Bankruptcy drama for Jay Black continues

Bankruptcy drama for Jay Black continues

There are 6616 comments on the Newsday.com story from Jul 14, 2006, titled Bankruptcy drama for Jay Black continues. In it, Newsday.com reports that:

First they wanted to take his name and the name of his group. Now they want to take his home.

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Marilyn Worman

Stamford, CT

#1 Aug 8, 2006
I think Jay has paid his dues to everyone. The highly published problems he has had in the past have punished him enough. Why doesn't the original group and Jay Traynor get their own music and stop haunting him. Do they want his blood next? At his age, just let him revel in his glory and pay his taxes.
Jay and the Americans fan

AOL

#2 Aug 13, 2006
Jay "David Blatt" Black is the talent and the reason Jay and the Americans are historically a great R&R act. He is the only one who could truly sing Cara Mia.
Jay and the Americans fan

AOL

#3 Aug 13, 2006
Anyone who sees this 68 year old in concert in AC or Las Vegas cannot argue that he truly is Jay and the Americans. His voice is still incredible.
denise

AOL

#4 Aug 20, 2006
i listen to his music over and over and see him on the oldies concert. he is incredible.

i would like to write to him. is it possible.

thank you.

denise
torreskis1@aol.com
I just saw him on PBS

AOL

#5 Aug 20, 2006
The man is unbelievable!!!
Donna Burney

AOL

#6 Aug 25, 2006
After Jay spends 40 years building up Jay and the Americans with his magnificent voice now the idiot, Jay Traynor, wants to take back what he didn't want before, he couldn't make a go of Jay and the Americans, Jay Black(David) did now he wants to ride on David's shirt tail.
Brian

United States

#7 Sep 22, 2006
I have seen him 7 times. There is no other Jay as far as I am concerned. If Traynor wants the name so bad then why the hell did he leave in the first place? I will always stand behind Jay(David) 100%
Pat Frey

Bartlett, IL

#8 Sep 23, 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.
Sue Ellen Suarez

Atlanta, GA

#9 Sep 26, 2006
Jay Black (David Blatt) was, without a doubt the most talented lead singer to come out in the 1960's. He could sing anything with his beautiful strong operatic voice. Jay joined the Americains in 1962, and Totally Made The Group! Jay's voice IS THE VOICE of Jay & The Americans. No one can impersonate him or begin to fill his singing shoes. 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?
JR SUAREZ

Atlanta, GA

#10 Sep 26, 2006
I think Jay could call himself anything and his fans would be there to see and hear him. We've seen him twice this year and Nov.11th will be #3. He still sings better than anyone singing today! Give his performing name and his life back! He is a VOCAL TREASURE, says my wife, and should be treated like one! Jay, TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH, BE HAPPY AND NEVER-NEVER STOP SINGING
Bill McKinley

Washington, PA

#12 Oct 12, 2006
Jay Traynor isn't worthy to carry Jay Black's jock strap. He should go get a life other than singing.
Sue Ellen Suarez

Atlanta, GA

#13 Oct 18, 2006
OK JAY, I CHOSE YOU OVER A BRAND NEW CORVETTE, BUT MY HUSBAND GOT ME A NEW JEEP AND HE GOT THE CORVETTE FOR HIMSELF. BUT NEEDLESS TO SAY INSIDE THE GLOVE BOX OF MY JEEP WERE 2 TICKETS TO YOUR JAY'S BACK CONCERT AT WESTBURY ON NOV.11TH. YOUR TALENT IS SO OVERWELMING THAT I WOULD TRADE BOTH THE CARS TO HEAR YOU SING. SEE YOU SOON!
B W Becker

Topeka, KS

#14 Oct 20, 2006
I agree 100% that Jay Black had (and still has) THE best voice in all of popular music. I'm classical-oriented in my musical tastes as a general rule, but I am definately a hard-core fan of Jay Black. Traynor? Forget it - just another non-descript voice among the many also-rans. He knew he wasn't any good in the first place and bailed out. His solo career went absolutely nowhere too. I'd drive across the country to hear Jay Black; I wouldn't go across the street for Jay Traynor. I trust that the judge will use common sense and at least allow him to retain his Jay Black professional name. Shoot - let has-been Traynor have the "Americans" name, it won't do him any good. BTW, a bit of trivia. The composer of "Cara Mia" was none other than Paolo Mantovani (yes, the orchestra leader) who wrote the music to that song. He had to use a nom de plume for legal reasons, I believe.
Dan

Schaumburg, IL

#15 Oct 24, 2006
There is only one Jay (a rose by any other name...)
I've seen and met Jay many times. Still one of the greatest voices EVER!
Your fan... Dan
JR SUAREZ

Atlanta, GA

#16 Nov 2, 2006
YESTERDAY IS EXPERIENCE, TOMORROW IS HOPE, TODAY IS GETTING FROM ONE TO THE OTHER AS BEST WE CAN. JAY, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"! SUCH A TREASURE TO YOUR FAMILY AND A VOCAL TREASURE TO YOUR FANS! AGAIN, HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY! BE HAPPY AND NEVER STOP SINGING! SEE YOU NOV.11TH IN WESTBURY.
Sue Ellen Suarez

Atlanta, GA

#17 Nov 2, 2006
JAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, TODAY YOUR 68. I'LL BE SEEING YOU NEXT SATURDAY AND MAN I JUST CAN'T WAIT! YOUR MANY FANS CALL YOU "THE VOICE" AND YES INDEED YOU ARE. YOU ARE A VOCAL TREASURE AND A BRIGHT AND SHINNING STAR. THE BEST SINGER PERFORMING TODAY--- YOU WILL ALWAYS BE OUR NUMBER ONE BY FAR. TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH, BE HAPPY AND NEVER STOP SINGING! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!SEE YOU NOV 11TH
ROE AND RICH Z BRICKNJ

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#18 Nov 23, 2006
TRAYNOR SUCKS AS A PERSON AND PERFORMER GOD BLESS JAY BLACK
ilovejayblack

Tucson, AZ

#19 Nov 24, 2006
I have seen Jay Black perform twice at Westbury in 2003. His voice was magnificent, he is the best showman around, and he has an incredible sense of humor. It really bothers me what is being done to him. Traynor is a nobody compared to Jay Black. Hang in there Mr Black I am rooting for ya!
Nancy

AOL

#20 Nov 25, 2006
Hello everyone,

Where can I find out where Jay is performing? His old site is down.
Thanks!
Nancy
Jays Webmaster

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Dec 2, 2006
Nancy wrote:
Hello everyone,
Where can I find out where Jay is performing? His old site is down.
Thanks!
Nancy
www.jayblackthevoice.com

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