Thanks for the Memories

Thanks for the Memories

This CD could easily be called “A FAMILY AFFAIR”, as many members of my family made it possible. For so many of my CDs my stepson, Chris Schneider, has always been, and hopefully, always will be a guiding light. He is my mentor, computer genius, and recording engineer. For this CD he was ably assisted by his son, Morrow Schneider… All was recorded at Yhwh Sound Studios, located on our property, and our good friend Parker Dinkins mastered the CD at his company, Master Digital… The title, Thanks for the Memories was suggested by my stepson, Pete Schneider III, after my wife Gardner and I had dinner with him and his family at La Provence Restaurant in Lacombe, Louisiana… The cover design was an idea of my wife, Gardner… We were doing some spring cleaning, and came across these photos of me from my childhood… Gardner suggested that we use them, and also drew a picture of how she thought the cover should look… We then sent the photos and drawing up to Master Track Productions, who completed the project… All I did was record the music!!! To all of my family members, who give us moral support, helpful advice, house and yard care, we thank you with much love… Yes, it could be titles “A Family Affair”… No royalties, please!!! This is the first of many CDs using this concept of tunes from a certain decade….there were so many songs to choose from, that stopping at the ones on this CD was a hard task, so why not a volume II, and another one from the 30’s, 50’s, 60’s and so on?

I’m in hopes that these songs of the 40’s will bring back some wonderful memories, and if you’re too young to remember some of the tunes, then just sit back and enjoy them, and then after a few times of playing this CD, you, like I, will be able to say to the composers,


1. Introduction
2. Tenderly
3. Speak Low
4. Harlem Nocturne
5. The Last Time I Saw Paris
6. Come Rain or Shine
7. Laura
8. It’s Been a Long, Long Time
9. Lily Marlene
10. Berkley Square
11. Candy
12. Imagination
13. The Breeze and I
14. Oh What a Beautiful Morning
15. You’ll Never Know
16. My Foolish Heart
17. I’ll Remember April
18. When You Wish Upon a Star
19. Serenade in Blue