Click to watch an excerpt from James’s performance of “Shower The People” featuring the Amani Children’s Choir from Uganda and the Mid Cities Youth Choir from LA. The concert celebrated Save The Children‘s centennial in Los Angeles on October 2, 2019. #Celebrate100years
James had the privilege of participating in Save The Children‘s “Centennial Celebration: Once in a Lifetime” gala in Los Angeles last week. Hosted by actress, Jennifer Garner, the event included the presentation of the Centennial Award by Oprah Winfrey to Disney Chairman & CEO, Bob Iger. Celebrating a century of making change for children!
Click the image below to see a gallery of photos of the incredible Amani Children’s Choir from Uganda and the Mid Cities Youth Choir from Los Angeles. Both joined James and the band for the finale, “Shower the People”.
Photo by: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Save the Children
A blast from the past: James’s performance of “Brother Trucker”, here excerpted from PBS’ 1982 television adaptation of the musical, Working. James contributed the songs “Brother Trucker” and “Millworker” to the musical and later included both on his 1979 album, Flag.
Working is the 1974 Stephen Schwartz/Nina Faso musical based on Studs Terkel’s book, Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.
Click below to watch Peter Asher discuss putting together and rehearsing the band for James’s 1970 album, Sweet Baby James, the bass parts on “Fire and Rain”, the origin of “Suite for 20G” and more in the second of a seven-part series produced to celebrate the release of The Warner Bros. Albums: 1970-1976.
On October 2, James will take part in Save The Children’s “Centennial Celebration: Once in a Lifetime” gala event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA. Hosted by Jennifer Garner, the night will honor Robert A. Iger, Chairman/CEO of the Walt Disney Company Chairman. The gala will also feature appearances by Oprah Winfrey and the Amani Children’s Choir.
Since its inception in 1919, Save The Children has helped improve the lives of more than one billion children worldwide. For more information or to donate, please visit SaveTheChildren.org.
50 years ago last week, Newport Folk Festival Founder George Wein walked onstage during James’s July 20, 1969 concert to announce that men were walking on the moon. Last weekend, James motored by boat with Kim, Henry and Rufus to surprise Sheryl Crow fans with an impromptu appearance.
To see video of James’s Newport Folk Festival appearance, visit James’s Instagram page, and click the image below to see more photos.
Stay tuned for more information about the August 30 release of Sheryl’s new album Threads featuring James and Sheryl singing “Flying Blind”.