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Richard Carlin: Godfather of the Music Business – Morris Levy (University of Mississippi Press)

Tony Burke, Blues & Rhythm, October 2016

MORRIS LEVY WAS born in 1927 and rose through the ranks of the U.S. music business starting by running a hatcheck concession in New York clubs in the 1940s and becoming what would be described today as a "music industry mogul". At the height of his career he had a finger in every pie and was determined to keep it there.

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