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Month: February 2015


 from FLY AWAY (single)

Written by David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager & Peter Allen

The late R&B/adult contemporary singer Stevie Woods enjoyed a brief stint of chart action in the early eighties after the release of his noteworthy debut album, “Take Me To Your Heaven.” The album was released in 1981 under the production of Jack White of Laura Branigan fame. “Take Me To Your Heaven” was a delicious collection of black-pop that showcased the warm timbre and excellent phrasing of the singer who was stylistically influenced by the incomparable Johnny Mathis.



Written by Paul McCartney

Diana Krall can seduce with a sultry, soulful song or fascinate with an upbeat, playful melody. Hers is one of the most important names in the jazz world during the past twenty years. Born and bred in Canada , Ms. Krall has taken the music world by storm with her amazing alto voice and superior piano playing skills.


 from MISS M

Written by Alan O’Day & Tatsuro Yamashita

The 1980 album “Miss M” from Japanese icon Mariya Takeuchi included the song “Every Night.” This soulful composition was co-written in the late seventies by deceased singer/songwriter Alan O’Day with Tatsuro Yamashita, a Japanese pop music icon and gifted songwriter/producer. Yamashita was married to pop singer Takeuchi who was a celebrity in her home country. Around 1980, Takeuchi recorded “Every Night” in Los Angeles with David Foster and Jay Graydon in the control room.



Written by David Foster, Conrad Pope & Linda Thompson

The connection between David Foster and the movie industry has been exceedingly tight and very successful. The Canadian hit-maker contributed great songs to an endless list of big budget films including “The Karate Kid Pt. 2,” “Forget Paris,” “Ghostbusters,” “Urban Cowboy,” “Message In A Bottle,” “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” “Sleepless In Seattle,” “Casper” and “The Bodyguard.” Foster also wrote the score and crafted all the songs for many hit movies including “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Two Of A Kind,” “The Secret Of My Success,” “Stealing Home,” “One Good Cop” and “The Quest For Camelot.”