May 202018
 

from EAST OF ANGEL TOWN
Written Peter Cincotti

Peter Cincotti’s third cd, East Of Angel Town, was produced by David Foster, Humberto Gatica and Jochem van der Saag. The cd was an artistic success thanks to the clever blend of different music styles including jazz, blues, funk and rock. East Of Angel Town was released in Europe in the fall of 2007.

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May 132018
 

from TONIGHT TONIGHT/WITHOUT YOU (single)
Written by David Foster & Ray Kennedy. Additional lyrics by Bill Champlin

“Tonight Tonight” was a soulful ballad sung by the legendary Bill Champlin on his 1981 Runaway album. “Tonight Tonight” was based on a composition titled “My Everlasting Love” co-written one year earlier by David Foster and singer/songwriter Ray Kennedy who recorded the song on his self-titled album.

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May 062018
 

from BRUCE ROBERTS
Written by Bruce Roberts & Carole Bayer Sager

 

A veteran singer/songwriter, Bruce Roberts has co-written great stuff for a slew of big names including Barbra Streisand, the late Donna Summer (1948 to 2012) and Dusty Springfield (1939-1999), Cher, Bette Midler and Dolly Parton. Mr. Roberts’ self-titled debut album was released in 1977 on Elektra/Asylum Records.

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Apr 292018
 

from I FOUND LOVE/ARE YOU THINKING? (single)
Written by Deniece Williams & Raina Taylor

After the rousing, David Foster produced, “I’ve Got The Next Dance” topped the disco charts in 1979,  “I Found Love” was picked as the second single from Deniece Williams’ When Love Comes Calling album. “I Found Love” was a catchy mid-tempo helmed by the great Ray Parker, Jr., session guitarist extraordinaire and the leader of the successful soul/r&b trio Raydio. The b-side of “I Found Love” was the ear-candy “Are You Thinking?,” co-written by Ms. Williams and another Foster production. Both songs sported smooth instrumental arrangements crafted by Sylvester Rivers, a revered session musician and arranger with a successful career backing funk and soul icons including Nancy Wilson, Peabo Bryson, Thelma Houston and Smokey Robinson. “I Found Love,” thanks to its radio-friendly potential, reached the Top 30 on the R&B charts.

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Apr 222018
 

from FLY AWAY: THE SONGS OF DAVID FOSTER
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Al Jarreau

“After All” was one of those timeless ballads that David Foster and Jay Graydon composed between the late seventies and the early eighties. Both former Airplay wizards were in their prime, so their work on “After All” was pure gold. That song showcased Foster’s and Graydon’s unique gift to fuel a powerful melody with irresistible, jazz-influenced harmonies and rhythm changes.

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Apr 152018
 

from IT’S TIME
Written by Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse

 

Want to hear some great news this year for David Foster fans? The celebrated Hitman just ended his two years hiatus from production to go back into the recording studio! Foster is partnering with his old pal Michael Bublè to work on the singing superstar’s next cd. To celebrate this welcome news, this week the spotlight is again on Bublè’s 2005 It’s Time cd.

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Apr 082018
 

from SKYLARK
Written by David Foster & Renee Olstead

Whenever there was a chance to give Renee Olstead’s beautiful voice a listen, it was apparent that her impressive chops and talent should have made her a big star in the jazz and pop fields. Ms. Olstead’s two records, both produced by David Foster, were pristine examples of good music with superior vocal and instrumental performances. Her 2009 album titled Skylark presented the usual batch of inventive covers carefully crafted by Foster in the traditional pop vein. One of Skylark’s pluses was the welcome addition of a few original tunes composed by the Canadian music-maker with lyrics written by the young singer/actress. One such tune has already been reviewed, the modern torch song “Hold Me Now.” This week, the focus is on another beautiful ballad titled “Nothing But The Blame.”

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