Jul 302006

Written by David Foster & Linda Thompson

Patti Labelle is one of the soul divas of our time. Her powerful, pyrotechnic voice has won her legions of fans around the globe. In 1997 she worked on a comeback project, “Flame,” produced by music giants like David Foster, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and the late Arif Mardin. Continue reading »

Jul 232006

Written by David Foster & Harvey Mason

Harvey Mason is a legendary drummer and a member of the fusion combo, Fourplay. Mason has had a versatile solo career that started in 1976 with his debut entitled “Marching In The Streets.” At the end of the seventies he reached the peak of his success with a couple of very good releases, “Funk In A Mason Jar” and “Groovin’ You.” Continue reading »

Jul 162006

Written by David Foster & Linda Thompson

Renee Olstead is an incredibly gifted teen singer/actress who started in show business at a very young age. She starred with immediate success in the television series “Still Standing,” acted in a couple of movies, and released an obscure, country-oriented album. David Foster, fresh from the very successful discovery of Michael Bublé, took Olstead under his wing and signed her to his 143 Records label. Foster saw in Olstead the perfect female counterpart to Bublé, both extremely talented and attractive. Continue reading »

Jul 092006

Written by Ned Doheny

Ned Doheny’s name is mostly known for his successful songwriting partnership with Hamish Stuart of Average White Band on hits like “A Love Of Your Own” and “Whatcha Gonna Do For Me.” Doheny also has a string of unknown but absolutely delicious albums as a recording artist in the best quality pop vein. After his 1973 self-titled debut that was devoted to acoustic country/pop clearly influenced by his close friendship with members of the Eagles, Doheny moved in the personal, fresh direction of sophisticated pop. Continue reading »

Jul 022006

Written by Richard Marx & Bruce Gaitsch

In the second half of the nineties, David Foster kept his string of hits going with a series of collaborations among many big, young urban stars like Brandy, ‘N Sync, Jon B, Dru Hill, Faith Evans and Monica. Foster’s smooth and perfectly crafted productions were usually included on the albums to give a classic, refined twist to the mood of these modern soul records and attract an adult audience. Continue reading »