"Rise William Rise" was created for the benefit of William (Wm. to his close friends) Berger, longtime WFMU DJ (host of My Castle of Quiet) and proprietor of Prison Tatt Records. Wm. suffered some serious health issues in late 2016 and passed away in September 2017. Wm. was a huge supporter of underground music for decades, indeed his show has been a nexus of music, from the New York area to the rest of the world.
The idea for this comp came about spontaneously a few days after we heard the news about Wm.'s health, and within a few weeks it was complete.
Many of the artists included here have played live on his program or released on Prison Tatt. A number of them also run crucial small labels themselves.
All proceeds from this album now go to William's son. Thank you.