Sunday, April 5, 2009

Playing for Change

Below is a link to one of the best pieces of sound engineering work around at the moment. It is a composite audio/video song whereby additional tracks were laid in by different singers and musicians from different places around the world.

The song itself is that classic standard "Stand By Me" originally released in 1955 by The Staple Singers and released again in 1 1961 by the Drifters.

This composite version is a real toe tapper, so turn up the speaker volume and click on or copy the following link into your web browser and enjoy:

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Playing for Change Foundation, go to their website.

Thanks to Larry Brandstetter, who says: It is my hope that all teachers of the arts can see and appreciate this well filmed and edited piece that shows how music unites people despite cultures, ages, or race.