Aug 022015

Written by Ernie & Earl Cate

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The autumn of 1976 witnessed the release of the Cate Brothers’ sophomore album In One Eye And Out The Other. After the solid success of their 1975 self-titled debut album, Ernie and Earl Cate decided to keep the winning team of Cate Brothers with legendary guitarist Steve Cropper sitting in the producer chair. Cropper again enlisted some high-profile session guys including Cropper’s partner in Booker T. and The MG’s Donald “Duck” Dunn on bass, drummers Ed Green and Mike Baird, sax virtuoso Jim Horn and David Foster on a variety of keyboards.

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May 242015

Written by Ned Doheny

Edward ‘Ned’ Doheny is a gifted singer/songwriter with an irresistible, blue-eyed soul music vein. In the seventies, Doheny wrote or co-wrote some absolute gems released on a couple of influential albums called Hard Candy and Prone. These pivotal songs included “A Love Of Your Own,” “Whatcha Gonna Do For Me” and “Get It Up For Love.” Both Hard Candy and Prone were produced by the legendary Steve Cropper and his touches to the elegant, catchy material plus the deluxe value of the musicianship were on the same wavelength as Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees.

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Jul 122009


Written by Earl Cate, Ernie Cate & Steve Cropper

Twin brothers Earl and Ernie Cate became well known in the Seventies as The Cate Brothers. Through their friendship with drummer Levon Helm of The Band, these two talented singer/songwriters were offered a contract with Asylum Records that lead to their 1975 debut album, “The Cate Brothers.” Continue reading »

Jul 132008

Written by David Foster, Steve Cropper & Garry B. Trudeau

Jimmy Thudpucker is a fictional character from the legendary comic strip, “Doonesbury.” Created by Pulitzer Prize winner Garry B. Trudeau in the early seventies, “Doonesbury” had amazing success and became a true editorial phenomenon. Jimmy Thudpucker was also the lead figure of a little seen animated TV special aired in 1977. Continue reading »

Jul 092006

Written by Ned Doheny

Ned Doheny’s name is mostly known for his successful songwriting partnership with Hamish Stuart of Average White Band on hits like “A Love Of Your Own” and “Whatcha Gonna Do For Me.” Doheny also has a string of unknown but absolutely delicious albums as a recording artist in the best quality pop vein. After his 1973 self-titled debut that was devoted to acoustic country/pop clearly influenced by his close friendship with members of the Eagles, Doheny moved in the personal, fresh direction of sophisticated pop. Continue reading »

Oct 312004

Written by Ned Doheny & Hamish Stuart

Ned Doheny is a gifted singer/songwriter. In the second half of the seventies he developed a unique sound that mixed the acoustic melodies of Jackson Browne and James Taylor with the black rhythms of labels like Motown and Stax. “Hard Candy,” released in 1976, was his second album and his first collaboration with Steve Cropper. Continue reading »