Sep 242006

Written by David Foster & Boz Scaggs

William Royce Scaggs, better known as Boz Scaggs, is one of the most soulful performers of the past 40 years. His albums like “Silk Degrees” and “Middle Man” stand tall among the best examples of blue-eyed soul music. Scaggs started the new millennium with an enchanting record entitled “Dig.” This release is strong evidence that the man still can’t be beat when it comes to those intoxicating Pop/R&B melodies often tinged with jazz and blues overtones. Continue reading »

Sep 172006

Written by Carole Bayer Sager, Marc Shaiman & Anita Baker

“When You Love Someone” is a very special collaboration between Anita Baker and James Ingram, two of the most distinctive and unique voices in the history of R&B music. This gorgeous ballad, co-written by Baker with Academy Award winner Carole Bayer Sager and soundtrack maestro Marc Shaiman, was included in the 1995 hit movie, “Forget Paris,” starring Debra Winger and Billy Crystal. Continue reading »

Sep 102006

From SINCERELY…..Mariya Takeuchi Songbook II
Written by Mariya Takeuchi

In Japan it is quite common to acknowledge the works of popular music stars by organizing tributes albums comprised of famous American singers. This type of project, usually recorded in Los Angeles, includes covers of major Japanese hits with new English lyrics. Continue reading »

Sep 032006

Written by David Foster, Maurice White & Allee Willis

In the first half of the Eighties Prince took the music world by the storm with his innovative, heavily programmed, synth-funk stuff. Many r&b acts followed this new trend including one of the most refined, elegant groups: Earth, Wind & Fire. Maurice White, probably feeling that his band wasn’t that hip anymore, decided a drastic change in the sound of their 1983 release entitled “Electric Universe.” Continue reading »