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Musical artists offer CD for ACT

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Top U.S. hip-hop, rap and R&B artists have recorded the 1960's song, "Wake Up Everybody," to raise money for an anti-Bush voter mobilization group.

A full-length CD, to be released Monday, features "Wake Up Everybody" performed by Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Tracey Edmonds, Russell Simmons and Jonathan Lewis. All proceeds will go to America Coming Together, a non-profit group led by Ellen Malcolm. Malcolm is president of EMILY'S list, a group that seeks to get pro-choice women elected to public office.

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"My wife Tracey and I, along with Russell Simmons and Jonathan Lewis, want to help make a change in this country," Edmonds said in a statement announcing the CD.

"This song is the spirit of the country and all these artists have the will to change it, empower the young voters and create a movement for people to vote and change the current administration."

Among other songs on the album are "Give Peace A Chance" by Yoko Ono, "Why? What's Goin' On?" by the Roots, "You're No Good" by Linda Rondstadt and "What's Goin' On?" by Marvin Gaye.

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