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Shelly Liebowitz

Shelly Liebowitz

29.01.2011

Mercy For Veterans

Published in News Story
Way back in 1964 legendary, singer/songwriter, Mose Allison wrote a unique anti-war song called "Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy". Allison recorded the song for one of his early albums and over the years a few other artists have also recorded it in much the same vein as Allison. Now in 2008, with all the unrest in the world, it seems fitting for this song to have new life once again.

Ray Brown Jr. and Dr. Lonnie Smith have indeed given new life to this song in a wonderful new blues duet version …

Ray Brown Jr., the son of legendary jazz performers Ray Brown and Ella Fitzgerald, is being joined by some of his friends and other artists he has admired to create a truly unique album put out by SRI Jazz with veteran producer Shelly Liebowitz at the helm. All-star guests from the CD have also signed the "Green Piano" used in making the CD, which will then be sold at auction, the proceeds of which will help rebuild eco-friendly homes to musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina.

"I Was Like A Kid In A Candy Store"

WRHU Bob Collins NY "Jazz Café" Interview with Ray Brown Jr on his latest release, "Friends And Family"

Veteran Jazz DJ Bob Collins, host of WRHU "Jazz Café", recently conducted a warm and engaging interview with Ray Brown Jr. on his latest album, "Friends and Family".

Collins’ insight into this interview explores Brown’s early beginnings, his relationship to his mother, Ella Fitzgerald, and his experience in recording the

Los Angeles, August 6, 2008: On "New Music Tuesday", August 12th; iTunes, the world’s largest music retailer, goes brown when it launches the world premiere of Ray Brown Jr’s new album, "Friends And Family".

The new CD is an all-star duets album with Ray joined by Dionne Warwick, Jane Monheit, James Moody, Dr. John, Freda Payne, Melba Moore, David "Fathead" Newman, Sophie B. Hawkins, Paul Williams, Maria Muldaur, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Terry Gibbs, Sally Kellerman, Dave