Owner of Stan’s Square Records in Jersey City and Catamouont Records Celebrates Expansive Music Career
On Sat, Nov. 21, Stan Krause, owner of Stan’s Square Records on Bergen Avenue in Jersey City celebrated 50 years in the music business as both a record store owner and the owner of Catamount Records, his own record label.
Krause who has been in the music business since 1965 has some impressive credits. In the 1960s he was at the forefront of a cappella music and recorded local boy-and-girl groups from the Metropolitan area – groups that are considered premiere a cappella singing groups. Continue reading STAN KRAUSE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN MUSIC→
Hudson People: Tony Santana -The Wrestler in White
By Sally Deering
He was known as “Dr. Santana” because he always wore white when he entered the ring. Long retired from wrestling, Tony Santana still dresses in his signature ‘whites’ when he’s out and about in his Jersey City neighborhood.
Born in Puerto Rico, Santana came to Jersey City when he was 13 and went to work at the Eisen Bros. button company in Manhattan’s garment district. (Being tall and burly, Santana passed for 18 to get the job.) He worked there 30 years, starting first in delivery and moving his way up to manager. He work ed at Liz Claiborne in Jersey City and owned his own button company at 111 First Street. After five years of being his own boss, Santana turned to bartending at Rolon’s Keyhole Bar on Bay Street, retiring in 2010.