On October 5, Epic Records will release Mary Had A Little Amp, a special collection of songs including “We Walk” by R.E.M., to benefit People For the American Way’s Project Kid Smart and Start Smart America. Both projects are working to ensure preschool education for all American children.

In addition to “We Walk,” Mary Had a Little Amp features new takes on children’s classics like a rare version of Graham Nash singing “Teach Your Children,” the Dixie Chicks’ new rendition of “Rainbow Connection,” original songs by Moby and Rosanne Cash, contributions from Jack Johnson and Maroon 5, and unique collaborations between Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson.

Project Kid Smart Director Julie Burton says, “We thank all of these amazing artists for using their voices to call attention to the need to make preschool education a national priority and to make sure all kids have the best beginnings possible.”

REMHQ encourages you to support your public schools and People For The American Way.

Mary Had A Little Amp Track Listing:

Blue Man Group Featuring Dave Matthews – “Sing Along”
Bonnie Raitt – “Baby Mine”
Dixie Chicks – “Rainbow Connection”
Graham Nash – A rare version of “Teach Your Children”
Indigo Girls – “Wild Wild Party In The Loquat Tree”
Jack Johnson – “3 Rs Song”
Joe Henry – “When You Wish Upon A Star”
Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson – “Gentle Breeze”
Madonna – “Little Star”
Maroon 5 – “Pure Imagination”
Moby – “Anchovie”
Nancy and Ann Wilson with Brian Wilson’s Band – “Lifeline”
R.E.M. – “We Walk”
Rosanne Cash – “How To Be Strong