Bankruptcy fight for '60s pop star Ja...

Bankruptcy fight for '60s pop star Jay Black

There are 826 comments on the story from Apr 26, 2006, titled Bankruptcy fight for '60s pop star Jay Black. In it, reports that:

Cara, mia. Oh, my dear, indeed. A federal bankruptcy trustee argued Wednesday that he was entitled to auction off the rights to the name Jay and the Americans to pay off the debts of Jay Black, the lead singer ...

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Stephanie Visconti


#1 Apr 27, 2006
I don't care what name Jay uses. He will always be in my heart. I have been a fan since I was 10 yrs old.I used to see him perform up in the Catskills.
roy weiner

Hobe Sound, FL

#2 Apr 27, 2006
Jay, you are the BEST!!!!!!
EVERYONE will still come and hear that blessed voice no matter what the hell your name is.
By the way, are you a comedian who sings great or a great singer who is funny as shit?????
Michael Fromberg


#3 May 5, 2006
What sort of nonsense is this. John (Jay) Trainor sang "She Cried" but who will pay to hear him sing "Cara Mia," Unless you want to watch him have a coronary singing the falsettos. Get real guys nobody cares about the name Americans. It is Jay or David or Beau's daddy that people are coming to see. If you think you need to revive your careers by singing with a bunch of other phony oldies groups (30 year olds posing as groups from the 50's and 60's) in some Jr. High school auditorum be my guset. You will fool no one.
Norman Woods


#4 May 9, 2006
We rallied to help Willie Nelson when he needed help. Let,s do it for Jay Black - David Blatt whatever. Does not matter. Black/Blatt he's an idol. Don't let the system screw him over.
joseph di leo


#5 May 14, 2006
jay,we are 100 percent behind you. you are the best by far. what would the group be with out you,courts may they sell, your name,but they will have nothing. cause, you are by7 far,

Dan Spano

Hartford, CT

#6 May 30, 2006
I will be the fan at your Pocono's concert in July with the sign: "You will be the ONLY JAY!". I think that says it all!
You were kind enough to sign my wedding album with our wedding song - This Magic Moment. I will be at North Fork even if David Blatt is your name!
Marilyn Worman

Stamford, CT

#7 Jul 14, 2006
Jay, I have seen your show twice now and each time it gets better and better even when it's free (Brick Township). The first time, I paid!
You and Beau are the best!!!!!!!
Ted Lessler

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Aug 12, 2006
Jay, remember me? I am watching the Doo Wop show on KCET so I thought I would contact you. Let me take you back. 1958, Brooklyn Fox, Murry the K rock n' roll show. I think it was a 1948 chevy. I'm the kid in the green suit that got your car for you after the show. I am now a drummer living in Los Angeles, CA. I have also become an avid record collector with over 5,000 lp's and I still have all my old 45's. Your music has always been an inspiration to me. Contact me if you like at [email protected] Take care -Ted
R Stein

United States

#9 Aug 17, 2006
I read about Jay/David's recent case in U.S. Bankruptcy Court (appeared in Newsday, 7/18/06). In addition to his troubles surrounding the use of the name Jay Black and the Americans, there are even arguments in the bankruptcy court re: whether he owns the condo he's currently living in. Poor guy!He was quoted at the end of the article saying: "I'm really angry and ill." Perhaps if all of us Jay Black fans were to contact him. it would give him some moral support now, when he's in the midst of this trial. Anyone have an e-mail address? He lives in Woodbury, NY & went to Tilden H.S. in Brooklyn, if that helps.


#10 Aug 19, 2006
Jay Black is the best there is no other,John/Jay Trainor had one hit with the group and chose to leave,David /Jay came along and made the group. The truth of the matter is no one would pay to go hear John/Jay Trainor sing,What ever name David Blatt/Jay Black is the one the fans want to see and hear. I hope all is settled soon for him.

New Orleans, LA

#11 Aug 25, 2006
Jay the fans that grew up with you as I did, will remember you no matter what name you use.
I saw you live for the first time at the New York Coliseum in 1969. You were performing at an Exposition there. Also on the bill were the Guess Who.
To hear that voice of yours live, it still sends chills down my spine to remember it.
No court can take that voice away from you.
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#12 Aug 25, 2006
Is he the one that sings "This Magic Moment'? If he is, I love that song. It's one of my absolute favorites. Why is he in bankuptcy court?

Saint Petersburg, FL

#13 Aug 30, 2006
If you want to get in touch with Jay Traynor thru his website and rip him a new ***hole then here is that jerk's address-----> [email protected] <[email protected]>

Shred Him !!!!!!
caramia Rita Bayside NY

United States

#14 Sep 2, 2006
I have been in love with Jay since I was fourteen years old. I am present at every concert at Westbury and still get chills when Jay sings Caramia.I think he should be able to keep his name. My daughter is a lawyer if you need more help
Ernie Rickert

United States

#15 Sep 3, 2006

You are the best. I'll never forget your concert at Bald Hill Center in Brookhaven. Outdoor concert,you sang Cara Mia, and when you were done said-"Do you want to hear it again?" and sand the song again. What a voice. I know Roy Orbison is one of your heroes but you should be called "The Voice" not him,as great as he was.

Also, I saw you another time and you sang "Cara Mia" and afterwards said "If Frankie Vallitried to hit those notes his *&^*& would fall off!! Brought the house down.

You'll always be #1 to me-a great performer, singing or comedy and a class act.

[email protected]

P.S.-Don't let the bastards get you down!! We all love you!!1985
Ernie Rickert

United States

#16 Sep 3, 2006
Does anyone here realize that Jay's "friend" Kenny Vance,yes,that Kenny Vance,nee Rosenberg, is one of the original Americans who with psuedo Jay (Trainor) is attempting to buy the names in bankruptcy court
Bill B Peabody MA

Detroit, MI

#17 Sep 14, 2006
Jay Black IS 'Jay and the Americans' How could one amagine 'Cara Mia' without the voice of Jay. He is a true showman who brings the house to their feet when he performs. This legal battle is such a waste of time for everyone. Jay made the group who they are today and it seem so typical that those on the outside looking are there to try to gain from Jay Blacks success! Hang in there Jay...If you do loose you case, you will come back bigger that ever!!!
Bill AOL

Detroit, MI

#18 Sep 14, 2006
What is the status of Jay's legal problems? How can we help??

Flagstaff, AZ

#19 Sep 16, 2006
If you haven't seen JAY do Caramia on the PBS schedule, check you TV listings. Truly amazing performance from a very classy entertainer. And, he's in his mid-sixties! He oozes cool and I'm anything but gay.
ernie rickert

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Sep 16, 2006
I don't know if he lost the rights to the name in bankruptcy court or not, but, yesterdays Long Island paper Newsday had an ad for the coming season for the North Fork Theatre, nee the Westbury Music Fair, just said "Jays' Back" with his picture. Actually, that's all they need to do to sell the joint out, he's that popular here.

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