LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 /CNW/ -- Andy Fraser, legendary musician and
songwriter, best known for penning FREE's rock anthem "All Right Now," Robert
Palmer's mega-hit "Every Kinda People" and recent ground-breaking CD "Naked...
and finally free," is in legal controversy with ex-Expose singer Gioia Bruno.
Bruno has been hit with 'cease and desist' orders, copyright
infringement, and illegal distribution of a Master funded by Mctrax
International on behalf of Andy Fraser Music Publishing. (Administrated by the
PEN Music group).
Bruno was hired by Mctrax International to sing with Fraser, on a dance
remix version of his earlier "Obama Yes we can"
The original, released early '08, proved to be a favorite at campaign
rallies, is a free download on Fraser's new politically oriented web site,
http://www.ObamaRocks08.com which encourages voter education/involvement/
links to Obama's official site and Rock the Vote to register for upcoming
The song is a hit with radio listeners who could win ipod shuffles
preloaded with song in the "Is that an Obama in your pocket?" contest.
Bruno added her voice to the new version, funded by Mctrax, with remix
producers of her choosing, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG4X72y4ZpM, then
deleted Fraser's performance and all references to him.
(Initially, a 'mash-up' included 'All Right Now' for extended club mix.
Bruno currently promoting project as her own).
Says Fraser, "I'm really hurt such a thing could be done by a fellow
musician. I thought this stuff went away with the hucksters from the '60s".
Gioia Bruno, who at one time enjoyed chart success with Expose, clearly
hoped this could bring a much needed club-hit.
Meanwhile, Fraser is finalizing upcoming EP "Now" featuring 4 new videos,
including LIVE clip from long-awaited "ALIVE" concert/documentary DVD, to be
released shortly thereafter. Nearly completed CD "On Assignment" also
scheduled for '09.
About Andy Fraser
Recently honored by BMI's 3 Million Play Club for crafting monster rock
anthem "All Right Now," Fraser's best known around the world as legendary
bassist / founding member of 70s rock band FREE, Robert Palmer's mega-hit
"Every Kinda People" and songwriter to Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan, Rod Stewart,
Paul Young, Etta James and Bob Seger among many others.
Fraser / Bruno version:
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