Nov 262017
 

from HURRICANE
Written by David Foster & Eric Benet

Eric Benet is one of the most distinctive and talented r&b singers on the music scene.

In 2003, Benet joined forces with his friend, David Foster, to work on his third cd. The initial concept was to deliver an elegant soul album with touches of refined adult contemporary music and echoes of classic acts like Bill Withers and Terry Callier. Benet’s soulful tenor and crystal-clear falsetto mixed well with the quality pop landscapes created by Foster. The atmosphere Foster fashioned was fairly close to a black version of Kenny Loggins. Benet and Foster recorded a handful of songs co-written for the occasion by the singer with Foster and other music luminaries including guitarist Dean Parks, singer/songwriter Danny Peck, keyboardist Neil Larsen and lyricist Linda Thompson.

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Nov 192017
 

from THE KEANE BROTHERS
Written by Tom Keane & B.J. Cook

The Keane Brothers was a teen act on the 20th Century Records music label whom released their debut album in 1977. The self-titled The Keane Brothers album was David Foster’s second full-fledged production after Jaye P. Morgan’s 1976 self-titled debut album. Both albums were recorded at the famed LA Studio City Studios in Van Nuys with the esteemed Keith Olsen in the engineer seat. Only in his mid-twenties at the time, Foster produced and arranged these two projects that gave immediate proof of his superior ear and skills.

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Nov 122017
 

from LAST DANCE (single)
Written by Paul Jabara

“Last Dance” was one of those disco/pop staples that the late, great Donna Summer (1948-2012) brought to the top of the charts worldwide in the second half of the seventies. This evergreen was penned by the late singer/songwriter Paul Jabara (1948-1992). “Last Dance” was included on the soundtrack of the 1978 disco movie, Thank God It’s Friday. Starring alongside Ms. Summer were talented newcomers including Jeff Goldblum and Debra Winger plus The Commodores, the famous soul/r&b group.

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Nov 052017
 

from RIVER OF LOVE
Written by David Foster, Jeff Pescetto & Rick Hahn

This week, go back to David Foster’s 1990 River Of Love solo collection. That album presented a string of fine Foster co-writes composed with several distinguished tunesmiths. Foster’s River Of Love was delivered by the Hitman with the help of quite a few guest singers and musicians. The musical mood of River Of Love belonged to the pop deluxe genre with killer melodies and hooks that had different shades of rock, soul and adult contemporary music in their blend.

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