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Soap Box Derby: The Song

By admin Published: June 28, 2010

From today's mail:

The songwriting team of Gary Garcia and Jerry Buckner, who wrote the 1982 hit “Pac Man Fever” as well as the theme song to “WKRP in Cincinnati,” have committed their talents to saving a national icon -- The All American Soap Box Derby. The derby, based in Akron, Ohio, has been an American institution since 1936, but has recently encountered financial difficulties. Buckner and Garcia grew up in Akron.

Continues after the jump. Here's the music video (click the arrow in the image to play):

The Akron community and Hollywood actor/director Corbin Bernsen have joined to help save the derby through a film titled "25 Hill." The film, a family feature, is currently in production and will be shooting at the All American Soap Box Derby Championship on July 24.

Buckner and Garcia decided to join the fight to save the derby by composing a tribute song to the race titled "Keepin' The Dream Alive" and donating a portion of the proceeds to the derby.

The song, on the Prism Records label, is available for download for 99 cents on all major music sites including CD Baby, Apple iTunes, Lime Wire and Napster. [UPDATE: The song is on CD Baby but it may be several days before it is on some other sites, including iTunes.] A music video can been seen on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jKnCAjp9Xg.

Help keep the dream alive!

Online Purchase Sites:

CD Baby
iTunes
Amazon MP3
Rhapsody
Napster
MySpace Music
Spotify
Liquid Digital
Verizon V-Cast
Shockhound
Nokia
Last-FM
Zune
Medianet
Tradebit
GreatIndieMusic
LimeWire
Thumbplay

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