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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Sep 232018
 

from KIM CARNES
Written by Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Mentor Williams & Eddie Reeves

Kim Carnes is an American singer/songwriter mostly known for her beautiful husky voice and her 1981 #1 classic, “Bette Davis Eyes.”

In the course of her long career, Carnes has released thirteen studio albums and placed more than a dozen solo singles on Billboard’s Hot 100. She reached the Top Ten in 1980 with “Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer,” a duet with country/pop superstar Kenny Rogers and two duets in 1984, one again with Rogers and another with R&B singer James Ingram. Carnes and Ingram scored on the Top 20 with “What About Me?,” a ballad co-written and produced by David Foster. Foster and Carnes crossed paths earlier in their careers.

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Sep 162018
 

from RENEE OLSTEAD
Written by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward & Ira Gershwin

Every time Renee Olstead’s outstanding rendition of George Gershwin’s (1898-1937) immortal classic “Summertime” was heard, listen in amazement because the young singer/actress was only fifteen years old at the time she performed the standard. This song was the first released from her 2004 self-titled cd. Olstead’s performance captures her control, technique and a class delivered with disarming ease.

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Sep 092018
 

from I DON’T WANNA DANCE NO MORE
Written by David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager

 

Gwen Owens was an R&B singer better known as a member of the pop/soul vocal trio Hot that gained some popularity in the second half of the seventies. The late, Cathy Carson (1953-2014) and Juanita Curiel were the other voices of the group. Together, Hot scored a Top Ten hit and million-selling single with the 1977 “Angel In Your Arms.” Hot released three albums between 1977 and 1980 that were produced by Clayton Ivey and Terry Woodford, two key figures of the Muscle Shoals studio scene. Those albums showcased various music styles from pop and soul to disco and country.

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Sep 022018
 

from AIN’T LOVE ENOUGH – THE BEST OF ATTITUDES
Written by Danny Kortchmar

August 2018 saw the welcome digital release of Ain’t Love Enough – The Best Of Attitudes. Attitudes was the supergroup that a young but already super-talented David Foster formed in the mid-seventies with revered drummer, Jim Keltner, top notch guitarist, Danny Kortchmar and skilled bassist and vocalist, Paul Stallworth.

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