Doug “Cosmo” Clifford and Stu Cook of the legendary American musical group Creedence Clearwater Revival are pleased to be a part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s charity CD Hope For The Holidays—Rockin’ Christmas for a Cure. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section (drums and bass respectively) with their latest project, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, contributed a version of the Christmas classic “Run Rudolph Run” for inclusion on the compilation CD which serves to benefit the JDRF.
The 27-track collection also includes holiday recordings from Weezer, Collective Soul, The Beach Boys, Jon Anderson of Yes, and others. “Run Rudolph Run,” written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie, was first recorded by Chuck Berry in 1958. Creedence Clearwater Revisited’s fresh take on “Run Rudolph Run” is one that gives the holidays a rousing, classic rock, swampy flair.
Juvenile diabetes (Type 1) is a devastating autoimmune disease that can strike children and adults suddenly, but lasts a lifetime. Approximately 24 million Americans have diabetes and this number is on the rise. Evidence suggests that one in three Americans born in 2000 may develop some form of diabetes in their lifetime and, to date, there is no cure.
Hope for the Holidays is currently available at national retail outlets, including Best Buy, and can also be found on Amazon.com and CDBaby.com, and is available for download on iTunes. All profits will benefit the JDRF.