But Sevendys has been out of commission since last November, when Chuck suffered a major stroke. He’s recovering – slowly – but six months later, Chuck remains unable to work. We’ve got to help Chuck Rainey out!
Chuck has made your life immeasurably better and you probably don’t even know it. In his 71 years, the dude has played bass on so many classic songs (with everybody from Aretha Franklin to Steely Dan) that every single time we’ve picked him up at an airport, something he recorded came on the PA.
Here’s what we’re gonna do:
There are eight Sevendys songs available for download here. All of them are name-your-price downloads; whatever price you name, we will send that amount to Chuck after Bandcamp and PayPal take their cuts.
There is a Sevendys t-shirt available for purchase here for ten bucks. Buy one and we will pass all the money we get from it (again, post Bandcamp and PayPal) right on to Chuck, plus I will personally match that amount.
There is a Sevendys 7″ vinyl single here, which the entire band – including Chuck himself – autographed in a limited edition of 100 when it came out last summer. It also costs $10, and again, if you buy one we will send the proceeds to Chuck, and I’ll personally match them.
You can also donate to Chuck directly here. I mean, I will be doing so, whether you buy Sevendys shit or not (but then again, I already have the entire Sevendys collection).
To all of us in Sevendys, Chuck is a mentor, friend and inspiration. Chuck, you are in our thoughts every day!