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Social Justice Disco

The revolution won't be televised but it will have a solid groove! Pre-order now for advance access & exclusive content!

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“Social Justice Disco: Songs to Fight Fascists By” is the first recorded collaboration between recording and touring artist Liz Berlin (of the triple platinum band Rusted Root) and Phat Man Dee (Pittsburgh cultural icon, voted Best Jazz/ Blues Performer in Pittsburgh City Paper 2016 Readers’ Poll).

We are on Pledge Music to really reach out to and connect with fans and members of our community who are interested in helping to support our new collaboration through pre-orders. “Social Justice Disco: Songs to Fight Fascists By” will be available as a limited-edition vinyl pressing, CD, and digital download.

This album currently in production at Mr. Smalls Recording and Mastering Studio features both original songs and reimagined classics. New compositions included are: “Fourth Reich Arising”, “Water Is Sacred”, ”Jim Crow is Alive and Well", “I Dream of Robots Dreaming”, "#BigBrotherIsTrending”, “Black Lives Matter (sung to the tune of “Staying Alive”) and an original gospel arrangement of “I Can’t Breathe” with featuring the Leamington Gospel Chorale. Covers include: ”For What it’s Worth" (Buffalo Springfield), “Your Racist Friend” (They Might Be Giants), “All You Fascists” (Woody Guthrie/ Billy Bragg), “Have You Been to Jail for Justice” (Anne Feeney), “I Will Survive”, and “Ball of Confusion” (The Temptations).

Those of you that pre-order this album will have access to exclusive web content, VIP seating at the CD release party, and early notice casting calls for music video shoots. It’s the least we can do for those of you who help us to actually get this album out.

In addition we’re offering bundles with exclusive merchandise and experiences including t-shirts, buttons, video chats, live serenades, signed prints of the album artwork, personal concerts, a signed acoustic guitar and more.

We both are committed to a world where all people have an opportunity to live free and be themselves without fear of oppression. We are working towards creating a world where all people are empowered in their voices and oppressed people cannot be silenced. We have chosen to use our music to this end and we are blessed that so many of our musician friends have decided to join us in sending this musical message. We hope you’ll join us in creating this musical movement by pre-ordering through Pledge Music and following along in this journey.

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5% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to American Civil Liberties Union.

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'Social Justice Disco: Songs To Fight Fascists By' Download

'Social Justice Disco: Songs To Fight Fascists By' Download
$10
10.00
Available

You’ll get a download of ‘Social Justice Disco: Songs To Fight Fascists By’ before it is available anywhere else. PLUS access to behind-the-scenes content like exclusive videos, sneak peeks at tracks & tons more!

'Social Justice Disco: Songs To Fight Fascists By' Signed CD

'Social Justice Disco: Songs To Fight Fascists By' Signed CD
$25
25.00
Available

“Social Justice Disco: Songs to Fight Fascism By” on a CD, signed by Liz Berlin & Phat Man Dee. Also includes digital download of the new album + access pass.

T-shirt & Button

T-shirt & Button
$25
25.00
Available

Get the exclusive Social Justice Disco UNISEX T-Shirt and a smashing disco ball button!

INCLUDES digital download & All Access Pass!

11x17 Signed Print of Album Artwork

11x17 Signed Print of Album Artwork
$40
40.00
Available

An 11 × 17 print of the original Social Justice Disco artwork by Danielle Robinson, signed by Liz & Mandee!

INCLUDES digital download & All Access Pass!

VIP Tix to CD Release Party

VIP Tix to CD Release Party
$100
100.00
Available

Entry for 2 into the VIP section of the CD release party (Date to be announced)!! If the show is in The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls that means seats reserved down front. If we are super successful, and we do it at Mr. Smalls Theatre, then upstairs in the balcoy with private bar service and a great view of the show in each case! Also, you’ll receive a digital download of the completed album and All Access Pass!

Vip Tix To Release Show + CD

Vip Tix To Release Show + CD
$115
115.00
Available

“Social Justice Disco: Songs to Fight Fascism By” on a CD, signed by Liz Berlin & Phat Man Dee. Also includes digital download of the new album + access pass.

Entry for 2 into the VIP section of the CD release party (Date to be announced)!! If the show is in The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls that means seats reserved down front. If we are super successful, and we do it at Mr. Smalls Theatre, then upstairs in the balcoy with private bar service and a great view of the show in each case! Also, you’ll receive a digital download of the completed album and All Access Pass!

Music & Merch Bundle

Music & Merch Bundle
$75
75.00
Available

You’ll get a download of “Social Justice Disco: Songs To Fight Fascists By” before it is available anywhere else as well as a CD, signed by Liz Berlin & Phat Man Dee.

You’ll get the exclusive Social Justice Disco UNISEX T-Shirt and a smashing disco ball button!

And you’ll get an 11 × 17 print of the original Social Justice Disco artwork by Danielle ????

PLUS and All Access Pass to behind-the-scenes content like exclusive videos, sneak peeks at tracks & tons more!

Video Chat w/ Mandee

Video Chat w/ Mandee
$150
150.00
Available

Live video chat with Phat Man Dee!! Want to ask her about vocal coaching, or songwriting techniques? Discuss politics or your favorite bands?? Now is your chance! Also, you’ll receive a digital download of the completed album and All Access Pass!

Live Serenade by Phat Man Dee!

Live Serenade by Phat Man Dee!
$200
200.00
Available

Phat Man Dee will personally appear at your event or private function and sing a short set 15-20 minutes, solo a capella or to backing tracks! These engagements are limited to the Pittsburgh area only. If your event requires travel, you must cover the cost of travel, food and lodging. Mandee will also be willing to sing via video chat! Also, you’ll receive a digital download of the completed album and All Access Pass!

Serenade from Phat Man Dee+ 1 Homemade Berry Pie Delivery!

Serenade from Phat Man Dee+ 1 Homemade Berry Pie Delivery!
$175
175.00
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Get a serenade by Pittsburgh’s favorite jazz diva Phat Man Dee AND a homemade berry pie made by Pittsburgh’s favorite pie baking carpenter Ed Pinto! Schedule this delivery and serenade at a time mutually convenient for both you and Phat Man Dee! Have her come to a private party, a rock club, the office, or just over to your place, and she will arrive, with a pie in hand and a song in her heart! If delivery must be made outside of Pittsburgh, purchaser responsible for travel and lodging, or it can happen when Mandee is coming through your town.

Video Chat w/ Liz & Mandee

Video Chat w/ Liz & Mandee
$250
250.00
Available

Live video chat with Liz Berlin and Phat Man Dee!! Want to ask the ladies about vocal coaching, or songwriting techniques? Discuss politics or your favorite bands?? Now is your chance! Also, you’ll receive a digital download of the completed album and All Access Pass!

(Photo by Mike Canton)

Original Song for You!

Original Song for You!
$1,000
1000.00
Available

Commission Phat Man Dee & Liz Berlin to write you a song! Mandee & Liz will write the lyrics to a story line of your choosing and record a demo version of it. This means 2 voices, guitar, recorded to a mobile recording device like their zoom unit, not a fully produced in-studio track. You get the lyrics & recorded demo version mp3 of the song! Copywrite belongs to songwriters. Also, you’ll receive a digital download of the completed album and All Access Pass!

Signed Guitar

Signed Guitar
$1,000
1000.00
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An acoustic guitar signed and decorated by Liz Berlin and Phat Man Dee.

*Warning: This machine kills fascists

INCLUDES digital download & All Access Pass!

Signed Djembe

Signed Djembe
$1,000
1000.00
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A Djembe signed and decorated by Liz Berlin and Phat Man Dee. This is the same djembe that Liz plays on tour with Rusted Root, built by Everyone’s Drumming.

INCLUDES digital download & All Access Pass!

Personal Concert

Personal Concert
$5,000
5000.00
10 left

A personal appearance of the band at a private or public event of your choosing as the host’s and musician’s schedules permit. Shows must take place in the Pittsburgh, PA area, unless hosts are willing to cover the costs of travel, lodging and meals to their destination. All details to be discussed and finalized in a written agreement before the concert.

INCLUDES digital download & All Access Pass!

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