I saw Bill Withers at the Kennedy Center in 1986 - I remember his children coming on stage to be with him. How wonderful to hear their rendition of such a beautiful song.

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Stand By Me | Song Around The World

About this Video

From the award-winning documentary, Playing For Change: Peace Through Music, comes "Stand By Me," the first of many Songs Around The World produced by Playing For Change. This Ben E. King classic features musicians around the world recorded by the Playing For Change team during their travels. This song continues to remind us that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.

Lyrics and Chords

Written By: Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Roger Ridley: Vocals & acoustic guitar
Grandpa Elliott: Vocals
Washboard Chaz: Washboard
Twin Eagle Drum Group: Drums
Clarence Bekker: Vocals
François Viguié: Tambourine
Cesar Pope: Cavaquinho
Dimitri Dolganov: Cello
Roberto Luti: Resonator steel guitar
Geraldo "El Poeta" Osal: Tres
Dionisio Lopez: Electric bass
Junior Kissangwa Mbouta: Drums
Pokei Klaas: Double bass
Django “Bambolino” Degen: Congas
Sinamuva: Vocals (choir)
Stefano Tomaselli: Saxophone
Vusi Mahlasela: Vocals

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