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

Bankruptcy fight for '60s pop star Jay Black

There are 824 comments on the Newsday.com story from Apr 26, 2006, titled Bankruptcy fight for '60s pop star Jay Black. In it, Newsday.com 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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ernie rickert

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Sep 16, 2006
By the way, I'm from Ridge,Long Island,New York NOT Brooklyn!!

Doowop Ernie
Pat Frey

Dallas, TX

#22 Sep 26, 2006
Jay Trayner you piece of garbage .... what in the world gives you the idea that you either have the right to "Jay & the Americans" or the talent to maintain the legacy? You are but an addition to the growing lists of "has beens" that will stoop to any level to regain fame. By the way ..... I have collected music for 45 years and never heard of you until now. You are like Pete Best (the ex-Beatle drummer).... whi cares, go back into hiding.
croocked

Toronto, Canada

#23 Sep 27, 2006
another crook besides me...wooopeee
Pat Lopez

AOL

#24 Oct 8, 2006
You are the best and we support you 150% we will
support you it is your voice and love of music that makes the group along with your son.
G-Man

Cantonment, FL

#25 Oct 13, 2006
I Want You To Try Somthing. Look Up On The Internet
Jay( John) Trainer & The American. Then I Want You To Look Up Jay ( David ) Black & The Americans, You'll Find Nothing Under Jay Trainer ,Every Thing Is Under Jay Black. I Don't think Anything Else Need Be Said. Hang In There Jay ( David )!!!

Rock & Roll G-Man I'm Still doing The Neil Diamond
In Florida .
JR SUAREZ

Atlanta, GA

#26 Oct 17, 2006
JAY BLACK (DAVID BLATT)NO ONE CAN IMPERSONATE HIM OR BEGIN TO FILL HIS SINGING SHOES. HE WITHOUT A DOUBT IS THE MOST TALENTED SINGER TO COME OUT IN THE 60'S. HE COULD SING ANYTHING WITH HIS BEAUTIFUL STRONG OPERATIC VOICE. IT'S AMAZING TO ME THAT ANYONE WOULD THINK THEY COULD TAKE HIS PLACE BY SIMPLY BUYING HIS NAME. WHAT A FOOL! WHY WOULD THE JUDGE TAKE HIS NAME WHEN THAT'S HOW HE MAKES A LIVING? HOWEVER, I THINK HE COULD CALL HIMSELF ANYTHING AND HIS FANS WOULD BE THERE TO SEE AND HEAR HIM.
Sue Ellen Suarez

Atlanta, GA

#27 Oct 17, 2006
THIS MAN,JAY BLACK (DAVID BLATT), AND HIS TALENT IS WITHOUT A DOUBT NEWS. WHERE HE HAS BEEN, WHO HE HAS ENTERTAINED, AND EVEN ACTED IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV WITH FRANK SINATRA (CONTRACT ON CHERRY STREET). I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE TALENT THAT THIS MAN STILL HAS. HE IS DEFINITELY A VOCAL TREASURE AND IS STILL THE BEST PERFORMER SINGING TODAY. WE'LL SEE YOU FROM ROW B-SECTION F NOV.11TH IN WESTBURY, JAY.
Catskill Bob

AOL

#28 Oct 23, 2006
I remember David when he was just about 16 getting cheated in cards up in the Julenne bungalow colony. He was regular guy then and he is an amazing talent that has transcended time -- over 40 years in the business. My wife went to see Frankie Valli and she said he couldn't sing a note - he would hold the mike out to the audience for them to get him through!(He also changed his name from Valley to Valli)
David Blatt rules!
Bruce

Ashfield, MA

#29 Oct 23, 2006
This only one and will always be only one Jay....JAY BLACK....listen to any of the songs he recorded with the Americans...It may be rock 'n' roll but its also the next best thing to operatic. Keep singing Jay/David we support you and love ya
Brad

United States

#30 Oct 23, 2006
Hey Jay, whennaya coming to Vegas? I haven't seen you since '78 at the Murry The K reunion show. How come your "world tour" since '72 has been the tri-state area? We want Jay out West and not the first Jay. Hey Kenny Vance, get Jay & The Americans back on the road with Jay Black.
Jason Stone

AOL

#31 Oct 27, 2006
There is no fight with Jay Trainer. He is not involved with the sale of the name.

I assure you the real Voice, Jay Black, will be out there singing all his hits as he has always done. Look for advertisements for Jay Black and you will get the real thing. If you pay to see Jay and the Americans all you will get is Sandy Yaguda, an ex American, and his band trying to duplicate The Voice, which we all know cannot be done.
JR SUAREZ

Atlanta, GA

#32 Oct 31, 2006
AS A RETIRED MUSICIAN WITH A COUPLE OF MILLION SELLERS, THE MUSIC BUSINESS IS A TERRIBLE MISTRESS. SHE WILL PUT YOU ON A PEDESTAL AND ALLOW YOUR FOLLOWERS TO BRING YOU DOWN. THERE IS ALSO ALL THE BEAUTIFUL DREAMS PAINTED BY THE ONES WHOSE JEALOUSY EMBARKS DECEIT ON YOUR FUTURE. EVEN ELVIS CONSTANTLY HAD TO MAINTAIN A CERTAIN WAY WITH THOSE AROUND HIM WHO SAID HE WAS THE KING, BUT BEHIND HIS BACK SAID SOMETHING ELSE. JAY, I'M SORRY THAT I NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BACK YOU IN THE BAND THAT RECORDED WITH YOU-THE ONES THAT I DID BACK COULD NEVER FILL YOUR SINGING SHOES. THEY JUST HAD THE RIGHT MATERIAL RECORDED AT THE RIGHT TIME! SEE YOU NOV 11 WESTBURY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!(TOMORROW)
Donald Sloat

Deerfield, IL

#33 Nov 7, 2006
Is there a way to get Jay's website online so people can be in contact with him? I have wondered what happened to his site, then I found this post today. It is a shame this is happening to such a wonderful guy. I just love his voice and his Cara Mia on the PBS DVD. I have grown up with his songs!
Erik Duke

Indianapolis, IN

#34 Nov 8, 2006
David,

Hang in there. I've been through it a couple of times. You see, you have those around you who care deeply for you. Our prayers and well wishes will carry you through this. This too shall pass. And, on the other side, you still have that fabulous God given talent to make it all happen again! We all love that passionate virtuoso voice which comes straight from your soul. We all hope to hear it again, soon with a new Cara Mia! God Bless You and Thank You For Your Great Contribution To Our Lives Through Your Music!

Erik
Farmerville, LA
aLifeUncommon

Lawrenceville, GA

#35 Nov 9, 2006
Who's Jay Black?
gasper scaturro

Deer Park, NY

#36 Nov 11, 2006
its sunday nite, at 1am in the mourning, just got home for diner and a nite with JAY BACK aka JAY BLACK concert was great and at 68 years young he still has it . great show please keep singing.
Chrissie

AOL

#37 Nov 12, 2006
The man still has it, charisma, voice and personality. I was at Westbury last night and enjoyed THE ENTERTAINMENT immensely. HOWEVER, the vulgarity coming out of his mouth just stunned and disgusted me. He said, "Are you offended? Well, this is me." I'm paraphrasing. But then something is terribly wrong. He can't be singing these gorgeous songs with those lyrics and having the attitude he showed about sex and women AT THE SAME TIME. The contradiction is glaring. He can't have it both ways. Who are you really, Jay? The music has to be believable..
MIKE

Philadelphia, PA

#38 Nov 13, 2006
GREAT SHOW JAY BLACK AND YOUR SON. GOOD LUCK
JR SUAREZ

United States

#39 Nov 15, 2006
JAY, THE SHOW WAS EXCELLENT. YOU'VE OUTDONE YOURSELF WITH THE EXCELLENT VOICE AND COMIC ENTERTAINMENT. YOU ARE THE MAN WHO WAS BORN WITH A TALENT WHICH YOU ARE MEANT TO USE AND FINDS HIS GREATEST HAPPINESS IN USING IT. ARE YOU PERFORMING ANYWHERE BEFORE APRIL 14 AT NORTH FORK THEATRE? PERHAPS, CLOSER TO LOUISIANA! REMEMBER MY WIFE "SUE ELLEN" THINKS YOU'RE THE NEXT BREATH OF AIR SHE TAKES. YOU ARE COSTING ME A FORTUNE FLYING HERE AND THERE TO SEE YOU. WHEN I CLOSE MY OPERATION DOWN TO ATTEND YOUR CONCERT THE LADIES IN LOUISIANA GO WITHOUT PANTIES AND BRAS AND THE MOTORCYCLE RIDERS GO WITHOUT LEATHERS(SUE ELLEN'S INTIMATE APPAREL & LEATHER IRON & LACE)JAY, THIS IS NOT PIZZA!!! LOVE YOU, JR
Web Master Dave

Valley Stream, NY

#40 Nov 17, 2006
See Jay Black's new website at www.jayblackthevoice.com

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