DJ Ready Red (Collins Leysath)

Collins Leysath  aka DJ Ready Red (1965-2018) is an original member of the influential Hip-hop group, The Geto Boys.  According to multiple interviews, his mother was a church musician who played popular R&B music at home. He started out as part of Trenton, New Jersey’s disco scene (“I was part of the first Puerto Rican […]

Steve Burgh

Steve Burgh was a respected guitarist and producer whose credits included work with such luminaries ad Jimi Hendrix, Gladys Knight and Billy Joel. His career began as a teenager in Trenton with the band Jacob’s Creek, which also included fellow Trentonians Lon and Derrek van Eaton, and Bruce Stephen Foster.  He also founded a recording studio, Baby […]

Ernie Kovacs

From his Wikipedia page: Ernest Edward “Ernie” Kovacs (January 23, 1919 – January 13, 1962) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. Kovacs’ visually experimental and often spontaneous comedic style influenced numerous television comedy programs for years after his death by automobile accident. Many shows, such as Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, Saturday Night Live,Monty Python, […]

The Maximizer Camp

From Louinel Jean: The “Maximizer Camp” was established in Trenton in the fall of 2015 by singer/ songwriter Louinel Jean, a graduate student of The College of New Jersey in collaboration with Electrical Engineering student Christopher Hingston Tenev. After a recording session on campus the two started jamming at Tenev’s home studio which culminated in […]

Donald “Pup” Bolding

Donald “Pup” Bolding is a songwriter, guitarist and producer whose talents have taken him from school and church ensembles in Trenton to touring and recording gigs with such hitmakers as Nelly, Case, Deborah Cox and Sarah Dash. He co-produced Sarah Dash’s album, :The Seventh Child, and co-wrote two of the songs.

Adam Blackstone

Adam Blackstone is a renowned bassist, songwriter and producer who works with many of the top names in the entertainment industry. As his website states, He has served as the Musical Director for acts such as Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Maroon 5, Jay Z and most recently he has cultivated the live 20/20 Experience alongside Justin […]

Tommy Morolda

From the artists’ website: Tommy Marolda is a respected songwriter, musician, record producer, engineer and music publisher who has appeared on more than 50 albums either as an artist, producer or composer. He has been nominated for a Gammy Award and has worked on gold and platimun albums with artists such as Cher, Bee Gees, […]

Raymond Earl

From the artist’s biography by Ed Hogan: Trenton, NJ-born guitarist/bassist Raymond Earl was an integral member of Philly soul band Instant Funk, who in turn was part of MFSB, the studio aggregation that was the house band for Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International Records. Earl followed the lead of his older brothers, […]

Kym Miller (AKA Kim Miller)

From the biography by Ed Hogan It may come as a surprise to some that fast-as-quicksilver rhythm guitarist Kim Miller of ’70s Philly soul band Instant Funk likes smooth jazz groups like the Rippingtons, but it’s true. Then again, listen to Miller‘s songs, which are sprinkled throughout the recordings he did with Instant Funk […]

Nona Hendryx

From the artist’s website: From her beginnings with Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles (the sweethearts of The Apollo Theater); to LaBelle (a trio made up of Patti LaBelle and Sarah Dash) — the groundbreaking rock funk band of the 70s; followed by a stunning solo career; and then inducted into The Rhythm & Blues Foundations’ Hall […]