Juha's cover of Nina Simone's "Be My Husband" is remixed into multiple genres as a benefit for New Alternatives, a NYC-based organization for homeless queer youth. Timely in this age of the fight for marriage equality, this live staple of Juha's is finally available in studio form. In addition to the hypnotic chant of his original version, this single adds: a psychedelic soul mix from New Orleans musician Christopher "Chops" Ingold; the dancefloor stomp of Eddy J. Free; a cinematic trip from Lin Sangster of BadAnorak; Brett Basil's broody 80's new wave take; and Bridgeport's artistic lullaby. An interlude features a vocal relic from Juha's radio interview with Sheila Garrett, a lesbian teenager who committed suicide in 1993. All musicians, DJs, and master-hands have donated their skills to this project.
"Be My Husband"
Performed by Juha
Written by Nina Simone
Mastered by Chris Hudec for Digitalsunspot.com
"Chops Mix" produced and played by Christopher "Chops" Ingold for Myspace.com/chrisingold
"Album Version" produced by Adam Capriccio and Juha for Juhamusic.com
"Infidelity Mix" produced and played by Eddy J. Free for Eddyjfree.com
"Sheila's Prom" performed by Sheila Garrett from a WALE "Closet Free Radio" show
"Rockatoms Mix" produced and played by Lin Sangster for Linsangster.com
"Dance With The Husband Mix" produced and played by Brett Basil for Reverbnation.com/brettbasil
"Mile High Mix" produced and played by Bridgeport for Luktown.org
Art direction, design, and photography: Bonnie Baker for Bonniemakespictures.blogspot.com
Clothing by Alex Cawkwell for Cosmic Felch
“In memory of Leonard Bondy. You were my husband, and I will always miss you." - Chris Hudec, Audio Engineer at Digital Sunspot