Dec 022018

Written by Gary Wright

Gary Wright’s The Light Of Smiles was released in January 1977 as the follow-up to the mega-successful Dream Weaver. Like its predecessor, The Light Of Smiles had a catchy collection of pop-rock anthems written by Wright. The album delivered songs with Wright’s trademark sound based on state of the art keyboards and synthesizers. After their winning collaboration on Dream Weaver, Wright again enlisted the young keyboard wizard David Foster and drummer extraordinaire Jim Keltner to help him out on the new recording.

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Nov 252018

Written by Beth Hart & Jimmy Khoury


Beth Hart is a great American singer/songwriter who’s bluesy, soaring voice and troubled past life experiences place her in the tradition of a rock icon like the late Janis Joplin (1943-1970). Hart’s versatile voice and attractive personality caught the attention of David Foster who, in 1996, signs her group, Beth Hart Band, to his 143 Records label.

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Nov 182018

Written by David Foster & John Parr

John Parr’s hit, “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion),” jumped to #1 in September 1985 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and remained there for two weeks. That David Foster co-written and produced song was also a #2 Mainstream Rock hit and it went to the Top Twenty in Adult Contemporary.

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Nov 112018

Written by Diane Warren, David Draiman & Dan Donegan

Disturbed is a successful, American nu-metal/alternative rock band.  The Chicagoan quartet, fronted by lead vocalist David Draiman, has amassed an impressive string of five consecutive #1 albums on Billboard’s Top 200. October 2018 saw the release of the band’s new cd, Evolution.

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Nov 042018

Written by David Foster & Paul Gordon

“Love At Second Sight” was a powerful love song that David Foster composed in the early eighties with the help of renowned lyricist, Paul Gordon. Gordon’s lyrics embellished other Foster melodies including James Ingram’s “Whatever We Imagine” and Olivia Newton-John’s “Shaking You.” Gordon scored a few hits on the charts; the most notable being “Next Time I Fall,” co-written with Bobby Caldwell and a 1986 #1 hit for Peter Cetera and Amy Grant.

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Oct 282018

Written by Rod Temperton

At the beginning of the eighties, the great Quincy Jones produced a string of soul/pop gems including the late Michael Jackson’s (1958-2009) mega-sellerThriller, George Benson’s Give Me The Night, the late Donna Summer’s (1948-2012) self-titled album, his own solo, The Dude, plus Patti Austin’s Every Home Should Have One. All those records became hits for the legendary music producer and his dream team of songwriters, arrangers and musicians that included the Toto guys, the late Rod Temperton (1949-2016), Jerry Hey and David Foster.

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Oct 212018

from GINNY’S SONG (single)
Written by Jimmy Thudpucker

Jimmy Thudpucker was a fictional character created by Garry Trudeau for the legendary comic strip Doonesbury. In the strip, Thudpucker was a young singer/songwriter who went on to become a rock star. Eventually, Trudeau decided to translate his fiction into real life releasing Thudpucker music created with the support of good friends like guitarist Steve Cropper of Booker T & The MG’s fame and a very young David Foster.

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