Dec 012013
 

from NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT/SHOULD WE CARRY ON (single)

written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & B.J. Cook

Around the late seventies, David Foster and Jay Graydon were red-hot session players who were making their transition to producers/songwriters. “Should We Carry On” is one of the trademark Foster/Graydon ballads that also gave them a recording contract with RCA.

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Mar 132011
 

from TROUBLE IN PARADISE/SAVE ME (single)

written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Al Jarreau

The albums that Al Jarreau released in the early eighties under Jay Graydon’s production have a level of sophistication and musicianship that are absolutely impressive and rightly considered some of the best quality Pop ever conceived.
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May 232010
 

from TOGETHER

written by Johnny Bristol

The late Ocie Lee Smith, better known as O.C. Smith, was an American pop/soul singer who brought several songs to the charts during the course of his career. Among those hits were “Daddy’s Little Man,” “Baby I Need Your Loving” and “Little Green Apples,” which reached #2 on both the R&B and Pop charts. Continue reading »

Sep 062009
 

From SPIES IN THE NIGHT/SMILE AGAIN (single)

Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon, Alan Paul & Monty Norman

In 1981, The Manhattan Transfer released their album “Mecca For Moderns.” It was the vocal super group’s second collaboration with producer Jay Graydon. The album became an immediate hit on both the jazz and pop charts with platinum plus sales and multiple Grammy wins. Continue reading »

May 032009
 

From PEGASUS
Written by Jack Conrad

In the fall of 1974, after the good success of his first disco project, “The Bottom Line,” producer Jack Conrad went back into the studio to record two more albums in the same vein. “The Bottom Line” got positive reviews and spawned a single, “That’s The Way To Go” that made some buzz on the dancefloors. Continue reading »

Jan 182009
 

From THIS TIME
Written by Tom Kellock, Al Jarreau & Tom Canning

The partnership between virtuoso jazz singer Al Jarreau and super-producer Jay Graydon was a true match made in Heaven. At the time of their first meeting, Jarreau was already a successful act in the jazz world with a couple of Grammys under his belt. Continue reading »