I had been writing for some time now..when I hooked up with Bob Leonard...
He arranged for me to record with Bob Lentini
and Kirby St.Romain in Vegas..
.I also cut 2 tracks at Paul Anka`s studio..
.Bob was really a character(RIP)...
He was known as "Redbeard" and booked us in Hollywood and Vegas...
He introduced me to Bill Cosby...
I remember that night...Bill was working at The International
when we went up to the penthouse and knocked on his door...
He answered the door with only a towell drying his hair...
I told him.." We're seeing way to much of each other!"..."
Stu told me you were a great singer not a comedian"...
He was refering to Stu Gardner
who I had worked with on the bill at The Psychiatrist..
an after hours club just off the strip...
Stu has been Cos's musical director for many years
and composed all the theme music for his TV shows...
He spent quite a while with me that night
and offered many insights into surviving in show business...
I have a lot of respect for Bill and Stu and consider them good friends...
I wanted to include these songs in this collection so you might remember the times..
.DYO's(Duane Yates originals)Las Vegas in the 70's....Thanks for listening!....


Duane Yates