Discography

Recorded Songs

Milestones Along The Way

  • WHITNEY HOUSTON & JERMAINE JACKSON / ANNE MURRAY&DAVE LOGGINS
    • “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do ” (Co-written with James Patrick Dunne)
      • Country Charts: #1 Billboard
      • #1 Cash Box
      • #1 R&R
      • #1 Juke Box Chart
      • #10 A/C Chart
    • Over a Million Airplays
    • Awards: CMA Duo of Yr ’85
    • Grammy Nomination
    • BMI pop award
    • BMI country award
  • FRANK SINATRA
    • “Monday Morning Quarterback ” (Words&Music)–Prod: Gordon Jenkins
    • “Barbara” (produced by Don Costa)
  • SELENA
    • “Is It The Beat” (pop single from “SELENA” soundtrack – co-written with Abraham Quintanilla III)
  • ARETHA FRANKLIN & THE FOUR TOPS / LEVI STUBBS / KENNY G.(Produced by Jerry Knight)
    • “If Ever A Love There Was” (no.10 single)
  • BRIAN WILSON
    • “Concert Tonight ” (co-written with Brian Wilson)
  • LAURA BRANIGAN & JOE ESPOSITO
    • “Come Into My Life” (love theme from “Coming To America” starring Eddie Murphy – produced by Arif Mardin – single)
  • EARTH WIND&FIRE
    • “One World ” (CBS Records)
  • COMMEMORATING “MUSIC SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS” cultural exchange with U.S.S.R.
  • RANSOM
    • “Let Tonight Be The Night We Remember” (1998 japan)
    • “Was It Worth Goodbye” (1997 euro release – both co-written with band members Don Cromwell & Tommy Girvin)
  • ANNE MURRAY
    • –“I’ll Be Your Eyes” (co-written with Paul Janz)
  • ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK
    • “Angeles” (produced by: Bebu Silvetti – euro single – co-written with K.C. Porter)
    • “How I Love You” (Prod: Bebu Silvetti)–#1 Middle-East
    • “The Road To Nowhere” (1997 album – netherlands: Dino Records)
    • “Seven Billion People”
    • “In Love With You”
  • PHILIP BAILEY
    • “Family Love Affair” (gospel album: co-written with Philip Bailey)
  • JENNIFER RUSH
    • “Love Is A Wild Thing” (euro single)
  • BEN SCHULTZ BAND (all songs co-written with the band: TVT Records)
    • “In The Light” (rock single)
    • “The Knife” (rock single)
    • “2 Good 2 B 4-Gotten”
  • ANGELO AND VERONICA
    • “I Love You More”
  • PEABO BRYSON
    • “When We Need It Bad”
  • IMPERIALS
    • “Come Into My Life” (no.4 gospel)
  • THE COMMODORES
    • “Gonna’ Need Your Lovin”’ (co-written with Walter “Clyde”Orange)
  • RICHARD CARPENTER
    • “Something In Your Eyes” (co-written with Richard Carpenter)
  • WILTON FELDER
    • “Love Is A Rush” (Produced by JOE SAMPLE)
  • THE JACKSONS
    • “Time Out” (for the film “BURGLAR” – co-written with Jermaine / Jackie / Randy / B.Edwards)
  • KASHIF
    • “It All Begins Again” (written with Kashif)
    • “Loving Only You” (co-written with Kashif – Paul Janz: single – canada)
    • “One Night” (single – Top 20)
    • “I’ll Be Your Eyes”
    • “We Touch”
    • “Electricity”
    • “Angel”
    • “One Last Lie”
  • CHUCK NEGRON
    • “Still In Your Heart” (title track)
  • REBA McINTYRE
    • “Heart” (with Jack Conrad)
  • ATLANTIC STARR
    • “Cool, Calm, Collected” (no.34 Black Billboard)
  • RICHARD CARPENTER
    • “When Time Was All We Had” (tribute to Karen Carpenter)
    • “The Reply”
    • “Where Are The Answers Now?”
    • “Say Yeah” (written with Paul Janz)
  • DAN SEALS
    • — BLESSED (co-written with K.C. Porter – country)
  • BERLIN
    • “Turn You On” (co-written with Terri Nunn)
  • VANN JOHNSON (all co-written with Vann Johnson – inspirational record)
    • “Don’t Forget”
    • “Other Side Of The Sun”
    • “It’s Your Choice”
  • JANNY CHOI
    • “Daddy’s Dream” (co-written with Janny Choi – 2002 release)
  • BODY
    • “About Love”
  • DIONNE WARWICK
    • “That’s How You Play The Game” (unreleased)
  • ROBERTA FLACK
    • “That’s How You Play The Game” (unreleased – co-written with Greg Philinganes)
  • LOU RAWLS
    • “Hour Glass” (words and music: My First Song Ever Recorded!)
  • ATLANTIC STARR
    • “Let’s Start It Over”
    • “Cool, Calm, Collected”
  • STEVE DOLMER
    • “Starting Tonight”
  • KIMBERLY FRANK
    • “In A Perfect World” (in production)
  • FIVE STAR
    • “Show Me What You’ve Got For Me” (co-written with Rick Neigher)
    • “Made Out Of Love”
  • PRETTY IN PINK
    • “Two Hearts, One Love” (co-written with Tom Keane)
  • KENNY COLMAN (canadian release)
    • “You Again”
    • “Let’s Get Away From Here”
    • “As Long As There’s Music”
    • “Lost On The Wind” (with Freddy Heineken,The Beer Baron)
  • MAIN INGREDIENT
    • “When We Need It Bad” (co-written with Taka Takanyagi & Patrick Henderson)
  • TOWER OF POWER
    • “Through Lovers’ Eyes” (single – co-written with Band Members)
  • JOHNSON & BRANSON
    • “Call Me Up”
    • “She’s The Best”
  • SCOTT GRIMES
    • “What Am I Gonna’ Say?”
    • “Show Me The Way To Your Heart”
    • “That’s What I Believe” (on Richard Carpenter “Time” album)
  • ISAAC HAYES
    • “Thank God For Love” (Co-Written with Isaac Hayes)
  • CORY LERIOS
    • “High Time” (in production – co-written with Cory Lerios)
  • JETS
    • “Mesmerized” (single – co-written with Wardell Potts & Joey Gallo)
    • “I’m Home For Christmas” (with Peter Leinheiser – Christmas Album)
    • “On Christmas Night” (with Ron Ramin)
    • “Love So Rare”
  • GREG PHILINGANES
    • “Playin’ With Fire” (single: co-written with Jackie Jackson – producer Richard Perry)
  • LOLA FALANA
    • “It’s Over” (words and music)
  • JIM NABORS
    • “Always Leav’em Laughing” (single)
  • MELBA MOORE
    • “Over Night Sensation”

 

Co-written with or For Leon Sylvers and Silverspoonproductions

  • EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING
    • “Shake Down” (no. 12 Black Billboard)
    • “Makin’ Me So Proud”
    • “Tell Me Something Good”
  • BROTHERS JOHNSON
    • “I Came Here To Party”
  • WHISPERS
    • “On Impact”
    • “So Good”
    • “Sweet Sensation”
  • SPINNERS
    • “Love Is In Season”
    • “Keep On Keepin’ On”
    • “Not Just Another Lover”
  • GLEN JONES
    • “Finesse”
  • GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
    • “Keep Givin’ Me Love” (no. 14 – Black Billboard)
    • “Forever”
    • “Just Let Me Love You”
    • “Do You Want To Have Some Fun?”
  • SMOKEY ROBINSON
    • Love Got In The Way (unreleased)
  • TROY JOHNSON
    • Mesmerized
  • JOYCE KENNEDY
    • “Tailor Made” (12″ single)
    • “Love Is A Bet”
    • “Chain Reaction”
    • “Chase The Night”
    • “Lookin’ For Trouble”
  • KRYSTOL
    • Twelve Songs (all three albums)
  • TERRY GONZALES–
    • “Cover to Cover”
  • COLLAGE
    • “Step Right Up”
  • ROCKIE ROBBINS
    • “Goodbyes Don’t Last Forever”
    • “You Finally Found The One For You”
  • SYLVERS
    • “Boomerang”
    • “Falling For Your Love”
    • “In One Love And Out The Other” (no. 38 – Black Billboards)
    • “Something’s Gotta Give”
    • “Tension”
    • “You Turn Me On”
    • “Open Up Your Heart (And Let My Love Shine In)

Foreign Releases

  • SASCHA DUPONT
    • “Mad About You” – recent release
  • SEIKO MATSUDA
    • “December Morn” (japanese release: co-written with Richard Carpenter)
  • DQ
    • “Daydream Nightmare”
  • AKIKO KOBAYASHI (japanese release: co-written with Richard carpenter)
    • “Suddenly Love”
    • “The Reply”
    • “Let’s Fall In Love Forever”
  • ZEMYA HAMILTON–
    • “Goin’ Through The Motions” (single: scandinavia)
  • LAURA FYGI
    • “Something About Him” (japan – euro release)
    • “Let’s Get Away From Here” (single: japan / netherlands release)
  • YASHIKO AGAWA (all songs co-written with and produced by Joe Sample)
    • “It’s Always You”
    • “I Can’t Say No”
    • “Love Is A Rush” (japanese release)
  • SABRINA
    • “Promises In The Dark” (single – italy co-written with Johnny Warman)
  • CHIKAKO SADAWA (single – japan)
  • SUZANNE CLACHAIR
    • “I’ll Be Your Eyes” (single – australia)
  • GORDON
    • “I’m Never Gonna Stop Loving You” (single – netherlands)
  • NIKKA COSTA
    • “What Have You Done To My Heart” (producer: Don Costa)
  • HARUMI
    • “Its Easy When You Know How” (single – japan) (co-written with Tom Harriman)
  • LISA NILSSON (swedish release)
  • MARIBELLE (european release)
  • YUKI
    • “Wasure Ji No Hitomi” (japan)
  • DOLLY DOTS
    • “Trick Of The Eye” (No. 15 – netherlands)
    • “Tell Me Why” (No. 8 – netherlands)
    • “Ragged Nights”
    • “Gee”
  • PATRICIA SOSA (6 single songs for argentinian artist)
    • “Veronique”
    • “Angel In My Eyes”
    • “All Those Years Ago” (canadian release – co-written with Richard Carpenter)
  • KYLE–
    • “Let’s Get Away From Here” (no. 8 – netherlands)
  • GUYS AND DOLLS—-Single-Netherlands
  • JOHN ROWLES(polynesian releases)
    • “She Isn’t You”
    • “Island”
    • “The Girl In White”
    • “Bridge Across Forever”
  • JOANNA CARLIN–
    • “Valentino” (Words and Music – single – england – produced by Hugh Murphy)

Movie Songs

  • “GIDEON” (feature film)
    • “All We Have Is Now ” (end title song: co-written with Anthony Marinelli for director Claudia Hoover – Starring Christopher Lambert, Charlton Heston, Shirley Jones, Carroll O’Connor, Shelley Winters
  • “THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN” (animated feature film for Lin Oliver and Sony Pictures)
    • “Spittin’ Image” (co-written with Marcus Miller – voices: Jason Alexander & Mary Steenbergen)
  • “102 DALMATIANS” – Vocal: OREN WATERS
    • Opening and ending title songs –(2 separate lyrics) from Disney’s feature starring Glenn Close – for Director Kevin Lima (Co-written with Mark Brymer) with samples of George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog”)
  • “BLIZZARD” – Vocal: ASELIN DEBISON
    • “Center Of My Heart” (End Title of the film; ABC-TV XMAS 2004- co-written with LeVar Burton and David Martin – Nominated for Canadian “GENIE” Award)
  • “THE LEGEND OF THE THREE TREES” Animated Film – For TLC Productions,
    • 2 songs (Words/Music)Won Silver Medal2002at New York Festival for Best Original Songs
  • MARILYN McCOO Vocals:
    • “The Tree “
  • ANDY CHRISMAN (of 4Him Gospel Group) Vocals:
    • “He’ll Never Give Up On You”
  • “PUERTO VALLARTA SQUEEZE” – Vocal: DANIEL RODRIGUEZ
    • “Starting Now” (Main title song from the film. Co-written with Lee Holdridge)
  • “COMING TO AMERICA” (a Paramount film starring Eddie Murphy & Arsenio Hall )
    • “Come Into My Life” (with Paul Chiten – love theme recorded by Laura Branagan & Joe Esposito)
  • “THE THIN PINK LINE”
    • “Was It Good For You” (1998 end title – sung by Tiffany, w/Barry Coffing)
  • “FOOL’S PARADISE”
    • (title song/1997 Feature written with Michael Skloff, Mohammed Khashoggi)
  • “SAVAGE LAND” (All songs for Feature Western starring Charlotte Ross, Corbyn Bernsen, Graham Greene)
    • “I Know How It Feels” (with Jon Gilutin)
    • “Lullaby” (with Jon Gilutin)
    • “Sweet Music!” (with Jon Gilutin)
  • “BURGLAR” (a Warner Bros. film starring Whoopi Goldberg)
    • “Time Out For The Burglar” (1st soundtrack single, recorded by The Jacksons – written with Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Bernard Edwards.)
  • “I’M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA”
    • “If Ever A Love There Was” (with ToddCerney – Love Theme recorded by Aretha Franklin/The Four Tops/Kenny G.)
  • “KINDRED SPIRITS”
    • “How Do We Say Goodbye” (with Steve Bramson – Love theme for Movie of theWeek Starring Jacquelyn Smith and Corbyn Bernsen)
  • “BEYOND THE LAW”
    • “We Can’t Stop The Fire” (with Cory Lerios-BobMarlette Love theme for 1994 Feature film starring Charlie Sheen)
  • “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES”
    • “Family Affair” (with Philip Bailey – Feature film use)
  • “THE RELUCTANT VAMPIRE” (a Waymar Productions film starring Adam Ant)
    • “Are You Ready To Be Loved Forever?” (co-written with Abraham Quintanilla III.)
  • “LATIN LEGENDS” (feature boxing documentary film, featuring Mickey Rourke)
    • “Dream” (with Bebu Silvetti – End Title)
  • “JUDGMENT”
    • “I’ll Be Your Eyes” (with Paul Janz – featured vocal by Anne Murray – feature film release starring Elliott Gould)
  • “CAGE” (starring Lou Ferrigno and Reb Brown)
    • “Don’t Let Go” (with Marilyn Berglas – main title theme)
  • “BAMBOO BEARS”
    • “I Believe” (main title theme – with Joe Curiale)
  • “RUN FOR THE ROSES” (A Kodiak Films release starring Vera Miles, Stuart Whitman)
    • “I’ve Got Friends” (main title song – words and music)
  • “JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS” (an Alan Burns film starring Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Danson; “Over and Over” with Patrick Williams)
    • “Between Us” (main title song with Patrick Williams)
  • “PICNIC” (a Catalina Productions Movie of the Week starring Gregory Harrison)
    • “Daydream” (with Patrick Williams)
  • “SURVIVING” (ABC Movie of the Week starring Marsha Mason, Ellen Burstyn)
    • “Dare To Dream” (with James Patrick Dunne)
  • “TOUCH AND GO”
    • “Playin’ With Fire” (with Jackie Jackson, Jack Wargo T.V. Movie use; Performed by Greg Philinganes)

Television Songs

  • BAD GIRLS’ GUIDE
    • “I’m Everywhere”
      • (with/Michele Vice-Maslin and Steven McClintock)
  • J.A.G.
    • Episode #2000, CBS TV
      • “What If” (a special “Cole Porter” type song)
    • Episode #2003, CBS TV
      • “Christmas All Year Long” (co-written with steve bramson)
  • THE KIDS TEN COMMANDMENTS (animated series for TLC Productions)
    • 10 songs (words and music: 5 dvd set – debuted on TBN network – vocals: Tim Curry, Lou Diamond Phillips, Tom Bosley, John Schneider, Jodie Benson, et al.
  • “XENA, WARRIOR PRINCESS” (Full-Blown Musical Episode)
    • “The Bitter Suite” (co-written with Joseph LoDuca)
    • “War and Peace” (co-written with Joseph LoDuca)
    • “Hate Is The Star” (co-written with Joseph LoDuca)
  • REAPER
    • “Because of You” (with Joel Evans)
  • LITTLE MISS
    • “I’m Everywhere”
      • (with/Michele Vice-Maslin and Steven McClintock)
  • “FROSTY THE SNOWMAN” (theme for Kid Rhino Records)
    • Five Songs co-written with Mark Brymer
  • THE SOPRANOS (original song)
    • “Fools Follow Angels” (co-written with Tom Harriman)
  • “MERMAID” (Showtime feature film – co-written with Peter Rodgers Melnick for Director Peter Masterson
  • “TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA”
    • Title Song (co-written with Cory Lerios/Tom Harriman)
    • “You Just Gotta Believe” (co-written with Cory Lerios/Tom Harriman)
  • “TROJAN HORSE”
    • “Better Make Up Your Mind”(co-written with Cory Lerios/John D’Andrea)
    • “Home Is In Your Heart” (co-written with Cory Lerios/John D’Andrea)
  • “GULLIVER’S TRAVELS”
    • “Rules” and “We Can’t Agree” (with Cory Lerios & John D’Andrea – All 3 episodes of Hallmark’s CBS 1997 family show “Crayola Kids Adventures”)
  • “BAYWATCH”
    • “High Time” (1997 with Cory Lerios)
  • “THUNDER IN PARADISE” (Main title song to series with Hulk Hogan-Chris Lemmon with Cory Lerios)
  • “DEXTER’S LAB” ( current Hanna-Barbera Animated Series/End titletheme co-written With Tom Chase and Steve Rucker)
  • “MELROSE PLACE” (Christmas episode)
    • “It’s A Wonderful Life” (with Pete Leinheiser)
  • “MIKHAIL BARISHNIKOV PRESENTS ‘STORIES FROM MY CHILDHOOD” (1996 Worldwide distribution)
    • “Snow Queen” (featuring voices of Kathleen Turner and Mickey Rooney. 6 songs written with Tom Chase and Steve Rucker)
    • “Wild Swans” (featuring voices of JoBeth Williams and James Coburn 8 songs written with Tom Chase and Steve Rucker)
    • “Pinnochio” (featuring the voice of Mel Ferrer 8 songs written with Tom Chase and Steve Rucker)
    • “Jungle Book” (featuring the voices of Charlton Heston, Dana Delaney, Sam Elliot 2 songs written with Claude Foissy)
  • “THE CRIPPLED LAMB” Animated Video for TLC Productions, Billboard’s #1 Best Selling Video December 1999
  • JODI BENSON
    • “In The Arms Of Love” (Words and Music)
  • JESSE CORTI
    • “I’m Better, I’m Best” (Words and Music)
  • “DOT&SPOT’S CHRISTMAS” (1996 Toys-R-Us Christmas Animated Feature – co-written with Tom Chase and SteveRucker)
    • “Mesmerized” (with Wardell Potts et al.)
  • “AS THE WORLD TURNS”
    • “Saving Grace” (co-written with James Patrick Dunne –character theme)
  • “ANOTHER WORLD”
    • “Feeling The Need” (new character theme w/James P. Dunne)
  • “AS THE WORLD TURNS”
    • “I Love You More” (with James Patrick Dunne – main character theme)
  • “MOUSERCIZE” (For The Disney Channel/Bob Banner Productions)
    • (7 lyrics, one including melody; other melodies by Joey Carbone)
  • “GUIDING LIGHT”
    • “I’ve Had A Change of Heart” (with James Dunne – main character theme)
  • “SANTA BARBARA”
    • “Just Say Yes” (with Skip Adams)
  • “STAR STREET” A Cartoon series in worldwide distribution
    • “Fire” (recorded by Vesta Williams)
    • “Doo Wop Rap,”
    • “The Life Of A Cowboy,”
    • “Let’s Get Away From Here,”
    • “I Want The Emotion”
  • “THIRTYSOMETHING”
    • “Maybe It Was Just A Dream” (with J. Gallo – W. Potts)
  • “FATHERS&SONS” (Theme song with Patrick Williams for 20th Century Fox T.V., starring Merlin Olsen, Ricky Nelson)
  • “LOGAN’S RUN” (Theme song/with Lawrence Rosenthal for MGM-TV)
  • “INTERNATIONAL VELVET” (Theme song/with Francis Lai for MGM-TV)
  • “HOW THE WEST WAS WON” (Theme song/with Jerrold Immel for MGM-TV)
  • “JOANIE LOVES CHACHI” (Theme song/with James Patrick Dunne for Paramount T.V., starring ErinMoran, Scott Baio)
  • “HAPPY DAYS”
    • “You Look At Me” (with James Patrick Dunne for Paramount T.V.)
  • “AS THE WORLD TURNS”
    • “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do (with James Patrick Dunne – Performed by Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson – main character theme)
  • “AS THE WORLD TURNS”
    • “Until You”(with Joe Curiale main character theme)
  • “FAME” (all co-written with James Patrick Dunne )
    • “Dare to Dream”
    • “You Don’t Know Who I Am”
    • “The Child In Me”
    • “Something To Hold Onto”
  • “SANTA BARBARA” (all co-written with James Patrick Dunne )
    • “Come Into My Life” (character love theme)–with Paul Chiten
    • “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do”
    • “Change of Heart”
    • Can’t Let This Feeling Go”

Musical Theatre

  • “THE ARK HASN’T LEFT YET” (Original Book and Lyrics, with composer Peter Rodgers Melnick; an original “California” musical — Enjoyed development workshop under the auspices of the Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera: Sept.-Oct. 1999).
  • “CHICK” (Writer of book, music and lyrics for “Chick,” an original musical set in 1968 in Las Vegas, with flashbacks to Vaudeville; featuring a dramatic/comedic story incorporating Vaudeville-style humor).
  • “SHIMMY” (adapted from Donald McKayle’s ballet “District Storyville” [creator of the Tony-winning Raisin and Sophisticated Ladies], as a theatrical musical [musical score by Emmy-winning composer Steven Bramson]. A staged reading was produced in New York under the auspices of the Musical Theater Works; a second was produced in Los Angeles through Inner City Repertory.)
  • “HOW DO I LOVE THEE?” (Wrote book and original lyrics for the”musical sceance” “How Do I Love Thee,” with composer John Axelrod, featuring libretto by 12 Romantic Poets including Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Lord Byron, W.B. Yeats, Christina Rossetti, Wm. Morris, Edgar Allan Poe, Robbie Burns & William Wordsworth. World Premiere reading at Los Angeles Globe Theatre.)

Books & Other

  • “THE ART OF WRITING LOVE SONGS” (A new book for Allworth Press, to be released spring of 2003. While this book is about lyric writing, at its core it’s about understanding what love is before we write about it.)
  • “THE ART OF WRITING GREAT LYRICS” (an educational book exploring commercially viable lyric writing from the perspective of a working lyricist in today’s music industry. First Edition Published by Writer’s Digest Books in 1989 as “YOU CAN WRITE GREAT LYRICS.” Published in Chinese translation (the first songwriting book of to be so translated)
  • “GREAT RAILWAY ADVENTURE” (1998/1999. Lyricist for a series of books on tape, with music, for theLionel Trains company, to accompany a new kids’ train. Included theme, 3 original camp-style kids'”railroad”songs. Original re-write of the classic “Rock IslandLine.” Two freight train songs. co-written with Tom Chase and Steve Rucker for Lin Oliver Productions.)

Film Writing

  • “SYVIE’S WAR” – An original screenplay in development with Director Claudia Hoover.
  • “THE GARDENER” – a feature in pre-production. Received co-writer credit with Director, Dabney Day.

Complete Catalog

Milestones Along The Way

  • WHITNEY HOUSTON & JERMAINE JACKSON / ANNE MURRAY&DAVE LOGGINS
    • “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do ” (Co-written with James Patrick Dunne)
      • Country Charts: #1 Billboard
      • #1 Cash Box
      • #1 R&R
      • #1 Juke Box Chart
      • #10 A/C Chart
    • Over a Million Airplays
    • Awards: CMA Duo of Yr ’85
    • Grammy Nomination
    • BMI pop award
    • BMI country award
  • FRANK SINATRA
    • “Monday Morning Quarterback ” (Words&Music)–Prod: Gordon Jenkins
    • “Barbara” (produced by Don Costa)
  • SELENA
    • “Is It The Beat” (pop single from “SELENA” soundtrack – co-written with Abraham Quintanilla III)
  • ARETHA FRANKLIN & THE FOUR TOPS / LEVI STUBBS / KENNY G.(Produced by Jerry Knight)
    • “If Ever A Love There Was” (no.10 single)
  • BRIAN WILSON
    • “Concert Tonight ” (co-written with Brian Wilson)
  • LAURA BRANIGAN & JOE ESPOSITO
    • “Come Into My Life” (love theme from “Coming To America” starring Eddie Murphy – produced by Arif Mardin – single)
  • EARTH WIND&FIRE
    • “One World ” (CBS Records)
  • COMMEMORATING “MUSIC SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS” cultural exchange with U.S.S.R.
  • RANSOM
    • “Let Tonight Be The Night We Remember” (1998 japan)
    • “Was It Worth Goodbye” (1997 euro release – both co-written with band members Don Cromwell & Tommy Girvin)
  • ANNE MURRAY
    • –“I’ll Be Your Eyes” (co-written with Paul Janz)
  • ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK
    • “Angeles” (produced by: Bebu Silvetti – euro single – co-written with K.C. Porter)
    • “How I Love You” (Prod: Bebu Silvetti)–#1 Middle-East
    • “The Road To Nowhere” (1997 album – netherlands: Dino Records)
    • “Seven Billion People”
    • “In Love With You”
  • PHILIP BAILEY
    • “Family Love Affair” (gospel album: co-written with Philip Bailey)
  • JENNIFER RUSH
    • “Love Is A Wild Thing” (euro single)
  • BEN SCHULTZ BAND (all songs co-written with the band: TVT Records)
    • “In The Light” (rock single)
    • “The Knife” (rock single)
    • “2 Good 2 B 4-Gotten”
  • ANGELO AND VERONICA
    • “I Love You More”
  • PEABO BRYSON
    • “When We Need It Bad”
  • IMPERIALS
    • “Come Into My Life” (no.4 gospel)
  • THE COMMODORES
    • “Gonna’ Need Your Lovin”’ (co-written with Walter “Clyde”Orange)
  • RICHARD CARPENTER
    • “Something In Your Eyes” (co-written with Richard Carpenter)
  • WILTON FELDER
    • “Love Is A Rush” (Produced by JOE SAMPLE)
  • THE JACKSONS
    • “Time Out” (for the film “BURGLAR” – co-written with Jermaine / Jackie / Randy / B.Edwards)
  • KASHIF
    • “It All Begins Again” (written with Kashif)
    • “Loving Only You” (co-written with Kashif – Paul Janz: single – canada)
    • “One Night” (single – Top 20)
    • “I’ll Be Your Eyes”
    • “We Touch”
    • “Electricity”
    • “Angel”
    • “One Last Lie”
  • CHUCK NEGRON
    • “Still In Your Heart” (title track)
  • REBA McINTYRE
    • “Heart” (with Jack Conrad)
  • ATLANTIC STARR
    • “Cool, Calm, Collected” (no.34 Black Billboard)
  • RICHARD CARPENTER
    • “When Time Was All We Had” (tribute to Karen Carpenter)
    • “The Reply”
    • “Where Are The Answers Now?”
    • “Say Yeah” (written with Paul Janz)
  • DAN SEALS
    • — BLESSED (co-written with K.C. Porter – country)
  • BERLIN
    • “Turn You On” (co-written with Terri Nunn)
  • VANN JOHNSON (all co-written with Vann Johnson – inspirational record)
    • “Don’t Forget”
    • “Other Side Of The Sun”
    • “It’s Your Choice”
  • JANNY CHOI
    • “Daddy’s Dream” (co-written with Janny Choi – 2002 release)
  • BODY
    • “About Love”
  • DIONNE WARWICK
    • “That’s How You Play The Game” (unreleased)
  • ROBERTA FLACK
    • “That’s How You Play The Game” (unreleased – co-written with Greg Philinganes)
  • LOU RAWLS
    • “Hour Glass” (words and music: My First Song Ever Recorded!)
  • ATLANTIC STARR
    • “Let’s Start It Over”
    • “Cool, Calm, Collected”
  • STEVE DOLMER
    • “Starting Tonight”
  • KIMBERLY FRANK
    • “In A Perfect World” (in production)
  • FIVE STAR
    • “Show Me What You’ve Got For Me” (co-written with Rick Neigher)
    • “Made Out Of Love”
  • PRETTY IN PINK
    • “Two Hearts, One Love” (co-written with Tom Keane)
  • KENNY COLMAN (canadian release)
    • “You Again”
    • “Let’s Get Away From Here”
    • “As Long As There’s Music”
    • “Lost On The Wind” (with Freddy Heineken,The Beer Baron)
  • MAIN INGREDIENT
    • “When We Need It Bad” (co-written with Taka Takanyagi & Patrick Henderson)
  • TOWER OF POWER
    • “Through Lovers’ Eyes” (single – co-written with Band Members)
  • JOHNSON & BRANSON
    • “Call Me Up”
    • “She’s The Best”
  • SCOTT GRIMES
    • “What Am I Gonna’ Say?”
    • “Show Me The Way To Your Heart”
    • “That’s What I Believe” (on Richard Carpenter “Time” album)
  • ISAAC HAYES
    • “Thank God For Love” (Co-Written with Isaac Hayes)
  • CORY LERIOS
    • “High Time” (in production – co-written with Cory Lerios)
  • JETS
    • “Mesmerized” (single – co-written with Wardell Potts & Joey Gallo)
    • “I’m Home For Christmas” (with Peter Leinheiser – Christmas Album)
    • “On Christmas Night” (with Ron Ramin)
    • “Love So Rare”
  • GREG PHILINGANES
    • “Playin’ With Fire” (single: co-written with Jackie Jackson – producer Richard Perry)
  • LOLA FALANA
    • “It’s Over” (words and music)
  • JIM NABORS
    • “Always Leav’em Laughing” (single)
  • MELBA MOORE
    • “Over Night Sensation”

 
 

Co-written with or For Leon Sylvers and Silverspoonproductions

  • EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING
    • “Shake Down” (no. 12 Black Billboard)
    • “Makin’ Me So Proud”
    • “Tell Me Something Good”
  • BROTHERS JOHNSON
    • “I Came Here To Party”
  • WHISPERS
    • “On Impact”
    • “So Good”
    • “Sweet Sensation”
  • SPINNERS
    • “Love Is In Season”
    • “Keep On Keepin’ On”
    • “Not Just Another Lover”
  • GLEN JONES
    • “Finesse”
  • GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
    • “Keep Givin’ Me Love” (no. 14 – Black Billboard)
    • “Forever”
    • “Just Let Me Love You”
    • “Do You Want To Have Some Fun?”
  • SMOKEY ROBINSON
    • Love Got In The Way (unreleased)
  • TROY JOHNSON
    • Mesmerized
  • JOYCE KENNEDY
    • “Tailor Made” (12″ single)
    • “Love Is A Bet”
    • “Chain Reaction”
    • “Chase The Night”
    • “Lookin’ For Trouble”
  • KRYSTOL
    • Twelve Songs (all three albums)
  • TERRY GONZALES–
    • “Cover to Cover”
  • COLLAGE
    • “Step Right Up”
  • ROCKIE ROBBINS
    • “Goodbyes Don’t Last Forever”
    • “You Finally Found The One For You”
  • SYLVERS
    • “Boomerang”
    • “Falling For Your Love”
    • “In One Love And Out The Other” (no. 38 – Black Billboards)
    • “Something’s Gotta Give”
    • “Tension”
    • “You Turn Me On”
    • “Open Up Your Heart (And Let My Love Shine In)

 
 

Foreign Releases

  • SASCHA DUPONT
    • “Mad About You” – recent release
  • SEIKO MATSUDA
    • “December Morn” (japanese release: co-written with Richard Carpenter)
  • DQ
    • “Daydream Nightmare”
  • AKIKO KOBAYASHI (japanese release: co-written with Richard carpenter)
    • “Suddenly Love”
    • “The Reply”
    • “Let’s Fall In Love Forever”
  • ZEMYA HAMILTON–
    • “Goin’ Through The Motions” (single: scandinavia)
  • LAURA FYGI
    • “Something About Him” (japan – euro release)
    • “Let’s Get Away From Here” (single: japan / netherlands release)
  • YASHIKO AGAWA (all songs co-written with and produced by Joe Sample)
    • “It’s Always You”
    • “I Can’t Say No”
    • “Love Is A Rush” (japanese release)
  • SABRINA
    • “Promises In The Dark” (single – italy co-written with Johnny Warman)
  • CHIKAKO SADAWA (single – japan)
  • SUZANNE CLACHAIR
    • “I’ll Be Your Eyes” (single – australia)
  • GORDON
    • “I’m Never Gonna Stop Loving You” (single – netherlands)
  • NIKKA COSTA
    • “What Have You Done To My Heart” (producer: Don Costa)
  • HARUMI
    • “Its Easy When You Know How” (single – japan) (co-written with Tom Harriman)
  • LISA NILSSON (swedish release)
  • MARIBELLE (european release)
  • YUKI
    • “Wasure Ji No Hitomi” (japan)
  • DOLLY DOTS
    • “Trick Of The Eye” (No. 15 – netherlands)
    • “Tell Me Why” (No. 8 – netherlands)
    • “Ragged Nights”
    • “Gee”
  • PATRICIA SOSA (6 single songs for argentinian artist)
    • “Veronique”
    • “Angel In My Eyes”
    • “All Those Years Ago” (canadian release – co-written with Richard Carpenter)
  • KYLE–
    • “Let’s Get Away From Here” (no. 8 – netherlands)
  • GUYS AND DOLLS—-Single-Netherlands
  • JOHN ROWLES(polynesian releases)
    • “She Isn’t You”
    • “Island”
    • “The Girl In White”
    • “Bridge Across Forever”
  • JOANNA CARLIN–
    • “Valentino” (Words and Music – single – england – produced by Hugh Murphy)

 
 

Movie Songs

  • “GIDEON” (feature film)
    • “All We Have Is Now ” (end title song: co-written with Anthony Marinelli for director Claudia Hoover – Starring Christopher Lambert, Charlton Heston, Shirley Jones, Carroll O’Connor, Shelley Winters
  • “THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN” (animated feature film for Lin Oliver and Sony Pictures)
    • “Spittin’ Image” (co-written with Marcus Miller – voices: Jason Alexander & Mary Steenbergen)
  • “102 DALMATIANS” – Vocal: OREN WATERS
    • Opening and ending title songs –(2 separate lyrics) from Disney’s feature starring Glenn Close – for Director Kevin Lima (Co-written with Mark Brymer) with samples of George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog”)
  • “BLIZZARD” – Vocal: ASELIN DEBISON
    • “Center Of My Heart” (End Title of the film; ABC-TV XMAS 2004- co-written with LeVar Burton and David Martin – Nominated for Canadian “GENIE” Award)
  • “THE LEGEND OF THE THREE TREES” Animated Film – For TLC Productions,
    • 2 songs (Words/Music)Won Silver Medal2002at New York Festival for Best Original Songs
  • MARILYN McCOO Vocals:
    • “The Tree “
  • ANDY CHRISMAN (of 4Him Gospel Group) Vocals:
    • “He’ll Never Give Up On You”
  • “PUERTO VALLARTA SQUEEZE” – Vocal: DANIEL RODRIGUEZ
    • “Starting Now” (Main title song from the film. Co-written with Lee Holdridge)
  • “COMING TO AMERICA” (a Paramount film starring Eddie Murphy & Arsenio Hall )
    • “Come Into My Life” (with Paul Chiten – love theme recorded by Laura Branagan & Joe Esposito)
  • “THE THIN PINK LINE”
    • “Was It Good For You” (1998 end title – sung by Tiffany, w/Barry Coffing)
  • “FOOL’S PARADISE”
    • (title song/1997 Feature written with Michael Skloff, Mohammed Khashoggi)
  • “SAVAGE LAND” (All songs for Feature Western starring Charlotte Ross, Corbyn Bernsen, Graham Greene)
    • “I Know How It Feels” (with Jon Gilutin)
    • “Lullaby” (with Jon Gilutin)
    • “Sweet Music!” (with Jon Gilutin)
  • “BURGLAR” (a Warner Bros. film starring Whoopi Goldberg)
    • “Time Out For The Burglar” (1st soundtrack single, recorded by The Jacksons – written with Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Bernard Edwards.)
  • “I’M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA”
    • “If Ever A Love There Was” (with ToddCerney – Love Theme recorded by Aretha Franklin/The Four Tops/Kenny G.)
  • “KINDRED SPIRITS”
    • “How Do We Say Goodbye” (with Steve Bramson – Love theme for Movie of theWeek Starring Jacquelyn Smith and Corbyn Bernsen)
  • “BEYOND THE LAW”
    • “We Can’t Stop The Fire” (with Cory Lerios-BobMarlette Love theme for 1994 Feature film starring Charlie Sheen)
  • “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES”
    • “Family Affair” (with Philip Bailey – Feature film use)
  • “THE RELUCTANT VAMPIRE” (a Waymar Productions film starring Adam Ant)
    • “Are You Ready To Be Loved Forever?” (co-written with Abraham Quintanilla III.)
  • “LATIN LEGENDS” (feature boxing documentary film, featuring Mickey Rourke)
    • “Dream” (with Bebu Silvetti – End Title)
  • “JUDGMENT”
    • “I’ll Be Your Eyes” (with Paul Janz – featured vocal by Anne Murray – feature film release starring Elliott Gould)
  • “CAGE” (starring Lou Ferrigno and Reb Brown)
    • “Don’t Let Go” (with Marilyn Berglas – main title theme)
  • “BAMBOO BEARS”
    • “I Believe” (main title theme – with Joe Curiale)
  • “RUN FOR THE ROSES” (A Kodiak Films release starring Vera Miles, Stuart Whitman)
    • “I’ve Got Friends” (main title song – words and music)
  • “JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS” (an Alan Burns film starring Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Danson; “Over and Over” with Patrick Williams)
    • “Between Us” (main title song with Patrick Williams)
  • “PICNIC” (a Catalina Productions Movie of the Week starring Gregory Harrison)
    • “Daydream” (with Patrick Williams)
  • “SURVIVING” (ABC Movie of the Week starring Marsha Mason, Ellen Burstyn)
    • “Dare To Dream” (with James Patrick Dunne)
  • “TOUCH AND GO”
    • “Playin’ With Fire” (with Jackie Jackson, Jack Wargo T.V. Movie use; Performed by Greg Philinganes)

 
 

Television Songs

  • BAD GIRLS’ GUIDE
    • “I’m Everywhere”
      • (with/Michele Vice-Maslin and Steven McClintock)
  • J.A.G.
    • Episode #2000, CBS TV
      • “What If” (a special “Cole Porter” type song)
    • Episode #2003, CBS TV
      • “Christmas All Year Long” (co-written with steve bramson)
  • THE KIDS TEN COMMANDMENTS (animated series for TLC Productions)
    • 10 songs (words and music: 5 dvd set – debuted on TBN network – vocals: Tim Curry, Lou Diamond Phillips, Tom Bosley, John Schneider, Jodie Benson, et al.
  • “XENA, WARRIOR PRINCESS” (Full-Blown Musical Episode)
    • “The Bitter Suite” (co-written with Joseph LoDuca)
    • “War and Peace” (co-written with Joseph LoDuca)
    • “Hate Is The Star” (co-written with Joseph LoDuca)
  • REAPER
    • “Because of You” (with Joel Evans)
  • LITTLE MISS
    • “I’m Everywhere”
      • (with/Michele Vice-Maslin and Steven McClintock)
  • “FROSTY THE SNOWMAN” (theme for Kid Rhino Records)
    • Five Songs co-written with Mark Brymer
  • THE SOPRANOS (original song)
    • “Fools Follow Angels” (co-written with Tom Harriman)
  • “MERMAID” (Showtime feature film – co-written with Peter Rodgers Melnick for Director Peter Masterson
  • “TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA”
    • Title Song (co-written with Cory Lerios/Tom Harriman)
    • “You Just Gotta Believe” (co-written with Cory Lerios/Tom Harriman)
  • “TROJAN HORSE”
    • “Better Make Up Your Mind”(co-written with Cory Lerios/John D’Andrea)
    • “Home Is In Your Heart” (co-written with Cory Lerios/John D’Andrea)
  • “GULLIVER’S TRAVELS”
    • “Rules” and “We Can’t Agree” (with Cory Lerios & John D’Andrea – All 3 episodes of Hallmark’s CBS 1997 family show “Crayola Kids Adventures”)
  • “BAYWATCH”
    • “High Time” (1997 with Cory Lerios)
  • “THUNDER IN PARADISE” (Main title song to series with Hulk Hogan-Chris Lemmon with Cory Lerios)
  • “DEXTER’S LAB” ( current Hanna-Barbera Animated Series/End titletheme co-written With Tom Chase and Steve Rucker)
  • “MELROSE PLACE” (Christmas episode)
    • “It’s A Wonderful Life” (with Pete Leinheiser)
  • “MIKHAIL BARISHNIKOV PRESENTS ‘STORIES FROM MY CHILDHOOD” (1996 Worldwide distribution)
    • “Snow Queen” (featuring voices of Kathleen Turner and Mickey Rooney. 6 songs written with Tom Chase and Steve Rucker)
    • “Wild Swans” (featuring voices of JoBeth Williams and James Coburn 8 songs written with Tom Chase and Steve Rucker)
    • “Pinnochio” (featuring the voice of Mel Ferrer 8 songs written with Tom Chase and Steve Rucker)
    • “Jungle Book” (featuring the voices of Charlton Heston, Dana Delaney, Sam Elliot 2 songs written with Claude Foissy)
  • “THE CRIPPLED LAMB” Animated Video for TLC Productions, Billboard’s #1 Best Selling Video December 1999
  • JODI BENSON
    • “In The Arms Of Love” (Words and Music)
  • JESSE CORTI
    • “I’m Better, I’m Best” (Words and Music)
  • “DOT&SPOT’S CHRISTMAS” (1996 Toys-R-Us Christmas Animated Feature – co-written with Tom Chase and SteveRucker)
    • “Mesmerized” (with Wardell Potts et al.)
  • “AS THE WORLD TURNS”
    • “Saving Grace” (co-written with James Patrick Dunne –character theme)
  • “ANOTHER WORLD”
    • “Feeling The Need” (new character theme w/James P. Dunne)
  • “AS THE WORLD TURNS”
    • “I Love You More” (with James Patrick Dunne – main character theme)
  • “MOUSERCIZE” (For The Disney Channel/Bob Banner Productions)
    • (7 lyrics, one including melody; other melodies by Joey Carbone)
  • “GUIDING LIGHT”
    • “I’ve Had A Change of Heart” (with James Dunne – main character theme)
  • “SANTA BARBARA”
    • “Just Say Yes” (with Skip Adams)
  • “STAR STREET” A Cartoon series in worldwide distribution
    • “Fire” (recorded by Vesta Williams)
    • “Doo Wop Rap,”
    • “The Life Of A Cowboy,”
    • “Let’s Get Away From Here,”
    • “I Want The Emotion”
  • “THIRTYSOMETHING”
    • “Maybe It Was Just A Dream” (with J. Gallo – W. Potts)
  • “FATHERS&SONS” (Theme song with Patrick Williams for 20th Century Fox T.V., starring Merlin Olsen, Ricky Nelson)
  • “LOGAN’S RUN” (Theme song/with Lawrence Rosenthal for MGM-TV)
  • “INTERNATIONAL VELVET” (Theme song/with Francis Lai for MGM-TV)
  • “HOW THE WEST WAS WON” (Theme song/with Jerrold Immel for MGM-TV)
  • “JOANIE LOVES CHACHI” (Theme song/with James Patrick Dunne for Paramount T.V., starring ErinMoran, Scott Baio)
  • “HAPPY DAYS”
    • “You Look At Me” (with James Patrick Dunne for Paramount T.V.)
  • “AS THE WORLD TURNS”
    • “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do (with James Patrick Dunne – Performed by Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson – main character theme)
  • “AS THE WORLD TURNS”
    • “Until You”(with Joe Curiale main character theme)
  • “FAME” (all co-written with James Patrick Dunne )
    • “Dare to Dream”
    • “You Don’t Know Who I Am”
    • “The Child In Me”
    • “Something To Hold Onto”
  • “SANTA BARBARA” (all co-written with James Patrick Dunne )
    • “Come Into My Life” (character love theme)–with Paul Chiten
    • “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do”
    • “Change of Heart”
    • Can’t Let This Feeling Go”

 
 

Musical Theatre

  • “THE ARK HASN’T LEFT YET” (Original Book and Lyrics, with composer Peter Rodgers Melnick; an original “California” musical — Enjoyed development workshop under the auspices of the Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera: Sept.-Oct. 1999).
  • “CHICK” (Writer of book, music and lyrics for “Chick,” an original musical set in 1968 in Las Vegas, with flashbacks to Vaudeville; featuring a dramatic/comedic story incorporating Vaudeville-style humor).
  • “SHIMMY” (adapted from Donald McKayle’s ballet “District Storyville” [creator of the Tony-winning Raisin and Sophisticated Ladies], as a theatrical musical [musical score by Emmy-winning composer Steven Bramson]. A staged reading was produced in New York under the auspices of the Musical Theater Works; a second was produced in Los Angeles through Inner City Repertory.)
  • “HOW DO I LOVE THEE?” (Wrote book and original lyrics for the”musical sceance” “How Do I Love Thee,” with composer John Axelrod, featuring libretto by 12 Romantic Poets including Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Lord Byron, W.B. Yeats, Christina Rossetti, Wm. Morris, Edgar Allan Poe, Robbie Burns & William Wordsworth. World Premiere reading at Los Angeles Globe Theatre.)

 
 

Books & Other

  • “THE ART OF WRITING LOVE SONGS” (A new book for Allworth Press, to be released spring of 2003. While this book is about lyric writing, at its core it’s about understanding what love is before we write about it.)
  • “THE ART OF WRITING GREAT LYRICS” (an educational book exploring commercially viable lyric writing from the perspective of a working lyricist in today’s music industry. First Edition Published by Writer’s Digest Books in 1989 as “YOU CAN WRITE GREAT LYRICS.” Published in Chinese translation (the first songwriting book of to be so translated)
  • “GREAT RAILWAY ADVENTURE” (1998/1999. Lyricist for a series of books on tape, with music, for theLionel Trains company, to accompany a new kids’ train. Included theme, 3 original camp-style kids'”railroad”songs. Original re-write of the classic “Rock IslandLine.” Two freight train songs. co-written with Tom Chase and Steve Rucker for Lin Oliver Productions.)

 
 

Film Writing

  • “SYVIE’S WAR” – An original screenplay in development with Director Claudia Hoover.
  • “THE GARDENER” – a feature in pre-production. Received co-writer credit with Director, Dabney Day.