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War on Poverty at eJazzRadio

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We’ve just finished what I feel is an important music work ‘War on Poverty’ with Jane Bunnett’s African/Cuban Blues Summit Band. We have joined forces in a campaign to expose the growing underclass which is estimated to be three million in Canada who go without the bare necessities to make life livable. We have partnered with ‘The Stop’ and their campaign - ‘Food with Dignity’ Program to bring greater attention to this severe crisis. All of us donated our services from players to studio. Proceeds once online will go directly to ‘The Stop.’ We want people to upload music and create their own stories across Canada reflecting the faces and issues most affected by poverty and post on YouTube. We are hoping to make a difference. Below is a link to a Soundcloud player that makes it quick and easy to access and listen to the track.

All the best,

Bill King


http://snd.sc/cXboci


Composer/producer/ keys Bill King

Jane Bunnett soprano sax
Larry Kramer tpt
Neil Chapman guitar
Shakura S’Aida lead vocals
Roberto Riveron-bass
Altaf Velliani drums
Stacey Bulmer background vocals with band.


War on Poverty
(Bill King)

Look at that child’s dirty face
Nothing to scrub it clean
there are powerful forces beyond our control
Bringing long term misery
there’ll be people stuffed in shallow graves
Unless we start to see
The money men who’ve taken control
That steal from you and me

A War on Poverty
A knock down fight that would shed some light
On the current inequities
We want a War on Policy
A hard fought battle to bring back the middle
More jobs and parity

Food banks going empty
Thousands standing in line
While the man on the hill builds a palace of thrills
and watches our decline
Pockets deep with easy money
Stolen from the treasury
It’s a world of haves
A world of forgots
This was never meant to be

War on Poverty
A knock down fight that would shed some light
On the current inequities
We want a War on Policy
A hard fought battle to bring back the middle
More jobs and parity

Stop! Stop! We’ve got to call it now
It’s very plain to see
If left in the hands of the power elite
There will be hunger for eternity
I, am, somebody
Who rises with the morning sun
From dawn to dusk I do the work
Now they’ve chosen to run

War on Poverty
A knock down fight that would shed some light
On the current inequities
We want a War on Policy
A hard fought battle to bring back the middle
More jobs and parity

Shame, Shame, Shame on You
Don’t turn your back on me
Shame, Shame, Shame on You
Don’t turn your back on me

(as posted via the HTML on the tumblr.com site at www.revolutionbemine.com)

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  • Artist / Group Name: Bill King
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