156 WEST 48th STREET NEW YORK CITY
A LANDMARK ADDRESS SINCE 1922
IT WAS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS MUSIC STORE PERIOD !
WHEN I LIVED IN NEW YORK, I NEVER REALIZED IT WHEN I WAS IN THERE, OR EVEN WHEN I VISITED IT AFTER,
HAD SPENT MANY ADVENTURE PACKED HOURS HERE, MAKING HIS OWN KIND OF MUSIC FROM 1922 - 1934...
I GUESS BEING A SPOONER
"I SHOULD OF KNOWN BETTER"
IN THE FUTURE, I WILL BE ADDING IN PICS OF MANNY'S WALLS THAT WERE COVERED WITH PHOTOS OF THE MUSICIANS WHO HAVE SHOPPED HERE FOR DECADES. BUT IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT CHECK OUT MANNY'S PROPRIETORS THE GOLDRICH FAMILY
And here is a vid by Sandi Bachom with a perfect tune "If These Old Walls Could Speak"
from a very fine tunesmith ... Jimmy Webb
STONES, ZEPPLIN , BEATLES, PAUL SIMON. & THE DOORS
Just a taste of probably every well known R & R & Pop Act From The 1950's - 2009 That Came Through Manny's Door
Far More Obscure By Today's Standards Was Orchestra Leader B. A. Rolfe Who Dined Here Many A Time When It Was The Tavern.
He is in the Spooner Autograph Book & Trumpet Player B A & His Orchestra Are On You Tube
Count Basie The Orchestra Leader Next To Him Probably Needs No Introduction
These two photos are courtesy of