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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › GRT_RecordsGRT Records - Wikipedia

    GRT Records; Company type: Thereto: Industry: Record label: Founded: 1969 Canada United States: Founder: General Recorded Tape: Fate: Active Tax Dormitory [citation needed] Sold between WMG, UMG and DMG; Headquarters: California, United States Ontario, Canada: Total assets: US$6.6million: Parent: Elektra Records (1985-1989) Hollywood ...

  2. Veronica Herrera, at a GRT 8-track assembler, 1970. General Recorded Tape was an American manufacturer of reel to reel, 8-track and cassette tapes that existed between 1965 and 1979. The company grew to become the owner of several prominent U.S. record labels, including Chess Records and Janus Records.

  3. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Lotti_GoldenLotti Golden - Wikipedia

    • Early Life
    • Recording Artist
    • Track Listings
    • Music Journalism
    • Writer/Producer
    • Discography
    • Literacy Advocacy
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    Childhood

    Lotti Golden was born in Manhattan to Sy (Seymour) Golden and Anita Golden (née Cohn), the elder of two daughters. Golden's parents, a strikingly handsome and fashionable pair, were avid jazz aficionados and foreign film buffs. Golden soaked up the sounds of Billie Holiday and John Coltrane from an early agedeveloping a lifelong passion for music and the arts. Golden grew up in Brooklyn, New York where she attended Canarsie High School, serving as the school's Poet Laureate. Voted Most Likely...

    1964–1968: Early music career

    A birthday gift (a guitar) from Golden's parents at age eleven would chart her future course. Golden studied classical guitar and voice, but needing more of a creative outlet, soon found her niche as a singer-songwriter, using her abilities as both wordsmith and vocalist. To sing her compositions on demos Golden spent hours using a reel to reel tape recorder to perfect her vocal craft: "When women talk of their idols and influences…they tell stories about singing along with records, trying to...

    1969: Debut LP: Motor-Cycle

    Released on Atlantic Records in 1969, Motor-Cycle is a chronicle of Golden's life informed by New York City's counterculture. "It was a strange, way out scene for pretty, 19-year-old Golden," who wrote her memoir in music and lyrics because, according to Golden, "a book is too flat." The songs on Motor-Cycle deal with subjects like gender identity ("The Space Queens (Silky is Sad)"), drug use ("Gonna Fay's"), and urban alienation ("Who Are Your Friends").So essential was Golden's poetry and l...

    1968–69: The Making of Motor-Cycle

    Golden signed a publishing deal as a staff writer with Saturday Music during her senior year of high school. One afternoon as Golden was riding the elevator to her demo session, the company's owner, Bob Crewe stepped in while Golden was singing. When Crewe nodded his approval, Golden seized the opportunity, and in one breath told Crewe she was a staff writer at his publishing company and working on material for her own artist album. Intrigued, Crewe set up a meeting: "When Lotti brought her m...

    Motor-Cycle samples

    2003: Golden's spoken voice on "Gonna Fay's" (Motor-Cycle) is the centerpiece for "What a Bringdown" on I Am the Messiah (Spin-ART) by MC Honky, "widely considered to be Mark Oliver Everett (or "E") of the rock band Eels." 2006: Golden's African (Olatunji) inspired drumbeat on "Motor-Cycle Michael" (Motor-Cycle) appears on Beat Konducta Vol 1–2 Movie Scenes (Stones Throw Records) on the track "Gold Jungle (Tribe)" by hip-hop artist Madlib.

    1970s

    Lotti Golden's eponymous sophomore offering was released on GRT Records (U.S. Label) in 1971. In a live performance for industry executives at NYC's Playboy Club, Golden was described by Cash Box as "GRT's Lotti: Incredible." Although elements of Golden's confessional approach remained (Billboard labeled one song "biographical") for the most part, Golden's self-titled LP moved away from the innovative format of Motor-Cycle. Writer Mitchell Shannon characterizes the shift: "Second time around,...

    In the 1970s, Lotti Golden wrote rock journalism, primarily covering her musician friends. In a Crawdaddy! feature story Golden provides unique perspective on the genius of Mike (Michael) Bloomfield chronicling her 1972 San Francisco visit with the legendary guitar player and in Rolling Stone, Golden explores the making of keyboardist (and co-found...

    1980–85: Electro/hip hop

    In the early 1980s, Golden transitioned from artist to writer/producer. Golden's 1982 international dance hit "I Specialize in Love" co-written with musician Richard Scher, enabled her to move into record production: "The success gave [Golden] the freedom to demand production rights to her songs." In an interview for the anthology, Signed, Sealed and Delivered-True Life Stories of Women in Pop, Golden stated that performing live was OK, but she preferred the recording studio, "that wonderful...

    1985–89

    Lotti Golden relocated to Los Angeles in 1985 establishing herself in LA's burgeoning songwriting scene, signing a worldwide publishing deal with MCA Music (later renewing and extending her contract with David Renzer, Chairman/CEO of the Universal Music Publishing Group). In 1986, MCA Creative Director Carol Ware introduced Golden to writer/producer Tommy Faragher, "on a hunch that the two young writer/producers would click as a team." The pair quickly gained a reputation for "richly produced...

    1990s

    Lotti Golden was honored with the ASCAP Pop Award for "With Every Beat of My Heart" in 1991. Golden's "If You Lean on Me," was recorded by Canadian artist Colin James Sudden Stop LP and featured in the 1991 action film, Run. Golden and Faragher's work with the O'Jays, fused urban R&B with their classic soul sound, coming "closest to accomplishing that fusion with the smoking, politically charged "Something For Nothing." The album won the O'Jays their first American Music Award in 1991. Dubbed...

    Songwriter/Selected Songs 1. I Specialize in Love Sharon Brown 2. NunkWarp 9 3. Light Years AwayWarp 9 4. ‘’Pickin' Up Pieces’’Brenda K. Starr 5. Some PeopleE.G. Daily 6. Dirty LooksDiana Ross 7. Hard Times for LoversJennifer Holliday 8. With Every Beat of My HeartTaylor Dayne 9. Keep On Pushing LoveAl Green 10. Oh Baby I... (1994) Eternal 11. The ...

    In collaboration with the 92nd Street Y's Educational Outreach Program, Golden designed a songwriting workshop for the advancement of literacy, engaging New York City public school children in the art and craft of songwriting. The classroom based program, "Lyrics & Literacy/Words are Power" was created by Golden in accordance with the New York Stat...

  4. www.wikiwand.com › en › GRT RecordsGRT Records - Wikiwand

    GRT Records was the name of both a U.S. and a Canadian record label, both created by General Recorded Tape, a California-based company that existed from 1965 to 1979. Their demise was concurrent with the bankruptcy of their owner, General Recorded Tape.

  5. GRT is the acronym of California-based G eneral R ecorded T ape, a recording tape manufacturer which expanded into the record business. It first established its own label and then bought out Chess Records from Phil and Leonard Chess during 1969. GRT also owned Janus Records, under which they placed the Chess label administration in the early 1970s.

  6. GRT Corporation (General Recorded Tape Corp.) was a California company incorporated July 2, 1965 in Sunnyvale, a suburb of San Jose. Founder/President Alan Bayley envisioned a company dedicated to producing pre-recorded music tapes for independent record labels without their own duplicating facilities. Initially producing 1/4" reel-to-reel...

  7. GRT Records was the name of both a U.S. and a Canadian record label, both created by General Recorded Tape, a California-based company that existed from 1969 to 1979.[1] Their demise was concurrent with the bankruptcy of their owner, General Recorded Tape.[2]