Oral History Information
Murray Sunshine was a legend in the New York music retailing business. As an employee of Manny’s Music, hired by Manny himself, Murray witnessed first hand the growth of 48th Street as a music center for not only the country but the world. Murray later opened his own chain of stores on Long Island. Coret Music first opened in 1954 in Jamaica Queens, NY and expanded to other locations on Long Island. He sold the business 50 years later to retire. Murray’s remarkable memory made for an incredible interview that covered his views on the woodwind and brasswind instruments made during his career as well as the New York music retailers.