[78-L] Fw: Seeking background information, history of Mezzotone Record Company Inc.

Donna Halper dlh at donnahalper.com.invalid
Fri Apr 24 20:56:04 PDT 2020

On 4/24/2020 10:30 PM, David Lennick wrote:
> Not Sam Manning the calypso performer? That would seem an odd connection.

According to the Kingston Jamaica Daily Gleaner, Sam Manning was born in 
Trinidad, and had become a successful comedian in New York before 
returning to Jamaica to scout new talent in 1935-1936; his plan was to 
go on tour with the performers he discovered at his talent shows.  He 
had already become popular in London, where his tour was going to start. 
Is this the same guy whose 78s you have?

Donna L. Halper, PhD
Associate Professor of Communication & Media Studies
Lesley University, Cambridge MA

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