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Hurricane Katrina Benefit CDs
A portion of the proceeds from the CD's listed below go to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Please check these out and consider getting a copy for yourself, as a gift, etc.
Various ArtistsFrom the Lone Star to the Gulf Coast - compilation from Rabadash Records; proceeds benefit Tipitina's Foundation to help Gulf Coast musicians rebuild their lives; includes tracks by John Autin, Jonno, Bart Ramsey, Rockin' Jake, Greg Finsley, Coolbone, Ken Jameson, Big Daddy O, and others
Josh CharlesHealing Time - 100% of the revenue from downloads of this MP3 single will be donated to the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans to help rebuild, restore, and preserve the city; for less than a cup of coffee you get a song, and all of the money goes to rebuilding homes through the PRCNO
Bonerama & OK GoYou're Not Alone - Bonerama teamed with rock band OK Go on this 5-track digital album; proceeds go to Sweet Home New Orleans, and other causes supporting New Orleans musicians
Various ArtistsFulton Steet Live - New Orleans - 14 live tracks taped at the 528 music club on Fulton Street; features tracks from Luther Kent, Ingrid Lucia, BJ Crosby, John Boutte, George French, Don Vappie, Leah Chase, Joe Krown, Phillip Manuel, Leslie Smith, Sharon Martin, Barbara Shorts, Troi Bechet and Gina Brown; proceeds benefit the Tipitina's Foundation
Various ArtistsGoin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino - a star-studded salute features covers of Fats' hits by Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Neil Young, John Lennon, Randy Newman, Lenny Kravitz, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones, and many more; proceeds benefit Tipitina's Foundation
Various ArtistsFor New Orleans - features tracks from Jeff Buckley, Marshall Crenshaw, Indigo Girls, Natalie Merchant, Jayhawks, and many more; 100 percent of profits go to the New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village
Harry Connick, Jr.Chanson Du Vieux Carre - Harry and his big band pay tribute to the Crescent City; a portion of the proceeds go to the New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village
Harry Connick, Jr.Oh, My NOLA - another New Orleans tribute CD featuring classic tunes & four Connick originals; a portion of the proceeds go to the New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village
Various ArtistsThe Rooftop - A Live Shot - East Coast neo-soul stars get together for NOLA benefit; 100% of the proceeds go to the Music Rising campaign
Various ArtistsProud To Swim Home: A Backporch Revolution Compilation for New Orleans - with tracks from B. Killingsworth, Chef Menteur, Liteworks, and others; proceeds to benefit MusiCares and other Katrina related charities
Various ArtistsRhythms Del Mundo: Cuba - collaborative album fuses Afro-Cuban sounds of Buena Vista Social Club with tracks from today's biggest artists such as U2, Coldplay, Sting, Jack Johnson, Maroon, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand and Kaiser Chiefs; a portion of the proceeds from U.S. sales goes to the Music Rising campaign
Various ArtistsPutumayo Presents: New Orleans Christmas - seasonal tunes from James Andrews, Don Vappie, Ellis Marsalis, John Boutte, New Birth Brass Band, and others; a portion of the proceeds goes to New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village
George WinstonGulf Coast Blues & Impressions - A Hurricane Relief Benefit - both Winston and RCA Records will donate their proceeds to Gulf Coast and New Orleans recovery efforts
Dirty Dozen Brass BandWhat's Going On - new studio CD for Shout Factory Records hits the streets on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; features guest vocals from Chuck D, Ivan Neville, G. Love, Bettye LaVette and Guru; a portion of the proceeds go to Tipitina's Foundation
Various Artists (DVD)From The Big Apple To The Big Easy: The Concert For New Orleans 2-DVD set from September 2005 benefit concert; all net profits go to Hurricane Katrina relief; features the Rebirth Brass Band, Allen Toussaint, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Art Neville, Aaron Neville, Cyril Neville, Irma Thomas, Buckwheat Zydeco, The Dixie Cups, Troy Andrews, Dave Bartholomew, Kermit Ruffins, The Meters, The Neville Brothers, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett, Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler, Elton John, Ry Cooder, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, John Fogerty, Diana Krall, Simon & Garfunkel, and others; available 08/22/06; read more
Various ArtistsFeeder Bands on the Run - benefit album from the Carrollton Station Foundation w/ tracks from Jimmy Robinson, Paul Sanchez, Marc Belloni with Theresa Andersson, Susan Cowsill, Jim McCormick, Andi Hoffman, Beth Patterson, John "Papa" Gros, Gary Hirstius, Anders Osborne, Fred LeBlanc, and many more
Fats DominoAlive and Kickin' - New Orleans legend gives back to his home town; proceeds go to the Tipitina's Foundation
Bishop Paul Morton & othersOn Broken Pieces: A Hurricane Relief Project - features Bishop Paul S. Morton, The Williams Brothers, The Mississippi Mass Choir, The Ingrams, Betty Wright; The Greater St. Stephens Choir, and others; 100 percent of profits will be donated to hurricane relief efforts
Various ArtistsGraciously - benefit album from Wavelab Studio w/ tracks from Steve Wynn, Calexico, Howe Gelb, Scout Niblett, Robyn Hitchcock, John Doe, Amelia White, Tony Furtado, Luca, Nik Freitas, Richmond Fontaine, Devotchka and Friends of Dean Martinez; a portion of proceeds goes to New Orleans Area Habitat For Humanity's Musicians Village
Various ArtistsNew Orleans Will Rise Again - collection of NOLA rarities by James Black, Luther Kent, Aaron Neville, Raymond Myles, Ernie K-Doe, Jessie Hill, Doc Souchon, and others; all proceeds go to New Orleans Musicians' Clinic
Various ArtistsRock For Relief - benefit album aids victims of recent disasters, including tsunamis, hurricanes and earthquakes; with tracks from Jack Johnson, Marc Broussard, Citizen Cope, O.A.R., Ari Hest, Xavier Rudd, The Clarks, Stephen Kellogg, Howie Day, Matt Nathanson, Guster, Dispatch
Various Artists (DVD)Shelter From The Storm: A Concert For The Gulf Coast - TV concert fundraiser taped on September 9, 2005; minimum of $5 from each copy sold goes to the Red Cross and Salvation Army to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims; performers include Dr. John, Randy Newman, Alicia Keys, U2, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Mariah Carey, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, Rod Stewart, Kanye West, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood
Various ArtistsOur New Orleans - proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity, with a portion targeted for musicians who lost their homes; with all new tracks from Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Davell Crawford, Eddie Bo, Charlie Miller, Wardell Quezergue Orchestra, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Michael White, Buckwheat Zydeco, the Wild Magnolias; the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, BeauSoleil, Carol Fran, and Randy Newman
Various ArtistsThe Katrina CD - from Recording Artists For Hope; proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, etc.; 18 indie tracks featuring Kim Carson and many others; read more
Al HirtMost Requested Songs - 16 remastered classics from the late, great trumpeter; $1.00 from each copy sold goes to American Red Cross to aid Katrina victims
Ernie K-Doe & Chris KennerThe R&B Kings of New Orleans - 42 remastered classics on 2-CD set; $1.00 from each copy sold goes to American Red Cross to aid Katrina victims
Dr. John & The Lower 911Sippiana Hericane - Dr. John fondly remembers his hometown on this EP release; all net profits will be donated to organizations involved in Katrina relief efforts, including the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, Salvation Army and the Jazz Foundation of America
Various ArtistsHurricane Relief: Come Together Now - 2 CD multi-artist benefit album; proceeds go to American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund; contains new material by popular artists, plus New Orleans classics; features John Mayer with Aaron Neville, Harry Connick Jr., Dr. John, Chris Thomas King, Neville Brothers, Faith Hill, Brian Wilson, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, R. Kelly, Kanye West, Dave Matthews, John Fogerty, Coldplay, Clint Black, Sting, Lenny Kravitz, and more
Various ArtistsHigher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert - Lincoln Center concert held on September 17th; proceeds go to JaLC's Higher Ground Relief Fund, administered by Baton Rouge Area Foundation; features Art & Aaron Neville with Allen Toussaint, Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Irvin Mayfield, Buckwheat Zydeco, the Jordan Family (Kent, Marlon, Stephanie, Rachel), Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves, Norah Jones, and others (listen to the "Higher Ground" concert online at
Various ArtistsEssential Louisiana Rhythm & Blues - remastered hits from Earl King, Lee Dorsey, Ernie K-Doe, Aaron & Art Neville, Bobby Charles, Jessie Hill, Chris Kenner, Tommy Ridgley, Cookie & The Cupcakes, and more; $1.00 from each copy sold goes to American Red Cross to aid Katrina victims
Various ArtistsThe Greatest Mardi Gras Concert Ever! - 14 remastered New Orleans classics; features Professor Longhair, Earl King, Fats Domino, Lee Dorsey, Ernie K-Doe, Allen Toussaint, and more; $1.00 from each copy sold goes to American Red Cross to aid Katrina victims
504 BoyzHurricane Katrina: We Gon' Bounce Back - new from Master P, Silkk The Shocker, CLOS, Krazy, Paul Wall, Hallelujah, and the rest of the 504 family; 10% of profits go to Team Rescue for Katrina victim's relief
Various ArtistsHip Hop Helps: After The Storm - proceeds from rap compilation go to Amercian Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund; features Pastor Troy, Lil Flip, Young Buck, Yo Gotti, David Banner, Haystak, 8Ball & MJG, Al Kapone, Fiend, and more
Marc BroussardBootleg to Benefit Victims of Hurricane Katrina - live bootleg EP; proceeds go to Marc's "Momentary Setback Fund"
Various ArtistsA Celebration of New Orleans Music to Benefit MusiCares Hurricane Relief - all proceeds go to MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund, providing assistance to musicians and music industry people directly affected by Hurricane Katrina; read more
Various ArtistsI Believe to My Soul - includes tracks from Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint; a portion of the proceeds go to the American Red Cross for Katrina relief
Aaron NevilleChristmas Prayer - Aaron and EMI Gospel label are donating sixty cents from every copy sold to the American Red Cross until December 31, 2006
Tab Benoit & Voice of the Wetlands AllstarsVoice of the Wetlands - features Tab Benoit, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Anders Osborne, Johnny Vidochovich, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Waylon Thibodeaux, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone; portion of the proceeds goes to Voice of the Wetlands Relief Fund
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