Who are some favorite song writers or music producers?

Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2018 06:51 pm
Who are some favorite song writers or music producers?

Please provide some examples or list some of their work.

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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2018 07:30 pm
@Real Music,

Rod Temperton
Rodney Lynn "Rod" Temperton (9 October 1949 – September/October 2016) was an English songwriter, record producer and musician. He initially made his mark as the keyboardist and main songwriter for the 1970s R&B, funk and disco band Heatwave, whose hit songs included "Boogie Nights" and "Always and Forever".

After being recruited by producer Quincy Jones, he wrote several internationally known songs performed by Michael Jackson, including "Thriller", "Off the Wall" and "Rock with You". He also wrote George Benson's hits "Give Me the Night" and "Love X Love", and Patti Austin and James Ingram's US number one duet "Baby, Come to Me", among many others.

Temperton wrote the soundtrack for Running Scared (1986 film).

Temperton won a Grammy Award in 1991 for his work on "Birdland", from Quincy Jones's album Back on the Block.

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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2018 07:38 pm

Nile Rodgers
Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. (born September 19, 1952) is an American record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger and guitarist. He is the lead guitarist and co-founding member with Bernard Edwards of the band Chic, which has been active since 1976 and was one of the most successful groups of the disco era. He is famed for his "chucking" rhythm guitar style.

Although he recorded three solo albums during the 1980s and 1990s, and one as part of the short-lived group Outloud, Rodgers has found more success in collaboration as producer and performer with many artists including Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Philip Bailey, Thompson Twins, Sheena Easton, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, Duran Duran, Madonna, INXS, Britney Spears, Spoons, and more recently, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Avicii, Disclosure, Sam Smith, Pitbull, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Max Pezzali, Nervo, Laura Mvula, Sigala, Keith Urban, Christina Aguilera and George Michael. On April 7, 2017, Rodgers was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received an Award for Musical Excellence. He was appointed chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in July, 2018

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Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2018 07:56 pm
Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
A Story about the meeting of two guys:
Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

Which became world famous for The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP).

They had the record company called: Philadelphia Internation Records.

Became in the 70´s world famous for The O´Jays, The Three Degrees, Teddy Pendergrass, Patty Labelle, Lou Rawls, McFadden and Whitehead (Ain't No Stoppin Us Now).

By collaboration with other artists, they had also other hits with artists like Thelma Houston, The Jacksons, Third World & MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister Brother).

But they started already in the 60´s with the artists:
The Soul Survivors, The Intruders, Archie Bell and the Drells, Joe Simon, Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield.

Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff were the architects of the Philly Sound and the founders of Philadelphia International Records which dominated popular black music in the 1970s and rivaled Motown to become America's second largest black-owned record company.
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Real Music
Reply Wed 22 Aug, 2018 10:29 pm

Top 40 Hits written by prince for others

Stevie Nicks "Stand Back" (1983) #5 US
Chaka Khan "I Feel For You" (1984)#3 US #1 UK (yr end charts '85 #5 in us)
Sheila E. "The Glamorous life" (1984) #7 US
The Time "The Bird" (1984) #36US
The Time "Jungle love" (1985) #20 US
Sheena Easton "Sugar walls" (1985) #9 US
Sheila E. "The Belle Of St Mark" (1985) #34 US #18 UK
Bangles "Manic Monday" (1986) #2 US (behind "Kiss, at #1), #2 UK
Sheila E. "A Love Bizarre" (1986) #11 US
Art Of Noise featuring Tom Jones "Kiss" (1988) #5 UK

Simple minds "sign o the times" (1989) #18 UK

Elisa Fiorillo "On the way up" (1990) #27 US
Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U" (1990) #1 US #1 UK (#1 in yr end charts in us and #2 in uk)(#1 in 21 countries)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts "The Sex Of It" (1990) #29 UK
MC Hammer "Pray" (1990) #2 US #8 UK (sampled)
The Time "Jerk Out" (1991) #9 US
Tevin Campbell "Round and Round" (1991) #11 US
Martika "Love... Thy Will Be Done" (1991) #10 US #9 UK
Martika "Martika's Kitchen " (1991) #17 UK
Monie Love "Born 2 B.R.E.E.D." (1993) #18 UK
Monie Love "In A Word Or 2 / The Power" (1993) #33 UK
New Power Generation "Get Wild" (1995) #19 UK
MoKenStef "He's Mine" (1995) #7 US (sampled "Do Me Baby")
New Power Generation "The Good " (1995) #29 UK
New Power Generation "The Good" (1997) #15 UK (reissue)
Ginuwine "When Doves Cry " (1997) #10 UK

Jordan knight "I could never take the place of your man" (1999) #37 US
Alicia Keys "How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore" (2002) #26 UK
Jay-Z featuring Beyonce Knowles "03 Bonnie & Clyde" (2003) #4 US #2 UK (sampled)
Inaya Day "Nasty Girl" (2005) #9 UK

Top 40 R&B Hits only written by Prince

"Meli'sa Morgan" "Do me baby" #1
"TLC "get it up" #14(also #42 on H100)
"Apollonia 6 "Sex Shooter" #19
"Sheila E "Sister Fate" #36
"Sheila E "Koo Koo" #35
"The Family "The Screams Of Passion" #9
"The Family "High Fashion" #34
"Patti Labelle "Yo Mister" #6
"Madhouse "6" #5
"Mazarati "100 MPH" #19
"Mavis Staples "Melody Cool" #36
"The Time "Get It Up" #6
"The Time "Cool" #7
"The Time "777-9311" #2
"The Time "The Walk" #24
"The Time "Ice Cream Castles" #11
"Vanity 6 "Nasty Girl" #7

"Andre Cymone "The Dance Electric" #10

Other contibutions

Stevie Wonder "What's the Fuss (on guitar) #34 US r&b UK #19

Madonna "Like a prayer"( on guitar uncredited) #1 US

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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2018 06:11 am
Brian Eno

This is a random selection from barely 20% of his credits on discogs https://www.discogs.com/artist/634-Brian-Eno?filter_anv=0&type=Credits



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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2018 08:11 pm
Smokey (William) Robinson wrote a number of songs, but "My Girl, " "Ain't That Peculiar" and "You've Really Got A Hold on Me" are his best.

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Reply Tue 4 Sep, 2018 02:19 am
@Real Music,
My favourite song writers are Elton John, Adele and Lara Fabian.
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Reply Thu 1 Nov, 2018 04:03 pm
@Real Music,
Bebe Rexa
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