The Songwriters Guild of America’s Pro-Shop on Wednesday evening was at Ruckert Studios. Our special guest was Horace Ott (he wrote "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood.") He’s in New York to arrange a new CD for an up and coming artist, Dori Zabris.
Horace and his wife, Gloria, the inspiration for everything he does, met with our class made up of Bruce Gordon, Vernon Cummings, Elizabeth Guervy-Kern, Annie Culter, Markisah Ensly, John Nickles, Regi Ransdale, Michele Earle, Sister Sadie, superstar Kirsten Thien, home from a successful tour, recently at Buddy Guy’s club in Chicago, and me—looking just as sick as I feel but on the mend.
Horace and his wife have had a wonderful partnership through the years. I think of Aretha when I think of Horace, but he probably made to the most money from the Village People. All those arrangements brought in about $600,000. Money is such a comfort, I always say.