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Planet 3 Featuring Jay Graydon







Planet 3 Featuring Jay Graydon - Music From The Planet - 1992 - Columbia

This is an adult contemporary pop album with strong melodies, power ballads and an 80s synth rock style, similar to Toto, Chicago and bamds of that ilk. The ballad "I Don't Want to Say Goodnight" was on the soundtrack for the "Navy Seals" movie. This type of music is deviating from the normal fare found found on A.O.O.F.C, but I felt it was worth including just to demonstrate some of Graydon's other work. There is no limit to Graydon's talents. See his bio for his amazing credentials. Has anybody listened to Steely Dan's classic "Peg" track, from the "Aja" album? Then you may know that Graydon's stupendous guitar solo on the track was the only solo that could please Donald Fagen of the Dan, after seven or eight other guitarists tried in vain! Now that is really saying something about Jay Graydon's ability as a crack session musician. A.O.O.F.C would welcome opinions on this album.

TRACKS

Born To Love
From The Beginning
Insincere
Criminal
I Don't Want To Say Goodnight
Welcome To Love
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Only Your Eyes
Modern Girl
Ever After Love

All tracks composed by Jay Graydon, Clif Magness & Glen Ballard, except "Ever After Love", composed by Jay Graydon, Bill Cantos & Valerie Hobel. This information may not be precise

CREDITS (Open to correction)

Producers - Jay Graydon, , Clif Magness & Glen Ballard
Keyboards - Glen Ballard, Bill Cantos , Jay Graydon, Clif Magness , David Foster, Randy Goodrum
Guitars - Jay Graydon, Clif Magness , Steve Lukather, Bruce Gaitsch
Background vocals - Bill Cantos , Clif Magness , Bill & Tamara Champlin

Has anybody any information about the following two persons' roles on this album - Machun, & John Robinson ?

N.B: There have been numerous issues of this album. A CD was released in 2002, on Sonic Trust Records, USA, which replaced Track 10, "Ever After Love", which was on the original Columbia issue with a song called "Dreamers."

JAY GRAYDON BIO

Two-time Grammy winner/arranger/producer/songwriter/guitarist Jay Graydon's credits include hits by Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire ("After the Love Is Gone," co-written with David Foster and Bill Champlin), Steely Dan, Dionne Warwick, Air Supply, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau ("Mornin'"), Breakin' Away, Heart's Horizon, High Crime, Jarreau, This Time, the Manhattan Transfer ("Twilight Zone"), George Benson ("Turn Your Love Around"), Cher, Christopher Cross, DeBarge ("Who's Holding Donna Now"), Barry Manilow (Even Now), and El Debarge, among many others. He also was involved with the soundtracks to Ghostbusters, Miami Vice, and St. Elmo's Fire. Graydon co-wrote "She's in Love," a track on Brenda Russell's Hidden Beach/Epicdebut album Paris Rain issued on July 18, 2000.
Born October 8, 1949, in Burbank, CA, to Grace and Joe Graydon, Jay Graydon made his professional music debut at the age of two singing with his father on his TV show. Graydon comes from a musical family; his brother Gary plays guitar nonprofessionally and his father was a singer and songwriter. As he grew up, his interest expanded to include electronics and bowling. In the early '60s, Joe Graydon had a Saturday radio show on KDAY and Jay would engineer his show, playing the records, running the tape machines, and airing commercials. His father recorded for various record labels and Jay would accompany him to the recording studio, asking the audio engineers questions. One Christmas, he was given a mono tape recorder, mixer, and two mics that he used to record local bands.
At the age of 14, Graydon started playing the guitar. With Dennis Kelly and Joe Lopez, he formed the Veltones with drummer Doug Wagner, who was later replaced by Bob Carrafield. They played pop/R&B and surf music and did some recording, but nothing was released commercially. During his high school years, Graydon took music classics and learned big-band arrangement from Robert Rose. While in college, Graydon got a call from the Seven Souls keyboard player Bob Hogins who was a former bandmate. Joining the band, Graydon learned a lot about "feel."
Trombone player Glenn Farris invited him to audition for Don Ellis's big band. Working with such top players honed Graydon's skills. During a early-'70s club date backing singer Maxine Weldon, Graydon met keyboardist David Foster. Foster came backstage and introduced himself. A couple days later, Foster called to invite him to a recording session and to bring along his ARP 2600 synthesizer, guitar, and amp. Graydon and Foster would work together on innumerable sessions in the years to come. Graydon's Grammys include: Best R&B Song Awards for "After the Love Is Gone" (which also nominated for Song of the Year) and "Turn Your Love Around." As the 21st century began, Jay Graydon was working on a book with engineer/musician/author Craig Anderton. © Ed Hogan, All Music Guide

7 comments:

Fuzzy Crew said...

FYI : File does not exist or was removed!

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A.O.O.F.C said...

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A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi! fuzzy crew. There should be one active link. Get back to me with any problems & Thanks

Fuzzy Crew said...

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Hi! fuzzy crew. Thanks for the visit. Keep in touch

Anonymous said...

John Robinson plays drums on "I Will Be Loving You", which was only on the initial Japan release of the album. Machun sings on "Day the Earth".

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hey! anonymous. TVM for taking time to post that info. Keep in touch...Cheers!