Mar 272016
 

From NEEDLESS FREAKING

Written by Dwayne Ford & Derek Kendrick

Dwayne Ford is a veteran singer/songwriter/musician born in Edmonton , Canada in 1949. His first claim to fame was working in the back-up band of the legendary Ronnie Hawkins in the late sixties. In its various incarnations, The Hawks included big names like David Clayton Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson and Rick Danko of famed The Band, Burton Cummings and a very young David Foster with his first wife, singer/songwriter B.J. Cook.

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Mar 202016
 

From SWEET SUMMER MUSIC (single)

Written by David Foster, Paul Stallworth, Jim Keltner & Danny Kortchmar

David Foster’s stint with Skylark brought him from Canada to LA at the dawn of the Seventies. The rock/R&B combo, Attitudes, was Foster’s second band after his time with Skylark. Foster with fellow band-mates Danny Kortchmar who played guitar and sung vocals, Paul Stallworth who played bass and also sung vocals and Jim Keltner who played the drums were all red-hot commodities in the session arena. They got together around 1975 under the late, great George Harrison’s wing.

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Mar 132016
 

From MY FUNNY VALENTINE (single)

Written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart

“There are very few singers that excite me and live up to my particular expectations. Kelly fills the bill in every way. Her voice is stunning, her way of interpreting a song is exactly how I want to hear it and imagine it to be in a perfect world.  She’s beautiful inside and out and for sure this is a girl we are going to hear lots more from in the future. Good is the enemy of great—Kelly is not good, she’s GREAT!!!”

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Mar 062016
 

From TIMELESS (the classics)

Written by Sam Cooke

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The first half of the Nineties was the most successful phase of David Foster’s career. He had an outstanding string of multi-platinum productions for Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Kenny G, All-4-One, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Michael Bolton, just to name a few. Foster’s collaboration with Bolton was one of the highlights of that era. A Foster partnership was meant to happen given Bolton ’s pop/rock and adult contemporary style, his powerful voice and Foster’s previous track record with acts like Chicago, Peter Cetera, Kenny Loggins, Neil Diamond and Kenny Rogers. Bolton ’s Timeless (The Classics) was released in late September 1992.

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