Jamming with the amazing Lili Haydn last week after working with her on a song for the documentary film she scored… Anita Hill. It’s the amazing story of Anita Hill, who in 1991 testified in front of a Senate Judiciary Committee that her former mentor and then-Supreme Court justice nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her in the workplace. Great to work with Lili on such an important film.
I am very excited that ITI records has decided to re release Swans In July, a CD originally released in 1990! It charted top 5 new age and has some great songs and playing on it. Check it out at iTunes. I’m including the blurb.
Originally released in 1990, BlueMair’s Swans In July received excellent reviews from MAC Radio including most added. Reviewed favorably throughout the country for being a fresh sound of pop forms that blend melodies with global rhythms. Blue Mair is a collaborated effort of guitarist Frankie Blue and bassist Bob Mair. Each of them have had an incredible career writing, performing and producing for artists including Earth Wind & Fire, David Becker, Spencer Davis, Bo Diddley, Patti LaBelle, George Benson, Chuck Berry, Lee Oskar, The Manhattan Transfer and a number of soundtracks. Backing up Frankie Blue and Bob Mair are Danny Pelfrey on saxophone and Brad Dutz on percussion.
Four years ago I had the privilege of writing the score and doing the arrangements for a musical, ‘Jackson’ for director/producer J.F. Lawton. This film featured 7 opera arias that I chose to record and arrange in very unorthodox ways. Some transposed female arias to male, others made use of a rock band (Remy Zero) while others were doused in beds of electronica. The film also featured my original orchestral score. The main theme was influenced by one of my favorite composers, the great Italian, Nino Rota, who scored most of Federico Fellini’s films. All in all, I would have to say this is my favorite film score I have ever written. Now, I am very excited and happy to announce that the score will be released in it’s entirety on Warrant Records, spring 2013. Stay tuned!
A great fun time with ‘The Sposato Brothers’, a band I am developing and producing. Rockin Doc radio saw their videos on youtube and contacted us about airing some of their music. We sat in front of the speakers in my studio waiting as they announced they would be playing a new band for the first time. When it finally came on it was electric! The boys jumped out of their chairs and started hugging each other and dancing around in circles! It was hilarious. Then the DJ called us on the phone and did an on air interview with the boys. They were relaxed and pretty funny. He invited them to come to the station on Tuesday and do a live on air performance. Great stuff… they will never forget the first time they heard their music on the radio..
Frankie Blue’s transition into film composing came when he was introduced to director JF Lawton at Columbia Tri-Star Pictures, who hired him on V.I.P, starring Pamela Anderson for Sony. Since then he has scored over 150 episodes of television, 12 movies, a musical and several web series. Recently he orchestrated Oliver Stone’s “W”, working with composer Paul Cantelon. Frankie has continued writing and producing for artists and bands, while pursuing his career in film and television composing.