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Tales of... by Josh Alan Friedman - Josh Alan Friedman EPISODE 7, 26th October 2017
#7: King Heroin
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#7: King Heroin

 

THE TOAST OF BROADWAY.

A lightweight contender in the 1920s, Manny Rosen worked in the kitchen of the Stage Delicatessen for 32 years—in charge of making toast. But he also wrote “King Heroin” for James Brown, after losing his daughter to heroin. He became the right-hand man of Bob Anthony, “Mr. Burlesk,” in the Melody Burlesk back office.