Nov 192017
 

from THE KEANE BROTHERS
Written by Tom Keane & B.J. Cook

 

The Keane Brothers was a teen act on the 20th Century Records music label whom released their debut album in 1977. The self-titled The Keane Brothers album was David Foster’s second full-fledged production after Jaye P. Morgan’s 1976 self-titled debut album. Both albums were recorded at the famed LA Studio City Studios in Van Nuys with the esteemed Keith Olsen in the engineer seat. Only in his mid-twenties at the time, Foster produced and arranged these two projects that gave immediate proof of his superior ear and skills.

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Nov 122017
 

from LAST DANCE (single)
Written by Paul Jabara

 

“Last Dance” was one of those disco/pop staples that the late, great Donna Summer (1948-2012) brought to the top of the charts worldwide in the second half of the seventies. This evergreen was penned by the late singer/songwriter Paul Jabara (1948-1992). “Last Dance” was included on the soundtrack of the 1978 disco movie, Thank God It’s Friday. Starring alongside Ms. Summer were talented newcomers including Jeff Goldblum and Debra Winger plus The Commodores, the famous soul/r&b group.

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Nov 052017
 

from RIVER OF LOVE
Written by David Foster, Jeff Pescetto & Rick Hahn

This week, go back to David Foster’s 1990 River Of Love solo collection. That album presented a string of fine Foster co-writes composed with several distinguished tunesmiths. Foster’s River Of Love was delivered by the Hitman with the help of quite a few guest singers and musicians. The musical mood of River Of Love belonged to the pop deluxe genre with killer melodies and hooks that had different shades of rock, soul and adult contemporary music in their blend.

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Oct 292017
 

from JAYE P. MORGAN
Written by Alan Gorrie

 

“Keepin’ It To Myself” was an ear-candy mid-tempo originally included on Average White Band’s 1974 self-titled sophomore album. That seminal recording was also known as the group’s “white album” due to the color of its cover. Average White Band included a classic instrumental hit, “Pick Up The Pieces,” and was the album that launched the Scottish funkster’s career to worldwide fame.

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Oct 222017
 

from DON’T STOP!
written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Harry Garfield

Bloodstone was an American soul/r&b vocal group that had a relevant chart run in the seventies to the early eighties. Thirteen song were brought by Bloodstone to the R&B chart. Their most-loved songs were “Natural High,” #4 on the R&B chart and a Top Ten pop hit in 1973, “Outside Woman” that reached #2 on the R&B chart in 1974 and “We Go A Long Way Back,” a Top 5 hit in 1982.

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Oct 152017
 

from FRENCH TOUCH
written by Willie Nelson

 

“Crazy” is an evergreen that belongs in the songbook of country legend Willie Nelson. Nelson wrote “Crazy” in early ’61 when the future superstar was just a 28 year old songwriter based in Nashville .

That same year, another country superstar, the late Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 to March 5, 1963), recorded “Crazy” and scored a big hit with that beautiful ballad which attracted both pop and country lovers. Ms. Cline’s definitive rendition of the song reached #2 on the Country chart, #2 on the Easy Listening chart and #9 on Billboard’s Hot 100. With an unique blend of jazz, country and pop plus the power of its gorgeous and complex melody, “Crazy” quickly became a standard covered by dozens of stars including Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, Julio Iglesias, LeeAnn Rimes and Diana Krall.

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Oct 082017
 

from HEAT
written by Tom Saviano

 

 

Tom Saviano is a veteran sax player and all-around music-maker (composer, conductor, orchestrator, arranger, music producer, etc.).

Saviano started his career in LA around the mid-seventies. He gained his first accolades as an in-demand session player. He became an arranger and performer with Melissa Manchester on three of her hit albums; Help Is On The Way, Singin and Don’t Cry Outloud.

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