La Toya Jackson – AIDS Project Benefit

Home” is a sentimental ballad by La Toya Jackson which first appeared on the 2003 promotional copy her album Startin’ Over. Jackson released the single on July 28, 2009 in dedication to her younger brother, Michael Jackson, who died on June 25. Bungalo Records and La Toya Jackson decided that both Bungalo and Ja-Tail Records would not earn any profit, but rather donate all of our time, energy, and proceeds to one of MJ’s favorite charities, APLA.

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The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle

The Gospel According To Patti LaBelle is the first gospel album released by singer Patti LaBelle, released in November 2006.

This project began three years earlier when Patti’s late musical director and close friend Budd Ellison told a skeptical LaBelle that “it’s now or never, Patti.” The album is dedicated to his memory as he succumbed to prostate cancer before the album saw a release.

The album was released on November 21, 2006 through indie label Umbrella/Bungalow Records, also home to Carl Thomas, Rodney Jerkins, and other artists. The Gospel According To Patti LaBelle features collaborations with Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, Kanye West, Wynonna Judd, The Soul Seekers, Tye Tribbett, CeCe Winans and more. Production duties were handled by Gordon Chambers (who produced Patti’s hit duet with Ron Isley, “Gotta Go Solo”), J. Moss, Scott “Shavoni” Parker, Troy Taylor, Gerald Haddon, Jon DeLise (also produced on Patti’s Timeless Journey’s Two Steps Away) and others.

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Rodney Jerkins All-Star Katrina Benefit Project

Grammy-Nominated Mega Producer Rodney Jerkins Completes Final Mixes on All-Star Katrina Benefit CD Featuring Stylish Remake of Classic Sister Sledge Hit “We Are Family”; Jerkins Reunites Sister Sledge 20 Years After Last Recording

“We Are Family” Single to Be Released to Radio Third Week of June ; CD to Be Released on August 29 Coinciding With the Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Grammy-nominated mega producer Rodney Jerkins is currently in the studio completing final mixes on his All-Star Katrina benefit project, featuring a stylish remake of the classic Sister Sledge hit “We Are Family,” with the original “reunited” members of Sister Sledge performing together for the first time in 20 years, alongside such star power as Patti LaBelle, George Clinton, Ciara, Christina Milian, Chris Brown, Lyfe Jennings, Mary, Mary and Ray J, among others.

The “We Are Family” single, which will be released to radio the third week of June, will be included in a full-length CD (title TBA), released on August 29, to coincide with the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The CD, which will include music recorded by various artists (to be announced), will be distributed by Universal Music Group worldwide this fall.

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Wake Up Everybody

Wake Up Everybody was a compilation album released to coincide with the 2004 presidential election in the U.S. It featured a variety of musical stars, primarily hip hop and R&B artists, who sing songs to urge young Americans to vote. The executive producers of the album were Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Tracey Edmonds, Russell Simmons and Jonathan Lewis. The project was a collaboration with America Coming Together, a political group with the goal of defeating incumbent President George W. Bush.[1][2] Despite this connection, the album was portrayed by its producers as a non-partisan project.[3]

Music video by Various Artists (Mary J. Blige, Brandy, Missy Elliott, Miri Ben-Ari, Eve, Faith Evans, Floetry, Ashanti, Wyclef Jean, Monica, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Akon, Jamie Foxx, Babyface, Rev Run, Omarion, Jon B, Marques Houston, Jaheim & Musiq Soulchild) performing Wake Up Everybody.

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