the late 1980s. JAG's original lineup for their 1990 debut, //The Longest Road// included guitarist J. Paul Brittain, guitarist and keyboardist Joel McCreight, bassist Tim Hall, drummer Chuck Connor, and Garies on lead vocals. Their 1991 follow up //The Only World in Town// traded McCreight for Michael Lusk and featured additional help from drummer Chris McHugh and guitarists, Jim Williams, Dale Oliver (originally of Geoff Moore'​s band), and [[Giant]]'​s Dann Huff. Produced by frequent CCM-session keyboardist Blair Masters, JAG's final album, //Fire in the Temple//, featured songs written by Garies, and the likes of Billy Smiley and Mark Gersmehl and performed by players Gordon Kennedy, Chris McHugh and Tommy Sims, all of whom were current or former members of the group [[Whiteheart]],​ a band's sound to which JAG is oft-compared.
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 +Beyond life as a recording artist and songwriter, Garies once owned Garies Enterprises and a franchise of Precision Tune Shops in North Carolina and South Carolina. Upon his death from liver disease on August 5, 2007, Garies worked for Coach USA.
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 +===== Discography =====
 +
 +| 1989 | Jag and the Bite | Shake It Off (single) |
 +| 1990 | JAG | The Longest Road | Wave Records | 
 +| 1991 | JAG | The Only World in Town | Benson Records |
 +| 1992 | JAG | Fire in the Temple | Benson Music Group |
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 +------
 +
 +==== Shake It Off ====
 +
 +1989 Independent
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 +[[John Allan Garies]]
 +
 +  - Shake It Off
 +
 +------
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 +==== The Longest Road ====
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 +1990 Wave Records (BBKD1004)
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 +[[John Allan Garies]] - Lead vocals\\
 +Paul Brittain - Lead guitar, rhythm guitar\\
 +Joel McCreight - Keyboards, rhythm guitar\\
 +Tim Hall - Bass guitar\\
 +Chuck Connor - Drums, percussion
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 +Produced by Billy Smiley
 +
 +  - Highest Place (4:06)
 +  - The Longest Road (4:32)
 +  - Smile Minded (4:54)
 +  - Shake It Off (4:52)
 +  - Empty Spaces, Quiet Places (6:01)
 +  - 21 Reasons (4:34)
 +  - Father Forever (3:44)
 +  - Even The Hardest Heart (4:29)
 +  - Follow His Heart (3:57)
 +  - The Other Side (5:15)
 +
 +------
 +
 +==== The Only World in Town ====
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 +1991 Benson Records (CD02777)
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 +[[John Allan Garies]] - Lead vocals\\
 +J. Paul Brittain - Guitar\\
 +Michael Lusk - Bass Guitar\\
 +Chuck Connor - Drums
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 +Produced by Billy Smiley
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 +  - Hands Up in the Air (3:43)
 +  - 40 Watt City (4:41)
 +  - What God's Love Means (4:22)
 +  - Two Worlds Collide (5:11)
 +  - The Only World in Town (4:42)
 +  - Sense of Wonder (4:59)
 +  - Mastermind (4:01)
 +  - Somebody'​s Watching You (3:40)
 +  - The Last Time I Looked (5:11)
 +  - Written in Stone (4:33)
 +
 +------
 +
 +==== Fire in the Temple ====
 +
 +1992 Benson Music Group (84418-2870-2)
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 +[[John Allan Garies]] - Lead vocals, backing vocals\\
 +J. Paul Brittain - Guitar, vocals, backing vocals\\
 +Michael Lusk - Bass, backing vocals\\
 +Chuck Conner - Drums
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 +Produced by Billy Smiley
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 +  - Stand by Love
 +  - Invisible Man
 +  - Streams in the Desert
 +  - Long Lost Friend
 +  - I Keep Coming Back
 +  - Fire in the Temple
 +  - Mine, Mine, Mine
 +  - Land of the Living
 +  - 1000 Words
 +  - A Circle Unbroken
 +
 +------