Eartha Kitt, Jeff, Mrs. Eh discussed on Dennis Bono


So you get this gig with Eartha Kitt. You go down a work, but Reynolds State did you say in Jupiter and now you're writing charts for her and you're doing shows, but What's the next step? You start to recognize? Wait a minute. I can take this another another step forward after being with her for a while Getting a little bit of she didn't really trust me until she lost a satchel with charts charts on the airplane, and I was in Southeast Florida getting ready gig and I said, Where's the music? Music's Not here? I said Alright, Don't worry. I got your cover. I had copied all the music home they made You know, if you were the hero was the hair. Then it was too so I said, Well, you know, I think I deserve a raise and okay, and that was the end of that game. Well, all of a sudden you start to recognize along what's the next step, you say? Well, you're getting your confidence now is a music director. That was something you kind of found your way into. But now you realize wait a minute. I could do this. I'm good at it. What's the next step? Next step was trying to get a raise. Not getting so I left. I'm going back home writing on pursuing my own career signed by Rich Boy City I'm doing racking up thousands of dollars at Major studios Factory Thiss Media sound and all these other great is so your reputation is being established. On. So we This's like, 19 way. Get almost fun where I get a deal your own record my own record. Really, really. She'll see, I've had those call it I almost signed with almost records That way. Did it shook it is the bottom line got written up got great reviews, but I didn't steal it feel so at that point, I was like, Okay, I'm burnt out manager was pretty crazy. Wild again just evolved. So I started traveling with people. I started taking the eggs. That would be Felix Cavaliere from the young last young rascals. We did some writing some stuff in the studio. People are my friends. People are by the ways you're absolutely one of the great great rock and roll guitarists, okay and very versatile. I went to school with his brother. Right around the corner from me was a little kid when I remember. But anyway, go ahead, So and Jeff was my, You know, he was tracking with me with my original dance that we were always together. Great way. Had great job wasn't black Sparrow Jarrow Caldwell from Vanessa Williams. So Jeff calls Mrs. Eh? I'm going back on your feet and you won't do it. It's great. Was robbed. Last sermon on these young kids drums from put that together we went out toward it's amazing we're over. Doing best was only Ricky on. Uh, she was hot. She was hot, really Hot, act way. Open up for Ray Charles and Jeff, of course, had with was right. So he took me into that were over at Caesarea in Israel, and he took me down into the pits on I met rates trick is handing you a worldwide have been working with the legend. He's drinking coffee. So, uh, So then we finished our tour That's like now 1987 on working with Mary knows we're writing some stuff, And he's working with a guy named Norman Connors was a drummer, but he would produce these records like a question. You know, most large Mary Knight title track was called Passion was title track of the other way, and we go to Capitol Records. So foreign l a quest like walking into another Smithsonian. I've gotta remember first time I went and I'm going. Oh, my God. Am I really here? Sinatra every Everything comes back. You just feel like you're walking into a museum. It's a great experience..

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