Jan 222017


written by Jesse Cutler

Cheryl Lynn Flor was one of the many young singers who jumped on the disco/pop bandwagon in the second half of the seventies. After a promising start as a model in California , Flor entered the music world with the stage name of Flower. She scored a contract with United Artists Records and released her self-titled debut album around 1977. Given its twinkly cover, Flower could have easily been mistaken as another mild disco release. Although disco elements were included, so were moments of traditional pop and smooth soul that were delivered with superior class thanks to the terrific work of arranger supreme, the late Nick DeCaro (June 23, 1938 to March 4, 1992).

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Jan 152017

Written by David Foster, Paul Anka & David Wolfert

The romantic ballad “Don’t Ever Say Goodbye” was one of the first collaborations by veteran singing star Paul Anka with a young and supremely gifted David Foster. “Don’t Ever Say Goodbye” was originally included on Anka’s 1978 album, Listen To Your Heart. The song also bore the signature of David Wolfert who produced Listen To Your Heart along the lines of the most sophisticated easy listening of the late seventies. One of the most sought-after music-makers of the genre, Wolfert wrote, arranged and produced significant stuff for the likes of Barbra Streisand, Melissa Manchester, Dusty Springfield, Dolly Parton and Cher .

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Jan 082017

from ALL-4-ONE
Written by Gary St. Clair & Jamie Jones

April 1994 witnessed the release of the debut cd by American pop/R&B vocal quartet, All-4-One. Jamie Jones, Alfred Nevarez, Delious Kennedy and Tony Borowiak delivered a one-two punch with their first two singles; “So Much In Love” that reached #5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and was certified gold and “I Swear,” their #1 international smash.

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Jan 012017

from THICKE OF THE NIGHT (single)
Written by David Foster & Alan Thicke

This week is dedicated to the late Alan Thicke (born March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Canada ,died December 13, 2016 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center , Burbank , CA ). The multi-talented actor, singer/songwriter and composer died a couple of weeks ago of heart failure. Thicke’s most famous role was as Jason Seaver in the successful TV sitcom Growing Pains that ran between 1985 and 1992.

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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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