Oct 042015

Written by David Nichtern

“Midnight At The Oasis” was a 1974 hit single for American blues/rock singer Maria Muldaur. Written by noted songwriter David Nichtern, “Midnight At The Oasis” reached #6 on Billboard Hot 100. This single was eventually nominated at the 1975 Grammy Awards as “Record Of The Year” and “Song Of The Year.” The best features of the song were Muldaur’s sensual vocal performance, its irresistible soft/rock appeal and, last but not least, the exotic, saucy lyrics.

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Sep 282014


written by David Foster & Leah Felder

This week, we look back at Renee Olstead’s sophomore release, “Skylark.” Again, the young pop-jazz singer/actress teamed up with the legendary David Foster who masterfully produced her critically acclaimed, self-titled debut cd in 2004. The birth of “Skylark” was a bit troubled. Foster and Olstead started the sessions around the end of 2005 and worked hard for a couple years on the project. Together, they recorded many standards and original songs, but saw several changes to the tracklist before it met the approval of Reprise Records who finally released the cd on January 27, 2009.

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May 102009

Written by David Foster & Renee Olstead

After her critically acclaimed 2004 Warner Bros. Records album, talented singer/actress Renee Olstead went back into the studio to work on her sophomore release with her mentor, David Foster. Sessions began in late 2005 and the new album was originally scheduled to be released in 2006. Continue reading »

Jul 162006

Written by David Foster & Linda Thompson

Renee Olstead is an incredibly gifted teen singer/actress who started in show business at a very young age. She starred with immediate success in the television series “Still Standing,” acted in a couple of movies, and released an obscure, country-oriented album. David Foster, fresh from the very successful discovery of Michael Bublé, took Olstead under his wing and signed her to his 143 Records label. Foster saw in Olstead the perfect female counterpart to Bublé, both extremely talented and attractive. Continue reading »