Things are coming together nicely for the WARNER BROTHERS re-release of THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS DVD for Christmas 2007! SPARKHILL is Producing two documnetaries that will include interviews from all of the RANKIN/BASS key members and we will finally get to hear about the BEHIND-THE-SCENES from the people that actually worked on the special! One of the Documentaries will be about the history of RANKIN/BASS PRODUCTIONS. This may prove to be the most exciting RANKIN/BASS release of the Holiday season.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
SCOTT JOHNSON is laying down the solo to my song "Jo" on his vintage GIBSON as engineer GEORGE KELLER tracks it. CHICO DIAZ and RYAN PRIER (My Rhythm section) take a break outside the studio.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
JACK DAVIS is a friend and one of my favorite artists! He did alot of things for RANKIN/BASS as well. Here are a few DAVIS pieces and a few tribute drawings to JACK from PAUL COKER, JR. and MORT DRUCKER. I talked with ARTHUR RANKIN, JR., PAUL COKER, JR. and MAURY LAWS today and they are all on board for the special edition YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS DVD along with RHODA MANN (MOTHER NATURE) and BRADLEY BOLKE (JANGLE BELLS)!
I am trying hard to recover from my surgery and it has been difficult. I lack energy and need to rest often. The Doctors say it will be a while before I am 100%. I do have some VERY good RANKIN/BASS NEWS! I heard from SPARKHILL ENTERTAINMENT and they are Producing two RANKIN/BASS Documentaries for a special edition DVD of THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS for Christmas 2007! I am assisting in any way I can and am setting up interviews as I type this. This will be a very exciting project and will finally bring together the MAKING OF stories from the creators.