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Monday, November 12, 2012

Norton Donations & Volunteer Help

Rockin' Joe Belock
Photo by Jacob Blickenstaf

I'm sure you've heard by now.  Norton Records has suffered a terrible blow in the shape of hurricane Sandy.  I'd like to thank all the "first responders" who have been helping out down at the warehouse, and at Norton H.Q., removing and drying records.  It's the kind of physical help that leaves you feeling like you're making a difference.  It's also the kind of help that folks in the Brooklyn, NY area are more equipped to provide.  But the norton family spreads out far past the five boroughs in every direction!  And the rest of us can help too.  By making a contribution.  This contribution will help to restore Norton's supply of jackets and sleeves for the salvaged LP's and 45's.  I remember once having a conversation with Miriam about the beginning of the label and where it has progressed to today.  It was while she and Billy were graciously housing the band at their home during the recording of the Mary Weiss album.  She remarked that "Norton isn't just a company or a label, it is it's own being with a heart and soul."  Nurtured and reared by a family of wild Rock and Roll fans all over the world!  And it is so true.  And now Norton needs our help.  Your help.  So that it may remain a home to superb music for generations to come.  Donate now!

You can also email nortonrec@aol.com for more info on how to lend a hand in Brooklyn.  Stay tuned for upcoming benefit concerts for Norton as well as a 1 day WFMU record fair that will include a Norton table with new stuff for sale!!

3 Comments:

TikiGraham said...

http://vimeo.com/52774847 video on norton records clean up

Kahiki said...

TikiGraham,
The same video was posted on this blog Nov 5 http://wfmuichiban.blogspot.com/2012/11/dust-grooves-video-of-operation-norton.html

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear of the good progress being made, everyone lendin' a hand. Keep your spirits high, ya'll got this tamed, won't be long everything'll be back to normal, enjoy the struggle. Wish I could be there washing tons! Lee B. Ky

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