Dec 212014
 

 from MERRY & BRIGHT

written by Mykola Leontovych

Christmas is a very generous time of the year for David Foster. In the course of his illustrious career, the Canadian producer worked on a long series of  platinum Christmas sellers for superstars including Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Rod Stewart and Mary J. Blige, just to name a few. Foster also composed a few beautiful, holiday-themed songs like “Grown Up Christmas List” and “On Christmas Morning,” both staples of the yuletide season.

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Dec 142014
 

 from EL CAMINO

written by Kenny Passarelli & Marino Lamberti

This week, we take a look at a true rarity in David Foster’s career. Santa Fè was a short-lived, Latin/rock combo formed in the late eighties by famed bassist/vocalist/composer Kenny Passarelli. He was formerly with the Elton John band and played with a who’s who of other stars including Hall & Oates, the late Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills and Joe Walsh.
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Dec 072014
 

 from LOVE THEME FROM ST. ELMO’S FIRE (single)

written by David Foster

After countless hits composed and produced for other people, the summer of 1985 saw the release of David Foster’s classic instrumental, “Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire.” This gorgeous tune finally brought the Canadian super-producer some well-deserved success as a solo artist. “Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire” skyrocketed to the top 15 of Billboard’s Hot 100 and became a #3 Adult Contemporary hit. Continue reading »

Nov 302014
 

 from IS IT YOU? (single)

written by Lee Ritenour, Eric Tagg & Bill Champlin

In 1981, the legendary jazz/fusion guitarist Lee Ritenour released “Rit,” a collection that saw him resolutely pushing towards radio friendly, pop/r&b material. The result was an artistic and commercial success thanks to Ritenour’s superior artistry and his knack to pick the right partners in crime for his adventure. He enlisted his old session mates David Foster and Harvey Mason to support him in the producer’s seat and brought into the spotlight the fresh, new talent of Eric Tagg. Tagg would play a key role on “Rit” with his co-writing and singing talent displayed on the bulk of the album. Bill Champlin provided killer vocal harmonies while the LA session scene cream of the crop crafted the instrumental parts.

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Nov 232014
 

 from WHEN LOVE COMES CALLING

written by Deniece Williams & Tennyson Stevens

June Deniece Chandler, aka Deniece Williams, was one of the most important and gifted American R&B singers of her generation. A multiple Grammy winner, Ms. Williams is well-known for trademark hits including “Free,” “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” as a duet with Johnny Mathis, “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” and “It’s Gonna Take A Miracle.” All of these hits showcased her fantastic four-octave vocal range and portrayed the unique warmth of her soprano voice.

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Nov 162014
 

 from ONE LOVE

written by David Foster, Richard Marx & Samantha Cole

Kimberley Locke is an American singer/model who became pretty well-known after her participation in the second edition of the extremely popular 2003 TV show American Idol. Locke gained a tremendously satisfying third place behind the two heavyweights of the competition – Ruben Studdard who won and Clay Aiken who came in a close second. Soon after the finale, Ms. Locke signed a recording contract with Curb Records and went on to released her first cd, “One Love,” in May 2004.

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Nov 092014
 

 from ALL THE PIECES

written by Alan Gorrie, Hamish Stuart & Gavin Christopher

Today, let’s go back to the late ’70s and the fantastic funk/soul sounds of the Average White Band. In our opinion, there are three main reasons to again showcase the magic of these legendary Scottish funksters. First and foremost, AWB had strong songwriting skills and tight musicianship to support the stellar voices of Alan Gorrie and Hamish Stuart. They, along with their gifted bandmates, made Average White Band one of the top R&B weapons of the era. Secondly, the most important parts of the AWB catalogue were handled by iconic producers like the late Arif Mardin and the young and ridiculously talented David Foster. And third, the recent release of a spectacular box-set entitled “All The Pieces: The Complete Studio Recordings 1971-2003.”

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