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Bonita Dolmage Both Eric Dozier's and JB Eckl's voices are individually out of this world. Together they take on the universe. They have helped me to breathe through some tough times lately.
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In the final weeks of 2014, a group of musicians including JB Eckl and Eric Dozier (Moanin' Sons), as well as Lonnie Jordan of the legendary funk band WAR, joined forces with Grammy-winning producer KC Porter to record a new composition 'I Can't Breathe.'

Written in response to racial injustices in the USA, including the recent deaths of people of color at the hands of law enforcement, 'I Can't Breathe' is dedicated to all those affected by entrenched systems of racial discrimination left over from America's violent past. In a very real sense, this is all of us, because as the song itself says: 'All of us are blood.'

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YOUR CHALLENGE: In addition to sharing this music and message with your friends, please PARTICIPATE in our ongoing #AllOfUsAreBlood social campaign and album project. Using your favorite social media sites, simply post one of your personal stories, photos, memories, artworks, quotes - anything that expresses the realizations, obstacles or breakthroughs you have experienced on this vital, sometimes painful journey towards race unity. This simple, authentic sharing - in whatever way seems authentic to you - is as important now as ever before, in a world that seems determined to keep us apart.

Always include the hashtag #AllOfUsAreBlood, and we at Oneness.org will find, collect and curate your posts to inspire our growing coalition of top-level musicians, songwriters, filmmakers and producers as they create the next songs and videos for the project. Directly informed and assisted by YOUR expressions, we will release each of the new songs as they are recorded, inviting more conversation and feedback from the community.

Posts that receive the most shares, Likes, retweets, etc. will be prominently featured on oneness.org and our own social sites.

Thank you for being part of our family. Let's start the conversation.

Please visit oneness.org or www.facebook.com/onenesspage for more info.

For the music and adventures of Moanin' Sons, visit moaninsons.com.

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lyrics

"I CAN'T BREATHE"

Someone on the TV told me
No one's ever bought or sold me
How come I don't know I'm doing fine

Feeling like 3/5ths a person
Watch as every day it worsens
Prob'ly wind up dead or doing time

I CAN'T BREATHE
I CAN'T BE
Like Solomon once sang
If one of us is chained
Then none of us are free
I CAN'T BREATHE
CAN'T YOU SEE
That all of us are blood
Thicker than the mud
And brother I can't breathe

Building on a bad foundation
Grinding up the bones of nations
Thinking it'll all just blow away

Living in the land of plenty
They'll do you like it's 1920
And now they're asking 'where'd we go astray'

I CAN'T BREATHE
I CAN'T BE
Like Solomon once sang
If one of us is chained
Then none of us are free
I CAN'T BREATHE
CAN'T YOU SEE
That all of us are blood
Thicker than the mud
And brother I can't breathe

I'm not one to be naive
But even I cannot believe
All the things I heard you say
In this brand new day

Hoping someone's out there listening
Ready to indict the system
This is where we find out who we are
Who we are
Who we are

I CAN'T BREATHE
I CAN'T BE
Like Solomon once sang
If one of us is chained
Then none of us are free
I CAN'T BREATHE
CAN'T YOU SEE
That all of us are blood
Thicker than the mud
And brother I can't…
Brother I can't...

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credits

released January 16, 2015
JB Eckl / Eric Dozier
'Moanin' Sons'
Featuring Lonnie Jordan of WAR

Written by JB Eckl
Produced by JB Eckl and KC Porter
Additional production by Neal Cappellino

Mixed by Jon Rezin
Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Hollywood

Musicians:
JB Eckl - Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Lonnie Jordan - Hammond B-3 Organ, Vocals
Eric Dozier - Vocals
Paul Gonzalez - Drums
Pancho Tomaselli - Bass
Sebastian Arocha - Wurlitzer Electric Piano

Recorded by Kyle Hoffman at NRG Recording, Los Angeles CA, KC Porter and JB Eckl at WorldBeat Recording, Calabasas CA, Neal Cappellino at The Doghouse, Nashville TN.

Assistant Engineers: Patrick Kehrier, Charlie Garcia

Special thanks to Robert Barnes, Casey Lewis, Katie Eckl and Janette Eckl.

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