Photo © Ian Eales – March 23, 2005 – www.jaygraydon.com
Jay Graydon’s 8th album – Past to Present – the 70s – is now released on his own record label Sonic Thrust Records – a 20-track collection of unreleased demos from the 70s, featuring some of the greatest musicians and vocalists of the era. From the Garden Rake Studios tape vault super sounds of the 70s: an album as close to AIRPLAY as it will ever get, featuring Jay Graydon on vocals, guitars, bass and some synth stuff; great singers such as Bill Champlin, Marc Jordan, Tata Vega, Lisa DalBello, Ed Whiting and more.
David Foster is among the musicians on all with top names as Jeff Porcaro, Mike Baird, David Hungate, Mike Porcaro, Greg Mathieson, to name a few. The album has 20 tracks, original stuff from the 70s has never been released before. Apart from the main songs, there are a few bonus tracks – fun stuff like TV themes, a jingle, and also 2 instrumental tracks.
Jay says about his new album:
“If you are interested in hearing great singers, musicians, and songwriters that had surfaced as “top notch” in the 70s during the beginning of their professional careers, you will enjoy the CD.”
And about David Foster:
“I must note David Foster is clearly a genius!!! His involvement on the co-written songs, his outstanding arrangements, his incredible musical ideas, his production ideas, all lead to melodic ear candy as delicious as it gets!!!”
JAY GRAYDON is a twice Grammy awarded (Best R&B songs) and 12 times Grammy nominated (among the top 5 finalists), Los Angeles top songwriter, recording artist, guitarist, producer, arranger, engineer, and more. More info at www.jaygraydon.com
Listen to a few sound bites from the album at CD BABY, featuring Jay singing on two of the songs ( IF THERE’S A WAY and YOU CAN COUNT ON ME ) and Bill Champlin on one – an alternate version of WHAT GOOD IS LOVE. Bill is also singing lead vocals on another never before released song – IT’S RIGHT TO BE IN LOVE.
Also featured the demo version of SHOULD WE CARRY ON, that was the song that got Airplay a record deal with RCA!
Just check out the list below on the participating musicians and vocalists:
Musicians and Vocalists:
GUITARS: Jay Graydon
KEYBOARDS: Jay Graydon, David Foster, Greg Mathieson
DRUMS: Jeff Porcaro, Willy Ornelas, Mike Baird, Ralph Humphrey
BASS: Jay Graydon, Dave McDaniel, David Hungate, Mike Porcaro, ( most likely David Shields )
VOCALISTS: Jay Graydon, Bill Champlin, Ed Whiting, Marc Jordan, Tata Vega, Lisa DalBello, Nettie Gloud, Carmen Twillie
SONGWRITERS: Jay Graydon, David Foster, Bill Champlin, Harry Garfield, Marc Jordan, B. J. Cook Foster
Read Jay’s extensive liner notes with the full story on the recording sessions at www.jaygraydon.com/pasttopresent.htm