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Spirit of '73:  Rock for Choice
     

Spirit of '73: Rock for Choice

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The award for greatest sense of fun and playfulness goes to Spirit of '73: Rock for Choice, with proceeds benefitting the Rock for Choice Organization, founded in 1991 by rock band L7 and the Feminist Majority. The concept: 14 female performers from the 90s cover hit singles by female performers from the '70s. Those who merely mimic the

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The award for greatest sense of fun and playfulness goes to Spirit of '73: Rock for Choice, with proceeds benefitting the Rock for Choice Organization, founded in 1991 by rock band L7 and the Feminist Majority. The concept: 14 female performers from the 90s cover hit singles by female performers from the '70s. Those who merely mimic the originals aren't so memorable; count Babes in Toyland's "More More More," and Ebony Vibe Everlasting's "We Are Family," and Cassandra Wilson's "Killing Me Softly" in this category. Those who pizzazz their contributions with good cheer and irreverence fare considerably better: Eve's Plum dresses up Yvonne Elliman's 1978 hit "If I Can't Have You" in electrifying fashion; That Dog brightly buzz-pops its way through Maria Muldaur's "Midnight at the Oasis"; Melissa Ferrick nicely converts Roberta Flack's "Feel like Making Love" from moody soul to funky folk...

Product Details

Release Date:
08/08/1995
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646687925
catalogNumber:
66879

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosanne Cash   Vocals,Track Performer
Babes in Toyland   Track Performer
Indigo Girls   Track Performer
Joan Jett   Track Performer
L7   Track Performer
Lonnie Plaxico   Acoustic Bass
Cassandra Wilson   Vocals,Track Performer
Sarah McLachlan   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Sophie B. Hawkins   Track Performer
Eve's Plum   Track Performer
Letters to Cleo   Track Performer
Kat Bjelland   Guitar,Vocals
Bill Dillon   Bass,Electric Guitar
Sheila Doyle   Violin
Melissa Ferrick   Track Performer
Dave Kershaw   Hammond Organ
Michael Lorant   Drums,Vocals
Johnette Napolitano   Track Performer
Amy Ray   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Emily Saliers   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Marvin Sewell   Guitar
that dog.   Track Performer
De Vogt   Vocals
Lori Barbero   Drums
Maureen Herman   Bass
Jane Scarpantoni   Cello
Pet   Track Performer
Michelle Martin   Vocals
Sara Lee   Bass,Vocals,Penny Whistle
Alex Locascio   Drums
Michael McLaughlin   Trumpet
Rachel   Bass,Vocals
Karen Chance   Penny Whistle
Unique Jackson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Joan Jett   Producer
L7   Producer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Lonnie Plaxico   Arranger,Producer
Cassandra Wilson   Arranger
Billy Griffin   Vocal Arrangements
Sophie B. Hawkins   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Fil Brown   Engineer
Thom Cadley   Engineer
Jeff Carruthers   Arranger,Producer
Sean Freehill   Engineer
Tom Grimley   Engineer
John Leventhal   Producer,Engineer
Fred Maher   Producer
Pierre Marchand   Producer,Engineer
Johnette Napolitano   Producer
Thom Panunzio   Engineer
Lloyd Puckitt   Engineer
J. Ray   Executive Producer
Tom Rothrock   Engineer
Rob Schnapf   Engineer
Tim Mac   Engineer
Scott Riebling   Producer
Teresa Caffin   Engineer
Robert Carranza   Engineer
Paul David Hager   Engineer
Bessie   Producer
MIke Agostinelli   Engineer
Holly Crenshaw   Producer
Chris Kelly   Engineer
Jon Jackson   Sound Effects

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Spirit of '73: Rock for Choice 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed with this CD because it doesn't contain the original artists. I bought this compilation because I was looking for a specific song by a specific artist. Perhaps that is my fault but I don't think anyone buys a CD looking for a hit song performed by a lounge singer.