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Re: [ARSCLIST] Gotham Records and Goody Records
Amazingly Gotham still survives today as the Discmaker empire. They
recently bought CD Baby as a matter of fact. The Empire label was owned
by Morris Ballen and the Ballen family to my knowledge are still in the
driver's seat. They actually put out a surprisingly good number of
records in a variety of genres. I do not believe that the Gotham catalog
has ever been reissued but
someone should do it as the stuff was quite hip overall. As far as the
Goody connection goes I would be surprised if it was not Sam
Goody as Morris and Sam were to my knowledge contemporaries.
Tom Fine wrote:
I have a Gotham Records 78-RPM disk, part of an album of Don Jose
rhumbas and sambas, that has the top of label with the Gotham emblem
obviously pasted on top of the original label. Underneath is the song
info and then across the bottom in small print is Goody Record Corp.
Was Goody the original company or did Gotham buy out Goody or license
Goody sides? Was this Goody the original Sam Goody himself?
I would date this album from the late 1940's. Gotham Album Series G-1,
"Rhumbas y Sambas Played by Don Jose and his Orchestra". The other
three disks in the set are Gotham original labels. The first three
disks are Gotham 101, 102 and 103. The fourth disk, with the pasted
Gotham emblem on top is 3004, I'm assuming that's the Goody catalog
Thanks for any/all info.
-- Tom Fine