Musicians singing, rapping joy over Obama victory

November 7, 2008


If you’re happy about this week’s presidential election results, there are plenty of ways you can get your groove on.

For starters, in the Sun-Times mailbox yesterday was a fresh copy of the new compilation CD created by and for Barack Obama’s campaign. “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” features 18 songs — some new, some classics — by such heavy hitters as Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Jill Scott, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Jackson Browne, Chicago rapper Kanye West and others. Embedded among the tracks are snippets of Obama’s speeches.

The new songs include Richie’s “Eternity,” Dave Stewart’s “American Prayer,” John Legend’s cover of U2’s “Pride in the Name of Love” (which originally appeared earlier this year in a History Channel documentary about Martin Luther King Jr.), Suai’s “Am I All Alone?,” Ken Stacey’s “America,” Malik Yusef’s “Promised Land” (featuring Kanye West and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine) and Shontelle’s “Battle Cry.”

A digital download is available now at the Hidden Beach Shop (

Pre-Purchase MP3 Download

Purchase the CD – Ships November 9, 2008

Purchase Limited Edition Vinyl – Only 800 copies

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