My mentor, best friend, father figure and partner for 23 years. Scotty was a 'creative genius'. He taught me all about production in the Music Business, but more importantly, he taught me humility, how to handle artists & writers, how to find great songs and writers, and how to handle the diversity of the business. Scotty gave me a compliment early on in my career; he said, 'Son, I've been In this business a long time and I've worked with a lot of great artists. You have what it takes to make it. Don't give Up!' Referring to Scotty, Johnny Dollar told me, 'After I'm gone, you stick with that man. You listen and learn from him, if you do that you'll learn more about the music business than you could ever pay for!!
I can honestly say that during the entrie time I knew Scotty, I never heard him say an unkind or hurtful word about anyone! He would just say, "if you can't say anything good, don't say anything at all"