Over the last couple of years, I have had the honor & privilege of being able to work on a project that is truly inspiring (in many ways).
Frankie Miller was one of the UK’s most prolific (and talented) songwriters. His songs have been covered by a veritable Who’s-Who of the Music Business. 22 years ago, he suffered a massive brain hemorrhage, while recording an album with Joe Walsh, in New York. This left him in a coma for a number of weeks, and although he eventually woke up, he’s severely handicapped as a result.
The project (called “Double Take) is the brainchild of producer/composer David Mackay, who actually produced Frankie several decades ago. He used the vocal tracks from a number of Frankie’s original demos and added fresh accompaniment to them. He then enlisted a number of artists to sing “duets” with Frankie’s voice. To say this group of people is “famous” is something of an understatement: the album features Joe Walsh. Elton John, Steve Cropper, Huey Lewis, Bonnie Tyler, Rod Stewart, Francis Rossi, Kiki Dee, Kid Rock, Delbert McClinton, Kim Carnes, Willie Nelson, Paul Carrack, John Parr, Lenny Zakatek, and many more. Everyone on the album donated their time & effort, proceeds going to the Knordoff-Robbins Foundation.
Or on iTunes (search for Frankie Miller’s Double Take)