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Portland Sings for Haiti

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24 Portland recording artists donate their talents for Haiti aid. All proceeds go to Mercy Corps. An eclectic mix of great music, from standards to show tunes to the latest songs from these great vocalists and muscians.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. halogen
storm large
3:21 album only
2. what i did for love
susannah mars and the portland gay men's chorus
4:08 album only
3. better days
laurie campbell-leslie
3:43 album only
4. no one is alone
kirk mouser
2:48 album only
5. make someone happy
debbie hunter
3:16 album only
6. what a wonferful world
corey brunish
2:33 album only
7. rise above
5:36 album only
8. strange constellation
greg paul
3:27 album only
9. window of courage
michael allen harisson, julianne johnson
4:57 album only
10. over the rainbow
lisa marie harrison
2:33 album only
11. somewhere
joe theissen
1:44 album only
12. prelude #2
tracy ross
2:55 album only
13. when you believe
alina ziak, david cole
3:43 album only
14. smile
jim crino
2:08 album only
15. czech street scene suite III, etude
reece marshburn
1:14 album only
16. cherry blossoms
geppina scrigna
3:49 album only
17. long night's journey into day
mont chirs hubbard
2:41 album only
18. how can i keep form singing
isaac lamb
3:36 album only
19. amazing grace
james wesley peppers
2:34 album only
20. you'll never walk alone
ezra weiss
5:30 album only
21. you've got to be carefully taught
patty price-yates
3:26 album only
22. bridge over troubled water
chrissy kelly
4:27 album only
23. edelweiss
chanda and lucy hall
1:26 album only
24. seasons of love
2:22 album only


Album Notes
Patty Price-Yates (always one to rush to the aid of others) came up
with the idea of a live benefit concert for Haiti from her hospital bed
in a sterile room of the Bone Marrow Transplant ward at OHSU. One of
the people she emailed was Corey Brunish who conceived this CD.
Because Yates was unable to leave the hospital to participate in a live
show, Brunish felt a CD was the way to go.
For her rendering of "You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught" he took the
recording studio to her.
Rebuilding Haiti may take up to 10 years. We hope you will encourage
your friends to purchase this CD. As long as you keep buying, we’ll
keep making them.
And we’ll keep sending money to Mercy Corps.
Thanks to all the artists who donated their time and extraordinary
talents, and thanks to you for helping bring aid to the survivors of
the Haiti quake of 2010.

During the recording sessions for this CD, someone mentioned that he
had heard about three American missionaries in Haiti who were in a
building when it collapsed. Two of them escaped. The third, trapped
inside, could be heard singing "How Can I Keep From Singing?" before he
died. Amazingly, Isaac Lamb chose to contribute that song to this CD
before he had heard that story.

Most of the songs on this CD were recorded in two marathon sessions. Each singer was allotted 30 minutes to make the their track.
At times hectic and at times moving, the scene was electric to be sure. One vocalist, who could not find the sheet music in time, sang while reading the lyrics from her Blackberry, while her accompanist played from notes made on the back of an envelope.

Jim Crino, who sings "Smile" (about smiling through even the toughest of times) knows of what he speaks. Jim is a brain tumor survivor.

The original 36"X36" canvas of the cover art is by LeslieAnn Butler and
is available for purchase at
All proceeds go to Mercy Corps.

To see the video of the recording of Seasons Of Love go to,
keywords: Seasons of Love for Haiti (Sean Parker Films)



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