#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.

About the music in #7: King Heroin

The intro to this podcast uses Josh’s acoustic cover of “Theme From Shaft,” from his new album, Sixty Goddammit.

Incidental music appears from Josh’s albums throughout the podcast: Famous & PoorThe Worst!Blacks ’n’ JewsJosh Alan Band and Sixty Goddammit.