Dec 222013


written by Donny Hathaway & Nadine McKinnor

“This Christmas” is one of the brighter gems of the late Donny Hathaway’s repertoire. Since Hathaway’s original release in 1970, this joyful and festive song has become a modern Christmas standard covered by a who’s who of stars including Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle,

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Oct 272013


written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman

The song “Save The Last Dance For Me” was co-written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. It became a big hit in the sixties for The Drifters under the production of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. This evergreen was later covered by many stars; among them Dolly Parton that made “Save The Last Dance For Me” a multi-format hit in 1983.

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Mar 242013

from YOU/SHARE YOUR LOVE (single edit)

written by Maurice White, David Foster & Brenda Russell

The autumn of 1980 saw the release of “You” the second single from Earth, Wind & Fire’s extraordinary double album, “Faces.” “You” is an amazing soul/pop ballad co-written by Maurice White with David Foster and lyrics written by singer/songwriter Brenda Russell. This elegant song was evidently conceived as a follow-up to EWF’s milestone hit, “After The Love Is Gone” from their previous album, “I Am.”

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Jan 152012

from FACES

written by Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn & Verdine White

Recently, UK label Big Break Records, has started a series of reissues including some of the best soul/R&B records of the seventies and the eighties. Their catalogue includes albums by seminal artists like Heatwave, The Pointer Sisters, Deniece Williams, The Isley Brothers, Ashford & Simpson and many, many others. Continue reading »

Jun 062010


written by David Foster & Jon Anderson

British singer Jon Anderson is internationally known as the lead singer of the UK progressive super-group Yes. Anderson’s tenor voice is behind unforgettable rock songs like “Roundabout,” “Don’t Kill The Whale” and the 1983 #1 hit, “Owner Of A Lonely Heart.” Continue reading »

Oct 072007

Written by David Foster, Jerry Hey & Tom Keane

Directed by Taylor Hackford, the 1985 blockbuster movie “White Nights” starred the late, great Gregory Hines and classical-dancer-turned-actor Mikhail Baryshnikov. The movie propelled two winners to the top of the worldwide music charts; Lionel Richie’s “Say You Say Me” and the Phil Collins/Marilyn Martin duet, “Separate Lives,” written by Stephen Bishop. Both these songs were nominated for Academy Awards and Richie would take home the Oscar in March of 1986. Continue reading »

Feb 022003

Written by Alan Gorrie

Let’s take another break from David Foster’s amazing string of ballads and take a listen to this energetic r&b/disco groove from Average White Band’s Shine album that he produced in 1980. Average White Band is the funkiest band ever to come out of Europe, six guys from Scotland that had tremendous success in the seventies with classics like “Pick Up The Pieces” and “Cut The Cake”. Continue reading »