I dedicate this page to those that tirelessly worked and shaped my recording career.
I felt compelled to honor those that worked so hard in one of the hardest businesses to achieve in. The great writers , composers, mentors and friends THANK YOU!
Theses are people that gave their all and those that are still on the planet still do!
Thank you Freddie Gershon and Myrna for always being there I love you! I want you all to know I appreciate everything going forward.
Gerry Granthan my mentor, producer, and one of the best the industry has to offer Dot Records subsidiary Paramount Pictures.
John Williams one of our great composers arrangers in the world thanks to Gerry I was provided the opportunity to perform one of my greatest efforts in the film “Daddy’s gone a Hunting” singing opening and throught the film and Sound track.
Also the Kirk Douglass opportunity perfoming The Brotherhood and the film and The Penthouse film song. None of that would have happened without Gerry Granahan.
Some of the people here were not all household names when we began but I always felt in my heart they were to become some of the treasures of our industry.
Artie Butler did many of the great arrangements on my albums.
Through the years, Artie Butler has been involved in every phase of the music industry: composing, arranging, conducting, producing, supervising and playing. His credits are literally and figuratively too numerous to mention.
I am honored to have worked with these great arrangers and producers and give them blessings for the great work they did for myself so many major Artie Butler a american Instution one of the greates talents I have worked with more accomplishments then I can mention including Louis Armstrong ‘What a wonderful world’ Barry Manilow. Dione Warwick, Joe Cocker Gladys Knight and the Pips not enogh room to name all of his accomplishments.
Artie also was nominated for a Acadamy award for Barbra Streisand’s”Here’s To Life’ which he got a Acadamy award nomination.
Arnie Golan one of my favorite people to work with on my early albums for Dot/Paramount. arranged for Johnny Mathis, Bee Gee’s multible artists , proud to have worked with him.
Artie Butler a american Instution one of the greates talents I have worked with more accomplishments then I can mention including – Louis Armstrong ‘What a wonderful world’ Barry Manilow. Dione Warwick, Joe Cocker.
Roy Glover did many Lyn Roman arrangements.He moved into the recording studios and worked as a session arranger and musical director for such top-10 performers as Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, Connie Francis, Bobby Vinton, The Platters,”Our Day Will Come” by Ruby and the Romantics. His influence is prevalent in hit songs was remarkable.
Ashford and Simpson ,BB King ,the Drifters to mention a few.
Smoky Robinson who discovered me and wrote and produced my first releases ” Goodbye Cruel Love and ” Envious which still is a top seller , has sold on Ebay for $637 dollars and online today for over $500 if you can get a original copy.
Gene Page arranged one of my true favorite songs I recorded ” The Love a woman should give to a man” he. was an influential conductor, composer, arranger and record producer most active from the mid-1960s through the mid-1980s, worked with some of pop music’s biggest names – Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston and Lionel Ritchie among them – but the twin long-term roles which secure his place in the pantheon of soul music are as arranger for both Barry White and Motown, where he worked in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a great friend and contributed so much to my process.
Ed Townsend For your love , Marvin Gaye Sexual healing numerous hits. He brought me to Mercury records and to the attention of Irv Green and Quincy Jones I was signed immediately. today you can see on UTUBE the video “GB DAY and My life Story”.
Don Myrick of ( Earth Wind and fire gone to soon we worked on songs together and a great motivater we were working on songs together really is sorely missed.
WAH WAH WATSON a legend guitarist one if the greatest! He performed on my latest endeavor which will be released in December ‘Tribute to Redd Foxx so amazing you made it happen for me no words!
Melba Liston was my conductor one of the best in the world she was a one of a kind.. thanks to Redd Foxx he hireds her to travel with us touring ‘ The Sanford and Son road show I was Redd Foxx’s opening act.
Melba Liston was an African-American musician who became a brilliant star of the jazz world. Though best known as a composer and arranger, her incredible skill as a trombonist meant she also achieved fame as an instrumentalist, and she worked alongside some of the biggest names in music. Her unprecedented and varied career spanned five decades, seeing her become one of the industry’s extreme rarities; a successful female trombonist she worked with Quincy Jones and some of the greatest musicians in our industry her talent was something to behold.
Bernie Wayne WROTE ALL LYN ROMAN SPECIAL MARTERIAL ( ZORBA THE GREEK , MS AMERICA BEAUTY PAGENT (THERE SHE IS MISS AMERICA Elvis Presley BLUE VELVET, LAUGHING ON THE OUTSIDE CRYING ON THE INSIDE.
Pam Sawyer “DO IT AGAIN 3 OTHER SONGS” You can’t turn me off in the middle of turning me on recorded by Linda Griner aka Lyn Roman Pamela Sawyer is a British-born American lyricist and songwriter, who started writing songs in the mid-1960s and whose credits as a co-writer at Motown included “Love Child”, “If I Were Your Woman”, “My Whole World Ended”, and “Love Hangover and her writing partner Marilyn McLeod from the John Coltraine remarkable .
A special thanks to Papote Varete and Sandy Rose Artman you have been amazing in every way! To much to mention!!! Sandy never met anyone so kind and thoughful you were so appreciated throughout the filming of Music.Inc.
Fred Wesley James Brown in the 60’s. great times working with these folks! we recorded several songs Lyn Roman ONE MORE DANCE FOR THE ROAD. was a favorite,
George Siravo arramged my iconic song “One Life” he was also my conductor George Siravo collaboraed with Tony Bennett and many arttsts his Frank Sinatra albums remain classics i feel so lucky to have worked with these iconic wonderderful artists that showed me so much love and care..
Not counting 135 recordings to date where did the time go!
Last but most importantly my attorney Christopher Whent no words can express the gratitue I have for you. God Bless you and all the people I mention so many I may have left out but you know my heart.