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Singers for Obama release “Yes We Can” album

September 19, 2008

 You’ve heard them at the Obama campaign rallies and speeches for months, andstevie.jpg now  all those Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer and Los Lonely Boys songs that warm up the Democratic Party crowds have been put together on one album.

 Billed as the first-ever presidential campaign compilation, the 18-song disc “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” also includes excerpts from speeches given by Barack Obama and goes on sale exclusively on the campaign’s official Web site on Friday.

 All proceeds from digital downloads ($24.99) and the old-fashioned CD ($30) will go to the Obama-Biden campaign, said Hidden Beach Recordings, which is behind the project.

 Hidden Beach CEO Steve McKeever said the diverse artists contributing “underscores how deeply inspiring this campaign has been across boundaries.”

 The recording includes Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, Mayer’s “Waiting on the World To Change,” and Los Lonely Boys’ “Make It Better”, as well as new material by Lionel Richie and John Legend.streisandblog1.jpg

 Absent from the list however is Barbra Streisand, one of Obama’s biggest singing supporters.

  Presumably “The Way We Were” doesn’t have the right vibe for  “Change We  Can Believe In.”

Comments

I just bought the CD and downloaded it from http://www.barackobama.com/music. What impressed me was the player you can preview the tracks thru. I haven’t seen anything like it before. By the way, what is MagNet?

Posted by Andrei McQuillan | Report as abusive
 

It’s amazing. My parents had to use syrup of ipecac to induce vomiting; now we have pop singers praising politicians. gag

 

Barack Obama is endorsed by the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA.org)

Posted by mt | Report as abusive
 

No matter who you vote for, everyone just make sure you vote!

 

I don’t understand why we the American People let those of “Hollywood” because they have fame and money THINK their influence will sway our vote. I guess they really don’t think we have brains of our own! Just because they can, doesn’t mean they should influence this election because of their popularity (or lack of). Hollywood is just here to ENTERTAIN US after all,not force their opinion down our throat. If they were the average person, then by all means.

Posted by Brenda | Report as abusive
 

The could have used the Pointer Sister’s “Yes We Can!”

“Now’s the time for all good men to get together with one another.

“And DO respect the women of the world, remember we all had mothers!”

It’s a great song!

Posted by Ray Acevedo-Flores | Report as abusive
 

What a hideous concept. Singers supporting a politician. How insightful! What originality!

Reminds me of the relationship betweenthe arts and the government in China under Mao.

Maybe that’s what we have to look forward to when America enters the Obamarama.

Posted by Gregorio | Report as abusive
 

First off “pop singers” are people too. They are able to vote just like the rest of us. They are not telling us who to vote for. They are letting us know who they are going to vote for.
And Mr. Gregorio “Maybe that’s what we have to look forward to when America enters the Obamarama.” I guess if it was for McCain you would be all thumbs up.

 

To all that don’t want change…. I think it is an excellent thing what the artist are doing. No, they cannot sway my judgement nor should they be able to sway yours….Brenda…. We have our own minds and freedom to do what we choose as long as we are law biding citizens. Our country is ready for a change and all that are not…well..you will be left behind. I’m all for OBAMA and he is our next President…RUN IT OBAMA, RUN IT!!!!

 

Yeah, Hollywood is notorious for dope dealing, alcohol drinking, bed-hopping, etc. morons. They get into all kinds of trouble with the law, yet are seen regularly making money on the next talk show. That tells me a LOT about their credibility to choose the best candidate! LOL
Go buy th book “The Audacity of Deceit” . you can find it on Amazon. It might open your eyes to the “great Messiah.”

Posted by teecee | Report as abusive
 

Why many of you are upset. Singers are voters as well.

 

Americans are so dumb they listen to Fox News why should a celebrity bother you?

Posted by Terri Roeder | Report as abusive
 

“Over the past few years, I have emphasized three basic ideas—community, opportunity and responsibility—that I believe are at the heart of a more dynamic and prosperous America. The priorities of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from making sure that hardworking Americans realize the dream of home ownership, to addressing the tragedy of homelessness, are outstanding examples of how our government can empower people and institutions.”
—President Bill Clinton

How the democrates distroyed the Housing Markets!

Posted by BILL5321 | Report as abusive
 

The quote above is from 1996!

It took 10 years for Bill Clintons programs to distroy the house markets. Think what Obama can do in ten years!

Posted by BILL5321 | Report as abusive
 

i love this album, all the songs are so great. i dont know about the price, but everyone on it is incredible, especially shontelle, shes up against some pretty big names and definately stood her ground on the album

Posted by illidel | Report as abusive
 

I think all the artists are great on the album. I think it is a good way for artists like Shontelle to gain more exposure! Battle Cry is the jam….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXMitd3gn Gg

Posted by luvlylady | Report as abusive
 

My fav joint on that cd is called battle cry by shontelle

Posted by imag | Report as abusive
 

i love the song battle cry! that one is my favorite off the album!

Posted by tara | Report as abusive
 

battle cry is definitely a hot track

Posted by tara | Report as abusive
 

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