Ron Haffkine, Dr. Snare Maker and Supervisor, Passes on at 84

He likewise won a Grammy for delivering a kids’ collection from Shel Silverstein, a continuous partner.

Ron Haffkine, a Grammy-winning record maker and chief known for his work with Dr. Snare and the Medication Show, has kicked the bucket. He was 84.

Haffkine kicked the bucket Sunday at his home in Mexico after a short session with leukemia and kidney disappointment, his companion of 50 years, music chief Joel Jewel, told The Hollywood Journalist.

“Ron generally had an uncanny skill of hearing a hit tune in its rawest stage and the uncommon ability to couple it with the best artists and afterward finish it off with a fastidious exhibition by the craftsman,” Jewel noted.

Haffkine was instrumental in getting Dr. Snare endorsed by Clive Davis at Columbia Records during the 1970s, and the band drove by Dennis Locorriere, George Cummings, the eyepatch-wearing Beam Sawyer and Billy Francis would gather a series of hits that included “Sylvia’s Mom,” “Front of the Drifter,” “Sharing the Night Together,” “When You’re Infatuated With a Delightful Lady,” “Hot Eyes,” “Child Makes Her Levis Talk” and “Somewhat More.”

Haffkine created 10 Dr. Snare studio collections and two live collections and worked with any semblance of Waylon Jennings, Lou Rawls, Macintosh Davis and Helen Reddy, as well.

Haffkine likewise frequently teamed up with artist, lyricist and writer Shel Silverstein. He won a Grammy Grant in 1985 for delivering Silverstein’s “Where the Walkway Closures” and got another Grammy nom two years after the fact for his work on another Silverstein youngsters’ collection, “A Light in the Loft.”

Brought into the world in New York on Dec. 13, 1938, Haffkine contracted polio when he was 12, leaving him deadened for a considerable length of time. Afterward, he and Silverstein became companions in Greenwich Town.

Silverstein requested that he produce music he had composed for the movies Ned Kelly (1970), featuring Mick Jagger, and Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Expressing Those Awful Things About Me? (1971), featuring Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Harris.

Haffkine suggested that Dr. Snare be utilized in Harry Kellerman, however for that to occur, the New Jersey band needed to have a record bargain. After the artists did an off the cuff live feature in Davis’ office and were marked, Dr. Snare played out the Silverstein-composed tunes “Bunky and Lucille” and “Last Morning” in the film.

Haffkine likewise created Silverstein’s 1972 music parody collection Cracking at the Freakers’ Ball, with Dr. Snare dealing with the title track, and recorded the idiosyncratic Silverstein melody “Would You Like to Boogie or Do You Don’t” that year too.

Haffkine and his significant other of 37 years, Sydney, moved to Mexico quite a while prior. She endures him.

Author: Musicavailable

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