Sep 172017

from IN THE STONE (single)

written by Maurice White, David Foster & Allee Willis


“In The Stone” was one of the bigger triumphs in Earth, Wind & Fire’s stunning catalogue. The song was co-written in 1978 by the band’s leader, the late, great Maurice White (December 19, 1941 to February 4, 2016), with David Foster and lyricist Allee Willis. This catchy, feel-good mid-tempo was included in Earth, Wind & Fire’s milestone I Am album. “In The Stone” was total joy for the most trained music lovers because it had a masterful arrangement, crafted by White and Foster, top-notch vocal and instrumental performances, pristine production, a rousing refrain and a groove delivered with various time changes.

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Sep 102017


written by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance


Recorded in 1985, Neil Diamond’s Headed For The Future saw the adult pop superstar try to update his sound with a string of collaborations with the cream of the crop of pop writers and producers in those years. The recording sessions were supervised by heavyweights including Burt Bacharach, David Foster, Maurice White and Stevie Wonder.

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Sep 032017

from THE WIZ

written by Charlie Smalls



The Wiz was the 1978 film adaptation directed by Sidney Lumet of the successful 1975 Broadway musical of the same name. The musical was a modernized reworking of The Wizard Of Oz in an urban, Afro-American setting. Quincy Jones was in charge of the film’s soundtrack that was nominated for an Academy Award.

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Aug 272017


written by David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager


Dee Dee Bridgewater is an American jazz singer and three-time Grammy winner. Born Denise Eileen Garrett, this gifted vocalist married renowned trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater around 1969 and started a phenomenal career that lead her to become one of the world’s most praised jazz songbirds.

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Aug 202017


written by The Tubes

The Wild Women of Wongo was a 1958 b-movie directed by James L. Wolcott. Although this trashy movie was poorly acted and crafted, it reached a cult status among the lovers of silly films. Who else could have written a song to go with it but the legendary rock band The Tubes? The group’s drummer, Prairie Prince, said that he loved that movie so much that he decided to write a song about it.

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Aug 132017


written by David Foster, Roch Voisine & Yves Decary


Joseph Armand Roch Voisine, aka Roch Voisine, is a famous Canadian singer/songwriter from the second half of the eighties to the present. Voisine achieved big success in his home country as well as France , Belgium and Switzerland singing mostly in French, but also, at times, in English. His most important hits are “Hèléne,” a top hit in Europe and Canada in 1989, and “I’ll Always Be There” in 1993. “I’ll Always Be There” was a collaboration with David Foster who co-wrote the song with Voisine and produced it. This evocative ballad reached the Top 5 in Canada and was a solid hit in France and Belgium.

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Aug 062017

from LIVE (FOR THE ONE I LOVE) single

written by Luc Plamondon, Riccardo Cocciante & Will Jennings



Celine Dion’s “Live (For The One I Love)” was one of the seven new songs included on her 1999 English-language greatest hits collection, All The Way – A Decade Of Song. “Live (For The One I Love)” was the English version with words added by noted lyricist Will Jennings of “Vivre” (live in English). The beautiful song was co-written by Luc Plamondon and Riccardo Cocciante for the very successful musical, Notre Dame de Paris.

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