Musicians have been on overdrive for the past couple weeks putting on shows and raising funds for the people in Haiti. But while Bon Iver and Radiohead performed live to raise money, others are collaborating on recorded work. For instance, Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan has assembled an intriguing group in a London studio to record a cover of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You.”
Johnny Depp, Nick Cave and Bobby Gillespie (of Primal Scream) are all working on the single, and Depp’s wife, Vanessa Paradis will also appear. All proceeds from the sale of the song will go directly to Haiti.
Photographer Danny Clifford announced the project’s existence on his blog, and saying this morning, “Well it’s all systems go. Small rehearsals this afternoon. But tomorrow is the big day. I have been speaking to more artists who have agreed to come on board. I would imagine it will be a hectic day tomorrow. But, I hope it’s fun with no aggravation. We are getting all of the release forms sent out to management and sorting out the legals etc. There will be a few logistical problems to solve as some of the artists are in different parts of the world. Mind you we do have one of the world’s best producers doing this, so, he will know how to deal with this.” Clifford will be photographing the recording sessions.