The best co-writer I ever worked with was Norman Dozier. Real name.
Norm was inside the inside the business. He had a word of wisdom in regard to *any* good piece of music, especially popular songs:
“The song has *got* to have a different, new bass-line.”
Who am I to ever question Norman? I cannot say enough about the positive influence he had on me and New York City in general. I especially thank the organist Mollie Nichols for introducing me to and arranging the playing of new music written mostly by me.
So said: the orchestration was all Norm, and the orchestration of our version of Psalm 113 squeaked in the morning service with Bach, Vaughn Williams and others I have no right to name drop. Norm helped fit our hymn in the genre of modern classical. I have total respect for the rock n roll night services and the amplifiers and drums and keyboard samples – anything that flies your plane – but not at a Sunday morning 10:30 Episcopal service – for my taste.
What do you think of this song?