Robert Horton

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Of no relation to the actor and singer of Shenandoah fame, nor the jazz trombonist who began recording in the '20s, this Robert Horton is connected to a band called Graveyards. Both he and the petite…
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Of no relation to the actor and singer of Shenandoah fame, nor the jazz trombonist who began recording in the '20s, this Robert Horton is connected to a band called Graveyards. Both he and the petite Willie "Bigg Mann" Paisley have executive producer credits on the 1996 Ashes 2 Ashes, Dust 2 Dust release. Horton also contributes, and is credited as the sole writer of a two-minute opener entitled "The Who Speaks." The main man behind the Graveyards project is producer Q-Maq, his sights on the audience that could conceivably dance itself to death. There were two further releases, all of the product on the Shantell label, as well as at least one high-dollar music video shot in Miami.

Horton may have involvement of sorts in some of the other Graveyards activities. Even his credits on Ashes 2 Ashes, Dust 2 Dust are sketchy, beginning with the "songwriting." It is no secret that the present system of songwriting and publishing credits can do very little in the way of providing an accurate account of ensemble collaboration, let alone just plain jiving around with the tape rolling. Graveyards makes this pretty clear by crediting a "landlord" as a co-writer on one number. As for executive producer, this ranges from an administrative position on a level higher than producer, someone the producer must answer to, to the name of someone dropping by the studio to pick up a pair of shoes he forgot the night before.