Saturday, February 03, 2018

This OZ package is available on EBAY under seller MISER BROS

3 Great stars!

A long, long time ago...


I was paging through the pages of Arthur's scrapbook last night as I was signing. So glad we found all of this rare stuff! We will have a bunch of rare things in book #5 too! #rankinbass #book #thearthurrankinjrscrapbook #television #film #Saturday

My Dad and Mom in the 1970s

The old professor

Friday fun!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Daydreamer (first song written by Jules Bass and Maury Laws)

Land Of Nothingness

Bill Giles Wednesday

Bill Giles called me today and we had a nice long chat! Bill was the recording engineer in Canada for Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! He also engineered many legendary sessions with artists such as Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Sonny and Cher and even worked on preparing Beatle tracks for the US. This story

 Janis Orenstein was the wonderful voice

C. 2001 Miser Bros Press/Rick Goldschmidt Archives  

always impresses me! Did you know Janis Orenstein nailed her performance of "There's Always Tomorrow" in one take? Bill says He and Bunny Cowan were the only ones in the studio with Janis and her Mom. They recorded a 2nd take as a backup, but they used the first performance for the special! Bill says she was in the studio for all of 15 minutes. Janis went on to become an Opera singer and the last I heard from her, she was living in Germany. Bill said he heard Alfie Scopp (Charlie-In-the-box) passed away. Alfie signed my GE ad and last I heard he was 96. Bill also confirmed that Peg Dixon was the voice of Mrs. Claus. I couldn't remember. #clarice #billgiles #rankinbass #rudolphtherednosedreindeer #canada #rcarecordingstudio #rcavictor #theresalwaystomorrow

Oscar Gamble R.I.P.

David Horton's radio interview with me can be streamed at 5 pm Central at

Tuesday, January 30, 2018




Cleaning my Bat case again! at 5pm Central Wednesday

What a great show we have for you tomorrow on RadioLand!  My friend Rick Goldschmidt - the Rankin/Bass historian is kind enough to join us for a great interview where we feature his book The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass and a lot of great stories about how he became the Ambassador of the holiday specials of our childhood!

We’ll have great music, stories, and a special look at Groundhog Day through the Rankin/Bass prism so join us at 6pm eastern on and 89.9fm in the NRV of Virginia.


A Paul Coker, Jr. Signing for Ground Hog day coming right up!

Watching them again! 🚓

Smarter than the average bear!

Monday dinner


Chaz George shared on facebook

Remembering Arthur

Remembering Arthur today!  He left us 4 years ago on this day 😔 #Arthurrankinjr #rankinbass

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Doug Young

Doggy Daddy

Ding-a-ling R.I.P.

Doug Young R.I.P.

Sorry to hear my pal Doug Young passed  Wow! 98 #dougyoung #restinpeace

Sunday 🍽

Sunday 🎨

Longshots bar and grill benefit concert for Brian Westhoff

Saturday night

The Starving Artists

Fun 🎸



The Riordans


Longshots bar and grill