Sep 242017
 

from HITMAN: DAVID FOSTER & FRIENDS

written by Dave Richardson & Doug Edwards

 

 

Blake Shelton is a country music superstar as well as an actor and TV personality who can currently be seen on The Voice. Starting in 2001, the Ada, Oklahoma-born singer/songwriter released a string of chart topping albums and singles. Among his most loved songs were “Austin,” “The Baby,” “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” “Some Beach,” “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” and “Honey Bee” that all hit #1 on the US Country Singles’ chart.

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Sep 172017
 

from IN THE STONE (single)

written by Maurice White, David Foster & Allee Willis

 

“In The Stone” was one of the bigger triumphs in Earth, Wind & Fire’s stunning catalogue. The song was co-written in 1978 by the band’s leader, the late, great Maurice White (December 19, 1941 to February 4, 2016), with David Foster and lyricist Allee Willis. This catchy, feel-good mid-tempo was included in Earth, Wind & Fire’s milestone I Am album. “In The Stone” was total joy for the most trained music lovers because it had a masterful arrangement, crafted by White and Foster, top-notch vocal and instrumental performances, pristine production, a rousing refrain and a groove delivered with various time changes.

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Sep 102017
 

from HEADED FOR THE FUTURE

written by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance

 

Recorded in 1985, Neil Diamond’s Headed For The Future saw the adult pop superstar try to update his sound with a string of collaborations with the cream of the crop of pop writers and producers in those years. The recording sessions were supervised by heavyweights including Burt Bacharach, David Foster, Maurice White and Stevie Wonder.

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Sep 032017
 

from THE WIZ

written by Charlie Smalls

 

 

The Wiz was the 1978 film adaptation directed by Sidney Lumet of the successful 1975 Broadway musical of the same name. The musical was a modernized reworking of The Wizard Of Oz in an urban, Afro-American setting. Quincy Jones was in charge of the film’s soundtrack that was nominated for an Academy Award.

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Aug 272017
 

from BAD FOR ME

written by David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager

 

Dee Dee Bridgewater is an American jazz singer and three-time Grammy winner. Born Denise Eileen Garrett, this gifted vocalist married renowned trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater around 1969 and started a phenomenal career that lead her to become one of the world’s most praised jazz songbirds.

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Aug 202017
 

from OUTSIDE INSIDE

written by The Tubes

The Wild Women of Wongo was a 1958 b-movie directed by James L. Wolcott. Although this trashy movie was poorly acted and crafted, it reached a cult status among the lovers of silly films. Who else could have written a song to go with it but the legendary rock band The Tubes? The group’s drummer, Prairie Prince, said that he loved that movie so much that he decided to write a song about it.

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Aug 132017
 

from JE TE SERAI FIDELE

written by David Foster, Roch Voisine & Yves Decary

 

Joseph Armand Roch Voisine, aka Roch Voisine, is a famous Canadian singer/songwriter from the second half of the eighties to the present. Voisine achieved big success in his home country as well as France , Belgium and Switzerland singing mostly in French, but also, at times, in English. His most important hits are “Hèléne,” a top hit in Europe and Canada in 1989, and “I’ll Always Be There” in 1993. “I’ll Always Be There” was a collaboration with David Foster who co-wrote the song with Voisine and produced it. This evocative ballad reached the Top 5 in Canada and was a solid hit in France and Belgium.

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