Monday, June 27, 2011

Good Poppin Daddy

Gloria Ramsey
Sound Dealers Orchestra

Good Poppin Daddy

(Mountain City, BMI)

Hap Records
Chattanooga, Tenn.

Billboard ad, May 16, 1960

One of the first records on the Hap label, but not in the main 1000 series. She was, I believe, the only black artist on the label. Ted Bryant was her manager.

"Ted Bryant was the first black radio personality at WDXB after accepting a dare by then radio program manager Walter Stamper."

"He wasn’t only a radio announcer. He produced and promoted concerts and dances that brought major performers like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles to the city. He also ran Ted Bryant Printing for more than 60 years. The print shop was one of the earliest and longest operated black-owned businesses in the city."

He died Nov. 17, 2004.


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