Saturday, March 2, 2013


Doris Rainville

wr Forrest Rew
Blue River Music, Inc.

Blue River 207
6223 Selma Ave.
Hollywood 28, Calif.

1963 or later

Doris Rainville is possibly this Doris Rainville, now kindergarten teacher in Nevada City, Ca. (Yuba River School).
Doris Rainville was born in Rhode Island in 1951. She was an only child who loved to play in the woods. Her family moved to Southern California when she was ten years old. After high school she attended Cypress College, majoring in Drama. She married in her early twenties and had two children, Joshua and Celestial.  ...
Blue River Records owner, Harry Bluestone was born Harold B. Blostein in England in 1907, he took up the violin at a young age, went to New York as a boy, composed music for TV and movies, freelanced on radio in the 1930s with Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and the Dorsey Brothers.   At a time, production manager for Standard Transcriptions after WWII,   Bluestone established music publishing houses and record companies, and later worked on albums by the Beach Boys, Peggy Lee and the Beatles (on their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band).   He died in 1992.

Forrest Rew "Bud" Mathis 1927-2009

Bud Mathis was an all-round mover and shaker on the Sunset Strip throughout the '60s, and in a manner not unlike Kim Fowley, he used his knowledge of what was "hip" and "in" to manage bands, write songs, and even attempt performing himself. 

In the late 1940s, Don and Bud Mathis began working in their parents’ Oklahoma City-based furniture store.  The Mathis brothers opened their own appliance business buying refrigerators and refurbishing them for resale in local stores.  After opening Mathis Brothers Furniture’s doors in 1955, Don and Bud began expanding advertising tactics. They decided to create a variety show, the Country Social, for the entertainment of all Oklahomans. The Country Social attracted some of the largest artists at the time, including George Jones, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Merle Haggard, granting a great deal of exposure for Mathis Brothers Furniture. Bud left Mathis Brothers Furniture to pursue new ventures, 

Prior to his involvement with the music industry he had boxed under the name of Babyface Mathis and was Arizona lightweight champion from 1951 to 1954.  More recently had been working as an actor on TV and films, appearing in Pirates of the Caribbean and several music videos for artist such as Eminem and Gwen Steffani.   He ran several clubs around Hollywood in the late sixties and was a well known figure in hip circles, despite being in his early 40s at that time.

Bud had been battling mouth cancer for many years, caused by material used for gum shields back in his boxing days.

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