Feb 122017
 

from SPIDER-MAN THEME (single)

written by Robert Harris & Paul Francis Webster

The classic theme song of the sixties cartoon show Spider-Man was composed by late illustrious songwriters Robert “Bob” Harris (September 27, 1925 to February 13, 2000) and Paul Francis Webster (December 20, 1907 to March 18, 1984). Webster was a gifted lyricist who also co-wrote gems that became Academy Award winners for Best Original Song including “The Shadow Of Your Smile” and “Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing.” His incredible talent was also acknowledged with thirteen more nominations to that prestigious award for other evergreens including “April Love,” “Tender Is The Night” and “A Time For Love.”

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Feb 052017
 

from IT’S MY TIME

written by David Foster and Boz Scaggs

David Foster and Boz Scaggs co-wrote “You Can Have Me Anytime” for the Bay-area singer/songwriter’s 1980 album, Middle Man. That sentimental ballad and its splendid melody immediately attracted the skilled ear of the late Maynard Ferguson (May 4, 1928 to August 23, 2006). At the time, the Canadian trumpet legend and esteemed bandleader was working on his new album that would eventually be titled It’s My Time.

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Jan 292017
 

from THE LAST GOODBYE (single)

written by Chris Christian & J.C. Crowley

From time to time, an unknown goodie resurfaces thanks to the hard work of David Foster’s compilers. They are always hunting for rare stuff from The Hitman’s illustrious career. So was the case with Chris Christian’s 1982 obscure single, “The Last Goodbye.”

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Jan 222017
 

from FLOWER

written by Jesse Cutler

Cheryl Lynn Flor was one of the many young singers who jumped on the disco/pop bandwagon in the second half of the seventies. After a promising start as a model in California , Flor entered the music world with the stage name of Flower. She scored a contract with United Artists Records and released her self-titled debut album around 1977. Given its twinkly cover, Flower could have easily been mistaken as another mild disco release. Although disco elements were included, so were moments of traditional pop and smooth soul that were delivered with superior class thanks to the terrific work of arranger supreme, the late Nick DeCaro (June 23, 1938 to March 4, 1992).

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Jan 152017
 

Written by David Foster, Paul Anka & David Wolfert

The romantic ballad “Don’t Ever Say Goodbye” was one of the first collaborations by veteran singing star Paul Anka with a young and supremely gifted David Foster. “Don’t Ever Say Goodbye” was originally included on Anka’s 1978 album, Listen To Your Heart. The song also bore the signature of David Wolfert who produced Listen To Your Heart along the lines of the most sophisticated easy listening of the late seventies. One of the most sought-after music-makers of the genre, Wolfert wrote, arranged and produced significant stuff for the likes of Barbra Streisand, Melissa Manchester, Dusty Springfield, Dolly Parton and Cher .

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Jan 082017
 

from ALL-4-ONE
Written by Gary St. Clair & Jamie Jones

April 1994 witnessed the release of the debut cd by American pop/R&B vocal quartet, All-4-One. Jamie Jones, Alfred Nevarez, Delious Kennedy and Tony Borowiak delivered a one-two punch with their first two singles; “So Much In Love” that reached #5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and was certified gold and “I Swear,” their #1 international smash.

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Jan 012017
 

from THICKE OF THE NIGHT (single)
Written by David Foster & Alan Thicke

This week is dedicated to the late Alan Thicke (born March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Canada ,died December 13, 2016 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center , Burbank , CA ). The multi-talented actor, singer/songwriter and composer died a couple of weeks ago of heart failure. Thicke’s most famous role was as Jason Seaver in the successful TV sitcom Growing Pains that ran between 1985 and 1992.

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