The Golden World Story
Leonard Reed

A Youthful Leonard Reed 

On that first Ric-Tic release, another lady would join the roster. This time it was Joyce Webb, who hailed from Texas.

Ed and JoAnne would now employ the production skills of tap-dance legend Leonard Reed, who had a wealth of experience in the entertainment industry by the time he met up with Golden World.

Born in 1906, Leonard was not only a dancer; he was also a writer and composer; an emcee at the Apollo and a producer for the Cotton Club in Harlem.

In particular, he wrote and arranged music for Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton.

It is interesting to note that Leonard was married to Barbara DeCosta who had a 45 issued on Ric-Tic in 1964.



Notes by David Meikle

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