みなさんお久しぶりです。HIDE From ★GroovePlanet★です。
My name is DJ Soul Sister and I am a popular US radio and club rare
groove DJ (see www.djsoulsister.com) based in New Orleans, who has
recently been displaced by Hurricane Katrina's devastating effects on
my city. I am relocating temporarily to New York City/Brooklyn, where
I have been given the opportunity to tape radio shows at WFMU FM (New
Jersey) to be webcast on wwoz.org. Perhaps I'll also be given the
opportunity to spin a guest DJ spot somewhere.
I am writing for your assistance to help rebuild my rare groove
collection while I am away (I evacuated New Orleans with just 60
records, out of thousands), so that I will have recordings to feature
for my radio (and maybe live DJing) opportunities in New York.
Immediately and long term I am in need of:
1)records, records, records (LPs, 45s, comps & reissues OK and
appreciated!) that I can feature on the WFMU shows and in club gigs and
bring back home to New Orleans to continue the work I've begun. Genres:
Rare Groove, Deep Funk, Old School Funk, Old School Hip Hop,
Underground Disco, Afro Funk, and Soul Jazz Music
2)Contacts to help with benefits for other New Orleans funk & hip hop
DJs to help rebuild vinyl collections. I will be setting these up once
life gets back to normal in New Orleans. I will need either financial,
product or promotional assistance.
3) CDs - All CDs that I owned were left on my first floor and destroyed.
While I spin 100% vinyl at club gigs and parties, I augment my vinyl
collection with CDs on my radio show. I will need CDs of rare groove
comps and full releases to get my show back on track.
I promise to acknowledge any company or individual who helps me on my
website, on my show, on my email list of 300+ fans/friends/colleagues
locally and nationally and I will pray for you every day!
If you have anything you can spare, please send it to where I'll be very
Temp Address to mail DJ Soul Sister from Sept. 18 - October 5*
Melissa A. Weber
c/o Danielle Bias
229 Madison Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11216
Temp Address to mail DJ Soul Sister until New Orleans is officially back
Melissa A. Weber
c/o Oscar Pedescleaux
8211 Highway 18
Saint James LA 70086-7563
Land Line 225-473-4589
There is much-needed relief assistance set up for musicians, visual
artists and other creative people, but none that I've seen for DJs. So
I appeal to you to help me, as I have helped many of you in spreading
the word of the good groove for my 10+ year career as a community radio
programmer and club/mobile DJ specializing in rare groove and
At this time, all I have to hold on to is sharing music and spreading
its healing powers and the incredible sounds and messages of its
creators. Thank you for helping me to continue.
peace and love - thank you,
aka DJ Soul Sister, New Orleans - a Katrina Survivor
email: soulsister at djsoulsister dot com
Hurricane Katrina Blog: http://djsoulsister.blogspot.com
Iley Brown, II
TTED RECORDS, INC. & ASSOC. LABELS
P.O. Box 1532
Washington, DC 20013