Get You A Healin' CD Reissued Digitally

Get You A Healin' CD Reissued Digitally
August 6, 2010
Rev. Keith A. Gordon

Back in 1998, the New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC) was formed to provide much-needed healthcare to the city's many musicians and their families. The clinic was the first such health initiative in the United States, and has served as an invaluable blueprint for other cities. The clinic is part of the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF), which provides social and occupational assistance to over 1,800 struggling musicians in the Crescent City.

Shortly after the opening of the NOMC, the organization released the original Get You A Healin' CD, a twelve-track collection of New Orleans styled blues, jazz, and R&B that featured artists like Art Neville, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, and Coco Robicheaux, among others. All the musicians donated their time and songs to this benefit album, which was intended to raise awareness of musician's health issues and maybe make a little much-needed cash for the clinic.

Flash forward a decade or so, and the ravages of Hurricane Katrina and its lengthy aftermath have wreaked havoc on New Orleans' musical heritage. With federal funding cuts and dwindling contributions due to the economy, the New Orleans Musicians Clinic is going back to the well one more time with an anniversary reissue of Get You A Healin'. The digital-only release will be available on iTunes,, and other retailers on August 24, 2010 and money raised from the sales of the digital album and individual tracks will be used to further the clinic's efforts.

For this anniversary reissue, the original twelve tracks on Get You A Healin' have been expanded by another ten new songs, the expanded album featuring the talents of the aforementioned artists as well as folks like guitarist Richard Thompson, Sonia Dada, the subdudes, Bonerama, Christine Ohlman (of the Saturday Night Band), and the great B.B. King, among others. This is a great organization that provides a sorely-needed service to its community, so dance on over to iTunes via this convenient link and pre-order your digital copy of Get You A Healin', won't you?
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