Was just watching a vid on the origins of him and the Shondells the other night. Was really interesting how they got their recording label. I’ll
find the vid...I recommend you watch it.. it has some really interesting facts about the band’s origins.
I will admit Draggin The Line has always been my favourite of theirs.. this comes a close second.
Great, thank you. Our taste on that note is mutual. I watched the video. I'm familiar with some of Tommy James history from back in the 80s. My Uncle
had stacks of Roulette record labels and band member paraphernalia. As a kid whenever I visited him in NYC I always got some souvenir, trinket, or
sometimes a leather jack with a band member name. I was too young to know any better much less understand what he was into. He always was sporting a
spiffy new suit & tie and a fancy new Cadillac w/leather seats everytime I visited. I thought he was a car dealer. Then one day back in late 80s he
was arrested for something. I later learned he was a lawyer. Not just any lawyer but he represented a few high rollers of the Genovese crime family.
That white powder substance and it's lure of easy money did him in. He along with several crime lords went to prison for 10 years. I never seen him
again but my Dad still has some of those Roulette records; some personally signed by Tommy James and a dozen or so other bands. I've never been
allowed to touch them. Maybe one day.
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