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Emile Griffith 45 rpm recordings:  Yes...The Champ Sings!!

EMILE GRIFFITH; WORLD CHAMP IN THE RING and IN THE RECORDING STUDIO 

Oscar De La Hoya isn't the only Welterweight Champ who has ventured into the recording studio.  Yes, that's right our champ, who not only beats Oscar in the ring, KO's him in the vocal arenas.

At the top of his game in the sixties, Emile was also known to sing in the choir at his local church.  This led to several studio recordings; several of which are pictured here.  Rarer than hens teeth is his Tangerine Records original recording of Dee Irwins' "GOIN GOIN GONE" (a) and THAT'S WHAT I LIKE" (b).  Also depicted are two Columbia Records recordings "WHILE WE'RE DANCING" (a) and "EVERYBODY NEEDS LOVE" (b).  And "ALWAYS ON MY MIND (a) and "A LITTLE BIT MORE" (b).

If anyone finds any other Emile recordings, please contact us at jgriffin@ringmemorabilia.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a great photo of Emile together with all-time greats, Joe Louis and Billy Conn.  No doubt, having a few kind words to say about the champs latest hit single!   

 

 

LEROY NEIMAN SIGNED PRINT

 

In 1962, artist Leroy Neiman was at ringside for the tragic ending to the third Griffith vs. Paret bout.  On offer is a rare print and original wire photo reflecting that well known ring tragedy.  This endearing print bears an original inscription and signature of Leroy Neiman and has also been signed by Emile.  The print is inscribed: "To Howie {Albert} Looking Back, Leroy Neiman '92".  This was most likely given to Howie Albert (Emile's lifelong manager) on the 30th anniversary of that fight.  The vintage wire photo has been signed in blue ballpoint pen by Emile Griffith.  Professionally matted and framed, it is a touching reminder of the ultimate risk undertaken by professional prizefighters, both yesterday and today.    No Longer Available!

 

 

 

 

Over the years, Emile has always been popular on the banquet circuit.  Always an engaging personality, Emile rarely turns down an opportunity to speak with the boxing fans who supported him throughout his championship years and even after his retirement from the ring. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some original artwork of Emile! By Lud.

 

 

 

An original ticket from Emile Griffith vs. Denny Moyer held at the Tacoma, Washington Arena on August 18, 1962.  This was Emile's second venture back into the prize ring after the Benny "Kid" Paret tragedy.  No Longer Available.

 

 

 

Emile Griffith was always received a special welcome from fans in the United Kingdom.  Emile's classic boxing style was very much admired by the English..  At left is the official program from Griffith vs. Brian Curvis and a broadside from Griffith vs. Dave Charnley.  Both in 1964. Graciously autographed by Emile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emile is featured here on a popular trading card series.  An outstanding photo of Griffith vs. Nino Benvenuti.  Graciously autographed by Emile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emile appeared on many covers of the various boxing magazines during his active career.  This one is from 1963 and features a great photo of Griffith vs. Ralph Dupas.  Graciously signed by Emile in bold silver sharpie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offered is an extremely rare original managerial contract between Emile Griffith and his career long trainer and friend Gil Clancy.  Signed by both Griffith and Clancy, it is dated January 1969.  An incredibly rare piece from the championship career of Emile Griffith. No Longer Available.

 

 

 

 

 

BENNY "KID" PARET -  AN EXTREMELY RARE SIGNED CUT PAGE FROM AN AUTOGRAPH COLLECTORS BOOK - PROFESSIONALLY MATTED WITH AN 8 X 10 ACTION PHOTO.   FOR SALE AT $349.

 

 

 

 

EMILE and his K-9 FRIENDS

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Every dog has his day and every dog wants to meet Emile and get the champs autograph. 

Here is Emile at the Concord Hotel in 1966, with the hotel mascot "Woof Woof", while training for his defense of the World Middleweight crown against Joey Archer in 1966.

 

Another autograph hound!!

Here's Emile and his canine pal PUG! (no pun intended) in 1968.  Emile was in training to regain the middleweight crown from Nino Benvenuti.

 

 

Our dog FRED is no different as he eagerly awaits the champs next visit to Staten Island.   (Fred's not for sale!)