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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.

AFTER ALL

From HIGH CRIME
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau’s “High Crime” was released in 1984. The singer was coming from a string of very successful, quality pop albums. He had received big chart success and the praise of the musical press along with several awards including Grammy’s in the Pop, Jazz and R&B fields.

MY OLD FRIEND

From BREAKIN’ AWAY
Written by Richard Page, Steve George & John Lang

Let’s say we have to create the perfect tune to define what “quality pop” is all about. First thing we need is a great up-tempo ballad with a gorgeous melody and sharp lyrics.

IT WILL BE ALRIGHT

From I GOT THE MELODY
Written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Allee Willis

David Foster and Jay Graydon originally recorded this wonderful ballad in 1980 on their seminal album, Airplay. Like many other tracks included in that masterpiece, a group named Odyssey immediately covered “It Will Be Alright.”

SCHOOL OF BROKEN HEARTS

From KNOCK THE WALLS DOWN
Written by Steve Kipner & Jay Graydon

Steve Kipner’s “Knock The Walls Down” is a very important album cause it marks Jay Graydon’s first production ever. Graydon was one of the hottest geitar players of the seventies, playing sessions for Steely Dan, Carpenters, Barry White, Marvin Gaye and a zillion other big names.