Kelly Bell's Version Of The Police's Song Roxanne To Raise Money For ALS Association

Tue, Mar, 26 2013

Kelly Bell's Version Of The Police's Song Roxanne will raise funds for the DC/MD/VA Chapter of the ALS Association. The song was produced by Paul Lewis and recored at Racetrack Sound Studios in PA as part of a Police Tribute CD to raise money for various charities. The song offers a unique twist on a rock classic that is soulful and smooth.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a motor neuron disease, first described in 1869 by the noted French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. Although the cause of ALS is not completely understood, the last decade has brought a wealth of new scientific understanding about the disease that provides hope for the future.

Lou Gehrig first brought national and international attention to the disease in 1939 when he abruptly retired from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS. Most commonly, the disease strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70, and as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time. ALS has cut short the lives of other such notable and courageous individuals as Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Senator Jacob Javits, actors Michael Zaslow and David Niven, creator of Sesame Street Jon Stone, boxing champion Ezzard Charles, NBA Hall of Fame basketball player George Yardley, pro football player Glenn Montgomery, golfer Jeff Julian, golf caddie Bruce Edwards, musician Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter), photographer Eddie Adams, entertainer Dennis Day, jazz musician Charles Mingus, composer Dimitri Shostakovich, former vice president of the United States Henry A. Wallace and U.S. Army General Maxwell Taylor.

ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that usually attacks both upper and lower motor neurons and causes degeneration throughout the brain and spinal cord. A common first symptom is a painless weakness in a hand, foot, arm or leg, which occurs in more than half of all cases. Other early symptoms include speech, swallowing or walking difficulty.

To dedicate directly to the Association and to find out more about ALS click here

The song is available for purchase on Itunes and Amazon and can be streamed on Rhpasody and Spotify. Click here for direct links to purchase. For more info on the Kelly Bell Band visit http://www.phatblues.com/