Wolfe's passion for music and the manufacturing business has undoubtedly been passed on through his genes. His son, Richard Taninbaum is founder and President of Rhythm Tech Corporation with an impressive list of credits of his own.
Whether you know him as Wolfe Taninbaum, Wolffe Taninbaum or Wolfe Tayne, this man has packed 90 years of life full of great memories and stories of a simpler time and he's not done yet!
I understand you are working a bit again – refacing mouthpieces again at age 90.
Yes, that's right. Sylvia passed away back in June and I'm trying to keep myself busy with my interests.
First of all I'd like to clear up the correct spelling of your name. There are many recording credits listed for "Wolfe Taninbaum," "Wolffe Taninbaum" and even "Wolfe Tayne." Have you worked under all three names?
Yes, I have. There was a time when my sister said, "You aught to spell your name with two f's." (Laughs) It was stupid. There was also a period where individuals like myself would shorten their "ethnic sounding" names. That's how I began to use the stage name "Tayne" instead of my family name "Taninbaum."
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