Sunday, June 10, 2012

BUMPED UP BY REQUEST - No this is not an OFFICIAL DSLC MUSICAL BREAK.... but something I found pretty incredible

The first video below is Jay Black singing with Jay and the Americans in 1965. Many of my blog viewers weren't even born yet. The second video is Jay Black singing the same song 46 years later in 2011. Pretty damn incredible if you ask me.





Jay Black (born David Blatt; 2 November 1938) is an American singer, also known as "The Voice," whose height of fame came in the 1960s when he was the lead singer of the band Jay and the Americans. The band had numerous hits including "Cara Mia", "Come a Little Bit Closer", and "This Magic Moment".[1]

Black was born in New York and grew up in Brooklyn in the neighborhood of Boro Park. In his later career, he has become known for touring New York State and Florida singing, mainly solo, and preceding his singing with a stand-up comedy routine. Jay and his brother speak Yiddish fluently.[citation needed]In 1966 he recorded a Yiddish song "Where Is My Village" about the holocaust

In 2006, Black completed bankruptcy proceedings in Manhattan, after he accrued a $500,000 debt in back taxes to the IRS as a result of his gambling addiction. The IRS initially sought to force him to sell the rights to perform as "Jay Black" as well as the trademark for "Jay and the Americans" in order to satisfy his debt to the IRS. Black did however win a partial victory in the case, which granted him the right to continue to use the name "Jay Black", but he was required to sell the rights to perform as "Jay and the Americans". The trademark to "Jay and the Americans" was purchased by former members of "Jay and the Americans". He can no longer perform as "Jay Black and the Americans" and now performs as "Jay Black and the Alley Cats".

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was born before this song.

Anonymous said...

I truly remember this song as it was recorded when I returned home from the service & he still sounds as good as he did back in 1965 .

Anonymous said...

Is there even a "sound" for the last decade or two??Todays recording "artists" are all about showmanship than musicianship.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E5ns8lzQJM&feature=related

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC3qx7puUZ4&feature=related

Anonymous said...

I almost think the maturity in his voice makes him sound better now.

I ahve also heard that he is a friend of the police. Think I saw this on the NYPD Rant.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MmOWwcIsAo&feature=related

I Voted For Obama said...

Cara Mia voted for Obama.

Anonymous said...

Back in 1965 there were no negro's on Michigan Ave.in 005....What happened?
We used to get our Silver Dollar Surveys and 45 LP's on the Ave. from the Record Stores.
Now you have silver backs and enough .45cals to.....aw fuck it.

Anonymous said...

Now you're talkin' Shaved. No more of that puker, Karen.

Anonymous said...

So, DSLC, most of your viewers are younger? I'm feeling old now! LOL

Anonymous said...

Only our Government would try and make one of the greatest (classically trained rock n roll) singers sell his name.
Uncle Sugar strikes again !

ABCD's better half
(GO-09-01-06 disclaimer)

Anonymous said...

fuckin a dude! good choice.

Anonymous said...

I am "only" 37 years old and I grew up on 104.3 (as did many others)

Now that it has been gone...will anyone ever know?

Thanks shaved, I needed this.

Anonymous said...

Dude still has it! Awesome.

Anonymous said...

i was a young un back then,but boy is this guy a old fart now.

Anonymous said...

wow...thanks Shaved, what a voice.

Anonymous said...

I. R. S. VICTIMS PAY FOR THE SANCTUARY CITY AND ANCHOR BABYS AND EMERGENCY ROOMS TO TREAT THEIR GUNSHOT /STABBING AND CHEMICAL SUICIDE.

Keep displaying your talent we can help with the. Idiots retards and shitthieves.

Close the IRS the depression was been over for a while not the social security we paid for!

Anonymous said...

I think he sounds better now that he did in 1965.

Anonymous said...

Most singers lose their voice as they get older. Sinatra couldn't sing nearly as well as he got older as he did as a young man. Whitney Houston couldn't even sing the theme from The Bodyguard the last few years of her life. This guy sounds about as good as he did back then.

Anonymous said...

Sweet.Thanks Shaved.

Anonymous said...

thanks, for sharing, Shaved. Brought back some good memories!

Mr. SouthSide said...

"Cara Mia" was playing on my 8-track player when I was playing pinch and tickle with that Maria girl in the back of my Pinto after her Senior Prom.

Anonymous said...

Wtf shaved? How fucking old are you? You have the sense of humor of a younger guy but are into some really old ahit. Well, guess it beats the animal music of today

HeadLice said...

The Beach Boys still sound damned good, as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23U7kegA5gc

Anonymous said...

I'm 35 and this song AND Jay and the Americans are on my permanent playlist. Have been for years. Reminds me of going down to Tijuana when I lived in SD!