Jul 082018
 

from BRENNA WHITAKER
Written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David

 

David Foster and Burt Bacharach have been friends for many, many years. Foster has always considered the legendary songwriter a point of reference and master of his craft. The Hitman’s most sophisticated pop music which would have sounded different without the maestro’s influence.

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Jul 012018
 

from READ MY LIPS
Written by David Foster, Fee Waybill & Steve Lukather

 

Read My Lips was the debut album of The Tubes’ lead singer and main songwriter, Fee Waybill. Released in 1984, Read My Lips was produced by David Foster and sounded like a textbook for the most refined AOR (Adult Oriented Rock). Foster brought his usual dream team to work on the record including famed engineer Humberto Gatica and hot session aces including Jerry Marotta, John Robinson and the late Jeff Porcaro (1954 to 1992) on drums, Larry Klein on bass with Steve Lukather and Michael Landau playing guitars.

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Jun 242018
 

from TRACKS OF MY YEARS
Written by Bobby Hebb

“Sunny” is an evergreen written by the late American r&b singer/songwriter Bobby Hebb (1938-2010). The song was written in 1963 right after Hebb suffered the loss of his older brother, Harold, who was stabbed to death the same day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. “Sunny,” with its optimistic lyrics, came as a reaction to those sad events. Hebb recorded the song in 1966 and that single skyrocketed to the top of Billboard’s Pop and R&B charts reaching #2 and #3 respectively. “Sunny” has had hundreds of cover versions to this day.

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Jun 172018
 

from ULTIMATE DUETS
Written by Al Jarreau, David Foster & Jay Graydon

Legendary Cuban/American trumpeter Arturo Sandoval recently released his new cd titled Ultimate Duets. The ten-time Grammy winner paired with producer/drummer Gregg Field to deliver a beautiful collection of special duets with some of the world’s most important music stars.

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Jun 102018
 

from GROOVIN’ YOU
Written by Harvey Mason & Onaje Allan Gumbs

Between the seventies and the eighties, legendary soul/jazz drummer Harvey Mason was one of the most sought-after session players as well as a successful R&B/fusion solo artist. In those glorious days, Mason played drums on many seminal records including George Benson’s “Breezin,’” Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man,” Bill Withers’ “Hello Like Before” and Kenny Loggins’ “Celebrate Me Home.” The revered drummer often crossed paths with fellow super session guy David Foster who co-wrote songs and played keyboards on his albums.

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May 272018
 

from MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Written David Foster, Gabriel Yared & Linda Thompson

Message In A Bottle was a movie that starred Kevin Costner and Robin Wright and was based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. The original soundtrack for the movie was released on David Foster’s 143 Records label in 1999. The music cast on the album presented a well-dosed mix of established and new artists including Sheryl Crow, Marc Cohn, Clannad, Laura Pausini and Hootie & The Blowfish.

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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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