If it wasn’t obvious before, it became abundantly clear earlier this month that we as a nation have difficultly agreeing on pretty much anything. That said, each and every one of us stands together, in lockstep, in saying that 2016 has been an absolutely dreadful year for music, art and culture. This is because the volume and quality of creative people we have lost in 2016 (and, gulp, it’s not over yet) has been staggering. We’ve cried over Muhammad Ali, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell, Prince, Gene Wilder, and Alan Rickman but I’d argue that no day of 2016 was sadder than January 10th — the day David Bowie left this earth.
The legendary, provocative, innovative singer, performer, songwriter and artist touched the lives of countless people and demonstrated a kind of class as he aged that is often missing from society today. He’ll never be forgotton by the people who grew up with Bowie’s music and now, thanks to a glorious new tribute CD, David Bowie will live on in the hearts & souls of young people too.
Let All The Children Boogie is a new tribute for charity album featuring stars of ‘grown-up’ rock-n-roll like Ted Leo, Rhett Miller, Walter Martin of The Walkmen and Antibalas along with greats from the indie family music world too, acts like Gustafer Yellowgold, Justin Roberts, The Pop Ups, Elizabeth Mitchell, Molly Ledford of Lunch Money, Dean Jones and more.
This Bowie tribute CD is the ideal entry point for introducing young people to “The Man Who Sold The World” (performed here by the remarkable Sonia de los Santos and Elena Moon Park), “Let’s Dance”, “Changes”, “Ziggy Stardust” and so many more Bowie classics, and even better, all the proceeds will benefit the It Gets Better Project.
Bonus fun fact: Cover art illustrations for Let All The Children Boogie were done by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (he of Lunch Lady Comics fame as well as the legendary Punk Farm and the new NY Times best seller Star Wars Academy).