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Eula Cooper is in danger of losing her home, which is a story that has become all too common in this country (the USA) and needs your help.

Eula and her husband have suffered set backs while they continue to make better lives for themselves. Eula is pursuing a degree to help her chances of being hired into a better job while she struggles to make ends meet.

Photo courtesy of Jacob Blickenstaff (taken at Dig Deeper with the Sweet Divines and Divine SouL Rhythm Band.

Please visit Eula’s web page, read more about her situation, and consider making a contribution to help her and her husband remain in their home.

Visit Eula's website and read the full story:

http://www.eulacooper.com/

Eula is featured in the Eccentric Soul Series by The Numero Group on a compilation about the Tragar and Note labels. Eula receives royalties through the sales of these CD so a purchase of this would help in the longer term.

http://www.numerogro...l.php?uid=00645

http://www.amazon.co...51272104&sr=8-1

Many of us grew up listening and dancing to Eula's records and it would be nice to give something back.

http://soundcloud.com/chalkster/eula-cooper-let-our-love-grow




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Now...those who bleat on about their soul credentials here and are quite happy to trade records by this lady and others....are ya prepared to step up...and donate to help this good lady ..and her family keep a roof over her head?...Delxxxxx

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Nice one Chalky, she was pretty awesome at Prestatyn too. And a nice lady who hopefully will see good times return.

Regards,

Dave

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I am on a self imposed Creditcard ban! If there is some other way let me know cos I'd love to help..listening to LYLGH was a coming of age for me. I would love to help.

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Nice one Chalky, she was pretty awesome at Prestatyn too. And a nice lady who hopefully will see good times return.

Regards,

Dave

Yes she was Dave...and very beautiful too...although it really pains me to say that :D Delxxxxx

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Yes she was Dave...and very beautiful too...although it really pains me to say that :D Delxxxxx

She certainly was Del. And also a humble and slightly shy person too, that had poise and came across as a classy lady.

The guys at Dig Deeper did good. (Again). Wish New York was a a bit nearer once a month! :(:thumbup:

Regards,

Dave

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Wanted to marry Eula at Prestatyn,then remembered i already was.!!! Didn't quite catch her answer.

Donation done. :thumbsup:

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Eula was spectacular at Prestatyn...got a picture taken with the lovely lady.......lets hope her circumstances change soon.......

Donation sent..... :thumbsup:

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Yes dale lets hope she gets through this.

I've made a donation and bought the CD.

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She certainly was Del. And also a humble and slightly shy person too, that had poise and came across as a classy lady.

Most certainly Dave....hope the soul scene comes thru for her.....Delxxxxx

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Just as an update, I have also let Eula know about a couple of organizations that may be able to help her. If anyone who reads this knows other musicians/artists who may need medical or financial help, please check out the following links:

www.jazzfoundation.org

https://www.grammy.org/musicares

I know that Eula is very grateful for the support that people have been showing her. I'm going to talk with her about making a couple of things public that she wrote to me that I think would make everyone smile.

I've received some very nice "off the record" messages from other Soul Source members, and I'm very moved by knowing there are so many big hearted people here in the soul scene. Thank you all so much!

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"‹Never seen or met Eula, but the amount of pleasure and dance floor reaction to her records over the years make this "A MUST" donation.

Done via Paypal

Rob

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I would love to see those big money boys Birdman and Lil' Wayne give a nice chunk to Eula for sampling "I need you more".

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As a close friend to eulu me and Mandy are sad to see such lovely person go through such hardship this time in her life her husband regie has just had a major cancer operation,so last thing she needs is the stress of losing her home to.

I have just spoken to her ,and told her I will do all I can to raise some money to help her through this rough period in her life

Firstly I running a rare soul night on Friday nov 23 in nottm details on events ,all proceeds on the night will go to the eula cooper fund

Raffles anything on the night to raise some money for her

I,m have a signed copy of eula,s try I,m going to donate to the fund

If Everyone could by a raffle ticket for £10.00 each email me or PayPal me @ trentsoul@ aol.com I will put your name on the back of the ticket and the draw will take place on fri 23 nov at the eula cooper fund raising night

I hope everyone will by a ticket and give back to a lady who has given us such joy over 35,years with her great records we have played and danced to

For more info on the night contact me on 07968030464

Or email me on trentsoul @aol.com

Mick h

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thats the way to do it mr h.good on ya.

ive already donated but cant resist a raffle.will paypal you.

any info on how the donations are going & is she anywhere near to what's needed.

atb.steve.

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As a close friend to eulu me and Mandy are sad to see such lovely person go through such hardship this time in her life her husband regie has just had a major cancer operation,so last thing she needs is the stress of losing her home to.

I have just spoken to her ,and told her I will do all I can to raise some money to help her through this rough period in her life

Firstly I running a rare soul night on Friday nov 23 in nottm details on events ,all proceeds on the night will go to the eula cooper fund

Raffles anything on the night to raise some money for her

I,m have a signed copy of eula,s try I,m going to donate to the fund

If Everyone could by a raffle ticket for £10.00 each email me or PayPal me @ trentsoul@ aol.com I will put your name on the back of the ticket and the draw will take place on fri 23 nov at the eula cooper fund raising night

I hope everyone will by a ticket and give back to a lady who has given us such joy over 35,years with her great records we have played and danced to

For more info on the night contact me on 07968030464

Or email me on trentsoul @aol.com

Mick h

Hiya Mick, brilliant and the right way to go me thinks. I`ll do the same with the upcoming Hip City on Nov 10th and already told Eula so. We already changed the title of the night to "Support Eula Cooper". I will donate a percentage form the night and in addition we will also put up a spearate box where punters can put into for Eula as much as they want.

The feedback for that on facebook has been very good by our german punters and I am positive it will work out nicely.

There must be about 50 or a 100 events all across europe the next coming weekends. If half of them could do teh same I am pretty sure a nice sum could be raised.

Marc

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As a close friend to eulu me and Mandy are sad to see such lovely person go through such hardship this time in her life her husband regie has just had a major cancer operation,so last thing she needs is the stress of losing her home to.

I have just spoken to her ,and told her I will do all I can to raise some money to help her through this rough period in her life

Firstly I running a rare soul night on Friday nov 23 in nottm details on events ,all proceeds on the night will go to the eula cooper fund

Raffles anything on the night to raise some money for her

I,m have a signed copy of eula,s try I,m going to donate to the fund

If Everyone could by a raffle ticket for £10.00 each email me or PayPal me @ trentsoul@ aol.com I will put your name on the back of the ticket and the draw will take place on fri 23 nov at the eula cooper fund raising night

I hope everyone will by a ticket and give back to a lady who has given us such joy over 35,years with her great records we have played and danced to

For more info on the night contact me on 07968030464

Or email me on trentsoul @aol.com

Mick h

Will do it as soon as I get home tonight XXX

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we will be selling our club's t-shirt on our night this weekend, with at least half the profits going to Eula's fundraising efforts. if anyone else would like to order one, please get in touch. I believe at the moment we have mostly size L-XL. the logo is my avatar to the left, printed on crisp white shirts. they are £15, postage paid.

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Thanks Marc & Andreas,very much appreaciated ,and hopfully if fellow promotors could do a similer type of thing ,i,am sure we can all raise some much needed funds for her ,i will be talking to her on thursday and giving her a update of things we are doing for her,

don,t for get to tel people to buy a raffle ticket from me ,i will be at Bidds this sat selling them,also Buxton on Friday night

Mick H

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cheers Mick, every little bit counts, as they say. I hope some other promoters do step up and help out Eula!

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Moderation post: I erased posts about a hacked email account (really sorry that happened to you btw) that definitely has nothing to do with posting in a Eula Cooper donation thread. Feel free to start a thread about hacked accounts in freebasing. Thanks and sorry again you're dealing with this.

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Hi there Eula . Havnt managed to read whole thread due to my internet connection . Hope it all works out with your mortgage repayments . Good luck .

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just a update,on the raffle for a signed copy of Eula,s (Try) on trager i ,am raffleing for her fund,now this is a good cause as your well aware of but Raffle tickets are not selling fast :( ,so people please dig into that bit of plastic :yes: and not only are you doing a good deed ,but a chance to own a nice signed £300 record

so please pm me on here for raffle tickets,the draw takes place friday 23rd of this month at my rare soul night in nottm ,all proceeds on the night go to eula,s fund,

pretty please :yes:

Mick H :yes: :yes:

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just a update,on the raffle for a signed copy of Eula,s (Try) on trager i ,am raffleing for her fund,now this is a good cause as your well aware of but Raffle tickets are not selling fast :( ,so people please dig into that bit of plastic :yes: and not only are you doing a good deed ,but a chance to own a nice signed £300 record

so please pm me on here for raffle tickets,the draw takes place friday 23rd of this month at my rare soul night in nottm ,all proceeds on the night go to eula,s fund,

pretty please :yes:

Mick H :yes: :yes:

Mick

I'll have a bit of this £10 for a chance to get a £300 record and a great one at that and a very worthy cause..........must be the Yorkie in me........ :yes:

Edited by Dale
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cheers dale,deffo the yorky in you there

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Tim

Micks away with Mandy until the 17th he should get back to you then

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Yes, an update would be very much appreciated.

Russell and all. I'll give her a call tomorrow.

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The below quoted message is from Eula Cooper.

I received almost $1,300 in donations, most of which came from overseas. On my birthday, November 5th, I was filling out bankruptcy papers, since I couldn't come up with the $8,000 they wanted. I was able to stop the sale by the homeowners association though, and used part of the money to get the papers filed. I could not have done that without the help of everyone who stepped up so beautifully. Every time I got a donation, regardless of the size, I cried tears of gratitude. I'm moving on to the next step now. God is not just good, He's great!! and I believe everything is going to work out. We'll have to give up our home and try to find some place fast, but we can do it. I'm truly a positive and very blessed person. I have to hold my head up and keep looking for solutions. If there is any way possible, I just want everyone to know how much I appreciate their generosity. I'm not really up on social media. I have a track phone!! LOL!!! Thanks again, Brian. I'm afraid to start another paragraph because I'm not sure if the message will post before I finish thanking you and anyone and every one who has and is still stepping up to help us. I'll keep you posted. Much love.

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A US newspaper story from a few years ago .........

ATLANTA'S SOUL SURVIVORS

........ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ............ By Drew Jubera

... ....... ..... Sunday, April 05, 2009

In 1968 Eula Cooper was just a poor kid from Vine City, hardly 14, fooling around inside a West End dress shop with two girlfriends while doing what she always did: singing out loud.

A salesman said if she wanted to sing so badly she should visit the record company upstairs. So Cooper and her friends skipped up to the second-floor office of Tragar Records, where owner Jesse Jones sat behind a desk.

One girlfriend said, “This is Eula!” Another said, “She can sing!” Cooper, hand on her skinny hip, added, “Yeah!” So Jones told her to sing. She warbled a soul number she’d written herself called “Shake Daddy Shake.”

“And the next week,” said Cooper, now 55 and living outside Houston, “we were in the studio.”

That’s the kind of unfussy, off-the-street scene that summed up Tragar Records, a part of what passed for the soul music recording industry in Atlanta during the 1960s and ’70s.

Neither Cooper, Jones nor anybody else ever did anything but go broke making records for Tragar. Yet, thanks largely to an obsessive collector of Georgia soul music named Brian Poust, “Shake Daddy Shake” and 49 other tracks from Tragar (later called Note) have been unearthed for a compilation CD called “Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels.”

Since its release by the Chicago company Numero Group, Jones finally feels appreciated, Cooper feels revived (after not performing for almost two decades, she sang recently at a soul festival in the United Kingdom), and a piece of lost Atlanta has been preserved..........

Edited by Roburt
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A US newspaper story from a few years ago .........

ATLANTA'S SOUL SURVIVORS

........ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ............ By Drew Jubera

... ....... ..... Sunday, April 05, 2009

Here's a link to the full article for those of you who didn't see it the first time 'round. Thankfully, I've lost a good 40lbs since that photo was taken.

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Done....... but weve got to keep on going here.....

if you havent done so please give this lady a massive payback for the years of pleasure shes given us

Edited by geordiejohnson
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Sorry for being late Mick ,but as promised ,funds sent :thumbsup:

Now come on people ..get behind this please :yes:

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