Nov 112018
 

from EVOLUTION (DELUXE EDITION)
Written by Diane Warren, David Draiman & Dan Donegan

Disturbed is a successful, American nu-metal/alternative rock band.  The Chicagoan quartet, fronted by lead vocalist David Draiman, has amassed an impressive string of five consecutive #1 albums on Billboard’s Top 200. October 2018 saw the release of the band’s new cd, Evolution.

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Nov 042018
 

from THE BEST OF ME
Written by David Foster & Paul Gordon

“Love At Second Sight” was a powerful love song that David Foster composed in the early eighties with the help of renowned lyricist, Paul Gordon. Gordon’s lyrics embellished other Foster melodies including James Ingram’s “Whatever We Imagine” and Olivia Newton-John’s “Shaking You.” Gordon scored a few hits on the charts; the most notable being “Next Time I Fall,” co-written with Bobby Caldwell and a 1986 #1 hit for Peter Cetera and Amy Grant.

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Oct 282018
 

from EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE
Written by Rod Temperton

At the beginning of the eighties, the great Quincy Jones produced a string of soul/pop gems including the late Michael Jackson’s (1958-2009) mega-sellerThriller, George Benson’s Give Me The Night, the late Donna Summer’s (1948-2012) self-titled album, his own solo, The Dude, plus Patti Austin’s Every Home Should Have One. All those records became hits for the legendary music producer and his dream team of songwriters, arrangers and musicians that included the Toto guys, the late Rod Temperton (1949-2016), Jerry Hey and David Foster.

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Oct 212018
 

from GINNY’S SONG (single)
Written by Jimmy Thudpucker

Jimmy Thudpucker was a fictional character created by Garry Trudeau for the legendary comic strip Doonesbury. In the strip, Thudpucker was a young singer/songwriter who went on to become a rock star. Eventually, Trudeau decided to translate his fiction into real life releasing Thudpucker music created with the support of good friends like guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker T & The MG’s fame and a very young David Foster.

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Oct 142018
 

from SONGWRITERS FOR THE STARS VOL. 2
Written by David Foster & Boz Scaggs

In the early eighties, David Foster was already building a solid reputation among music lovers who didn’t just listen to their favorite music, but regularly hunted the albums’ liner notes looking for the names of musicians, songwriters and producers. His innovative, quality pop work received immediate recognition especially in Japan and Northern Europe. Consequently, the Canadian music-maker was one of the celebrated tunesmiths invited to appear on the 1982 Norwegian TV show, Songwriters For The Stars. Along with Foster, the show featured hit-makers Bruce Roberts, Roger Nichols, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Jimmy Webb and Rupert Holmes.

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Oct 072018
 

from LOVE
Written by Edward Heyman & Victor Young

November 16th will see the release of Michael Bublè’s new cd LOVE. After seven years, David Foster is back in the producer’s seat on this new collection. LOVE shows the Canadian singing sensation tackling a string of classic romantic songs and a couple of new ones written for the occasion.

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Sep 302018
 

from THE HEART OF THE MAN
Written by David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock & Richard Marx

Philip “Phil” Eugene Perry is one of the best soul/R&B singers of his generation. Perry has a unique tenor voice that easily switches into a magnificent falsetto that flies right to the stratosphere.

Perry started his career as a member of The Montclairs, a soul group that achieved some minor success in the first half of the seventies. In early eighties he went on to record a couple of records with another former member of The Montclairs, Kevin Sanlin, under the name of Perry & Sanlin. Around the same time, Perry started a prominent career as session singer, working with many big names including the late George Duke (1946-2013), Dave Grusin, Barbra Streisand and Chaka Khan. Perry also started a long collaboration with jazz/fusion guitar giant Lee Ritenour.

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