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Name: Iris Moreland-DuPont
From: Maryland via New Jersey
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Cuz, this is fabulous, now my question to you is, how were you involved? It feels so good to go back in the day when you actually grooved. I loved that era, the music, clothes, dances. I can go on and on and on.
 
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Name: Ms. Baby Love
From: Brooklyn
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MC Ms. Baby Love

Thanks for this site, We are currently working on the Movie, MC Ms. Baby Love ,The first female MC/DJ rising from Brooklyn. Big up to the old school crews, Dj Scooter Love, Dance Masters, Carisma (Bruce) Funk R.I.P. TJ Swann Mele n Barry
First Circle, Chango n the boyz
If you have any footage, pics, e us. Mayb the director will edit it in!
 
Added: January 19, 2010 Delete this entry  Reply to entry  View IP address  
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Name: Barbara
From: South Bronx origibally
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Those were my dancing days! I grew up in the South Bronx, and we had our own "d.j.s". It was good clean fun - music was pumpin' to dance to. Thanks for bringing back memories.
 
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Name: DJ Paradigm
From: Bed-Stuy
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Quite a bit of history here....This clarifies a lot of misinformation about the DJ scene in Brooklyn. Although I was a bit too young to enjoy the scene back then, I do remember the legendary DJ Frankie D jamming in the park at Lafayette Gardens backing the late 70s.

What gave Brooklyn a different vibe, unlike any other part of America I will say, was the mix of Southern culture and Caribbean culture, However, I do recall that some in the African-American community was not really diggin the music from the Caribbean. (Take that jungle music off..some will say). However, it was the mix of Jazz, R&B, Reggae and Calypso that created the Brooklyn Sound (i.e. Brass Construction, Mandrill, BT Express, Crown Heights Affair)

1. How powerful was the Sound System culture in Brooklyn in helping alleviate the sometimes riff between both communities?

2. How many of these legendary DJs/Promoters were Caribbean or of Caribbean parentage? Names?

3. Black men and the communal aspect of the Sound System culture. It took basically every brother on the block to move all that equipment. Nowadays DJs have become selfish in a way, and just carry a laptop and some CDs and do a gig at a club, leaving other brothers behind.

Can anyone explain the social and communal benefits that it brought to brothers in the community?
 
Added: January 18, 2010 Delete this entry  Reply to entry  View IP address  
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Name: Angela
From: Brooklyn
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Harold,

You did a great job of keeping the history alive,
I'm loving it. We had good safe fun back in the day. Thank you for keeping memories alive.

Love You!
 
Added: January 13, 2010 Delete this entry  Reply to entry  View IP address  
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Name: dj Frankie-D
From: brooklyn.N.Y
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Much respect for the brooklyn legendary mobile dj,,i have flyers also where we played all over in the 70s 80s and the 90s,,better know as Frankie D from marcy,,,
peace,,,
 
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Name: Junior(ainsley hinds)
From: Flatbush ,Broooklyn
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Hey brother Harold I was a Plummer crew member along with Rob,Sedley,Pnut,Teddy,Mike Williams and I cannot tell you the fun we had during those Disco days.The mixes,The hustle dancing,The parties.My favorite spots were The PROMOTER,JIMMIES,DOWNTOWN LONGCHAMPS,THE BLUE MAZE,CLUB MY WAY,just to name a few.They don't do it like we use to do it.God bless you Brother for putting this site together.I am in Atlanta and I have alot of old school disco music from back in the day.That is what keep me going I don't listen to the radio.Peace and Love my Brother.Holla back at a Brother,I do remember you.
 
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Name: "Smitty" Smith Brother
From: Westchester County, NY
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Your site is off the hook. It took me back to the days when we was really "bangin" all over NY.
Are you in touch with Plummer, Moboya or Pete Jones ? Hit me back at my e-mail if you have any info on the whereabouts of other Old School DJ's, thanks
 
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Name: Elmo the magic Christian
From: Brooklyn USA
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Great tribute.
Still in touch with Winston of Winston Collection, Love Harris, M Morton and the like. Although I began over 10 yrs prior. I've got some flyers and radio spots with Frankie Crocker and Vy Higginsen etc. I can share once I transfer them to digital.
You can find me on Facebook/mistamagic

Admin reply: Hi Elmo I couldn't find you on Facebook. Yes! Please send me what you would to put up on the site. We need to have a reunion bash. Our generation needs to hear good music again. My contact email is hbdrummer@hotmail.com
 
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Name: Darryl D
From: NC via Brooklyn
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Just happen to come across your site and wanted to take the time to say "thanks for the memories."
Carisma (Bruce) Funk lived in my building. I remember hearing the music coming from the basement. My god he lit that building up.......and nobody cared. R.I.P. Bruce.

Darryl D
 
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