Ten-time Grammy winning sextet Take 6 have partnered with legendary song stylist Aaron Neville to record the 1946 Louis Armstrong classic, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans."
For 60 days beginning March 7, the song will only be available through the online digital download site, iTunes, and the artists' share of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit Neville's favorite charity, New Orleans area Habitat for Humanity. Following its run on iTunes, the song will be available on all major digital download sites. A native of New Orleans, Neville's home was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina and the singer currently resides in Nashville.
What a thrill to be able to do a song that is so appropriate for victims of Katrina," said Take 6 member Mark Kibble. Aaron brought the passion that only one who lived in the city--and knew it for everything that it was and is--can bring. He's the classic best and it is an honor to have him help us aid those who are still in need of relief."
In commenting on the project, New Orleans area Habitat for Humanity Development Coordinator Gina Stilp said, Thanks to generous partners like Take 6 and Aaron Neville, Habitat for Humanity's Musicians' Village will help keep the rich musical traditions of New Orleans alive. The Musician's Village will provide home ownership opportunities for dozens of musicians and their families that have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina."
Take 6 will release their 10th LP, Feels Good, on March 21. They are currently on tour.
For more information on the New Orleans area Habitat for Humanity.
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