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SHOULD WE CARRY ON

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.

THROW A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE MY WAY

from NO REGRETS

written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Harry Garfield

Barry Crocker is a veteran Australian singer and actor who, over the course of his long career, released several albums that were well received in his homeland. In 1977, Crocker recorded an album in Los Angeles entitled “No Regrets.”

SAVE ME

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.

YOU AND I

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.

SPIES IN THE NIGHT

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.