Johnny Maestro

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Jimmy Castor, R.I.P.

    Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    The Best Wedding Songs Of All Time

    ​Not songs to be sung at weddings--I'm not here to write about "Color My World," thank you--but songs about weddings. Here are my all-time faves: (8) "Wedding Bell Blues"--sung by the Fifth Dimension The raw urgency and desperation of this one always amuses me. As she sings it, Marilyn Mc ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    November 15, 2005

    . . . And to All Some Good Nights

    Festive fun that's both naughty and nice