Cyn and Mom
Billie Mae Richards (Mom) and Cyndi

The Chronicles of Roy G Biv is penned and illustrated by Cyndi Richards. A project that came full circle when the Chronicles were scored by John Jamieson and narrated by Cyndi and her Mom, Billie Mae Richards, (the voice of Rulolph in the 1964 Christmas Classic with Burl Ives).

“Watching my Mom work in the industry all my life, made it a very natural environment for me but also one that I respected and felt privileged to be a part of. As a little girl, I was lucky to have bedtime stories read to me with a complete cast of characters all provided by my Mom – a magic that would make memories forever.

When Mom arrived at Soundhouse to record it was down to business, script marked with her signature top right as I had always seen her do, penciled notes at key points to guide the read and of course her smile and enthusiasm.

As I listen to myself narrating off the top of the intro merging into our two voices layered for a few lines then flowing into my Mom’s narration, I hear our shared tonality all captured and preserved as cherished moments. Thanks Billie Mae you won the audition, you’re hired!!! - xo…”

1964 Rudolph Classic 50th Anniversary 2015
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, the longest-running holiday special in television history, celebrates its 50th anniversary!
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, the longest-running holiday special in television history.

 

My Mom (Rudolph) and Paul Soles (Hermey)
My Mom (Rudolph) and Paul Soles (Hermey)

 

Recording voice-over for Chronicles of Roy G Biv
Cyndi RGB Billie Mae Richards mic
Billie Mae Richards at Soundhouse Studio