Sometimes I may be the lone soldier you see and hear who is asking questions, seeking answers, and unearthing revelations but I am uplifted and humbled by the crowd who is joining me in the quest.

About a month ago I did a story on how some artists like JUSTIN BEIBER AND LADY GAGA, get paid per view on YouTube (which are in the millions) while a new or lesser known artist gets nothing!! http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/can-youtube-save-the-music-business/

As usual I got some excellent comments from many of my irate, influential, and powerful  readers who joined the battle to get justice for everyone, then the week before last I received an e-mail from YouTube telling me NOW I could get paid for every view, by splitting fees from ads placed beside my video. I got so excited that before I looked to see where to sign up I emailed my supportive friends that we had won our latest battle against the powers that be.

Dear ArtieWayne,

Your YouTube account ArtieWayne might be eligible to earn revenue from the playbacks of your videos.

Making money from your videos is easy. Here’s how it works: First sign into your YouTube account. Then review and complete the steps outlined here: (BLANK URL)

If your account is enabled, we may place ads next to the videos you submit for monetization. You will earn a share of the revenue from the ads as long as you meet the program requirements.

Thanks and good luck!

The YouTube Team

 When I clicked onto the url it said, “ERROR NOT ELGIBLE FOR THIS FEATURE”.

I REALIZED THEY WERE THUMBING THEIR NOSES AT ME…BUT IN THE PROCESS THEY ADMITTED THEY ARE PAYING SOME PEOPLE AND NOT PAYING OTHERS…EXACTLY AS I SUSPECTED!

Then about a dozen friends told me that late last week they were sent same email I was sent by youtube, but were allowed to sign up.

Then this article ran in the New York Times http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/113715/cash-in-youtube-video-nytimes

I’m happy to say that ARTIE WAYNE ON THE WEB has been able to change the questionable ACCOUNTING policies of giant corporations. I’m even happier to say that some of my investigations have led to the discontinuing of certain practices and released millions of dollars into the hands of people it belonged to! But this clever act of appeasement by YouTube isn’t enough!

(I’M NOT SHOUTING…BUT IT’S EASIER TO TYPE THIS WAY WITH ONE FINGER)

NOW I APPRECIATE THE MEAGER OFFERING THAT HAS BEEN SO WELL ORCHESTRATED AND WELL PUBLICIZED BY YOUTUBE…BUT NOW I WANT TO BE PAID RETROACTIVELY…I’VE EARNED IT!

LAST CHRISTMAS, THERE WERE 27 VIDEOS UP ON YOUTUBE, WITH COMBINED VIEWS OF OVER 500,000. USING MY SONG “LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE” (CLINTON JR./ WAYNE) BY MICHAEL I SAW ADS ON THE SIDE OF THE VIDEO, WHICH MEANT SOMEBODY GOT PAID.

IN TWO WEEKS I’LL BE RECEIVING A STATEMENT FROM WARNER BROTHERS MUSIC, THE PUBLISHER OF THE SONG, WHICH I’LL SHARE WITH ALL OF YOU WHICH WILL NOT ONLY SAY HOW MUCH I’VE EARNED FROM YOUTUBE BUT ALSO WHAT I EARNED FROM HAVING TWO OF MY SONGS IN FOUR POSTHMOUS MICHAEL JACKSON CDS.

IN THE TWO AND A HALF YEARS SINCE MICHAELS DEATH I’VE RECEIVED LESS THAN $4000 FROM BOTH SONGS IN MECHANICAL INCOME. LAST WEEK IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT MICHAEL JACKSON WAS THE HIGHEST PAID CELEBRITY LAST YEAR EARNING $170 MILLION DOLLARS…SOMETHING IS WRONG… SOMETHING IS TERRIBLY WRONG!

                                                            (TO BE CONTINUED)

Copyright 2011 by Artie Wayne

SPECIAL THANKS TO DAWN LEE WAKEFIELD FOR HELPING ME PUT THIS ARTICLE TOGETHER AND FOR SPEARHEADING THE CAMPAIGN TO FIND JUSTICE FOR ME STARTING WITH THE TWO SHOCKING ARTICLES SHE WROTE FOR THE NATIONAL EXAMINER LAST WEEK… http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-music-in-national/artie-wayne-vs-the-music-industry-can-a-nice-guy-finish-first AS WELL AS

http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-music-in-national/the-artie-wayne-school-of-music-economics-counting-up-friends-who-count

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM GETTING PAID FROM THE POWERS THAT BE PLEASE LEAVE YOUR STORY IN THE PLACE PROVIDED FOR COMMENTS BELOW…THANKS

 Copyright 2011 by Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

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My longtime friend Grammy winning producer, engineer, and music supervisor Brooks Arthur called me up to thank me for the article I wrote about him a few weeks ago. He also asked if I would post his thank you to everyone who took a moment to write a comment…

Artie:
“Since I do not have access to your entire mailing list, please be kind enough to pass my thank you note along to all your readers for me.

WOW! Quite an experience … thinking I was gonna’ read an article (a little blog) and then BLAMMO, messages and wonderful notes from you, your readers, my colleagues and of course … Friends. Well, truth be known, everyone of you guys and girls and groups and singers & musicians & producers & engineers & studios have helped to make me who I am today. Every session, every moment, every laugh, every tear, every hit recordand those records that should have made it but didn’t, are all a part of my heart forever!

It took alot of doing to scroll thru the tributes and remembrances without welling up a few times, but I powered thru it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Yours in song, FOREVER!”

 Brooks Arthur http://brooksarthur.com

TO READ THE ARTICLE “SPOTLIGHT ON BROOKS ARTHUR” CLICK ONTO http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/spotlight-on-brooks-arthur/

This seems to be the year of the documentary, with the Phil Ochs film, “THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE”, and GEORGE HARRISON’S, “LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD”, tearing up our collective conciousness. Now we can look forward to BEACH BOY, DENNIS WILSON and THE COWSILLS coming to theaters, and finally the long awaited film celebrating BOB MARLEY which is in final negotiations, and will be on our screens late next year!

People have been asking me how my stem cell procedure (using my adult stem cells…not embryos) is working. I tell the them that I’ve gone from feeling incredible for a few hours…to feeling like I’m gonna’ die! As the weeks go by though, I’m starting to even out and feel optimistic that I’ll walk again!

IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS WE’VE BEEN READING ABOUT THE “OCCUPY TOGETHER” MOVEMENT, WHERE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE GATHERED TO PROTEST AGAINST INEQUALITY, MONETARY DISFUNCTION, AND THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE.

WHEN ASKED IF SHE WOULD ALLOW HER SONG, “SHINE” TO BE USED AS THE ANTHEM FOR THE MOVEMENT, SINGER/SONGWRITER HEIDI LITTLE, SAID SHE’S “HAPPY TO LET ANY ORGANIZATION USE HER SONG AS LONG AS IT’S IN THE NAME OF PEACE.”  http://heidilittle.com

TO HEAR “SHINE” CLICK ONTO http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/occupy-together-and-heidi-little-shine/

The quote of the day comes from Producer, composer, and all around good guy, QUINCY JONES. Even though I haven’t seen Q in years, I remember the time that we spent together as one of the highlights of my life! I read something recently he said to his critics that inspires me whenever I get low on self esteem.  “Not one drop of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me”

AFTER BEING RAINED OUT LAST MONTH, MY FRIEND DON ORIOLLO, WILL BE HAVING HIS ART SHOW IN FLORIDA, FEATURING HIS PAL, WORLD-WIDE ICON, FELIX THE CAT DEPICTED IN DOZENS OF DIFFERENT SETTINGS AND ART TECHNIQUES. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO http://felixthecat.com

Top photo l to r Brooks Arthur, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich

Photo of Heidi Little and outfit by Stephanie M. Dejoseph of Lamia designs

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Now that I’m going after the bad guys in the music business, The only thing that can keep me safe now is transparency, so I private messaged 100 of my FACEBOOK friends, and told them who the perpetrators might be in the event something happens to me.

It’s funny how many people have been screwed by the same people I have who like my idea of a CLASS ACTION AUDIT of record and publishing companies, but are afraid of retaliation.

CHECK OUT THESE THREE ARTICLES AND THE COMMENTS…IF SOMETHING SIMILAR HAS HAPPENED TO YOU, PLEASE ADD YOUR STORY TO THE REST OF THE COMMENTS …REMEMBER THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS.

THE UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/the-first-class-action-audit-against-the-universal-music-group/

NICK ASHFORD AND VALERIE SIMPSON AT MOTOWN http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2006/08/14/breaking-the-motown-sound-barrier-aint-no-mountain-high-enough/

FLORENCE GREENBERG AND SCEPTER RECORDS http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/a-tribute-to-florence-greenberg/

EXTRA! EXTRA!……STOP THE PRESSES!! DAWN LEE WAKEFIELD OF THE NATIONAL EXAMINER.COM HAS JUST RELEASED PART TWO OF HER STORY ON ME AND MY BATTLE WITH THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!  http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-music-in-national/the-artie-wayne-school-of-music-economics-counting-up-friends-who-count 

IF YOU HAVEN’T READ PART ONE OF DAWN’S STORY “ARTIE WAYNE VS. THE MUSIC INDUSTRY…CAN A NICE GUY FINISH FIRST?” CLICK ON TO http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-music-in-national/artie-wayne-vs-the-music-industry-can-a-nice-guy-finish-first

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SPECIAL THANKS TO PHIL X. MILSTEIN FOR CREATING THE TOP PHOTO

WHILE FIGHTING LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE TRYING TO KEEP ROYALTIES AWAY ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTISTS, SONGWRITERS AND PUBLISHERSMY ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME IS FROM THE SALE OF MY BOOK. ” I DID IT FOR A SONG”, WITH OVER 100 STORIES FROM THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. I HOPE YOU’LL CONSIDER BUYING ONE DIRECTLY FROM ME THROUGH PAYPAL FOR ONLY $9.99 AT  artiewayne@gmail.com OR BY CHECK TO…ARTIE WAYNE  P.O. BOX 1105, DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92240

THANKS AND REGARDS, ARTIE WAYNE http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

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IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS I’VE BEEN READING ABOUT THE “OCCUPY TOGETHER” MOVEMENT, WHERE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE GATHERED TO PROTEST AGAINST INEQUALITY, MONETARY DISFUNCTION, AND THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE.

MY FRIEND SINGER SONGWRITER, HEIDI LITTLE AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS AND I WONDERED HOW LONG IT WILL IT BE BEFORE THE PEACEFUL MOVEMENT ESCALATES INTO VIOLENCE?

Heidi said,”I have always had hope and our future nestled in my heart. I have always spoken and acted out against injustice on all levels. Our hearts and minds have seen and taken in so much devastation, killing, brutality. And all the while I wrote the songs.

Love and care is welling up in the hearts and minds of us all. And not a second too soon. With all of our social and environmental concerns, the growing debates on funding wars when schools are closing and people are starving. It ends with love, compassion and care.

I am sure you have seen the same shocking, brutal footage of police brutality amongst the peaceful  people in our city’s and streets, I would never claim to be so naïve as to believe there weren’t people out there just to cause trouble for troubles sake. Unacceptable !! No one is allowed to touch another person to cause bodily harm. It is illegal. And no one is allowed to do that. I cannot stress this factor enough .  “ If we just stand, hold hands and smile, not even a word needs to be uttered. Just steel iron will “ No one can do anything to a person doing that without being in the wrong.

I have come to learn that In this co creative world,  we get what we think. If we think this movement will make change for the positive, it will ! If we believe that our prayers and hopes are going out to the government and law enforcement so they understand and make the appropriate changes it will ! If we think that each little thing we do for others helps it does! Wherever our intentions are directed they connect !  For better or for worse. How do we want this to turn out? What is the elegant solution? We have all heard it this past week. Stop funding the war, and put the money back into the schools and the people. Rebuilding, reconstructing that which no longer serves the people and the earth.  If killing is legal, we can make anything good stick. And last.

I have been watching the change spread across the globe. And it makes me excited and happy, it gives me great hope, and every day I say the same prayer: God bless the people of the world with clean water, sustainable food, education, health care, dental care, suitable housing, positive role models and care providers for all, clean energy, affordable standards of living, and country’s, states, and city’s that take care of the people first.  We came here to be together. No more divide and conquer.

United we shall overcome.  

Thanks Artie for involving me in the beauty you are creating. We don’t need any more violence, we need love. And that my friend is all I will stand for.

 In love and light your friend in music and positively transforming the planet Heidi Little.

Please have a listen to twenty years of love music at www.heidilittle.com

And if you would like to read more please visit my blog at

http://heidilittle.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/in-our-lifetime 

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“SHINE” THE VIDEO WAS DIRECTED BY WEDIGO WATSON http://www.restlessheartwanderings.blogspot.com/  http://www.youtube.com/user/wally1435
 

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 WHEN I READ THAT MICHAEL JACKSON’S ESTATE EARNED $315 MILLION DOLLARS SINCE MICHAEL PASSED AWAY TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO, I KNEW THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG. I HAVE TWO SONGS, “TOUCH THE ONE YOU LOVE” AND “LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE”, BOTH CO-WRITTEN WITH GEORGE CLINTON, JR., THAT WERE IN FOUR POSTHUMOUS RELEASES…THAT EARNED ME LESS THAN $3OOO.OO IN THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME.

IN FACT, THE LAST QUARTER I DIDN’T EARN A PENNY! WHEN I WROTE ABOUT IT, I WAS CONTACTED BY DAWN LEE WAKEFIELD FROM THE NATIONAL EXAMINER WHO IS HELPING ME NOW TO FIND JUSTICE!

DAWN WROTE, “Reading the Artie Wayne biography, ‘I Did it for a Song,’ readers are moved, nay compelled, to ask themselves two basic questions.

Question 1: Can nice guys finish first in business? Answer: Which business? Response: The Music business.

Question 2: Which nice guy? Answer: Artie Wayne. Response: The answer is up to you, the reader to decide.

Do you know Artie Wayne? If you love rock and roll music, chances are good you’ve heard his name at some point in the last 50 years. And it could be for a number of reasons. Among other things, Wayne is a singer, songwriter, demo guy, promoter, producer, record label executive, nurturer of creativity, messenger of great ideas, and more. He’s more than a Renaissance guy. He’s a futurist, in the best sense of the word.

Most importantly, Wayne’s best skill is having been, and still being ‘the man in the middle’ of some of the best music ever to go from ‘how about this?’ to ‘vinyl is final’ stages. And as Wayne says, ‘he did it for a song.’

Poignantly, that is the exact title of his recently released autobiography, unquestionably one of the best and fastest fun reads of 2011. Have you read ‘I Did it for a Song’ yet? Perhaps you have, if you belong to an elite group of music lovers, who lives and breathes music so much that you haunt vintage record stores and multiple garage sales for that one missing 45 or 33 to define your collection.

Or, you have read it if you’re one of those types to check in often on blogs such as ‘The Pop Culture Addict,’ ‘Forgotten Hits,’ or even ‘Artie Wayne on the Web.’ If so, then you probably scout out treasures on eBay, you have alerts set to find a copy of a song or album that means the world to you. We know you.

You’re also the music lover who reads liner notes and knows the name of the recording studio, the recording engineer, arranger, composer, publisher and who played bass on those Billboard chart hits across the country for the past 50 years, a period in which the genre of rock and roll rose, soared, and crested into the genre we now enjoy as “classic rock music.”

In a Perfect World

In a perfect world, the music industry is an assortment of vibrant personalities, creative talents, unique business and music skills and opportunities to bring all these factors together. When combined, bright people of like minds and commensurate talents find each other, join forces and create great musical works.

Creating a music product that is known and appreciated from Middletown, CT to San Jacinto, CA is usually done for the sheer joy of creation. That’s in a perfect world. But inevitably external variables creep into the equation, introducing imperfections and exceptions, advance sales, chart positions, units moved, power rotations, remainders, returns, pre-orders, gold and platinum certification, the Grammy Awards and who will be nominated for the controversial, dubious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

So, who is Artie Wayne? He’s a man who lives in that perfect world, believes in the basic goodness of others, and has trusted more than a few people to do the right thing by him, particularly when they said that they would in the first place. During his career, within the upper echelon of the music business, he’s found some of the faith and trust he’s placed in others to be well worth his time.

Others have disappointed him in large measure, but he doesn’t absorb the negative energy of their misdeeds. Instead, he figures it’s just a matter of time before they do right by him. A do-right man, as the song goes.

Artie actually entered this world as Wayne Kent, a great name on two levels. One, it’s strong, to the point, and sounds like a guy who’d grow up to be an executive, doesn’t it? Two, it’s gently amusing that both names comprise portions of the alter egos of two cartoon heroes whom people are always counting on to rescue them and in fact, save the world.

Batman, as you know, was Gotham City millionaire Bruce Wayne by day; and Superman, of course, was mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent, he of the Daily Planet. Put them together and you have Wayne Kent. I doubt he ever once thought about that, yet the longer you visit with Artie Wayne, and the more you learn of his amazing abilities to make others’ dreams come true, as he introduces the world to yet undiscovered talents, the more likely you are to search him for a cape and a mask.

Just Call Him Artie

The name switch came from his being bright enough to use his real name, Wayne Kent, for songs he’d written for ASCAP publishing. His pseudonym for BMI songs was Art Wayne. It was not all that unusual back in the day to have a show biz stage name if you didn’t like the name your parents gave you. But he was savvy enough, early on, to know that he could be in both publishing organizations with a little panache and an extra non de plume. His friend and colleague, Ed Silvers, began calling him ‘Artie,’ and hence, ‘Artie Wayne’ became the bon vivant of the music business. He has not let go of the spotlight yet. He owns it. It belongs to him. That, and a few other things are due him.

How and where he’d get into the music business was never a worry. Artie seemed to have a sixth sense and proclivity for being in the right place at the right time. As a young songwriter working on future hits with a great friend, Ben Raleigh, Artie’s natural confidence and magnetic personality took them far up the ranks in short measure, all because of a positive attitude he still has to this very day. It started with Bo Diddley and Bobby Darin.

Going into Bo Diddley’s backstage dressing room before his appearance on Alan Freed’s TV show, ‘The Big Beat,’ Artie was just hoping for an autograph. Instead, Bo showed him how to get his famous ‘Hey, Bo Diddley’ riff, even tuning Artie’s guitar to an open E-chord for him. The lesson ended when (get this) Jimmy Clanton, Jackie Wilson, and Bobby Darin come through the door, interrupting the lesson to play Diddley a test pressing of Bobby’s song, ‘Dream Lover.’

Incredible Breaks, Breaking Records

Wayne and Darin became good friends, with much in common as two Bronx boys who loved music. Darin encouraged Artie in his songwriting and is responsible for not only starting Artie’s career as a songwriter, he kept it from ending. Artie shared with Darin his excitement, as he was about to sign a management contract with Alan Freed. Darin knew something that Artie (and most of the rest of America) didn’t, that Freed’s house of cards was soon about to come down with the revelation of the payola scam. Darin suggested to Artie that he go see a publishing friend of his who was officing at 1650 Broadway.

What an incredible break that was. Turned out the company was Aldon Music, and the friend was Don Kirschner. And thus began Wayne’s career. His book of 70 chapters is chock full of star-studded stories like this but the funny thing is, Artie doesn’t think of himself as a star and perhaps he’s not. He’s actually a starmaker. He perceives himself to be a regular guy, born under a lucky star, and never does seem to be affected by all the glitz and glamour that were once a part of his daily life.

Without giving the whole story away, Artie’s career went from songwriter/singer, to demo man, to producer, to (with partner Kelli Ross) running Quincy Jones’ New York publishing companies. And he didn’t stop there. At the pinnacle of his career with Warner Brothers Music, his title was General Professional Manager, and Director of Creative Services.

He ran the ‘New York, Nashville and L.A. offices out of Hollywood,’ and represented the ‘songs of Badfinger, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, the Faces, 5th Dimension, the Kinks, George Clinton, Gordon Lightfoot, Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Graham Nash, Randy Newman, J.D.Souther, Stephen Stills, John Sebastian, Sly and the Family Stone, Carly Simon, Jimmy Webb, Allan Toussaint, Donny Hathaway, Neil Young, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Dick and Don Addrisi.’ He was the chief ringleader of a group of brash boys of bravado, ‘The Warner Raiders’, seven stalwart songpluggers whose mission was to know every single song in their catalog and find artists and producers to record them. Their successes were legendary.”

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Hi, Artie,

I know you care deeply about animals, so I want to update you on progress being made in badly-needed animal shelter reform and evolution.

Not only is there great work being done in numerous communities to end most shelter killing, but there is also an organization, Shelter Revolution, showing the way to doing away completely with the “prison” model of animal shelters.

In this vision, these depressing jails are replaced with community Adoption Centers where homeless dogs and cats are showcased in communal living situations, where wagging tails replace frightened faces and cage-induced problems. Think doggy day-care with creative marketing for adoptions. To prepare animals with behavior issues not yet ready to join the groups, a National Rehab Training Center will educate volunteers to foster and work with animals who currently would have little chance of survival.

 If you are interested in knowing more, there is a lot of information here:

 www.shelterrevolution.org

https://www.facebook.com/shelterrevolution

My best to you as always,

Jack Carone.

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THE FIRST TIME I MET PAUL LEKA WAS IN MY FRIEND BOB RENO’S OFFICE AT KAMA-SUTRA RECORDS. PAUL, ONE OF MANY OF BOB’S DISCOVERIES, HAD JUST GONE NUMBER ONE WITH A RECORD HE CO-WROTE AND PRODUCED FOR THE LABEL, “GREEN TAMBOURENE”. WHEN I BROUGHT BOB RENO OVER TO MERCURY RECORDS, AS SOON AS HE COULD HE BROUGHT PAUL LEKA WITH HIM.

“Paul Leka was a friend and a mentor to me.  We worked at Mercury Records and MRC Music together….he was the older more experienced happening producer/writer in our circle and I looked up to him.  I remember when I was 21 and everybody at the company was touting me as the “new kid to watch”, I was stressed over not having a chart record. Paul’s office was on the other side of the floor from Barry Oslander’s and my office.  I walked over and told Paul about my trepidations.  Paul looked at me and laughed, and said “Don (he sounded like Columbo) if you worry about having a chart record, you’ll never have one…you’re making great records…just keep doing what you’re doing and it’ll happen….” a few months later I had a chart record with Lorelai….I song I wrote with Mark Barkan.  When I was doing arrangements for various acts that Bob Reno had me doing, I went to Paul for arranging advice….he always gave it…I still draw a treble clef the way he showed me.  The coolest thing though was that Paul gave me his arranging book that was given to him by the incredible arranger, Fred Wisemantle.  It was also owned by Irv Spice, and several other “old timers”.  I had it rebound by my friend, Iris, several years ago.  Paul Leka was one of the best…inventive, resourceful, encouraging…..all around a great “individual”…..he became a bit of a recluse over the past 10 years or so, which was the last time I spoke to him….I believe he was doing a project with John Luango….in any event…RIP, Paul….you were a huge part of my early days in the old time music biz….I can still hear your infectuous laugh from the other side of the hall…..”

DON ORIOLLO (FELIX THE CAT, ORIOLLO GUITARS)

“Paul Leka a friend of mine and so many others who was one of the good and most talented guys of the record business has past away. As the saying goes the good die young. Both of us worked for Mercury records Paul as producer and me as a producer/engineer. One night when I was come out of the studio after a long day of recording Paul was going into the studio to record a “B” side for a single he was about to put out.

He asked me if I would sing background and I told him NO and I’m doing you a favor if you want a hit. He gathered up a number of Mercury employees and they sang on his “B” side, which turned out to be, NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE GOODBYE…The song went number one and is stilled played at sporting events today. We should all have Paul talent it is a gift from God. It’s a sad day for all that knew him as a friend and nice guy. “

BARRY OSLANDER (PRODUCER/ ENGINEER)

“Paul and I were born on the exact same morning of the same date of the same month and of the same year.  Every February 20th for the past 30 years Paul and I would exchange loving phone calls wishing each other a “happy birthday” and catching up on the preceding days since our last conversation.  I don’t think a year went by without Paul saying to me on the phone, “Joel, one of these days one of us will not be here to either make or receive this phone call” to which I always responded, “Paul, we will always be here.” 

Now the unthinkable has happened!  For all of us who had the privilege and honor of knowing Paul, he was truly one of those people about whom nobody could ever or did ever have a bad word.  His talent was only surpassed by his sweetness, kindness, and ever constant availability to help out a friend.  Bob Reno was both Paul’s mentor as well as mine and many other prominent music figures today and now they are together, and way to soon for me to accept.  I spoke to Paul’s wife yesterday and it just tore my heart out when she said to me that “their two year old son is looking all over the house for Paul.”

Paul has certainly left a legacy of both music and inspiration for us all.

Joel Diamond (producer)

THE LAST TIME I SAW PAUL LEKA WAS AT THE MELTING POT, IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, WITH ANOTHER FRIEND OF MINE, HARRY CHAPIN. THEY JUST HAD A NUMBER ONE SINGLE WITH, “CAT’S IN THE CRADLE”, AND WERE WORKING ON SOME NEW TRACKS. THE SOLID INFLUENCE THAT PAUL BROUGHT WITH HIM TO THE STUDIO I’M SURE WAS AN INSPIRATION TO HARRY, WHICH SHOWS IN THE RECORDINGS THAT ARE CONSIDERED THE BEST IN HIS CAREER.

GOODBYE MY FRIEND, YOU LEFT A LEGACY TO BE PROUD OF.

PAUL LEKA R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

 

RESPECTFULLY, ARTIE WAYNE

 


2011 by Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

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SPOTLIGHT ON BROOKS ARTHUR!

October 12, 2011

SINCE I STARTED MY BLOG, IN WHICH I TALK ABOUT PEOPLE I KNEW IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS BACK IN THE DAY, I’VE NEVER HAD A RESPONSE AS I’VE HAD WHEN I ASKED FOR A PARAGRAPH FOR MY ARTICLE ON  MY LONG TIME FRIEND, PRODUCER/ENGINEER, AND “CLOSET CROONER”, BROOKS ARTHUR.

 “…First of all I love this man and his entire family. He is so talented and so amazingly current in his position as music supervisor to Adam Sandler. In the olden days he was always our favorite engineer and his part in our demo process was key to their successes.”

Cynthia Weil (“YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN”, “ALL NIGHT LONG”)

“Artie …….Just to add to what Cyn had to say about Brooks…………Besides Brooks being a great talent with terrific instincts when it comes to music for film, he’s probably one of the most decent human beings on the face of the earth. To me Brooks is family and always will be.”

Barry Mann (“YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN”, “SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH”)

Dear Brooks,

May our friendship never end. Well how could it? You still owe me twenty bucks from that time we went to Coney Island and you spent all our money on Hot Dogs at Nathan’s.

Lets do it again.

Much love,

Artie Kaplan Contractor/ musician

“Brooks is a wonderful person and great talent. All those Nevins-Kirshner,Screen-Gems demos with Brooks at Dick Charles studios. Having Brooks as an engineer was also having a mentor right to my left for over 1,000 hours,I would imagine.Our mix on the Cowsills, “THE RAIN, THE PARK, and OTHER THINGS”, was an example of talent and creating together. Whenever Brooks and I talk it is like back in Brooklyn in the 50s .I used to get my egg creams at his Dads place..

Peace,”

Artie Kornfeld “THE FATHER OF WOODSTOCK”

“In 1964 Brooks was the engineer on the first record I ever produced. He was the chief engineer at Mira Sound in the Hotel America on 44th street. I was signed by Donny Kirshner as a writer at Screen Gems-Columbia Music and came to New York to work with Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Cynthia and I wrote a song called Please Don’t Wake Me which we cut with a group we called The Cinderellas. It was actually Margaret Ross from the Cookies and a couple of session singers from New Jersey. Barry Mann and I co-produced (Barry played piano) and Brooks did a really amazing job making it sound beautiful and tough, better than i could have ever imagined. What a way to start a career making records!!”

ProducerRuss Titelman (Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton)

A friend and co-writer, the late, great Brad Burg and I heard that Bette Midler was recording in a building across the street.
We had a new song, “I’ve Been to New Orleans in my Dreams” that we’d written with her in mind. SO, we barged over and thru two doors behind which stood Ms. Bette with Brooks Arthur. It was such a rude intrusion , so we quickly told them that we worked for Don Kirshner and had written a song on the “cassette tape” (remember those?) that I had in my purse….asked them to please listen…apologized for the interruption…..thanked them …then left feeling like our tails were between our legs. Nothing happened with the song, but a friendship blossomed over many years between Brooks, his wife ,Marilyn, and Ron and me. We even enjoyed vacations in Palm SPrings with them and spent some time together when they were in Nashville for awhile. Great folks. He’s a timeless producer. Proud to call him “friend.”
Congrats on your MANY blog hits. You’ve really gotten this internet explosion down. I was just learning Facebook then it changed drastically on me. WILL KEEP TRYING…”

Dene Hofheinz Songwriter

 “Brooks Arthur has always been one of the great treasures in the music business. His combination of talents is truly rare. Sometimes he’s engineering, sometimes producing, sometimes music supervising – but always a music man. He’s always there to help and encourage. He’s always there to be a friend. He’s number 1 on my chart”!

Music producer Michael Lloyd (“DIRTY DANCIN”, “THE OSMONDS”)

Brooks Arthur is a sterling example of the behind-the-scenes magic maker whose name may not be as well known as those of the artists with whom he has worked, but whose influence helped to shape the output of those artists into glorious manifestation.  Over the years, he has worn a variety of hats (recording engineer, producer, music supervisor), had his talented hands in multiple media and multiple genres (music, comedy, records, theater, film), and worked alongside a diversity of other talents (from Jeff Barry to Phil Spector, from The Dixie Cups to Bruce Springsteen, from Robin Williams to Adam Sandler).  Far more than a “midwife” who assisted these artists in bringing their creations into the world, he was a full participant in the creation process itself.  I, for one, am very grateful to him for the role he played in so many of my favorite recordings, like the Red Bird tracks, the Spector productions, and Neil Diamond’s Bang Records output.  Many thanks to Brooks Arthur for the part he played in bringing the music to life.

 LAURA PINTO OLDIES CONNECTION

Brooks is a fantastic guy and passionate about the music and artists he works with. I met him pretty early in my career. Always felt like family and we had a lot of laughs. Did some pretty great music together too!”

Allee Willis (“BOOGIE WONDERLAND”, “NEUTRON DANCE”)

“Brooks was always so kind to me and open to hear my songs for his artists. He was one of the few producers who was about the creativity and not the ego. He was a very down to Earth, kind and talented man.”

 Patti Dahlstrom (“EMOTION”)

“Brooks Arthur a really cool and very talented guy who I have not seen or talked to in a very long time but do remember the days we worked together as recording engineers at a very famous NYC recording studio called Associated Recording Studio. The first time I walked in on one of his sessions the lights were down and a spot light was on him only, he was sitting and moving to the music and pushing and pulling the faders as if they were having a conversation with Brooks.

At first I thought how silly this looked, and in a New York second thought how cool it was that the show was on both sides of the glass. I learned lots from Brooks in the way of mixing and effects and I’m sure this took me to higher places in the music business. When Brooks opened his own studio and my production partner at the time and myself signed a rock band to a major label, the first name we both came up with to work as the engineer was Brooks. We recorded the album at his studio and I mixed it at the record companies studio…. And yes, I shut the light off and put a spot light on my partner and myself……I mixed the album with the same effects I thought Brooks would of done and to this day the band is still around. Brooks thanks for the lessons you did not know you gave.” 

Warmest and best, Barry Oslander PRODUCER/ENGINEER

“AS YOU KNOW, I WORKED FOR CLAUS OGERMANN IN THE MID 60’S. OGERMAN HAD A FINANCED PRODUCTION COMPANY WITH POLYDOR. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRODUCE MASTERS FOR SALE. I BELIEVE I EVEN DID ONE OF YOUR SONGS? I LIKED TO RECORD AT MIRA SOUND, BECAUSE BROOKS WAS A GREAT ENGINEER WITH A STRONG MUSICAL SENSE.  I WAS PRODUCING A WONDERFUL SONG I WROTE WITH GEORGE DEVANS CALLED ‘SAYING GOODBYES’. ROY GLOVER HAD DONE THE ARRANGEMENT FOR IT. THE STUDIO WAS CRAMMED WITH ORCHESTRA. I REMEMBER ARTIE BUTLER, WHO WAS BOOKED FOR PERCUSSION, WHO HAD TO WALK THROUGH THE MEMBERS TO PLAY THREE DIFFERENT PERCUSSIVE INSTRUMENTS, SAYIN, ‘WHAT’S SCALE FOR A HERNIA’.

ROY DID A RUNDOWN OF THE SONG, AND SOMETHING MAGICAL HAPPENED THAT I’VE NEVER SEEN SINCE. THE ORCHESTRA STOOD UP AND APPLAUDED THE ARRANGEMENT. ALL OF US WERE TEARFULLY MOVED BY IT. 25

YEARS LATER, I SPOKE WITH ROY GLOVER SOME MONTHS BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY. THE FIRST THING HE SAID TO ME, WAS IF I REMEMBERED ‘THE DAY THE ORCHESTRA STOOD UP’. IT WAS OBVIOUSLY A SPECIAL MOMENT FOR HIM. ROY WAS A GREAT GUY, AND I’M SURE MISSED BY MANY.  BROOKS LOVED THAT SONG SO MUCH, HE SANG A VERSION OVER THE TRACKS WE DID THAT DAY. I DID AS WELL. WE HAD A LOT OF FUN BACK THEN, WHEN THE MUSIC BUSINESS WAS FUN!”

LARRY WEISS (“RHINESTONE COWBOY”)

“When the music business was the “music business”, Brooks Arthur was a New York force to be reckoned with.  Not only was he an amazing producer but he owned one of the hottest recording studios in town.  Oh yeah, he was and still is an incredibly sought after recording engineer.  The most amusing and legendary Brooks Arthur story is the Brooks Arthur “magic fader”. As anyone who has worked with overly opinionated advertising agents or managers will agree, many times they can slow up or break the flow or a recording session with inane remarks and comments.  Brooks Arthur’s solution?  Give them a fader that was connected to nothing.  So he would start the mix or recording session with the “genius” sitting next to him “riding” the “magic Brooks Arthur fader”.  Ingenious!  I often think about that to this day, and have to crack a smile.”

Don Oriollo (FELIX THE CAT, ORRIOLO GUITARS)

We worked together only a few times. The last time he worked on a project I did was Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.”

 Charlie Calello…arranger

 Brooks Arthur is one of my heroes in the music business.

Brooks and I have done many hits together including

the iconic THE RAIN, THE PARK —— , by the Cowsills.

He is what the perfect engineer and producer should be –

musically talented and technologically up to speed.

He is also one of my favorite people.”

My best,  Jimmy “Wiz” Wisner

 

“Brooks Arthur is one of finest producer/engineer/music directors around.

Besides being one of the nicest people in the music business he really is a true professional. I am honored to call him my friend.

 Rock on Mr Arthur!”

 Ron Dante (THE ARCHIES, THE DETERGENTS)

Strolling into Mira-sound Studios on 47th.Street to play guitar on a session with my good buddy as the recording engineer was always a special adventure that I looked forward to. Mentioning just a few of the legendary names who produced great records with Brooks at the controls would be too extensive and might seem like I was exaggerating. The reason every successful producer & arranger in New York (or from anywhere) wanted to create their hit masters at his place was because of Brooks’ great sound expertise and his consistently jovial, ‘no-pressure’ personality & hearty smile. It is etched in my mind and I’m proud to say he’s my dear friend.” 

Trade Martin. Singer/ songwriter/producer

“Hi Artie,

Brooks was my first encounter with a class engineer, he was a perfectionist on every level – he taught me how to listen to sounds and dimensions without any instructions. A great guy.A rare gem!”

Best wishes,

Kenny Young (“UNDER THE BOARDWALK”, “DON’T GO OUT INTO THE RAIN”)

I have known Brooks Arthur since 1963. (OUCH)  When I met him he was a recording engineer at Mira Sound Studios in New York. We worked together on many different projects like Neil Diamonds first hit recordings, The Shangri Las, the many Red Bird hit records with the great Leiber & Stoller, Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich and George (Shadow) Morton, Connie Francis, Neil Sedaka,The Tokens,  Burt Berns, Phil Spector etc. If I am leaving some people out, it’s only because it was many years ago and I just forgot. Please forgive me. He was a terrific engineer with great musical instincts and great ears. I moved to Los Angeles in 1967 and we have remained friends to this day. Brooks remains a very talented productive person in today’s music world as a music supervisor. He still has that great musical instinct and great ears.

Artie Butler (“WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD”, “UP ON THE ROOF”, “COPACABANA”)

“Brooks was always a pleasure to work with. We (Al Gorgoni, Chip Taylor and I) recorded most of the “Any Way That You Want Me” album at Century Sound Studios in NYC (two songs were recorded at A&M Studios in LA). Brooks was easy-going, with a gentle manner and fun to be around — all great qualities to have in the studio. Talent and skills aside, it’s the glue that helps make things go smoothly. We all got on very well and had a lovely time working together. Near the end of the project, we were dealing with various schedules and deadlines… Al and Chip couldn’t be there one evening and we had to get it done, so Brooks and I did the vocal for the song, “I’ll Never Be Alone Again.” We were happy with the result and as always, enjoyed the process.

Evie Sands (“TAKE ME FOR A LITTLE WHILE”)

“When I first met Brooks, he was at the top of his game; he had an awesome track record, he had his own studio, and had made some of the classier hits of the day. And in spite of that, he extended friendship, and gave his respect and encouragement to the lowest people on the proverbial totem pole. That was uncommon.

I particularly remember the 1st session we did with Brooks at Century Sound, for THE OHIO EXPRESS. It was the follow up to “Yummy Yummy.” We recorded a new song called “Chewy Chewy.” Joey Levine and Artie Resnick wrote and produced it.

The upper management of the “bubble gum” music empire were not known for spending money for record production. We had recorded “Yummy Yummy” at a $15 an hour studio.

Recording at Century Sound was a huge step up for our team, as was working with Brooks. Anyway, Brooks had this magic about him. The vibe was great, the sound was great, Brooks was great, and that was a great, hit session.

KENNY LAGUNA (Manager of JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS)

“We recorded the Billy Vera & Judy Clay album for Atlantic at Brook’s Century Sound.  Brooks was more than just the engineer.  He had useful suggestions, too.  The most important one turned what might’ve been just another song into a hit single.  The producers had written a tune they called “Just Across The Line,” a cute little country-ish ditty that was formless when we entered the studio.  Brooks came up with the idea of using the same rhythm as Alvin Robinson’s version of “Something You Got,” as produced by Leiber & Stoller, which Brooks had engineered.  I’d always loved that record and jumped in with a big “Yes!”  Later, when Atlantic chose the track for our next single, I asked them to change the title to “Country Girl-City Man.”  The writers, Chip Taylor & Ted Daryll still make a few bucks off that one.”

BILLY VERA, singer/songwriter

“I do remember Brooks Arthur and his precious face during the sessions I did with The Angels, but unfortunately I didn’t get to know him personally to say more than “I couldn’t imagine working that engineer sound board in the control room.”  My job was to sing and he did the magic.  Especially during the 60’s to be able to make the tracks for the musicians, then bring in the vocals and put it all together was a feat in itself.  When the playback of  “My Boyfriends Back” came through the speakers of the studio, we all knew it was going to the top!!!  Thank you to Brooks and FGG Productions.” 

Bernadette Carroll, singer

“Artie, What an amazing memory you have !! Remember playing Knock-Hockey up at 1697 Broadway on the 6 floor??  We made a lot of hits with Brooks at Mirasound studios.. I remember the all-nighters producing the Chiffons-Tokens- Happenings & so many more I can’t remember.. Brooks sure must have had a lot of patience putting up with all the different personalities & creative ideas of the Tokens as producers.. But the chemistry worked..Brooks was very creative & had “Great Ears”.. Take care & keep writing!”

JAY SEIGAL (“THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT”, “HE’S SO FINE”)

“I met Brooks Arthur when I was a very young girl.  Brooks is one of the most talented people I have ever met.  He was our engineer at the time. He was always an inspiration in the studio.

He put his imprint on all of The Shangri-Las recordings, without a doubt.

He also managed to do this, and keep us all laughing at the same time I love him dearly, and always will.

The best part of all is that he has never changed, no matter how successful

he has become.”

Mary Weiss of the Shangri-las (“LEADER OF THE PACK”, “I CAN’T GO HOME ANYMORE”)

NOW I WANT GIVE THE MAN OF THE HOUR, BROOKS ARTHUR, THE LAST WORD…

“One of my most important mentors and most valuable friends, David Kapp, told me that if you make music there’s no age limit, and retirement is just a word for others. With that in mind, I’ve had the good fortune of spanning a lot of years and making a lot of records as a performer, songwriter, engineer, and record producer, in many genres. I still get goose bumps when I hear a record I made on the radio or in a movie. But I’ll always be a crooner!”

I treasure our history and friendship, Artie.

ALDON MUSIC FOREVER!”

2011 by Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

THANKS BROOKS…AND HERE’S A LITTLE SURPRISE FOR YOU…”BIRTHDAY CARD” YOUR FIRST RECORD. I STILL THINK IT SHOULD’VE BEEN A HIT! 

I’M PROUD TO HAVE BEEN A STAFF WRITER AT ALDON MUSIC WITH BROOKS ARTHUR…I’D LIKE TO GIVE MY READERS A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE WHAT IT WAS LIKE BACK THEN IN A CHAPTER FROM MY NEW BOOK, “I DID IT FOR A SONG”. CLICK  HERE

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THIS MORNING I GOT AN EMAIL FROM MY FRIEND OF 40 YEARS TONY DiGIROLAMO. A TV DIRECTOR, WHO TOOK EXCEPTION GENERALLY TO MY USE OF PROFANITY IN RECENT ARTICLES AND IN PARTICULAR TO WRITING ABOUT THE HANK WILLIAMS, JR. CONTROVERSY, UNDER THE HEADING “ASSHOLES NEVER TAKE A DAY OFF”.

HE EXPLAINED THAT MY USING SUCH LANGUAGE ENCOURAGES MORE OF IT AS THE COMMENTS FLOW, WHICH IS CERTAINLY UNDERSTANDABLE. I DON’T WAN’T TO OFFEND ANY OF MY FELLOW CHRISTIANS, BUT DON’T WANT TO DISAPPOINT ANY OF MY FELLOW AMERICANS, WHO DESERVE A FEW ANSWERS ABOUT WHAT THIS CONTROVERSY IS ALL ABOUT.

AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN, MY FIRST RESPONSE THAT MR. WILLIAMS’ ILL CONCEIVED REMARKS WERE RACIST COMPARING PRESIDENT OBAMA TO HITLER, BUT THEN I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST STUPID! NOW I HAVE DEEPER CONCERNS…CAN I EVER FORGIVE HIM?

PERSONALLY, I BELIEVE THAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD STAND BEHIND THE PRESIDENT IN TIME OF WAR, OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES.

NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? (ANY COMMENT USING FOUL LANGUAGE WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DELETED) JUST BELOW THE ARTICLE IS THE PLACE TO LEAVE YOUR RESPONSES

2011 by Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

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A LIGHT IN THE FOREST IS GROWING DIM…WILL A LIGHT IN THE FOREST EVER SHINE AGAIN?

STEVE JOBS R.I.P. ROCK IN PERPETUITY!

RESPECTFULLY, ARTIE WAYNE

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A COMMENT OR POST A VIDEO PLEASE DO SO AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE…THANK YOU.

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