Amazingly Gotham still survives today as the Discmaker empire. They
recently bought CD Baby as a matter of fact. The Empire label was owned
by Morris Ballen and the Ballen family to my knowledge are still in the
driver's seat. They actually put out a surprisingly good number of
records in a variety of genres. I do not believe that the Gotham catalog
has ever been reissued but
someone should do it as the stuff was quite hip overall. As far as the
Goody connection goes I would be surprised if it was not Sam
Goody as Morris and Sam were to my knowledge contemporaries.
Tom Fine wrote:
> I have a Gotham Records 78-RPM disk, part of an album of Don Jose
> rhumbas and sambas, that has the top of label with the Gotham emblem
> obviously pasted on top of the original label. Underneath is the song
> info and then across the bottom in small print is Goody Record Corp.
> Was Goody the original company or did Gotham buy out Goody or license
> Goody sides? Was this Goody the original Sam Goody himself?
> I would date this album from the late 1940's. Gotham Album Series G-1,
> "Rhumbas y Sambas Played by Don Jose and his Orchestra". The other
> three disks in the set are Gotham original labels. The first three
> disks are Gotham 101, 102 and 103. The fourth disk, with the pasted
> Gotham emblem on top is 3004, I'm assuming that's the Goody catalog
> Thanks for any/all info.
> -- Tom Fine