Star-Packed Remix of COVID-19 BLUES Raises $$$ for The Actors Fund & Jazz Fndn of America
Hailed by Quincy Jones for her "strong and sultry vocals (that) are seductive and soul-soothing,"
"During the 40 days I was sick with the coronavirus, I knew I wanted to help others as soon as I recovered," says Silver. "My husband said, 'Why don't you write a song called COVID-19 BLUES?' So, I called my friend Dennis Lambert, we started writing together and a month later the song was born. I am thankful to everyone who performed from their homes and hearts to make this song and video a reality."
Among the artists who donated their time and talent to perform on the remix are Tony Orlando, Melissa Manchester, Tom Wopat, Billy Gilman, Susan Anton, Casey Abrams, Siedah Garrett, Lisa Fisher, Allan Harris, Melissa Errico, the Sharpe Family Singers, Bernard Fowler, Daniel Emmet, Nita Whitaker, Luba Mason, Tony Tavares, Chubby Tavares, J.D. Nicholas, N'Kenge, and Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.
"You can hear the passion in the voices of every performer on COVID-19 BLUES. These folks are fed up. Like lions in a cage about to be set free, they can't help but sing about it," adds Lambert, who has helmed hit records for The Four Tops, Dusty Springfield, Glen Campbell, and more.
In addition, many members of the general public—especially healthcare workers—contributed video segments to this remix of COVID-19 BLUES, with clips coming from all over the world. Also heard on the recording are drummer Steve Jordan, Boca Raton's Alan Palanker on keyboards, guitarist Ray Parker Jr., bass player Leland Sklar, Tom Scott on horns, and Mickey Raphael, who has been Willie Nelson's harmonica player for nearly a half-century.