Posts from the “Art Raymond” Category

  • That Levy Boy

    July 25th, 2009 | Art Raymond, Blog | admin | No Comments

    There were plenty of Jews who got tangled up in the Latin music scene in the 40s and 50s, but only a few went for the name-change masquerade (think radio man Dick “Ricardo” Sugar). Alfred Levy could have become Alan Land but instead opted for Alfredito and morphed into a top percussionist on the NYC …

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  • Tico Records

    June 22nd, 2009 | Art Raymond, Blog | admin | No Comments

    George Goldner, a Jewish kid born in New York in 1918, was a garment dealer turned rock and roll entrepreneur with a thing for Tiffany cigarette cases. In the 50’s he founded legendary rock, R&B, and doo wop labels like Rama, Gone, and Gee, and then Red-Bird in the sixties with Lieber & Stoller. But …

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