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I am a fan of all kinds of music, but my areas of expertise are in 1950-64 doowop, jazz, and top 40's music.

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I grew up in New York listening to DJs Alan Freed, Jocko, Mort Fega (jazz), Alan Fredericks, Murray the K, Bruce Morrow, Clay Cole, William B. Williams, Wolfman Jack, Gus Gossert, Peter Tripp, Martin Block,Swing'n Slim. Extensive LP and CD collection.


Queens College and St. John's University MBA.

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Hi, Jason.  Sorry but I can't think of a jazz recording that begins with a siren.  The only thought that comes to mind is that Sonny Rollins' 1956 album "Saxophone Colossus" includes his famous cut, "St

2016-11-26 I just bought this Motown collection from WTVS Detroit PPS:

As I'm sure you are aware, Motown Records published an enormous amount of music in over half a century in business.  This set is a wonderful compilation; however, no single set will ever be able to include

2016-09-08 Seeking song title and artists:

Hi, Richie.  I'm pretty sure you are looking for "My Love For You" by the Marcels, 1961.  It was the flip side of one their big hits, "Heartaches."      ...My love for you is a burning fire, that grows

2016-08-05 Bonnevilles:

Hi, Andy.  Is your last name the same as mine?  Where are you from?    I have seen The Bonnevilles LP used on Amazon, $200.  It is also usually available on ebay as well.  I came across that album because

2016-01-15 The Bonnevilles:

Hello Ituri.  Thank you for the info.  I sincerely hope that I will be asked.  I would have had a hard time finding that information.  ZuZu and Lorraine have always been two of my favorites, both of which


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