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We Are The World


USA For Africa
We Are The World

Columbia Records
USA 40043

Original 1985 album liner notes

One hundred years after Africa was divided up by the European colonial powers, the continent is in a state of permanent crisis.  25 African countries are now appealing for emergency aid to ward off famine.  150 million people are facing massive and critical shortages of food, medical supplies and health care, and water.

These are the stark realities of the situation: Africa has the lowest incomes, slowest economic growth, least political stability, most severe environmental problems and lowest levels of literacy and life expectancy – combined with the highest rate of population growth – in the world.

After obtaining independence, many African countries adopted economic strategies which neglected to preserve and build on traditional and cultural values.  They tried too fast to industrialize, with most agricultural investment going to cash crops for export.  The result?  Delicate soils suitable only for grazing have been used for growing as well, and the soils are soon exhausted.  Africa, which 30 years ago was food self-sufficient, grows only one-half of its own food today.

Added to this tragic formula is the drought which now affects one-third of the African people.  Every year now, the Sahara sweeps away brittle soil and expands by a few million more acres.

Inevitably, it is the poor, the weak and the least powerful, especially women and children, who are the most susceptible to the environmental, social, economic and political pressures which have ravaged the continent.  Help is needed right now, in the form of food and health care to defeat the deadly tandem of malnutrition and infection.  But we must also plan for the long-term.  By concentrating on long-range, comprehensive agricultural and economic development, we can help the African people to once again help themselves.

United Support of Artists for Africa (USA for Africa) is a non-profit foundation incorporated in California.  The persons most responsible for the creation of this effort comprise the Board of Directors: Harry Belafonte, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Ken Kragen, Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers.  Martin Rogol, executive director, serves as an ex-officio member.  USA for Africa has also developed an Advisory Board of distinguished experts in the field.

At present, USA for Africa has determined to split donated monies as follows: The first 35 percent will go to Africa for immediate relief, with a heavy emphasis on medical care, medicine and vaccines.  Another 35 percent will go to seeds, fertilizer, farm implements and the means to generate water supplies.  Approximately 20 percent will be used to create, with local communities, long-term economic development programs.  The final 10 percent will be used to help the hungry and homeless in the United States.

USA for Africa will work with existing, well-established agencies who are already delivering services to the most seriously affected African nations.  Agencies will be asked to provide a list of those items which are needed for them to complete their tasks; USA for Africa will then obtain the items and deliver them to the agencies.  Under this system, USA for Africa will use its monies for direct assistance, rather than agency overhead.

The 12 most seriously-affected countries in Africa: Angola, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda.  We may not be able to solve all their problems tomorrow, but we will try.  We can’t not try.


1. Buy the single, album, video and related USA for Africa merchandise.  If you buy a sweatshirt or t-shirt, wear it.  Whatever the medium, the message remains the same: people need help.

2. Make a donation.  You can contribute directly to the USA for Africa foundation at 6420 Wilshire Blvd., 19th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90048.  USA FOR AFRICA WILL USE THE MONEY TO COMBAT HUNGER IN THE U.S. AND AFRICA.

3. Organize an event – a car wash, a bake sale, a garage sale – and raise both money and awareness.  Host a party where guests are invited to make any contribution they can afford; urge guests to have their own parties.

4. Work within your school, church or civic group.  You can keep people informed, invite expert speakers to address your group, encourage your local school to create an African Development Day, form a USA for Africa task force in your community.  Use your imagination – everything helps.

5. Contact your Senators and Representatives.  Find out what Congress is doing to help, and let them know that you support any responsible program to help Africa and the world.  Better yet, write the President at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20500.

6. Ask local media – newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations – to help keep the hunger problem visible.  Ask local businesses to contribute money, time, personnel, equipment or facilities needed for USA for Africa events.  Don’t give up!  Suffering in Africa and elsewhere won’t end overnight; neither should anyone’s effort to help.

7. For further information, please write:

Marty Rogol, Executive Director
USA for Africa
1112 N. Sherbourne Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90069


Side 1

Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie
Conducted and Produced by Quincy Jones
Associate Producer: Tom Bahler
Engineered by Humberto Gatica, assisted by Larry Fergusson and Khaliq Glover
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Executive Production Assistant: Madeline Randolph
Production Assistants: Pam Small, Steve Ray and Mark Ross
Production Coordinator: Jolie Levine
Copyists: Doug Dana and Tom Brown
Roadies: David Bowers, Ed Simeone and Claudio Ordenes

Vocal Choir Arrangements: Tom Bahler, Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson
Solo Vocal Choreography: Quincy Jones and Tom Bahler
Synthesizer Arrangements: David Paich, Michael Omartian, Quincy Jones, John Barnes, Michael Boddicker and Ian Underwood.
Rhythm Arrangements: Quincy Jones and John Barnes
Synthesizer Programming: John Barnes, Michael Boddicker and Steve Porcaro
Synclavier Programming: Kevin Maloney and Mark Ross
Oberheim-8 Programming: Marcus Ryles

Musicians: Tom Bahler, John Barnes, Michael Boddicker, Paulinho da Costa, Humberto Gatica, Louis Johnson, Michael Melvoin, Michael Omartian, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Greg Phillinganes, John Robinson, Marcus Ryles, Ian Underwood.
Clappers: James Ingram, Cathy Worthington, Greg Phillinganes, Marcel East, Khaliq Glover, Elaine Phillinganes, Karla Phillinganes, Steve Ray and Mark Ross.
Vocals: Dan Aykroyd, Harry Belafonte, Lindsey Buckingham, Kim Carnes, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Sheila E., Bob Geldof, Hall & Oates, James Ingram, Jackie Jackson, LaToya Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, Al Jarreau, Waylon Jennings, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Huey Lewis & The News, Kenny Loggins, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, Jeffrey Osborne, Steve Perry, The Pointer Sisters, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder.

©1985 Mijac Music (BMI) and Brockman Music (ASCAP)
(P) 1985 United Support of Artists for Africa

(Steve Perry)
Written by Randy Goodrum and Steve Perry
Produced by Steve Perry and Randy Goodrum
Mixed and Recorded by Niko Bolas
Additional Engineering: Richard Bosworth
Assistant: Bob Shiely
Recorded at Record One, Los Angeles, CA

Vocals: Steve Perry
Piano: Randy Goodrum
Guitar: Mike Landau
Drums: John Robinson
Bass, contractor: Bob Glaub
Percussion: Paulinho da Costa
Saxophone: Joel Peskin

AMS courtesy of Livingstone Audio

© 1985 Random Notes (ASCAP) and Street Talk Tunes (ASCAP)
(P) 1985 CBS Inc.

(The Pointer Sisters)
Written by Robbie Nevil and Mark Mueller
Produced by Richard Perry
Engineered by Michael Brooks
Assistant Engineer: Glen Holguin
Mixed by David Holman and Jim Tract
Production Coordinator: Brad Rosenberger
Recorded and Mixed at Studio 55, Los Angeles, CA

Vocals arranged by The Pointer Sisters

Guitars: Paul M. Jackson, Jr. and Dennis Herring
Synthesizers: Howie Rice and Jeff Lorber
Drum machine programmed by Jeff Lorber
Drum fills: Howie Rice
Mini Moog: Jeff Lorber
Percussion: Terry Santiel

© 1984 MCA Music, a Div. of MCA Inc. (ASCAP)/
Music Corp. of America, Inc. (BMI)
(P) 1985 Planet Records

4. TRAPPED  5:11
(Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band)
Written by Jimmy Cliff
Produced by Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Plotkin
Recorded live at the Meadowlands, August 6, 1984
Recorded by Toby Scott on the Record Plant (L.A.) remote truck
Assisted by David Bianco, Jim Scott and the Crew
Mixed by Thom Panunzio at Clover Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Assisted by Scott Weinstein and Miriam “Squeak” Stone

Synthesizer: Roy Bittan
Saxophone, percussion and background vocals: Clarence Clemons
Organ: Danny Federici
Guitar and background vocals: Nils Lofgren
Percussion, background vocals: Patti Scialfa
Lead vocal and guitar: Bruce Springsteen
Bass: Garry Tallent
Drums: Max Weinberg

© 1972 Island Music (BMI)
(P) 1985 Bruce Springsteen

Side 2

(Northern Lights)
Music by David Foster
Lyrics by Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance
French lyrics by Rachel Paiement

Executive Producers: Bruce Allen, Lou Blair
Produced by David Foster
Associate Producer: Jim Vallance
Engineered by Hayward Parrott/Toronto, and Bob Rock/Vancouver
Recorded at Manta Sound, Toronto, and Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver

Keyboards: David Foster

Guitar: Paul Dean
Drums: Jim Vallance
Acoustic guitar: David Sinclair
French horn: Steve Denroche
Synthesizer: Doug Johnson
Vocals: Bryan Adams, Carroll Baker, Veronique Beliveau, Salome Bey, Liona Boyd, John Candy, Robert Charlebois, Tom Cochrane, Bruce Cockburn, Burton Cummings, Dalbello, Gordon Deppe, Claude Dubois, Robin Duke, Don Gerrard, Brian Good, Corey Hart, Ronnie Hawkins, Dan Hill, Mark Holmes, Tommy Hunter, Paul Hyde, Martha Johnson, Marc Jordan, Geddy Lee, Eugene Levy, Gordon Lightfoot, Baron Longfellow, Richard Manuel, Murray McLauchlan, Frank Mills, Kim Mitchell, Joni Mitchell, Anne Murray, Bruce Murray, Aldo Nova, Catherine O’Hara, Oscar Peterson, Colina Phillips, Carole Pope, Mike Reno, Lorraine Segato, Paul Shaffer, Graham Shaw, Leroy Sibbles, Jane Siberry, Liberty Silver, Wayne St. John, Ian Thomas, Sylvia Tyson, Sharon Lee Williams, Neil Young, Zappacosta.

© 1985 Foster Frees Music, Inc. (BMI)/Adams Communications, Inc. (BMI)/Calypso Toonz (PROC)/Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)
(P) 1985 Northern Lights for Africa Society

(Prince And The Revolution)
Written by Prince
Produced by Prince
Mixed and Engineered by David Tickle
Recorded at Record Plant, New York, and Black Truck, New Orleans

© 1985 Controversy Music (ASCAP)
(P) 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Written by Richard Marx, Bobby Lamm and David Foster
Produced by David Foster
Engineered and Mixed by Humberto Gatica
Recorded and Mixed at Lion Share Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Drums: Danny Seraphine
Keyboards and synthesizers: Bobby Lamm and David Foster
Bass: Peter Cetera
Guitar: Paul M. Jackson, Jr.
Vocals: Bobby Lamm, Peter Cetera, Bill Champlin
Horn section: Jimmy Pankow, Walt Parazaider, Lee Loughnane

© 1985 Security Hogg Music (ASCAP)/Fin de Siecle Musique (ASCAP) and Foster Frees Music, Inc. (BMI)
(P) 1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

(Tina Turner)
Written by M. Davis and J. Jourard
Produced by Carter
Engineered by Warren Dewey and David Cole
Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Drums: Jack Bruno
Guitar: Paul Warren
Bass: John Trivers
Keyboards: Jimmy Phillips

© 1979 Frettssongs/Clean Sheets Music (BMI)
(P) 1985 Capitol Records Inc.

(Kenny Rogers)
Written by Tom Schuyler and Fred Knobloch
Produced by David Malloy
Engineered by Joe Bogan, Jay Antista and Terry Williams
Recorded at Lion Share Studios and Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed by Joe Bogan at Lion Share Studios

Drums: Paul Leim
Bass: Joe Chemay
Guitars: Billy Joe Walker
Keyboards: Steve Goldstein
Background vocals: Terry Williams, Marc Beeson and Kin Vassy

© 1984 Debdave Music Inc. (BMI)/Briarpatch Music Inc. (BMI)/Good Sport Music (ASCAP)/Montage Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
(P) 1985 RCA Records

(Huey Lewis & The News)

Written by Huey Lewis and John Colla
Produced by Huey Lewis & The News
Recorded live in San Francisco on February 21, 1985
Recorded by Biff Dawes on the Westwood One remote truck
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain

Vocals and harmonica: Huey Lewis
Lead guitar and vocals: Chris Hayes
Saxophone, guitar and vocals: John Colla
Bass: Mario Cipollina
Drums: Bill Gibson
Keyboards and vocals: Sean Hopper
The Tower of Power Horn Section
Horn Arrangements: Greg Adams

© 1979 Hulex Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
(P) 1985 Chrysalis Records

Executive Producer: Ken Kragen
Assistant: Michael Branch
Legal Services: Jay Cooper, Ronnie June Dashev Cooper, Epstein & Hurewitz
Accounting Services: Len Freedman, John Rigney and Ann Short, Jess S. Morgan & Company
Public Information: Harriet Sternberg
Editorial: Samuel Graham
“USA for AFRICA” Title: Wendy Garfield-Ferris
Art Direction: John Coulter
Assisted by Trish Talbot
Album Coordinator: Laurel Altman
Front Cover Photo: Harry Benson
Additional Photography: Ken Lei Chung, Henry Diltz and Sam Emerson
Photo prints: Hecht Custom Photo
Typesetting: Cliff Typographers
Stats: G2 Graphic Service, Inc.
Retouching: Wild & Associates
USA for AFRICA logo design: Michael Manoogian Logo Design
Color separations: Color Inc.

We couldn’t have done this without: Joe Adams, Peter Asher, John Branca, David Braun, Michael Brokaw, Bob Brown, Bonnie Bruckheimer, Barbara Carr, Bob Cavallo, Candy Cole, Roger Davies, Michael Dilbeck, Frank DiLeo, Steve Fargnoli, Peter Fletcher, Sandy Gallin, Nelson Hayes, Barry Josephson, Claire Kohler, Ira Koslow, Jon Landau, Larry Larson, Martha Luttrell, Tommy Mottola, Jack Nelson, Patrick Raines, Gail Roberts, Mark Rothbaum, Lindsay Scott, Gary Stiffelman, Frank Weber, Malcolm Wiseman, David Wolff and Walter Yetnikoff.

A special thanks to the following people and organizations for graciously donating time and material to the “USA for AFRICA” project:
3M Company: Larry Drohman; AC/DC Lighting; Nancy Agli; Jack Albrecht; A&M Recording Studios: Dave Alpert, Herb Alpert, Mike Ashkins, Ken Dean, Dub Edwards, Benny Faccone, Gil Friesen, John Guerra, Don Hahn, Clyde Kaplan, Gary Mannon, Frank Morgan, Jerry Moss, Al Rodriguez, Bill Taylor, Mimi Thomas, Don Walker; AME, Inc.: Steve Terry; American Federation of Musicians; American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Ampex Corp.; Dan Andresan; Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.; Donna Blackwell; Arnie; Audio Effects; Audio Intervisual Design Systems; Audio Rents; Audio Service Corp.: Matt Cokee, Michael Hull; Automated Studio Lighting: Jim Comorree; Avon Rent-A-Car & Trucks: Maury Silver; Background Engineers: Dan Goldich, Ares Ram; John Barnes; Paula Batson; Beverly Hills Juice Co.: Dave Ott; Bexel Corp.: Hopi Brooks, Scott Lampert, Richard Kinney, Mark Marcum; Brockman Enterprises; Richard Bomersheim; Burns Audio; Carlos ‘n Charlie’s: Bernice Altschul; James Cassell; Chapman Studio Equipment; Cine-Pro: Steve Carrillo; Cliff Typographers: Karen Kanar; Bill Cohen; Contemporary Services: Fred Bailey, Jerry Crutcher, Anthony Davis, Dave Davis, Joe Gormaloy, Tom Halloran, Warren Kaye, Mark Parsons, John Stone; Doug Dana; Elian Dashev; Design FX Audio; Susan Diamont; Digital Dispatch Co.; Directors Guild of America; Dosters Security Services: Bobby Adams, Kim Bragg, Allene Carter, Budda Carter, James Davis, Caroline Dorsey, Lymann Doster, Marcos Gastelum, Cheryl Hamilton, L. Jones, Monroe Mabon, Tony McKinney, Art Sewell, Joe Spinuzzi, Xavier Steen, Linda Williams; Sam Drummy; Marcel East; Suzanne Edgren; Ellis Mercantile; Environmental Landscape Design: Bluma Bluebond; Expendable Supply Store: Buzz Martin; Jeff Fectau; Federal Express: Brandon Davis, Mary Stettler; Dana Ferris; John Field; Fleischman Hiller: Mark Grossman; G2 Graphic Service: John Beard, Pamela Beard; Cathy Garfield; Marc Gilmartin; James Goforth; Golden Nugget: Steve Wynn; Ronni Goldstein; Wendy Goldstein; Golin-Malley Productions: Craig Golin and Howard Malley; Bruce Golin; Lance Golin; Diane Gordon; Graphic Arts Systems: Bob Hutchinson; Great American Market: Joe Tawil; April Grebb; Greene, Crowe & Co.: Charlie Fernandez, Kevin Hayes, Larry Jandrow, Diane Stafford, Keith Winikoff; James Hajdukiewicz; Hecht Custom Photo: Chris Hecht; Larry Heider; Robert Hilburn; Hollywood Coffee Service: Fred Bass; Immaculate Heart High School; John Jenkins; Luis Johnson; Bob Keyes; Heidi Kim; The Klages Group: Tim Anson, Brian Burton, Ernie Cox, Bob Dickson, Penney Dodson, Lisa Gilhausen, James Gormias, Dave Marrot, Erick Marstons, Mark Melchiorre, Diana Randall, Joe Rigoli, Dennis Rudge, Tony Ward, Debbie Woelfel; Lee Klemmer; Kragen & Company: Linda Bergener, Lynne DeBernardis, Satero Diaz III, Joseph Geus, Damon Griffin, James Holloway, Lisa Kelsey, Nancy Marcussen, Anthony Maricevic, Endi Maricevic, Greg McMickle, Robert Mozejewski, Priscilla Prestwidge, Jacques Wagnon, Ken Yates; Krajian Advertising: Leon Krajian; Ken Lay; Leed’s Musical; Dave Levisohn; Gloria Levisohn; Life Magazine: David Breskin, Cheryl McCall; Lighthouse Studio: Eduardo Fayad; Lion Share Studios and Staff: Jay Antista, Paul Bassett, Larry Fergusson, Tom Fouce, Khaliq Glover, James Goforth, Joel Jauregui, Patrice Kilby, Peg Needleman, Steve Schmitt, Rowena Tauber, Howard Weiss, Terry Williams; Macey Lipman; Anka Maricevic; Tony Marienthal; Mason Badge: Al Freedman; George Massenburg; John Mayon; Paul McKenna; Brian McManus; Tom Meleck; Mike Melvoin; Mary Jo Mennella; Devera Metter; Mole-Richardson Company of Hollywood Lighting: Larry Parker; David Morse; Peter Morse; Music Express; Nagel Nursery: Hans & Anneleisa Nagel; Doug Nelson; Susan Nessanbaum; Roger Nichols; NIKE; Oberheim: Marcus Ryles; Ron Oberman; Ocean Way Recording: Ted Conroy; Omega Studios: Ken Dodge; Wayne Orr; Pacific Video: Steve Schiffren; Palacio Video Engineering: John Palacio, John Palacio, Jr.; Cheryl Pappas; David Partin; Pepsi, USA: Ken Ross; Bob Perkins; Photo Image, Inc.: Jim Holder, Alice Lumley; PIP (Sunset and La Cienega): Chuck Jordan; Bob Pittman; The Post Group: Joan Adler, Chris Alsup, Arnie Chodorow, Richard Cueta, Helen Davis, Dave Fishbein, Thomas Garelick, Meryl Lippman-Perutz, Charlie Randazzo, Linda Rheinstein, Maury Rosenfeld, Mark Wells, John Williams; Bill Prestwidge; Prop Services West: Frank Stepherson; Protection Services Company: Leon Cole; Quantity Photos: Evelyn Mann; Hector Ramirez; Record One: Brian Campbell, Val Garay, Arthur Kelm, Dub Maitland and Michelle Zarin; Rentals West: Dick Siegel; Richard Photo Lab: Richard Kung; John Richardson; Brenda Richie; John Robinson; Rolling Green: Tom Dahlberg; Rolling Sound Services: George Goen; Rose Royce of Holland: Maya Tamura; Glen Rosenthal; R&R Express; Scenic Express: Kevin Gadd; Shelley Selover; Afrila Shirb; Show Biz Enterprises: Yuri Mansdorf; Alan Sides; Tamsy Smith; Bruce Solberg; Someone’s in the Kitchen: John Abrahams, Kenneth Altman, Peter Bott, Joe Douglas, Patrick Dubray, Barbara Harper, Ken Harper, David Hayhurst, Michael Hollister, Jerry Huffman, Bob Jackson, Steve Jaffee, Rich Jones, Morag Karius, Peggy Kranz, Michael Landfreid, Jeff Meshel, Richard Owen, Janice Padwa, Star Phifer, Laura Piening, Joanne Roth, Brian Russ, Carol St. Ama, Tom Stack, Cameron Teufel, Gail Teufel, Margaret Toll, Sharon Trocki; Abdoulaya Soumarr; Sound Source Audio Rentals; Sylvia Surdu; Synclavier; TechniGraphics: Irving Adler, Dan Farrington; Patti Tessel; Jimmy Thudpucker; Dallas Trbovich; Tom Trbovich; Tritonics: Bob Sofia, Dale Ann Stieber, Chuck Weiss; Garry Trudeau; Verkerke Reproductions USA: Steven M. Rediker; Video Diversions: Charles Williams; Video Monitoring Services; Video One, Inc.: Bob Kaufman, Tom Kyle, Lori Nivette, John Purdy; Videotape Products; Warner Communications, Inc.: Steve Ross; Steve Warnick; Irv Weitsman; Wells Fargo Security: Tom Banghart, Eddie Banks, Efigo Brides, Dara Byrd, Ted Van Camperi, Mr. Cox, Emmanuel Dwamenah, Robert Franco, Wayne Glenn, Walter Gray, Charles Quinn, Roel Riojas, Ron Wilson; West Coast Theatrical Supply: Mike Bonnaud; West Coast Worldwide Theatrical: Mike Barnhart; Wexler Video: Bob Wexler; Williams Graphics; Winterland Productions: Dell Furano, Lynn Rogers; Ken Woo; Larry Woodside; Yamaha; Cynthia Young; Andy Zucker.

Kim Mitchell appears courtesy of Alert Records/PolyGram Records Ltd.
Bryan Adams, Veronique Beliveau, Paul Hyde and Jeffrey Osborne appear courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
Corey Hart appears courtesy of Aquarius Records/Capitol Records.
Ian Thomas appears courtesy of Anthem Records/Capitol Records.
Jeff Lorber and Dionne Warwick appear courtesy of Arista Records.
Bette Midler appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
Michael Boddicker appears courtesy of Bodifications.
Tom Cochrane, Dalbello, Louis Johnson, Frank Mills, Anne Murray, Bruce Murray, Tina Turner and Zappacosta appear courtesy of Capitol Records.
Liona Boyd appears courtesy of CBS Records.
Bob Geldof appears courtesy of CBS Records/PolyGram Records Ltd.
Huey Lewis & The News appear courtesy of Chrysalis Records.
Paul Dean, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Doug Johnson, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Steve Perry, Mike Reno and Bruce Springsteen appear courtesy of Columbia Records.
Martha Johnson and Lorraine Segator appear courtesy of Current Records/RCA Records.
Bob Magnusson appears courtesy of Discovery/Trend Records.
Jane Siberry appears courtesy of Duke Street Records/WEA International, Inc.
Lindsey Buckingham appears courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records.
Kim Carnes appears courtesy of EMI-America Records.
Mark Holmes, Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson and Tito Jackson appear courtesy of Epic Records.
Joni Mitchell and Neil Young appear courtesy of Geffen Records/WEA International, Inc.
Bruce Cockburn appears courtesy of Gold Mountain Records.
Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder appear courtesy of Motown Record Corporation.
Paulinho da Costa and Oscar Peterson appear courtesy of Pablo Records.
The Pointer Sisters and Greg Phillinganes appear courtesy of Planet Records.
Geddy Lee and Baron Longfellow appear courtesy of PolyGram Records Ltd.
Cyndi Lauper and Aldo Nova appear courtesy of Portrait Records.
LaToya Jackson appears courtesy of Private I Records.
James Ingram and Quincy Jones appear courtesy of Qwest Records.
Hall & Oates, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Rogers and Diana Ross appear courtesy of  RCA Records.
Gordon Deppe and Claude Dubois appear courtesy of Ready Records.
Robert Charlebois appears courtesy of Solution Records.
Michael Omartian appears courtesy of Sparrow Records.
Carroll Baker appears courtesy of Tembo Records.
Murray McLauchlan and Carole Pope appear courtesy of True North Records.
Chicago, Sheila E., Al Jarreau, Prince & The Revolution, John Robinson and Paul Simon appear  courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Gordon Lightfoot appears courtesy of WEA International, Inc.



© 1985 United Support of Artists for Africa/ (P) 1985 United Support of Artists for Africa/ Manufactured by Columbia Records/ CBS Inc./ 51 W. 52 Street, New York, NY/ “Columbia” are trademarks of CBS Inc./ WARNING: All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

USA 40043

United Support of Artists for Africa (“USA for AFRICA”) is a non-profit corporation formed to help the millions of suffering people in Africa and the United States.  All profits realized by CBS Records from the sale of “We Are The World” will be contributed to USA for AFRICA.  USA for AFRICA has pledged to use these funds to address immediate emergency needs in the USA and Africa, including food and medicine, and to help the African people become self-sufficient.  By buying this record, you are playing an important part in the fight to end an ongoing tragedy that affects all of us – because “We Are The World.”

If you wish to contribute directly to USA for AFRICA, your donation may be sent to:
c/o Jess S. Morgan & Company, Accountants
****** Wilshire Blvd.
Ste. 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90048

For further information, please write to:
Marty Rogol, Executive Director
***** N. Sherbourne Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

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