The Big JMatt Payback: Part 2

Posted October 15, 2013 by J Matthew Cobb in Features

With surging budget costs now in its way, HiFi is seeking for generous help

It’s that time of year for HiFi Magazine to renew its yearly payment for web services, which include web hosting, domain and other important amenities. Over the years, the costs of operating websites has increased over the years – at least it has with our web host. We want to keep HiFi Magazine up and running for the next 12 months, and beyond. We want to continue to provide you, our readers, with updated stories, the latest album reviews, commentary, editorials, end-of-the-year specials, digital magazines and our very own prickly pop-cultural analysis. But to ensure that security, we have to make a sacrifice.

Our goal is to raise enough dough to cover the set costs of our annual expenses ($110 US). Any additional funds raised will go straight towards special projects and future expenses that may occur.

It’s not a hard objective to shoot for. Imagine if our daily viewership would chip in $5 bucks, our need would be met. So please help us in making this possible, to assure the vitality of HiFi Magazine. We want to stay open for business and to continue our endeavors in keeping good music alive. Help make that possible.

And there’s some really good news we are super excited to report!

If you decide to make a contribution of $10 or more, you will receive a gift courtesy of me. Below you will find a sample of what’s available.


One digital download of a HiFi mixtape/compilation of the following:
In the Mix, Vol. 1: Extended Grooves, Funky Moves
In the Mix, Vol. 2: Eighties Baby
Soul Train Gang Mix Tape
+ Two extra downloads from the forthcoming “In the Mix, Vol. 3”


Sealed compact disc of your choice (while supplies last)
Gary Numan – The Numan Factor
Various Artists – Dreamgirls: Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists – The Source presents Hip Hop Hits 8
Various Artists – The Source presents Hip Hop Hits 9
Various Artists – The Source presents Hip Hop Hits 10
Jamie Jones – Jamie Jones
Jonah Smith – Jonah Smith
Esteban – Best of Esteban
The Knack – Normal as the Next Guy
Various Artists – Summerland Original Televison Soundtrack
Various Artists – Las Vegas Original Soundtrack
Lorrie Morgan – Show Me How
Tasha Cobbs – Grace
America – Human Nature
David Broza – Second Street
The John Popper Project feat. DJ Logic – The John Popper Project feat. DJ Logic
Various Artists – Arctic Tale Motion Picture Soundtrack
Ron James – Simple
Yanni – Yanni Live! The Concert Event
Earth, Wind & Fire – The Promise
Various Artists – Music World Gospel presents New Orleans Essence Music Festival: Volume 5
Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers – Nearer My God to Thee

+ One item from Level 1



A Big Break Records/Cherry Red Records expanded reissue, featuring liner notes courtesy of J Matthew Cobb.

Selection includes:
Patti LaBelle – Patti LaBelle
Patti LaBelle – It’s Alright With Me
Yarbrough & Peoples – Be a Winner
Yarbrough & Peoples – Guilty
The Joneses – The Joneses
Isaac Hayes – New Horizon
Isaac Hayes – Don’t Let Go
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes – Talk It Up (Tell Everybody)
Donna McGhee – Make It Last Forever
Cashmere – Let The Music Turn You On
Aretha Franklin – Jump to It
Aretha Franklin – Get It Right
Mystic Merlin – Mystic Merlin
Mystic Merlin – Sixty Thrills a Minute
Mystic Merlin – Full Moon
KC and the Sunshine Band – Do It Good
KC & the Sunshine Band – KC & the Sunshine Band
KC & the Sunshine Band – Part 3
First Choice – Delusions
Instant Funk – Instant Funk
George McCrae – Rock Your Baby
George McCrae – George McCrae
George McCrae – Diamond Touch
Johnnie Taylor – Eargasm
Bunny Sigler – That’s How Long I’ll Be Loving You
The Three Degrees – Maybe/So Much Love (2 CD)
Anita Ward – Songs of Love
Fern Kinney – Groove Me
Caston & Majors – Caston & Majors
Gap Band – Gap Band VII
Billy Paul – Lately
Gwen McCrae – The Melody of Life
Gloria Gaynor –  Gloria Gaynor’s Park Avenue Sounds

+ 1 item from Levels 1 and 2

$100 or more

$10 Gift Card
+ 1 item from Level 1, 2 and 3



You can donate to HiFi by checking out the Paypal option on the right side of every page OR by donating below.




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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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