Jeremy Wind Biography
Jeremy Wind, AKA Charles Stewart Richey (Charles Riche), originally from Louisiana, is a resident of New York City and Pike County, Pa. He spends much of his time in a log cabin on the top of a mountain, wedged between the Lackawaxen and Delaware Rivers. He is well known as an actor and published composer of music and literature.
He was a recording artist on EPIC Records in the late sixties. His work with actor-writer David Hess for Unicorn Productions helped influence the next generation of pop composers and performers with songs like "Canticles To Jello", "After The Rain" and "Sunshine Path".
In the late sixties he worked for the CBS Television Network on the production staff of the Captain Kangaroo Show. After leaving CBS in 1970, he co-founded Hunterdon Farm with internationally celebrated Olympic equestrian George H. Morris. Hunterdon quickly became the top riding academy in the United States and was a favorite with international Olympic riders.
While presiding over Hunterdon, Jeremy was active as a commercial television actor in New York and Los Angeles. To his credit are many well known network commercials. He starred in ads with Dom DeLuise, Jack Nickolas and many others. For three consecutive years his network commercials premiered on the Academy Awards broadcast.
In 1977 Jeremy starred in Leonard Sillman's cabaret production, "The Best of New Faces" at the Ballroom in New York City. He is featured in the book The Golden Age of New York Cabaret, Intimate Nights, by James Gavin. On a lesser note, during the late seventies and early eighties,Jeremy was also a regular at the famed Studio 54, in New York City.
Jeremy Wind is best known for composing the music for "The Cold Light Of Day", "Molly Barr", "Mrs. Perkins' Flowers", "Save The Children", "One Perfect Day", "Do You Wonder" and "Poppies".
"Poppies" was recorded on RCA Records by jazz icon Nina Simone. It was the single from the album, Emergency Ward, which included only two other works; George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" and David Nelson's "Today Is A Killer."
"Poppies" is also featured on the double CD, The Very Best of Nina Simone: Sugar in My Bowl. Jeremy collaborated with lyricist Lennie Bleecher during this period. "Poppies" was also featured in a renowned jazz ballet choreographed by the late Alvin Ailey, entitled "Love Songs".
Jeremy now spends his time trout fishing, snowboarding and mountain biking in rural Pennsylvania. He, of course, is still composing music and is at work on his auto biography, entitled, "Just Passing Through:".
As Charles Stewart Richey, he is a self-educated expert on how to cure acid reflux disease by natural means and has written an extensive report entitled, REFLUX GONE FOREVER, Natural Acid Reflux Remedies. The eBook of this work has been very successful and is sold internationally.
Written by Adrienne Barbou
“COME WITH ME” was recorded in NYC at Automated Recording Studios in 1978. It was never released, was lost, recently rediscovered and digitally re-mastered. The album was produced by Dan Daley and engineered by Vicki Fabre.. It features top musicians; Peter Gabriel drummer Jerry Marotta, Doug Lubahn of Doors fame, former Utopia keyboardist, Ralph Schuckett and lead guitar virtuoso, Werner Fritching. Tim Cappello, who played sax on the celebrated Tina Turner tours, is featured throughout the CD. Maretha's Girls sang the female back ground vocals.
The song "Come With Me" which was based on the original Pachelbel composition, featured the New York Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra with David Nadien, conductor and Emanuel Vardi, first violin.
Jeremy wind's original recording of "POPPIES" inspired Nina Simone to record the the Bleecher/Wind song in 1972. Lenny Bleecher had been on the West Coast and had witnessed the death of a close friend who overdosed on heroin. He consequently wrote these poignant lyrics and mailed them to Jeremy at his horse farm in New Jersey. Jeremy was so moved by these words that he sat down at his piano and wrote the music to "Poppies". It only took him five minutes - he wrote straight through without stopping and the composition was complete.
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