Jovan “J-1″ Coleman – Benefit Auction and more

Many of you heard about the tragic passing in Sweden of J-1 (of Dam-Funk’s Master Blazter, et al) late last month. In order to bring him home, there are a few very worthy fund raisers going on right now. So dig deep.

You can go directly to to make a Paypal donation (they also have some nice shirts you can pick up) or if you have some serious $$$ records you’re not spinning right now (or maybe duplicates?), an eBay charity auction has been setup. 100% of donations and money from the eBay auctions will go directly to the family so that they can bring him home.

We’ll be posting the auction link when it goes live. According to the Sweater Funk crew, there have been some serious records being donated so even if you can’t donate, you’ll have a chance to bid on some rare records and support a good cause. To donate records for the auction, you may drop them off at or send them to:

Groove Merchant
C/O J-1 Record Bank
687 Haight St.
San Francisco,CA 94117