Every Mother Counts is a compilation CD that will raise money to help improve child and maternal health in developing countries. So when [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Patti Scialfa[/lastfm] was asked to contribute a song, she and husband [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bruce Springsteen[/lastfm] had a great idea of what to do.
“[Bruce] reminded me of this song I wrote when our kids were really little,” Scialfa says. “I was a little ambivalent about it — I felt that, vocally, it wasn’t in my wheelhouse — so I always just put it off.” The song, “Children’s Song” seemed like the perfect match for the album. Scialfa wrote a new version of the song that she thought better suited her voice. Scialfa and Springsteen recorded the song, which is a lilting, down-tempo ballad, as a duet, although Springsteen isn’t credited on the CD. “It was supposed to be an album of just mothers,” Scialfa explains. “It would probably draw undue attention to the song if his name was on it.”
Other contributing moms to the album are [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Madonna[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Gwyneth Paltrow[/lastfm], the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dixie Chicks[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jennifer Lopez[/lastfm]. Eight dollars from each CD will be donated to CARE, a partner in action with Every Mother Counts for maternal health-relief efforts worldwide, and will be available at Starbucks from April 12th through Mother’s Day.
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