Sleater-Kinney, Aimee Mann, Neko Case and Suzanne Vega can all be found on a new benefit CD, in stores today. Respond II is the second in a series of charity CDs that benefit the Family Violence Protection Fund and RESPOND Incorporated, and also contains a special dedication to the recently passed editor of Billboard, Timothy White. Volume I was released in 1999 and featured contributions from Mary Lou Lord and Juliana Hatfield, while this year's 32-track, 2CD version also features songs from Sarah McLachlan, Dolly Parton, Ani DiFranco, Kristin Hersh, Tanya Donelly and Kay Hanley of Letters To Cleo. And, as it should be, all work on this album was done for free to ensure the maximum return for the named charities. Nice work, kids...
Tracklisting for Respond II
Joan Baez - "Lily"
Jonatha Brooke - "Steady Pull"
Indigo Girls - "She's Saving Me (acoustic version)"
Aimee Mann - "Lost in Space"
Sleater-Kinney - "You're No Rock n' Roll Fun"
Ely Guerra - "Yo No"
Ani DiFranco - "So What"
Toni Lynn Washington - "Good things Come To Those Who Wait"
AngÈlique Kidjo - "Tumba"
Patty Griffin - "Chief"
Karaugh Brown - "Buffalo"
Kay Hanley - "Sheltering Sky"
Meghan Toohey and The So and So's - "Silver"
Kristin Hersh - "Spain"
Susan Tedeschi - "Looking For Answers"
Tanya Donelly - "Last Rain"
Suzanne Vega - "Luka"
Toshi Reagon - "Mountain Top"
Sarah McLachlan - "Witness"
Neko Case - "I Wish I Was the Moon"
Dolly Parton - "Endless Stream of Tears"
Julie Miller - "Too Many Troubles"
Rachael Davis - "Lonely When You're Gone"
Odetta - "You Gotta Know How"
Mili Bermejo - "CÛmo Hacemos"
Deb Talan - "Ashes on Your Eyes"
Bebel Gilberto - "Sem ContenÁ?o"
Tracy Bonham - "I'm No Giant"
Monique Ortiz - "Black Feather Wings"
Erin McKeown - "Queen of Quiet (fancy radio mix)"
Sweet Honey In The Rock - "Run"
Wannetta Jackson - "More Love"