San Francisco, CA – The song “Get Together” and its simple and timeless message of love and understanding – on its 50th Anniversary – seems needed now more than ever in today’s divided world.
Comes now Multi-Platinum Grammy & Emmy winning Producer/Recording Artist Narada Michael Walden (often called the “Hitmaker” – instrumental in careers of many greats like Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin) and Joli Valenti, Narada’s great friend and featured vocalist in Narada’s Great Gospel Show, to present a fresh, easy-to-enjoy, and up-to-the-minute version of this song.
Narada’s contemporary arrangement captures all the love and musical healing power of the 1968 version while presenting a deliberate take on the song driving relevance for today.
Joli’s vocals bring an energy, fire and enthusiasm to the song, bringing audiences to their feet, and singing along, sharing every musical phrase. Joli’s Dad, Dino Valenti of Quicksilver Messenger Service fame, penned this classic and the spirit of the song made it a worldwide anthem for togetherness ever since.
Drawing upon the “Love Another” message of John 13:34 – the song got its lift from a Radio Public Service announcement as a call for brotherhood by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Soon after, Jesse Colin Young and his band, the YoungBloods rocketed it up the Pop Charts to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. As Producer Narada Michael Walden said, “Music was our salve for healing” during that tumultuous period in America’s history.
Narada’s Great Gospel Show pulls the Bay Area’s “Best of the Gospel Best” to celebrate one of our time’s favorite songs. Following a beautiful SRO 50th Anniversary Concert, taped for national TV/Film, in the intimate and lovely St. Brendan’s Church, downtown San Francisco, the show stepped into world-famous Tarpan Studios, dubbed “Motown of Marin”, for updated versions of “Get Together” and “Oh Happy Day” releasing August 24th and September 14th, respectively, on Tarpan Records label.
Narada’s Great Gospel Show launches its 50th anniversary celebration of chart-topping pop Gospel favorites like Edwin Hawkins’ “Oh Happy Day!” and the iconic Top 40 hit “Get Together”. Narada adds, “I am proud of our country America … It is my prayer that these songs, 50 years later, will inspire a change for the better again.”
Listen up – Great Gospel is headed your way!
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