Jan 202013


written by Bill Champlin

This week we go back, once again, to one of the early masterpieces of David Foster’s career, Bill Champlin’s “Single.” Released in 1978, “Single” is one of those albums that helped define a certain music genre that fans usually call quality pop or westcoast pop.

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May 272012

from AIRPLAY-30th Anniversary Special Edition

written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Steve Kipner

This week we go back once again to one of the seminal albums of David Foster’s career, the magnificent “Airplay.” That group was the brainchild of Foster and Jay Graydon. The self titled album was released in 1980 and is considered the musical manifest of quality pop. It includes Airplay’s original idea of popular music with rock overtones, jazzy changes and clever instrumental  arrangements. “Airplay” has been re-released a couple of times for the 25th and 30th anniversary of its release.

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May 152011


written by Lee Ritenour & Bill Champlin

After the massive crossover success of his 1977 album “Captain Fingers,” guitar virtuoso Lee Ritenour came back one year later with another delicious record entitled “The Captain’s Journey.” Continue reading »

Sep 052010

from WET

written by Bobby Darin & Murray Kaufman

Released in 1979, “Wet” was another platinum seller on Barbra Streisand’s long string of hit albums. “Wet” reached #7 on Billboard’s chart fueled by the massive success of the superstar’s #1 duet with Donna Summer entitled “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough).” That hit single was arranged by newcomer Greg Mathieson who also arranged a couple other tracks on the album.
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Jun 202010


written by David Foster & Bill Champlin

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Robbie Dupree is a gifted singer/songwriter. Dupree’s 1980 self-titled debut album immediately gained attention fueled by the catchy single “Steal Away” that reached #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
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Jul 052009

Written by Bill Champlin & Alan Thicke

Bill Champlin’s solo works have always been packed with great music. His 1982 single, “Sara,” off his “Runaway” album is a sweet ballad that was perfectly suited for Pop/Adult Contemporary radios. “Sara” was co-written by Champlin with actor/TV host/singer Alan Thicke and perfectly produced by David Foster. Continue reading »

May 312009

Written by Steve Kipner & John Parker

Chicago’s “Hard Habit To Break” is one of David Foster’s most successful productions. Released in 1984 as the second single from the band’s multi-platinum “Chicago 17,” this lush, dramatic power ballad was an out of the box smash hit reaching #3 on both Billboard’s Hot 100 and on the Adult Contemporary chart. Continue reading »