Dec 252016

Written by Edward Pola & George Wyle

This week to celebrate the Christmas season in style, the Song of the Week has mined another gem from David Foster’s 1993 cd, The Christmas Album. Foster, with the help of master arranger Jeremy Lubbock, delivers a version of “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” that can rightly stand alongside Andy Williams’ 1963 take on this definitive holiday classic.

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Dec 182016

Written by Albert Hague & Theodor Geisel

Newcomer Jordan Smith is one of the most welcome surprises to come out of the talent show galaxy in recent years. Smith won season nine of The Voice and immediately became the best seller to ever come from that popular TV franchise. After the solid success of his March 2016 debut cd, Something Beautiful, that is mostly produced by David Foster, Smith came back with a new, seasonal offering titled ’Tis The Season.

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Dec 112016

from NADIA’S THEME (The Young and The Restless)
Written by Barry De Vorzon

A few weeks ago, we wrote about Skylark’s 1972 hit, “Wildflower.” One of the first people to listen and fall in love with the demo of Skylark’s “Wildflower” was Barry De Vorzon. He was a high-profile personality at the time in the Los Angeles music business. De Vorzon pushed David Foster and other Skylark members to move to California as De Vorzon worked his contacts to try and get Skylark a recording contract. Many years later, Foster wrote in his autobiography, “Hitman: Forty Years Making Music, Topping The Charts, and Winning Grammys,” to acknowledge De Vorzon’s role in helping Foster’s life take a fundamental turn on its way to success.

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Dec 042016

Written by David Foster & Brenda Russell


She was born Brenda Gordon on April 8, 1949 (the year varies) in Brooklyn, New York to father Gus Gordon, one of the Ink Spots and a member of the Bill Johnson Quartet, and mother Cinnamon Sharpe, who sang and wrote songs. She would become known as Brenda Russell, a distinguished singer/songwriter of gems including “Get Here” and “If Only For One Night.” Ms. Russell was active in the early seventies with her first husband Brian Russell as backing vocalists for artists including Anne Murray, Cat Stevens, Sir Elton John, Neil Sedaka and Cher . Sir Elton, recognizing the duo’s talent, signed them to his Rocket Record Company and 1976 brought their debut album titled World Called Love.

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