Sep 272015
 

From SMOOVE & JUICY COVERS
Written by David Foster, Tom Keane & Richard Baskin

David Foster with Peter Cetera co-wrote some giant Chicago hits like “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” and “You’re The Inspiration.” After the 1986 departure of Chicago ’s former lead singer/songwriter/bassist, their first top five hit was “Will You Still Love Me. ” Foster would co-pen this tune with his frequent collaborator Tom Keane. Back in the seventies, Keane was half of the successful teen duo, The Keane Brothers. Keane would go on to build a solid career in the eighties as a songwriter and producer by working with several music stars when he hooked up again with Foster.

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Mar 232014
 

from THE BEST OF ME/CHAKA (single)

written by David Foster & Tom Keane

“Through The Fire” is another bright jewel in David Foster’s songbook. This intense love song was co-written by Foster and frequent collaborator Tom Keane with lyrics by the renowned Cynthia Weil. The song was released as the third single from Chaka Khan’s cornerstone album, “I Feel For You,” and became a 1985 multi-format hit reaching #60 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #15 on the R&B chart and even crossed over to Adult Contemporary at #16. “Through The Fire” was so popular that it became one of Khan’s trademark songs and eventually became the title to the legendary R&B diva’s official biography.

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Sep 222013
 

from SHERRY/GOD LOVES LITTLE GIRLS (single)

written by Dwayne Ford

The Keane Brothers were a successful American pop duo of the Seventies. As child prodigies at 12 and 11 years respectfully,Tom and John Keane were accomplished musicians, writers and singers. The teen duo released their debut single, “Sherry,” in 1976.

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May 022010
 

from UNISON

written by Tom Keane, Tyler Collins & Eric Pressley

1990’s “Unison” was the first English sung CD by French Canadian sensation Céliné Dion. The Quebecoise singer approached worldwide audiences singing contemporary pop in English. “Unison” was produced by Christopher Neil, Andy Goldmark and David Foster, who was the first big producer to take her under his wing.

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Dec 132009
 

From STOP ME FROM STARTING THIS FEELING (single)

Written by David Foster, Tom Keane & Alan Thicke

The late Lou Rawls was one of the most important Soul/Blues singers of the Sixties and the Seventies. His legendary baritone caressed generations of fans on a string of hits that included “Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing,” “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine,” “Lady Love” and “Your Good Thing (Is About To End).”
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Oct 072007
 

From WHITE NIGHTS
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 »

Mar 042007
 

From PRECIOUS MOMENTS
Written by David Foster, Jermaine Jackson, Tom Keane & Kathy Wakefield

Jermaine Jackson, a member of the famous group The Jackson 5, later known as The Jacksons, developed a good solo career between the late seventies and the eighties that brought him some success on the charts. In 1986 the singer released “Precious Moments,” a solid album that is musically close to the successful atmospheres of Lionel Richie. Continue reading »