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Genya Ravan : Jerry
Genya Ravan : Jerry's Pigeons
Published: 2015/10/23
Channel: Folk rock. Australian rock. More.
Junkman - Genya Ravan and Ian Hunter
Junkman - Genya Ravan and Ian Hunter
Published: 2010/06/23
Channel: HeyCro
Genya Ravan - Love Is A Fire
Genya Ravan - Love Is A Fire
Published: 2011/07/24
Channel: MRK03H13R
GENYA RAVAN - Back In My Arms Again
GENYA RAVAN - Back In My Arms Again
Published: 2009/11/21
Channel: beegirl6970
"Stay With Me" - Ten Wheel Drive w/ Genya Ravan
"Stay With Me" - Ten Wheel Drive w/ Genya Ravan
Published: 2007/06/15
Channel: beegirl6970
Genya Ravan - Whipping Post (Allman Bros cover)
Genya Ravan - Whipping Post (Allman Bros cover)
Published: 2007/08/23
Channel: beegirl6970
Ten Wheel Drive With Genya Ravan - Construction #1 (1969)[Full Album]
Ten Wheel Drive With Genya Ravan - Construction #1 (1969)[Full Album]
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: Mandi Backup
Exclusive Interview With Genya Ravan
Exclusive Interview With Genya Ravan
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: Suzanna Bowling
Genya Ravan - Love Is A Fire - 4/6/13 (2/4)
Genya Ravan - Love Is A Fire - 4/6/13 (2/4)
Published: 2013/04/07
Channel: landhorses
Genya Ravan - Love Is a Fire (The Warriors Soundtrack)
Genya Ravan - Love Is a Fire (The Warriors Soundtrack)
Published: 2010/11/27
Channel: didudiydidudu
GENYA RAVAN BAND-SHADOWBOXING
GENYA RAVAN BAND-SHADOWBOXING
Published: 2009/01/26
Channel: cybal12
Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Ravan   Candyman Baby
Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Ravan Candyman Baby
Published: 2011/07/12
Channel: denvercamera
GENYA RAVAN RARE CHANNEL 5 NEW YORK INTERVIEW 1977
GENYA RAVAN RARE CHANNEL 5 NEW YORK INTERVIEW 1977
Published: 2009/01/26
Channel: cybal12
Genya Ravan - Jerry
Genya Ravan - Jerry's Pigeons / Nite Owl - 4/6/13 (4/4)
Published: 2013/04/07
Channel: landhorses
genya ravan - the knight ain long enough
genya ravan - the knight ain long enough
Published: 2013/01/27
Channel: ticktack t
GENYA RAVAN -- "JUNKMAN"
GENYA RAVAN -- "JUNKMAN"
Published: 2013/02/07
Channel: UnsteadyFreddie
Ten Wheel Drive With Genya Ravan - Ain
Ten Wheel Drive With Genya Ravan - Ain't Gonna Happen
Published: 2016/01/17
Channel: Goblins Garage
Genya Ravan & Lou Reed - Aye Co
Genya Ravan & Lou Reed - Aye Co'lorado
Published: 2010/07/24
Channel: BebingtonGirl
Genya Ravan ‎– Urban Desire - Do It Just For Me
Genya Ravan ‎– Urban Desire - Do It Just For Me
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: Vintage z Impetem
The Warriors Vs The Lizzies (1979) - Love is a Fire
The Warriors Vs The Lizzies (1979) - Love is a Fire
Published: 2013/04/18
Channel: atown57
Screengrabs: Wind Gusts, Jimmy
Screengrabs: Wind Gusts, Jimmy's Doppelgänger Genya Ravan -- Part 1
Published: 2014/07/15
Channel: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Genya Ravan - Shadowboxing - IridiumLive 2.6.13
Genya Ravan - Shadowboxing - IridiumLive 2.6.13
Published: 2013/02/07
Channel: IridiumLIVE
Love Is A Fire (From "The Warriors" Soundtrack)
Love Is A Fire (From "The Warriors" Soundtrack)
Published: 2014/11/09
Channel: Genya Ravan - Topic
Jerry
Jerry's Pigeons by Genya Ravan
Published: 2010/12/29
Channel: jpsegu
Genya Ravan Live !!!Love is a Fire
Genya Ravan Live !!!Love is a Fire
Published: 2009/04/17
Channel: Genya Ravan
TEN WHEEL DRIVE: Tightrope
TEN WHEEL DRIVE: Tightrope
Published: 2009/04/22
Channel: aschefrin
Opening Night of Rock and Roll Refugee with Exclusive performance by Genya Ravan
Opening Night of Rock and Roll Refugee with Exclusive performance by Genya Ravan
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: Suzanna Bowling
Genya Ravan - Back In My Arms Again
Genya Ravan - Back In My Arms Again
Published: 2013/05/09
Channel: ALLEN DISQUE
GENYA RAVAN - Steve...
GENYA RAVAN - Steve...
Published: 2010/02/14
Channel: beegirl6970
GENYA RAVAN BAND-I
GENYA RAVAN BAND-I'LL GO CRAZY
Published: 2009/01/26
Channel: cybal12
Goldie AKA Genya Ravan
Goldie AKA Genya Ravan
Published: 2009/03/22
Channel: Genya Ravan
Screengrabs: Wind Gusts, Jimmy
Screengrabs: Wind Gusts, Jimmy's Doppelgänger Genya Ravan -- Part 2
Published: 2014/07/15
Channel: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Genya Ravan ‎– Lonely Lonely – self titled LP [1972 Soul Rock US]
Genya Ravan ‎– Lonely Lonely – self titled LP [1972 Soul Rock US]
Published: 2016/01/24
Channel: The Day After The Sabbath
GENYA RAVAN "Undercovers" CD Release Party Rockin @ THE BITTER END "Home All Alone" 6/30/10
GENYA RAVAN "Undercovers" CD Release Party Rockin @ THE BITTER END "Home All Alone" 6/30/10
Published: 2010/07/04
Channel: Sandi Bachom
Genya Ravan - "Keep On Growing"
Genya Ravan - "Keep On Growing"
Published: 2011/05/21
Channel: whiteray1
Genya Ravan   The Knight Ain
Genya Ravan The Knight Ain't Long Enough
Published: 2016/10/10
Channel: HesDeadJimNCC1701
Genya Ravan ‎– I Hate Myself (For Loving You)
Genya Ravan ‎– I Hate Myself (For Loving You)
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: Vintage z Impetem
A FLG Maurepas upload - Genya Ravan - What Kind Of Man Are You - Soul Funk
A FLG Maurepas upload - Genya Ravan - What Kind Of Man Are You - Soul Funk
Published: 2016/02/01
Channel: FLG Maurepas
Genya Ravan Ian Hunter Mick Ronson from And I Mean It....
Genya Ravan Ian Hunter Mick Ronson from And I Mean It....
Published: 2010/10/07
Channel: Genya Ravan
Genya Ravan - Sit Yourself Down
Genya Ravan - Sit Yourself Down
Published: 2011/06/19
Channel: lottekids
GENYA RAVAN BAND-CORNERED-MESSIN AROUND
GENYA RAVAN BAND-CORNERED-MESSIN AROUND
Published: 2009/01/26
Channel: cybal12
Demo that Got the Deal for Ten Wheel Drive and Genya Ravan on Polydor Records
Demo that Got the Deal for Ten Wheel Drive and Genya Ravan on Polydor Records
Published: 2012/10/26
Channel: joeviglione
Whipping Post (Remastered)
Whipping Post (Remastered)
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: Genya Ravan - Topic
Genya Ravan - The Sweetest One
Genya Ravan - The Sweetest One
Published: 2010/09/17
Channel: BebingtonGirl
A FLG Maurepas upload - Genya Ravan - I Can
A FLG Maurepas upload - Genya Ravan - I Can't Stand It
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Rock'n'Blues Land
Genya Ravan-Letter
Genya Ravan-Letter
Published: 2017/09/12
Channel: Vinyl Frontier II
Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Ravan - Stay With Me -
Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Ravan - Stay With Me - '70 Blues Rock on Polydor label
Published: 2015/04/21
Channel: Wrigley Records
Genya Ravan CHEESECAKE GIRL Sampler
Genya Ravan CHEESECAKE GIRL Sampler
Published: 2012/06/10
Channel: Genya Ravan
Rock Meets the Runway Opening Introduction with Genya Ravan
Rock Meets the Runway Opening Introduction with Genya Ravan
Published: 2011/01/18
Channel: Wicked Cool Records
genya ravan - love is a fire
genya ravan - love is a fire
Published: 2010/06/01
Channel: MAYIS CENTENO
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Genya Ravan, a.k.a. Goldie (born Genyusha Zelkovicz; April 19, 1940) is an American rock singer and producer. She was lead singer for The Escorts, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, and Ten Wheel Drive.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Genya was born in Łódź, Poland.[2] She arrived in the United States in 1947, accompanied by her parents and one sister. She had two brothers, who died. These were the only family members who had survived the Nazi Holocaust in Europe.[2] They did not speak any English. Genya Ravan was named 'Goldie' by her mother who claimed Genyusha was not American enough.

Goldie's career started in 1962 on a dare in a Brooklyn club called The Lollipop Lounge, which is also the title of her autobiography published by Billboard Books. On a dare in a bar, she jumped up to sing. "That was the first time I ever heard my voice". She was asked to join the band The Escorts, Richard Perry being one of the members. After signing to Decca Coral records and being produced by Henry Jerome, there was some success, they covered "Somewhere" from West Side Story and it went to number 1 in parts of the Mid-West. In 1963 she formed Goldie and The Gingerbreads after Genya met drummer Ginger Bianco in a Greenwich Village bar.

After seeing the band at a party for the Rolling Stones, Atlantic Records Chairman Ahmet Ertegün signed them to Atlantic subsidiary Atco Records.[3] Goldie & the Gingerbreads were the first all-girl rock band in history to be signed to a major label and climb the charts.

While playing New York City's hot spot The Wagon Wheel on 45th Street in Times Square, Mike Jeffries, Eric Burdon, Hilton Valentine, and Chas Chandler spotted them, and wanted them to come to England. Goldie and The Gingerbreads toured with the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, the Kinks, and Manfred Mann. They reached the charts with their hit "Can't You Hear My Heart Beat" in 1965. The song reached #25 on the UK Singles Chart. The band stayed in London for two years.

Billed as "Goldie", she released the original version of the classic Carole King-Gerry Goffin composition "Goin' Back" in the spring of 1966. However this single was withdrawn within a week by producer Andrew Loog Oldham, due to disagreements with Goffin and King over altered lyrics.[3] The song would be covered by Dusty Springfield three months later, making the U.K. top 10 singles chart.

Ravan and her two partners Aram Schefrin and Mike Zager formed Ten Wheel Drive in 1969. Ten Wheel Drive lasted three years. They recorded three albums for Polydor Records: Construction number 1, Brief Replies, Peculiar Friends Are Better Than No Friends. They had many fans, but the group did not take off. Genya left the band in 1971. She was signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis where she made one album in 1972 titled simply Genya Ravan. Four more solo albums followed through the 1970s.[4]

Ravan performed at the Atlanta Pop Festival, twice at Carnegie Hall and twice at Madison Square Garden, along with various clubs in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia, including the famous CBGB. She appeared on The Mike Douglas Show, The Johnny Carson Show, Della and The Dick Cavett Show television shows.

In 2011, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum included Goldie and The Gingerbreads in their Women in Music exhibit which travelled from state to state. Genya Ravan toured in 2013, selling out New York City's Iridium is going back by popular demand. Jay Z sampled one of her tracks for his song "Oh God" from her Goldie Zelkowitz CD song "Whipping Post". Many Ten Wheel Drive tracks were also sampled by Hip Hop artists.

Genya appeared at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, alongside legends like Wanda Jackson, Martha Reeves, Maria Muldaur and Tracy Nelson as part of the museum's "Women Who Rock" exhibit.[5] She and Reeves discovered a number of connections in that both worked with Richard Perry and were signed by Clive Davis. Further, one of the first songs Genya learned when she came to the US was "What Did I Do to be So Black and Blue," made famous by Fats Waller; a song Martha performed while starring in the road show of Ain't Misbehavin'. The two plan on working on a future project together.

A retrospective of her career is the subject of the Off Broadway musical Rock and Roll Refugee, which was profiled on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday on February 14, 2016.

Producer[edit]

Ravan had worked as a producer for multiple record labels. Amongst others, she was responsible for the debut album Young Loud and Snotty by the punk rock band Dead Boys (1977) and the comeback album Siren by Ronnie Spector (1982).[2] She also contributed vocals to the latter album. In 2001 Genya discovered Tripod at CBGBs and produced their demo CD, adding backup vocals to one track.

Radio host[edit]

In 2006 Ravan was recruited by Steven Van Zandt to host two monthly radio shows (Chicks and Broads, playing women from the '50s to the present day), and Goldies Garage show of unsigned bands. Genya Ravan says, "So much talent out there and not enough places for them to be heard anymore" on the Van Zandt's Underground Garage radio channel, 21, aired throughout North America on Sirius Satellite Radio, and worldwide on Sirius Internet Radio. She joined a team of hosts that includes original Rolling Stones manager/producer Andrew Loog Oldham, whom Genya worked with as Goldie.

Discography[edit]

  • Construction #1, Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Ravan, 1969
  • Brief Replies, Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Ravan, 1970
  • Peculiar Friends, Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Ravan, 1971
  • Genya Ravan, 1972
  • They Love Me, They Love Me Not, 1973
  • Goldie Zelkowitz, 1974
  • Urban Desire, 1978 (CD edition 2004 at Hip-O Select)
  • ...And I Mean It!, 1979 (CD edition 2004 at Hip-O Select)
  • Best of Ten Wheel Drive, 1995
  • For Fans Only!, 2003 (privately published)
  • Genya Ravan Live, 2006
  • Undercover, 2010 (Collectables Records)
  • Cheesecake Girl, 2013 Aha Music

Publications[edit]

  • Lollipop Lounge, Memoirs Of A Rock And Roll Refugee, Genya Ravan, 2004, ISBN 0-8230-8362-4

Stage Production[edit]

In early 2016, Royal Family Productions produced a workshop for a musical based on the life of Genya Ravan titled "Rock And Roll Refugee". Details of that production are detailed at http://RoyalFamilyProductions.org/RockAndRollRefugee.

Movies[edit]

In the movie The Warriors (1979), the song that plays when Cochise, Rembrandt and Vermin are in the Lizzie's HQ is "Love is a Fire" by Genya Ravan. The song is featured on The Warriors soundtrack album.

Genya was portrayed by Stana Katic in the 2013 film CBGB[6] There is also interest in Genya's autobiography, Lollipop Lounge, for a future film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs - Genya Ravan discography
  2. ^ a b c http://www.allmusic.com/artist/genya-ravan-mn0000165261/biography
  3. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/artist/goldie-the-gingerbreads-mn0001364077
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/genya-ravan-mn0000165261/discography
  5. ^ Mauck, Chrissy (2013-10-18). "The MIM Presents Women Who Rock Exhibit". Fender.com. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Retrieved 2017-11-02. Emcee Beth McDonald of KEZ 99.9 FM hosted a Q&A session with Jackson and Reeves, as well as folk-blues singer Maria Muldaur, singer Tracy Nelson and Genya Ravan (aka Goldie of the groundbreaking all-female band Goldie and the Gingerbreads). 
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1065664/?ref_=sr_1

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