Friday, July 19, 2019

ROY HAMILTON


Roy Hamilton's THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM album has been on repeat on my Amazon player and his voice just mesmerizes. In 1929, Roy was born in Leesburg, GA and soon after moved to Newark, NJ, singing in his church choir.  He won talent night at the Apollo Theater and soon after studied classical music.  He was also a gifted commercial artist, even displaying his work in several New York City Art Galleries. 
Roy took his musical talents to New York City night clubs and (kinda reluctantly) recorded Rodgers and Hammerstein's YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE.   Well, it became a big hit landing eight weeks on the R&B Billboard charts.
With appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show and CBS' Showcase Roy's voice became synonymous with such names as Nat King Cole and Billy Eckstine.
His Great American Songbook, including such songs as Unchained Melody and Everybody's Got a Home But Me is shear lush.
His musical legacy will always be truly inspirational.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

ITS PAPER CUTTING TIME!


So excited about developing the paper cutting page on the website! I have some fun ideas for home and the classroom that I hope you will enjoy. We will begin with frog boxes!  I am thinking of a cool frog story that I can incorporate with the DIY video and the DIY book that will accompany it.  Visit the Paper-Cuts Page as often as you can as we fill up the page with some great art lessons.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

DOREESHA AND SHANNON


The Five Chapter Picture Book Doreesha and Shannon will be available on Amazon, Sunday, June 23,2019!  Doreesha and Shannon are sisters who are always bickering and fighting each other. But, can supernatural circumstances beyond their control bring harmony to their already tumultuous relationship? Get a copy and find out! 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Gershwin's Porgy and Bess Medley


Mark Morgan will play the trumpet solo on the Porgy and Bess Medley. As a graduate of  SUNY College at Purchase, he has performed at an extensive list of special functions and events attended by such celebrities as Donald Trump, Brooke Shields, and Nigel Barker, even making an appearance in a music video with Latino pop star Luis Miguel. Mark has had the opportunity to perform at some of the country's most prestigious performance venues such as The Kennedy Center, Madison Square Garden, The Chicago Theatre, and the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.  Porgy and Bess Medley will be among several showtunes featured on BROADWAY TUNES available on Spotify Thanksgiving 2019.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Brewery Studios


"You took a bus from Atlanta to New York City and walked across the Williamsburg Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn to record a few songs?"

"I've been known for crazier things."

Max, the recording engineer at The Brewery Studios in Brooklyn and I hit it off when he made peace with the idea that I was in it for more of the adventure than the end product.

My allergies were getting the best of me so I took a couple of Allegra capsules purchased at the Walgreen's across the street from Woodhull Hospital in Bushwick and crossed my fingers.

The music? Well, Smile and the Porgy and Bess medley were, in my humble opinion, magical.

I'm Always Chasing Rainbows and When Autumn Comes very nice.

Starting Here, Starting Now and Don't Ask Me Why, I liked, but will probably be re-recorded later.

I had so much fun!  Enjoy!


Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Princess and the Pea


Selena C. Dukes, from Elizabeth NJ, will provide the narration for SnuffTheater's first 2019 Season book on video, The Princess and the Pea. Selena has worked in film and television and provides a fresh interpretation on this Hans Christian Anderson classic.  E-Book, along with the video, will be avail on Amazon March 30, 2019.  

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Redd Horrocks will be our Snuffy Awards Announcer


Redd Horrocks is a British Voice-Over Artist narrating the 2019 Snuffy Awards Nominee presentation.  Redd has completed over 8000 jobs including Audible.com, documentaries, and cartoons. The Snuffy Awards Nominee Presentation will be available on YouTube February 10, 2019.  Winners will be announced on March 1, 2019 on Snuffbooks.com.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Marcia Bennett will narrate Han's Solo, Snuffbook's next videobook.  Marcia is a native of Toronto, Canada. Her narration role is given from the perspective of Gretel. Looking forward to working with Marcia, she's amazingly talented.  Han's Solo Videobook will be available on YouTube, December, 21, 2018.  E-book available on Amazon, Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Freya Casey will provide the singing voice of Hansel in Snuffbook's Han's Solo.  She will sing See, He is God, written by Simon Daum. (He's a really nice guy, btw)  Freya performs in orchestras all over Germany and is also a vocal coach hosting a YouTube channel publishing voice tutorials three times a week. Check out Han's Solo, Friday, Decemeber 21, 2018 on YouTube channel, Snuffbooks.

ROY HAMILTON

Roy Hamilton's THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM album has been on repeat on my Amazon player and his voice just mesmerizes. In 1929, Roy was bo...