Morris Levy

Real name
Moishe Levy
August 27, 1927
May 21, 1990
United States
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00017979249 25 works
00021122160 1 work
Notorious mob-associated music industry mogul, primarily known as the owner of the renowned Manhattan jazz club 'Birdland' and as president of Roulette Records, one of the largest independent outlets in recorded music at the time. Levy is often accused of stealing royalties, coercing artists to share writing credits. His business empire spanned every aspect of the industry- from juke-box installations and nightclubs, to retail outlets and labels.


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Songs written by Morris Levy

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
A Walkin' Miracle Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, Morris Levy, George David Weiss The Essex featuring Anita Humes August 1963 Covered by (6 artists)
California Sun Henry Glover, Morris Levy Joe Jones [US1] February 1961 Covered by (57 artists)
Can't We Be Sweethearts Morris Levy, Herb Cox The Cleftones June 1956 Covered by (4 artists)
Don't Cry Henry Glover, Morris Levy, Louisiana Red Louisiana Red 1963 Covered by John "Big Moose" Walker
Hey, Let's Twist Henry Glover, Morris Levy, Joey Dee [US] Joey Dee & The Starliters 1961 Covered by (4 artists)
I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent Morris Levy Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers October 1956 Covered by (8 artists)
Little Girl of Mine Morris Levy, Herb Cox The Cleftones March 1956 Covered by (20 artists)
My Boy Lollypop Morris Levy, Johnnie B. Roberts, Robert Spencer Barbie Gaye December 1956 Covered by (105 artists)
Play with Fire (And You'll Get Burned) Morris Levy, Gary Illingworth, Richard Grasso, Danny Cohen [US3]
Roly-Poly Henry Glover, Morris Levy, Joey Dee [US] Joey Dee & The Starliters 1961 Covered by (4 artists)
Soulville Dinah Washington, Titus Turner, Henry Glover, Morris Levy Dinah Washington April 1963 Covered by (11 artists)
That's the Way It Goes Morris Levy, Raoul Cita, Donald Parker The Harptones with The Royale Cita Chorus - Jimmy Wright & His Orch. August 7, 1956 Covered by (2 artists)
The ABC's of Love Morris Levy, Richard Barrett Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers August 23, 1956 Covered by (3 artists)
Tonight My Heart She Is Crying Morris Levy, Irving Reid, Vic Abrams Covered by (2 artists)
Ya Ya Lee Dorsey, Morris Levy, Clarence Lewis Lee Dorsey July 1961 Covered by (78 artists)
You Ain't No Big Thing Baby Henry Glover, Morris Levy Sam & Dave 1963 Covered by Holly Golightly

Adapted songs

Reported errors

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#35099 Quentin 2007-09-29 13:01:17 UTC processed 2010-04-18 18:47:29 UTC by Bastien