The Golden World Story
Sammy Lowe

The flip-side of Ric-Tic's first release
label scan courtesy of  Ian Walsh

Also working on the Joyce Webb release was famed Arranger, Sammy Lowe.

Sammy was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1918 and had already gained a world wide reputation for his Big Band arrangements.

He had also worked with The Platters on "My Prayer" and with Sam Cooke and Nina Simone.

Within a year of the Ric-Tic release he was working with James Brown on "Prisoner of Love", but his greatest Soul Music achievement would come in 1966 with James Brown's "It's a Man's Man's Man's World".

Coupled with Leonard 's skills, I think Golden World were showing that they had ambitions and the fact that Joyce Webb would release something in the region of ten 45's  shows that she must have been talented enough.

Another artist employed in the early days was Rocky Hart, who hailed from New England. He is credited with at least four releases for various labels from 1959-1962.

A total of eight 45's would emerge in this first wave of Golden World and Ric-Tic recordings.

However, Barbara DeCosta,  Terry Warren and Leroy Smalley's careers appear to have been brief.



Notes by David Meikle

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