From as far back as I can remember, my father Jim Burke has been writing and performing music. It wasn’t until after he had been diagnosed with CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) that he decided to record a CD to create awareness for his music and disease.
The CD had was designed on a 6-panel CD layout and included an eye-catching illustration inspired by the title song “Diamonds” which tells of nothing being more important than the ones you love. Shel Silverstein is one of Jim Burke’s favourite song writers and the illustration pay homage to the drawings included in his many books.
Jim Burke’s CD is for sale on Cdbaby.com, 50% of the sale of Diamonds goes towards the Alberta Cancer Foundation and directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for cancer drug research.