Dec 032017
 

from CLOSER (special edition)
Written by Tom Bahler

“She’s Out Of My Life” was a poignant ballad written by Tom Bahler and popularized by the late Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 to June 25, 2009) on his 1979 Off The Wall album. Bahler wrote this gorgeous song after the end of a long relationship. Quincy Jones said that he initially wanted to record the song with the late Frank Sinatra (December 12, 1915 to May 14, 1998), but eventually cut it with Jackson who gave a very emotional performance that immediately made “She’s Out Of My Life” a classic.

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Nov 262017
 

from HURRICANE
Written by David Foster & Eric Benet

 

 

Eric Benet is one of the most distinctive and talented r&b singers on the music scene.

In 2003, Benet joined forces with his friend, David Foster, to work on his third cd. The initial concept was to deliver an elegant soul album with touches of refined adult contemporary music and echoes of classic acts like Bill Withers and Terry Callier. Benet’s soulful tenor and crystal-clear falsetto mixed well with the quality pop landscapes created by Foster. The atmosphere Foster fashioned was fairly close to a black version of Kenny Loggins. Benet and Foster recorded a handful of songs co-written for the occasion by the singer with Foster and other music luminaries including guitarist Dean Parks, singer/songwriter Danny Peck, keyboardist Neil Larsen and lyricist Linda Thompson.

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Nov 192017
 

from THE KEANE BROTHERS
Written by Tom Keane & B.J. Cook

 

The Keane Brothers was a teen act on the 20th Century Records music label whom released their debut album in 1977. The self-titled The Keane Brothers album was David Foster’s second full-fledged production after Jaye P. Morgan’s 1976 self-titled debut album. Both albums were recorded at the famed LA Studio City Studios in Van Nuys with the esteemed Keith Olsen in the engineer seat. Only in his mid-twenties at the time, Foster produced and arranged these two projects that gave immediate proof of his superior ear and skills.

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Nov 122017
 

from LAST DANCE (single)
Written by Paul Jabara

 

“Last Dance” was one of those disco/pop staples that the late, great Donna Summer (1948-2012) brought to the top of the charts worldwide in the second half of the seventies. This evergreen was penned by the late singer/songwriter Paul Jabara (1948-1992). “Last Dance” was included on the soundtrack of the 1978 disco movie, Thank God It’s Friday. Starring alongside Ms. Summer were talented newcomers including Jeff Goldblum and Debra Winger plus The Commodores, the famous soul/r&b group.

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Nov 052017
 

from RIVER OF LOVE
Written by David Foster, Jeff Pescetto & Rick Hahn

This week, go back to David Foster’s 1990 River Of Love solo collection. That album presented a string of fine Foster co-writes composed with several distinguished tunesmiths. Foster’s River Of Love was delivered by the Hitman with the help of quite a few guest singers and musicians. The musical mood of River Of Love belonged to the pop deluxe genre with killer melodies and hooks that had different shades of rock, soul and adult contemporary music in their blend.

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Oct 292017
 

from JAYE P. MORGAN
Written by Alan Gorrie

 

“Keepin’ It To Myself” was an ear-candy mid-tempo originally included on Average White Band’s 1974 self-titled sophomore album. That seminal recording was also known as the group’s “white album” due to the color of its cover. Average White Band included a classic instrumental hit, “Pick Up The Pieces,” and was the album that launched the Scottish funkster’s career to worldwide fame.

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Oct 222017
 

from DON’T STOP!
written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Harry Garfield

Bloodstone was an American soul/r&b vocal group that had a relevant chart run in the seventies to the early eighties. Thirteen song were brought by Bloodstone to the R&B chart. Their most-loved songs were “Natural High,” #4 on the R&B chart and a Top Ten pop hit in 1973, “Outside Woman” that reached #2 on the R&B chart in 1974 and “We Go A Long Way Back,” a Top 5 hit in 1982.

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