Steve Miller has joined forces with '60s favorite Jesse Colin Young to re-record an updated version of the Youngbloods‘ 1969 Top Five signature hit, “Get Together.” The song was redone in conjunction with SongAid and WhyHunger, with all proceeds going to help fight the global hunger crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each time a fan listens to a SongAid song, the streaming proceeds will go to WhyHunger’s Rapid Response Fund.
The new version of “Get Together” featuring Miller on electric guitar and background vocals will be available on all digital music and streaming services on Friday, June 19th.
Jesse Colin Young said in a statement: “'Get Together' is a song that heals, and it seems we are in great need of healing. It was a joy to record with Steve Miller and feel his enthusiasm for the project. While 'Get Together' is food for the soul, there are so many of us, especially in this time, that are in need of food for the body. We chose WhyHunger as the beneficiary of all the proceeds so our communities can be fed. For those that can, please join us in helping to feed our neighbors by donating to this wonderful organization.”
Last month, as part of the virtual commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Kent State protests, Jesse Colin Young recalled how it changed how he viewed his classic hit: “50 years ago I was still playing in the Youngbloods. So, when I heard the tragic news following Kent State, I would sing 'Get Together' with extra hope — hope that we would find a better way to settle our differences. I still carry that dream to this day.”