Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Will Jennings wrote songs for Whitney Houston and Jimmy Buffett.

Wilbur H. "Will" Jennings (born June 27, 1944, in Kilgore, Texas) is an American songwriter who is popularly known for writing the lyrics for My Heart Will Go On, the theme for the film Titanic. He has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and has won several awards including a Grammy, two Golden Globe awards, and two Academy Awards. (via Wikipedia). Jennings is the co-author 680 published works including twenty one BMI Award winning songs.


"Back In the High Life Again"
Composed by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings
Performed by Steve Winwood


"Didn't We Almost Have It All"
Composed by Michael Masser and Will Jennings
Performed by Whitney Houston


"I'll Never Love This Way Again"
Composed by Will Jennings and Richard Kerr
Performed by Dionne Warwick


"Last Mango In Paris"
Composed by Will Jennings, Jimmy Buffett, Michael Utley, Marshall Chapman
Performed by Jimmy Buffett


"Looks Like We Made It"
Composed by Will Jennings and Richard Kerr
Performed by Barry Manilow


"My Heart Will Go On"
Composed by Will Jennings and James Horner
Performed by Charice Pempengco


"Tears In Heaven"
Composed by Will Jennings and Eric Clapton
Performed by Eric Clapton


"Up Where We Belong"
Composed by Will Jennings, Jack Nitzsche, and Buffy Sainte Marie
Performed by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sonny Curtis wrote "I Fought The Law" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Theme."

Sonny Curtis (born May 9, 1937, Meadow, Texas) is an American singer and songwriter. He was a teenage pal and band member with Buddy Holly in Lubbock, Texas. Curtis joined The Crickets after Holly's death in 1959, and soon took over the lead vocalist role in addition to lead guitar. Curtis is the author of 189 registered works on BMI.com including five BMI award winners. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriter's Hall Of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Crickets).


"Love Is All Around"
Composed and Performed by Sonny Curtis


"I Fought The Law"
Composed by Sonny Curtis
Performed by the Bobby Fuller Four


"I'm No Stranger To The Rain"
Composed by Sonny Curtis and Ronald Hellard
Performed by Keith Whitely


"The Real Buddy Holly Story"
Composed and Performed by Sonny Curtis


"A Fool Never Learns"
Composed by Sonny Curtis
Performed by Andy Williams


"Straight Life"
Composed by Sonny Curtis
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro


"Walk Right Back"
Composed by Sonny Curtis
Performed by the Everly Brothers