“Stand By Me” Sung By Musicians Around the World

What happens when you take Ben King’s 1961 hit, Stand By Me, and then travel around the world, having different international artists offer their own interpretations, and finally you stitch them all together in one seamless tune?  The clip below starts in California, moves to New Orleans, then heads off to Amsterdam, France, Brazil, Moscow, Venezuala, South Africa and beyond. And I’m willing to bet that you’ll like how it turns out.  The clip comes from the documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music.” Thanks Jillian for the heads up on this one, and, you guessed it, this one’s added to our YouTube Favorites.

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