Apr 192015

 From YOU/WORLD OF STONE (single)

Written by George Harrison

The focus of the weekly page is on “You,” a 1975 hit by the late, talented George Harrison. The legendary former Beatle originally wrote and recorded “You” in 1971 for Ronnie Spector, a member of the successful pop vocal trio The Ronettes and wife of visionary producer Phil Spector, a music legend in his own right. Ronnie Spector’s recording of “You” remained unreleased, so Harrison rescued the song in 1975.

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Apr 122015


Written by David Foster, Tom Keane & Paul Gordon

David Foster always had a superior knack for composing evocative instrumentals. He put a pin to “Our Romance,” a tender piece of music co-written with Tom Keane for Foster’s 1983 debut solo album The Best Of Me. Conceived for the Japanese market, The Best Of Me presented a series of great instrumentals that evolved into some of Foster’s most beloved pop hits including the title-track, “Mornin’,” “Through The Fire” and “Look What You’ve Done To Me.” Evidenced by its sheer beauty, “Our Romance” had an interesting artistic journey.

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Apr 052015


Written by George David Weiss & Joe Sherman

“That Sunday, That Summer” is a beautiful song that belongs in the classic American songbook. It was first popularized in 1963 by the late, great Nat “King” Cole who brought this gem to the top 15 of Billboard’s Hot 100. Co-written by George David Weiss and Joe Sherman, “That Sunday, That Summer” has been covered by a who’s who of pop and jazz music legends including Dinah Washington, Johnny Mathis, Betty Carter and Julie London.

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Mar 292015


Written by David Foster, Tom Keane & Will Jennings

December 1990 saw the release of River Of Love, David Foster’s fourth solo album. After delivering three beautiful, mostly instrumental solo records, the multi-Grammy winning music-maker formulated a Quincy Jones kind of project. Foster recorded a collection of original songs crafted in his catchy pop/rock style supported by an impressive cast of guest singers and players. Listening to River Of Love today, it feels like Foster wanted to give his devoted fans a compendium of the first successful phase of his career.

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Mar 222015

 From BEAUTIFUL BOY (single)

Written by John Lennon

Celine Dion’s song “Beautiful Boy” was another tasty result of her fruitful collaboration with David Foster. “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” was written by the late, legendary John Lennon and included on his now-classic 1980 album “Double Fantasy.” The former Beatle wrote the song’s sweet, loving lyrics for his son Sean and they perfectly fit the concept of Dion’s “Miracle” cd.

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Mar 152015


Written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel

In the second half of the seventies, David Foster’s keyboard playing became a fixture on hit records by superstars including George Harrison, Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand and Rod Stewart. Although the list of artists he played for was impressive, the future Hitman could also be found tickling the ivories on  quite a few pop guilty pleasures. For example, Foster played keys on a string of TV theme songs written by his friend and compatriot Alan Thicke including “The Wheel Of Fortune” and “The Joker’s Wild.”

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Mar 082015


Written by David Foster & Linda Thompson

For over twenty years, Nita Whitaker has been a fixture on many David Foster projects. This talented pop/r&b songstress began her career in the second half of the eighties with an appearance on the popular TV show Star Search. Winning the talent show and the subsequent grand championship, Whitaker was soon noticed by Foster and she flourished under his expert wing. In the early nineties, Whitaker worked with the Canadian Hitmaker as part of the vocal group Millennium which included the late, unforgettable Warren Wiebe, Wil Wheaton, Joey Diggs and Suzette Charles.

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