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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Aug 262018
 

from JUST FOR A WHILE/MY SWEET DELIGHT (single)
Written by David Foster, Maurice White & Tony Haynes

The late, great Maurice White (1941-2016) and David Foster with lyricist Allee Willis co-wrote Jennifer Holliday’s 1983 hit, “I Am Love.” That gorgeous ballad was the first single off Ms. Holliday’s debut Feel My Soul album which was produced by the Earth, Wind & Fire maestro. “I Am Love” reached #2 on the R&B charts and crossed over to #49 on Billboard’s Hot 100. That wondrous ballad was a past Song of the Week and its review can still be read in the archives.

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Aug 192018
 

from MISS GLADYS KNIGHT
Written by Bruce Roberts & Carole Bayer Sager

Gladys Knight is a treasure and legend of soul music as a solo performer and as the main attraction of Gladys Knight & The Pips. This amazing singer left a unique print on the history of black music. Ms. Knight is a seven-time Grammy winner and, together with The Pips, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Among the many Gladys Knight & The Pips signature hits are “Every Bit Of My Heart,” “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” “If I Were Your Woman,” “Midnight Train To Georgia,” “Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” and “Landlord.”

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Aug 122018
 

from I AM YOUR MAN (single)
Written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson

In the fall of 2009, UK superstar Seal released “I Am Your Man,” the new single from his “best of” collection aptly titled Hits. After the multi-platinum success of Soul in 2008, Seal again collaborated with David Foster on this new track that was one more cover of a soul tune from the sixties.

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Aug 052018
 

from HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3
Written by David Foster & Michael Buble

 

 

The Jonas Brothers were a pop act whom became wildly successful among teenage audiences in the second half of the past decade. The Jonas Brothers eventually starred in their own Disney Channel series around 2008. Their cd releases were often worldwide chart toppers with multi-platinum sales.

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Jul 292018
 

from THE ONE THING
Written by Michael Bolton, Diane Warren & Desmond Child

In the fall of 1993, Michael Bolton was at the top of his game as a hit-making singer/songwriter. After the immense, multiplatinum success of his 1992 album of covers titled Timeless (The Classics), Bolton published a new collection of original material called The One Thing. Back in the line-up of superstar producers were Walter Afanasieff and David Foster, both responsible for the sublime craft of Timeless (The Classics). On The One Thing, they were joined by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, another top music-maker with previous chart work under his belt for rockers including AC/DC, Foreigner, Bryan Adams and Def Leppard. With Bolton, Lange co-wrote and co-produced the top ten hit single off the album; a catchy pop/rock number titled “Said I Love You… But I Lied.”

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