Like its 1999 predecessor, all proceeds from sales of Respond II will be donated to Respond and the Family Violence Prevention Fund, two organizations working toward the same goal—to bring an e

Like its 1999 predecessor, all proceeds from sales of Respond II will be donated to Respond and the Family Violence Prevention Fund, two organizations working toward the same goal—to bring an end to domestic violence around the globe. The two-disc collection, distributed by Koch, is home to a veritable potpourri of female singer/songwriters. Jonatha Brooke's "Steady Pull"—the hit that never was—is wonderfully saddled alongside the acoustic version of Indigo Girls' "She's Saving Me." Other winning moments include Angelique Kidjo's "Tumba," Ely Guerra's "Yo No," Susan Tedeschi's "Looking for Answers," Bebel Gilberto's "Sem Contenção," Odetta's "You Gotta Know Him," and Dolly Parton's "Endless Stream of Tears." Respond II is dedicated to the memory of former Billboard editor in chief Timothy White, a true champion of Respond.—MP