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It’s not often (okay, hardly ever) that I get a pitch to review cat-themed music, so I was intrigued when the publicist for Rescue Me! A Cause for Paws contacted me. This project, featuring some of acoustic music’s most gifted and respected artists, is a wonderful collection of folk songs that are thought-provoking, uplifting, engaging and sometimes downright funny.
The purpose of this project is to support animal rescue and awareness efforts. “We invite others to join us in raising awareness of and providing financial support to animal rescue organizations,” says Blue Night Records President, Steven Briggs, who co-produced the album with singer songwriter Amy White.
All of the tracks on the cd were donated by the participating singer songwriters: Mary Ann Kennedy, Kathy Chiavola, Cindy Mangsen, Robin Flower, Libby McLaren, Annie Lalley, Heidi Muller, Mark Weems, Ashley Jo Farmer, Friction Farm (Aidan Quinn & Christine Stay), Effron White, Jamie Anderson, Amy White, and Joel Mabus.
I loved this cd. There’s a song titled Barn Cat, sung in the cat’s voice (“I have a real job!”). There’s a song titled My Old Cat, beautifully describing the singer’s relationship with her cat. There’s Cattitude, a song with some serious, well, cattitude. And there’s The Kitty Ditty – listen at your own risk, because it will get stuck in your head.
Not all the song are about cats. I also loved Possum and Pearl about two rescued terriers, and Why, Why, Why, a song that ponders why dog owners often look like their dogs.
Rescue Me! is available on Amazon, where you can also listen to sample tracks, as an audio cd, MP3 download or for streaming with an Unlimited subscription. All profits will go to animal rescue organizations.
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