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MIDNIGHT FLYER

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.

LOVE IS REAL

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.

I DON’T WANNA DANCE NO MORE

From …TOO
Written by David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager

“David Foster’s been in my life since 1977 or 8, I think. Really quite a long time and continues to be a great force in my life, collaboratively.” These words come from Carole Bayer Sager’s official website and testify the great friendship between these two legendary figures of the music world.

THICKE OF THE NIGHT

From THICKE OF THE NIGHT/GRANDMA (single)
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Alan Thicke

TV actor Alan Thicke became famous in the late seventies starring in the popular sit-com “Growing Pains.” In the early eighties, Thicke had his own successful Canadian TV show aptly titled “The Alan Thicke Show” followed in 1983 by “Thicke Of The Night” on American late night television. David Foster and Jay Graydon, both old friends of Thicke’s, co-wrote the theme song for “Thicke Of The Night.”

YOU CAN COUNT ON ME

From PAST TO PRESENT – THE 70s
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Harry Garfield

Hidden away in some closet are Foster songs that deserved great chart success but ended up getting a low profile, minor release. “You Can Count On Me” is one of these songs. It’s an extraordinary ballad from the seventies co-written by David Foster and Jay Graydon with lyricist Harry Garfield. Former Three Dog Night member Cory Wells released this wonderful song as a single without any luck. Today, thanks to Jay Graydon, we can fully (re)discover the beauty of it.