David Pomeranz is a singer/songwriter who, besides releasing his own albums throughout the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and beyond, penned the hits “Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again” and “The Old Songs” for Barry Manilow. Pomeranz has also written extensively for film, theater, and television, and a sample of his song “Greyhound Mary” appeared on hip-hop star Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott’s Miss E… So Addictive album in 2001.
Pomeranz was raised on Long Island, NY. He found early inspiration in Broadway and rock & roll, and first performed before large crowds doing duets with his father at synagogue. As a youth, he picked up piano, guitar, and drums, and by the time he was a teenager, was writing his first songs. While still a teen, he was lead singer for East Orange Express, the members of which would go on to form soft country-rockers Pure Prairie League. Pomeranz signed a contract with MCA/Decca Records at 19, releasing the albums New Blues and Time To Fly, the latter of which featured jazz great Chick Corea. He also toured as an opener for artists such as Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, and Three Dog Night. He continued to record in the late ’70s and early ’80s, releasing the albums It’s in Every One of Us and The Truth of Us. In the late ’80s, David Pomeranz collaborated with Russian rock star Alexander Malinin.
During the ’90s, Pomeranz continued to tour and to compose songs for film, television, and theater. The album Born for You, released in Southeast Asia in 1999, experienced uncanny success in the Philippines, where it became the best-selling album of all time. Besides his number-one hits for Manilow, Pomeranz’s songs have been recorded by numerous artists, including Bette Midler, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Richie Sambora, the Hollies, Lou Rawls, John Denver, Donna Summer, Glen Campbell, Kathie Lee Gifford, and U.K. star Cliff Richard (to name just a few).
MCA Records 2008
Tracks: Got To Believe In Magic, Old Hometown, The Old Songs, This Is What I Dreamed, Cloud Of Music, King And Queen Of Hearts, The Truth Of Us, Hit That Target, Ask Me To Say & I Do (And I Will).
Musicians on the Best Of album: David Pomeranz and others.
Born For You
Vivid Sound 2007
Tracks: Got To Believe In Magic, Born For You, If You Walked Away (duet with Sharon Cuneta), Undying Admiration, A Personal Touch, The Old Songs, This Is What I Dreamed, I Still Believe In You, Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again, I Learned It All From You, King And Queen Of Hearts, Over And Over Again, In Our Hands (duet with Ima Castro), Tell Me & Tokyo Girl (special bonus track for Japan).
Musicians on the Born For You album: David Pomeranz, Cezar Aguas, Lorrie Ilustre, Bond Samson, Nino Regalado, Roy Mercado, Sonny Azurin, Tots Tolentino, Rene Martinez, Arnie Mendaros, Yogee De Jesus, Joe Sample, Jerry Peters, Billy Preston & Clarence McDonald.
Universal Music 2007
Tracks: Lit From Within, Hold Tight, My Favorite Story, Headstrong Heart, As Far As The Heart Can See, Daybreak, Mademoiselle, Pure And Simple, China Be Brave, Take A Second Look, I Still Can’t Let You Go, Daybreak, Headstrong Heart & Hold Tight.
Musicians on the Hold Tight album: David Pomeranz and others.
On This Day
MCA Records 2001
Tracks: On This Day, My Safe Harbor, Rainbows and You, Until I Fall in Love Again, The Truth of Us, Devoted to You, Oh Stephanie, The Distance Between Us, My Romance, Shangri-La Girl, Tangled and Tied, Where Do We Go from Now? & Trail of Broken Dreams.
Musicians on the Inner City Dreams album: David Pomeranz, Jim Peterik, Mike Aquino,Cezar Aguas, Danny Jacob, Lorrie Ilustre, Dave Loeb, Ed Tossing, Sonny Azurin, Rick Shaw, Ed Breckenfeld, Nino Regalado, Sammy K., Ted Perlman, Lorrie Ilustre, Brian Scanlon, Heidi Thompson & Terry Bradford.
The Eyes Of Christmas
Universal Records 2000
Tracks: The Eyes Of Christmas, My Grown Up Christmas List, Somebody Must Be Grinning Down On Me, Oh Holy Night, Old Home Town, Christmas Star, Santa’s On Vacation, Toyland, Christmas Is The Time Of The Year, Pasko Na Sinta Ko, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Joy To The World, The Power Of Giving & This Little Light Of Mine/Silent Night.
Musicians on the Inner City Dreams album: David Pomeranz, Ted Perlman, Cezar Aguas, Lorrie Ilustre, Nino Regalado, Sonny Azurin, Mel Vilena, Renato Lucas, Ima Castro, Vogee de Jesus, Amie Mendaros, Moy Ortiz, Sylvia Macaraeg, Babbsie Molina, Lindie Achocoso, Thaemar Achacoso, Kitchie Molina, Bong Molina, Vicky Villarino, Kelly Yaegerman, Chito Illagan, Don Ramirez, Annie Nepomuceno, Sushi Reyes, Cecille Aurellado, Edward Grabadosin, Gelo, Zebedee Zuniga & Sylvia Macaraeg.
His Best & More
MCA Records 1999
Tracks: Got To Believe In Magic, Born For You, If You Walked Away, Undying Admiration, A Personal Touch, The Old Songs, This is What I Dreamed, I Still Believe In You, Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again, I Learned It All From You, King And Queen Of Hearts, Over and Over Again, In Our Hands & Tell Me.
Musicians on the Inner City Dreams album: David Pomeranz and others.
The Truth of Us
Standard Pacific Records 1980
Tracks: The Old Songs, Ask Me To Say I Do, This Is What I Dreamed, My Buddy And I, The Truth Of Us, Fat, Old Home Town, Hit That Target & Cloud Of Music.
Musicians on the The Truth Of Us album: David Pomeranz, Bobby Cochran, Lee Ritenour, Tom Seufert, Steve Diamond, Tim May, Steve Carnale, Carlos Vega, Veyler Hildebrand, Gabriel Katona, Christopher Smith, Johnny Rotella, Phillip Teele, Earle Dumler, Vincent De Rosa, Roy Popper, Paulinho Da Costa, Larry Brown, Everett Bryson, Diane Steinberg, Aletha Pomeranz, Lorna Wright & Lori Libeberman.
It´s In Everyone Of Us
Arista Records 1975
Tracks: It’s in Everyone of Us, Thea, Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again, The Hit Song of All Time, Flying, Greyhound Mary, If You Walked Away, High Together, Home to Alaska & Clarence.
Musicians on the It´s In Everyone Of Us album: David Pomeranz and others.