SOURCE: GI Jams

GI Jams

April 05, 2011 15:22 ET

GI Jams ®, Popular Music Network That Highlights Military Musicians, Releases Its First Compilation Album 'GI Jams Vol 1: The Original Music Of Our Military Artists'

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) -  Hit Songwriter/producer/artists, Denny Randell and Biddy Schippers launched their social music network and multi-media project GI Jams ® in November 2009, to promote the musical talents of active duty and Veteran military artists. 

The project's website, GIJams.com, provides the opportunity for military musicians to have their own profile pages featuring their original songs (for download), bios, and pictures.

GI Jams, Vol. 1: The Original Music Of Our Military Artists is the first in a series of compilation recordings to be issued by GI Jams Records. The CD will be released April 5 and available online at the GI Jams Store and at retail locations. All profits from sales of this album (as with the downloads) go to the artists.

GI Jams, Vol. 1 features 14 tracks by eight of the site's most popular artists (five on active duty and three Veterans who served in Iraq, Kosovo and Vietnam). All of these artists performed in the 2010 GI Jams' Veterans Day Weekend Show at The Cannery Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

The artists featured are (in order of appearance): Corey Bower (Air Force), Adrian Manuel (Army), Jerard Brewer (Marines), American Attitude (Shawn Watchorn, Marc Meyers and Chris Henderson (Air Force) and Matt Smithers (Navy)), Destruction Evolution (Veterans Steve Sinatra (Air Force) and Richie Ibanez (Army) and band mates Jim Littleton, Chris Peng and Donnie Nall, Ric Ulsky (Army Veteran)), Dark & McDermid, (with Don Dark, Marine Veteran who recently passed away and band mate Rick McDermid) and Joe Speed Band, (Jeremiah Eaton and Nathan Harvey (Army)). The album also features two bonus "Battlefield Music Videos" filmed in Iraq. 

Randell and Schippers, GI Jams founders and co-directors, launched GI Jams as "a special way to give back through music, the pair having performed their own most recent dance and video hit 'Alice In Wonderland' on the 2009 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in a medley with some of Denny's classic hit songs, including 'Working My Way Back To You' and 'Let's Hang On' -- featured in Jersey Boys, the Tony awarded hit Broadway show, Smash Mouth's 'Can't Get Enough Of You Baby,' and 'Native New Yorker.'" 

Schippers says, "We know many people will want to purchase this extraordinary CD as a way to support these military artists, and we're excited that it's so rich in musical talent." 

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