March 19, 2010
We pick up Part Two with Eddie saying how thrilled he was at having three songs recorded by Joe Cocker for his Unchain My Heart recording.
Also in Part Two, Eddie speaks of his difficulties producing the Doobie Brothers; his venture into the country music realm producing Brenn Hill and his regard for Paul Carrack, who sang Eddie's song "Don't Shed A Tear" to the number one spot on the charts.
The last few songs on the show are performed by Eddie himself from his CD, Tour de Schwartz and....as I mentioned, is my wife's favorite record. I think you'll enjoy these particularly insightful songs.
Eddie also tells the story of his mother who always wanted Eddie to be a lawyer and gave him a briefcase every time she had the opportunity. Eddie wound up with a closet "full" of briefcases.
Eddie Schwartz is now a highly regarded musician, writer and businessman. A man who likes to "give back" a little of what he was given to musical newcomers; Eddie is now a member of SOCANN, the Canadian organization which deals with music copyrights pertaining to Canadian writers and publishers. SOCANN came about as the merger of BMI and ASCAP and is now the only performing rights society in Canada.
Eddie has walked one long, hard road to get to this point in life. He deserves all credits due.
This is one very interesting interview and the music is superb. Here's the list:
1)...."Hit Me With Your Best Shot"....Pat Benatar
2)...."Don't Shed A Tear"....Paul Carrack
3)...."Dance Like The Fire"....Brenn Hill
4)...."The Doctor"....The Doobie Brothers
5)...."Special Girl"....Eddie Schwartz
6)...."A Young Man's Eyes"....Eddie Schwartz
7)...."Bourbon Street"....Eddie Schwartz
Listen to....Master Hitmaker And Pure Gentleman....Eddie Schwartz (Pt.2)!