Jul 272008
 

From DEBBIE BOONE
Written by B.J. Cook-Foster & Jay Gruska

Debbie Boone is an American pop singer best known for her 1977 million selling hit, “You Light Up My Life.” That intense ballad had an amazing 10 week run at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and won Boone a Grammy as Best New Artist. After that amazing success, Boone released a couple of albums that gave her minor hits in the pop, adult contemporary and country fields, but failed to establish her as a major star. Continue reading »

Jul 202008
 

From PICKIN’ UP THE PIECES: THE BEST OF AVERAGE WHITE BAND (1974-1980)
Written by Bill Champlin & Roger Ball

The Average White Band is, without a doubt, one of the best R&B/soul groups ever. These talented Scottish funksters have delighted the ears and souls of legions of fans during the course of their long career. The years between 1974 and 1980 saw the first incarnation of the band releasing a string of amazing hit records. Their main influence was the great soul/funk American tradition of masters like Marvin Gaye, yet they also incorporated sophisticated pop textures of people like Burt Bacharach. Continue reading »

Jul 132008
 

From JIMMY THUDPUCKER GREATEST HITS
Written by David Foster, Steve Cropper & Garry B. Trudeau

Jimmy Thudpucker is a fictional character from the legendary comic strip, “Doonesbury.” Created by Pulitzer Prize winner Garry B. Trudeau in the early seventies, “Doonesbury” had amazing success and became a true editorial phenomenon. Jimmy Thudpucker was also the lead figure of a little seen animated TV special aired in 1977. Continue reading »

Jul 062008
 

From IT’S TIME
Written by Michael Bublè, Alan Chang & Amy Foster Gillies

“It’s Time” is Canadian Michael Bublè’s follow-up to his mega-successful, self-titled debut album. Released in 2005, “It’s Time” kept building the singer’s popularity worldwide and solidified him as a major star in the United States. The record reached the top of the charts in several countries while debuting at #7 on Billboard’s Top 200. Continue reading »