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WAKE UP!

Musical powerhouses John Legend & The Roots are presenting fans with a fiery new offering, WAKE UP! This CD, available in Whole Foods Market stores now, features soulful music from the 60's and 70's all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and consciousness- effectively telling listeners to WAKE UP! (Read on for a chance to win an autographed CD.) The album features eleven evocative songs infused with sounds of gospel, rock and reggae inflections with hip-hop influences. The album is highlighted by familiar tracks like "Wholly Holy" by Marvin Gaye and "Little Ghetto Boy" by Donny Hathaway mixed with the more obscure selections of Baby Huey and the Babysitters' "Hard Times," and "Hang on in There" by Mike James Kirkland. The album features one original composition, Legend's song "Shine," which is featured in Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim's upcoming documentary film Waiting for Superman. The song, a "Stevie-Wonder-meets-gospel" stunner, clearly demonstrates the strengths of this specific group of musicians. WAKE UP! blends Legend's expressive, thoughtful vocal interpretations with an element of funk that only The Roots can provide. Watch to John Legend & The Roots talk about what this album means to them in this video about the Making of WAKE UP! Got a favorite song that helps you wake up to the needs of the world around us? Leave a comment below by October 13th telling us what it is and we'll pick three random winners to receive a CD and poster. One of the CDs is even autographed!

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Ashley says …

I love Incubus' "Warning" as a commentary on global warming. And I love The Roots cd!! :-)

Wes Herrel says …

John Legend's voice is sweet and juicy, like organic pineapple.

Steph Keogh says …

I want to win.

Donna B. says …

Michael Jackson's Earth Song.

Ai says …

Peace on Earth - U2

Sorah says …

I love them all! John Legend's voice has so much depth.

erin says …

Love these guys!!

James Taylor says …

Two great musical acts! Would love the new CD!

Zylun says …

I am a big fan of John Legend! His voice is beautiful. I am glad he is coming out with this CD. I love to wake up to anything soulful. I love "say a little prayer for you" by Aretha Frankln.

Mag says …

"Get Up!" by Mary Mary and "Breakout" by Swing Out Sister

Anna Posekany says …

This whole album is amazing... but I've thus far only heard my friend's. I need my own copy so I can listen allll niiiight longgg!

Kim Chrisman says …

Actually, it's a non-verbal compilation on the OM cd. There are three different electronic overlays on people chanting OM, and it opens my mind.

Michelle says …

Love Ray Lamontagne but do really enjoy John Legend.. Would live to win this for my friend who eats and breathes John Legend.. She is a warrior for our autism community and does so much. Listening to John Legend tunes is her way of chilling out.

Yolanda says …

I love what John Legend is doing for education right now!

baoli-mh forklift says …

Wake up, the awesome name, Music can not only wake us up, it also can wake this world up. Music is a power and strength.

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@Bill Each store offers a little different variety of products. Did you see this promotion on your store's Facebook page or the National Facebook page? I encourage you to reach out to your community Whole Foods Market directly. Their contact information is below and a Team Member there will be happy to chat with you regarding the availability of the Marley Coffee. http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/roseville/

Bill Jackson says …

I've seen on Facebook that Whole Foods now carries Marley Coffee. Does your Roseville store carry this brand and if not, what Whole Foods does? Thank you...

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