Mari Hill

  • Mari Hill, a superb vocalist, was from Harrisburg PA. I don't remember how we met, but she eventually recorded a few songs at my studio (including one of my songs) and also some jingles.

  • The first two tracks below were recorded in June 1986 at my home studio on South Market Street in Mechanicsburg PA.

  • I arranged, produced, and played all the instruments on these songs.

  • I wrote "Blue Skies."

  • Joe Russo, a friend (also from Harrisburg PA), wrote "The Only Heart."

  • In 1987, Mari was singing in a local band which was featured in a local event. To promote the event, the track we recorded was played on the FM radio. A big deal in those days.

  • All instruments were recorded via MIDI, using music sequencing software on a Commodore 64 computer. A sub-mix of instruments was transferred to an 8-track reel-to-reel tape recorder. Vocals also recorded on the 8-track.