Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Playing For Change

This isn't so much a post as a link to the best...no, The BEST version of Stand By Me I have ever heard (perhaps even beating some live ones I've heard.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-TVg40ExM&feature=PlayList&p=C122061BDC373B4B&index=1
Apparently it's by a group called Playing for Change (http://playingforchange.com/)and they're about to release a CD to benefit their fund to build music and art schools around the world. Huzzah - I'm in!

1 comment:

Taco said...

Agreed, it is the best I have heard. Go Mr. Ridley, Mr. Bekkar and Mr. Elliot, thanks for not playing in the subway. Has to be some of the best washboard playing I've heard in a long time, too.

I think they composed this separately, some of that internet based compilation work that is going on. You can audition for some of these groups by submitting work online and then play in collaboration remotely.