Sep 202020

Written by Alan Gorrie

The UK label, Demon Records, has recently released On The Strip – The Sunset Sessions, a 2LP vinyl set that’s a special reconfiguration of Average White Band’s classic 1980 Shine album. To celebrate Shine’s 40th anniversary release with Demon Records and with the support of current and past members of the legendary Scottish group, On The Strip – The Sunset Sessions has been rebuilt to include tracks that were recorded on the Shine sessions, but didn’t make the final cut or were eventually released on a later compilation.

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Sep 062020

Written by David Foster, Eric Benet, Amy Foster

Erin Boheme is an American jazz and traditional pop singer. Ms. Boheme released her debut cd, What Love Is, in 2006 for the Concord Jazz label when she was just twenty years old. What Love Is was a tasteful collection of mostly romantic ballads, both originals and covers, that put the spotlight on Boheme’s delicate and soulful voice. The young singer delivered some heartfelt, impressive performances throughout the record. An A-list of gifted musicians/arrangers and producers were included. Some of the music giants included Mike Melvoin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tom Scott, Billy Childs, Brian Bromberg and David Foster who played some bluesy acoustic piano on “Make You Happy” and “Let Me Make The Most Of A Beautiful Thing.”

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Aug 232020

Written by Sam Cooke

In the early nineties, pop/adult contemporary superstar Michael Bolton was at the peak of his success story. After his 1991 multi-platinum smash cd, Time, Love & Tenderness, Bolton started working on a new project. Eventually released in September 1992, Timeless (The Classics) presented renditions of pop and R&B evergreens by, among others, The Bee Gees, The Beatles, Sam Cooke and The Four Tops. The production was handled by Bolton’s right-hand man, Walter Afanasieff, and David Foster.

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Aug 092020

Written by Ennio Morricone

The iconic film composer, Ennio Morricone, passed away on July 6, 2020, in Rome. In the course of his long and successful career, the Italian maestro collected an endless number of accolades including two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards and three Golden Globes plus several nominations. Mr. Morricone’s amazing list of scores embodied iconic soundtracks including Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables, The Mission, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. 

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