Twenty years ago Jim Sonefeld wrote a simple song that catapulted his band, Hootie & the Blowfish, into the international musical consciousness, and even he’s probably sick of that original version by now. This month, however, the Benedict College Gospel Choir has recorded and released on iTunes a rendition of the song that takes the harmonies of the song’s indelible chorus and transforms them into a soulful gospel anthem under the leadership of longtime BCC director Darryl Izzard.
The recording was done with a purpose; all money from the iTunes downloads will go to the Columbia, South Carolina charity organization The Cooperative Ministry, which helps local families in need of food, clothing, and other assistance.
For a preview of it and a short documentary clip of the recording process, check out this video:
For more information on this collaboration and where the money is going, check out www.withalittlelove.org