Kenny's people: Thanks so much for all your efforts. I got to know your dad briefly during the last 10 years of his life, (after being a fan in high school and college). He unselfishly helped us out with raising money for music education at the Muzak Heart and Soul Foundation, and at a music camp we were involved with. Though we only saw each other 4 or 5 times, I think he mentioned you in nearly all of those occurrences. Each time I noticed he had this very subtle, but foundational appearance of one who'd been blessed. Regarding his music, he told me (and probably a lot of people) of his realization that when you've been given a gift, it's important to share it. That thought sticks with me and I appreciated his sharing that message.
Though quite a bit of time has passed, I just wanted to share a couple memories along with my sadness at your dad's passing, and my gladness for the gifts he shared. Thanks to you all for keeping his music moving forward and blessings to you all, Steve.
At 14:48:31 PST on 02-22-10, Chris, Gena, Chanda wrote:
>In Nov. 2009 Mack Ave. label imprint Sly Dog Records released six of our father's albums for digital download: Mind-Dusters, Family, Like A Seed, Silver Morning, Inside, and The Kenny Rankin Album. On Feb. 16th, in time to honor our dad's 70th birthday, all six became available in physical CD packaging at popular outlets.
>Four albums have been re-mastered from the original masters with our direct oversight as owners of dad's work. We were extremely fortunate and honored to have Joe Gastwirt on this project.
>We know that you, dad's fans, have been waiting for this to happen for quite some time and we are thankful, just as dad was, for your loyal support over the years.
>Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
>Kenny's People: Chris, Gena, Chanda