Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Johnny Brantley & Alan Freed

In my search to find out more about Johnny, I have discovered that he worked for the infamous DJ Alan Freed who was involved in a payola scandal in the early 60's relating to his activities in the 50's.

The above picture is from the Alan Freed archives surrounding the court case.

One of the most interesting aspects of this archive are hand written documents relating to the trial on evidence given by Johnny. I will need to sit down and decipher the information because it relates to his role in the Alan Freed empire and provides information on the early part of Johnny's career. This all adds to the information already gleaned from Hermon Hitson and Freddie Terrell plus the information documented by Dan Kochakian in his article for Blues & Rhythm on Billy Lamont.

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