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Stand By Me sung around the world

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April 28th, 2009

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This project is called Playing For Change and in my opinion it is simply remarkable! The basic idea is to go around the world and record a few famous covers from completely unknown street artists. One artist starts off the song, the other artist across the world continues the song or overlays his talent over the main track. All done on the street with a laptop and a few microfones, the result is amazing, check out the video after the continuation…

This cover of Stand By Me was recorded by completely unknown artists in a street virtual studio all around the world. It all started with a base track—vocals and guitar—recorded on the streets of Santa Monica, California, by a street musician called Roger Ridley. The base track was then taken to New Orleans, Louisiana, where Grandpa Elliott—a blind singer from the French Quarter—added vocals and harmonica while listening to Ridley’s base track on headphones. In the same city, Washboard Chaz’s added some metal percussion to it.

See more at the Playing For Change Project Website

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