THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME

"All the studio musicians had 4 and 5 dates a day and they would hang at Manny's between gigs"

I moved to New York from California in 1968, 41 years ago. My "old man", Stuart Scharf was a studio guitar player and produced Spanky and Our Gang, he wrote "I'd Like To Get To Know You" which was a big hit and he always used to talk about Henry and we used to go buy strings and picks and scoring paper at Manny's and joke about how he constantly had to tune his guitar.

All the studio musicians had 4 and 5 dates a day. In those days you'd walk into A&R or any of the recording studios within a 5 block radius of Manny's, and there would be entire string and horn sections, full orchestras, all superstars, played on every hit record ever made.

All the 'cats' used to hang at Jim and Andy's between dates. There was a phone on each table, a direct line to Radio Registry, which was the service that booked all the musicians.

Henry told me that the Everly Brothers used to come to Manny's, they would give their wives money to shop at Bloomingdale's and they would hang at Manny's for hours.

All the musicians used to have their instruments delivered to Manny's from the factories. Ringo's drums, McCartney and Hendrix's guitars. Henry said he wished he'd kept the boxes, and, he wished he'd had the yellow guitar that he made all of them play...autographed.

But the thousands of pictures on the wall, each with a personal sentiment to Henry or his father Manny, are priceless.

But the thing all the musicians say they will miss the most about Manny's is....the hang!

Sandi Bachom
Music (musician) Lover

Views: 17

Comment

You need to be a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME to add comments!

Join THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME

Latest Activity

Kevin Chase posted photos
yesterday
Profile IconRob Shepard of Manticore, Sandy Schantz and Justin Silver joined THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Friday
Profile IconChris hoyle and Donald Waskover joined THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Mar 18
Jeff G. is now a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Jan 29
Profile IconRick Griswold and Shannon Ohanian joined THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Jan 28
Bill Walsh is now a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Jan 15
Profile IconKeyboards Us And Floyd and Mark Zitani joined THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Jan 13
Suzie Hollander is now a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Jan 7
michael n cosentino commented on Elliott Randall's video
Thumbnail

On The Couch: God Bless The Child w/ John Tropea & Blue Lou Marini

"One of my favorite songs , sweet thank you "
Jan 7
Kevin Chase is now a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Jan 2
John Montagna is now a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Nov 22, 2018
Profile IconDean Lescallette, Mickey Mulcahy and bobby ekizian joined THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Nov 3, 2018
Mark Newstetter is now a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Sep 22, 2018
Jeffrey Rossman is now a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Aug 30, 2018
Jediah Krajcik is now a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Aug 28, 2018
Rick Hankins is now a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Aug 14, 2018
Steve Bondy is now a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
May 17, 2018
Jan-Mikael Erakare is now a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Apr 22, 2018
Shaun McArthur is now a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Feb 21, 2018
Dianne Giblin is now a member of THE VIRTUAL WALL OF FAME
Feb 17, 2018

© 2019   Created by Sandi Bachom.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service