Jan 282018
 

from GROUP HUG
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & B.J. Cook

 

Since 1985, The CompanY has been one of Asia’s premiere vocal groups. They have released a string of interesting records showcasing their remarkable vocal harmonies strongly influenced by music giants including Manhattan Transfer, Take 6 and The Fifth Dimension.

In 2008 The CompanY, Sweet Plantado, Annie Quintos, Cecile Bautista, Jay Marquez and Moy Ortiz released their new cd entitled Group Hug. That album was a tribute to some of their favorite musical acts delivered with the support of renowned arranger/conductor Gerard Salonga, the younger brother of Filipino singer/actress star Lea Salonga, and his impressive, Manila-based symphony orchestra called FILharmoniKa.

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Jan 212018
 

from THE BEST OF EARTH, WIND & FIRE VOL. 1
Written by Maurice White, Al McKay & Allee Willis

The monster 1978 hit “September” was probably the most successful song ever released by legendary soul/R&B band, Earth, Wind & Fire. This breezy, feel-good anthem was co-written by the band’s leader, the late, great Maurice White (1941 to 2016), with EWF’s former guitar player, Al McKay. The positive lyrics were conceived by Mr. White together with renowned tunesmith, Allee Willis. The song was recorded during the sessions for the I Am album around September, 1978. Starting from McKay’s flamboyant intro, the song developed into one of the catchiest and most memorable funk/soul numbers ever. An important, but little-known, fact for David Foster fans was that The Hitman, who was a key figure on those 1978 sessions, played keyboards on “September” just like he did on most of the I Am tracks.

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Jan 142018
 

from A LOVE LIKE OURS
Written by Bruce Roberts & Junior Miles

A Love Like Ours was Barbra Streisand’s 28th studio album. It saw the light of day on September 21st, 1999. The string of effective love ballads included on that project celebrated her recent marriage with veteran TV and movie actor James Brolin. A Love Like Ours was the classic triumph of traditional pop with a bulk of perfectly-dosed tender love songs that, from time to time, ventured into light jazz, Latin-tinged pop and radio-friendly, adult contemporary stuff. David Foster was one of several heavyweight music-makers on board and produced two tracks.

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Jan 072018
 

from MIDDLE MAN
Written by David Foster & Boz Scaggs

To start 2018 in style, here’s “Middle Man,” the energetic title-track from Boz Scaggs’ 1980 platinum release. This up-tempo composition was another great Scaggs co-write with David Foster who arranged and played the bulk of this classic album. The title-track got the boogie-rock treatment with an inspired and powerful vocal performance by the legendary Bay Area singer supported by soulful female background vocal harmonies.

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