When I first got the idea for this Robert Service poetry CD project, I was inspired by Elvis Presley who stopped in at Sun Studios in Memphis to record a song for his mother. The rest was history as we know. I wanted to do the same thing for my mother, who used to read to my brother and me from her well-thumbed copy of 'Spell of the Yukon'. My father bought that book for her while in the Air Force in Alaska in 1954 (just missing being a mash doctor in Korea by one year). On this, the one hundred year anniversary of Robert Service being assigned by the Canadian Bank of Commerce to Whitehorse, and then to Dawson Creek, I would like to express my eternal gratitude to those individuals who were instrumental in getting this project up and running: Ronnie Guilbeau for his recording expertise and his patience in working with me, Cowboy Jack Clement for his most helpful and needed advice, the Robert Service estate for their blessing, and last but no least, my parents Dr. and Mrs. Joe Cromeans for their love and support. Randall Cromeans Senior Vice President and Founder.