Sunday, December 10, 2017

Detroit Riddim Crew Release "Detroit Holiday Riddim" to Benefit Suck It Suicide

A group of Detroit musicians (including Eric Abbey of 1592, The Dirty Notion, and J. Navarro and the Traitors) calling themselves the Detroit Riddim Crew has released a terrific rocksteady cover of The Emotions' 1973 soul single "What Do the Lonely Do at Christmas" in support of Suck It Suicide, a Detroit-area non-profit whose mission is to prevent suicide through education, advocacy, and support; with a special interest in suicide survivors support and fundraising for families suffering from the loss of a loved one from suicide.

It's a melancholy tune and topic ("'Tis the season to be jolly/But how can I be when I have nobody/The yuletide carol doesn't make it better/Knowing that we won't be together"), but beautiful nonetheless.

To check out the tune and donate to this cause, check out the Detroit Riddim Crew's Bandcamp page.

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