"My Back Pages" this month will feature songs from Jay Graydon/David Foster Productions. Having worked together across hundreds of sesions, they combined their talents on the wonderful AIRPLAY album at the begining of the 80's. Foster's first band 'Skylark' included his future wife B.J. Cook and they combined their talents and production with the great Donny Gerrard in the early 70's.The first album didn't achieve great success, but the second had a few hits "If That's The Way You Want It" and the cult classic "Wildflower". The guys were both working on an album by Maureen McGovern when the first got the idea to start writing together, It was during a break in recording that Foster was playing around with a tune on the piano and Jay just started riffing some words to go with it. The song eventually turned into "Should We Carry On", which leaned on the Bonnie Jean Cook's lyrics, and the title itself coming from Graydon. From that moment AIRPLAY was born and after the numerous sessions the two had worked on together, they had finally stumbled on something they could call their own.
Take a chance to read the full story of how Graydon & Foster put the whole album together with the help of Steve Kipner and Bill Champlin in Issue 5 of West Coast Music Magazine. And relive some of the great productions they have worked on together and separately for other artists with our playlist. Enjoy!
01.Jay Graydon - Roxann Feat. Warren Wiebe
02.Attitudes - Promise Me the Moon
03.El DeBarge - Whos Holding Donna Now
04.Alan Sorrenti - Dancing In My Heart
05.Chicago - Along Comes A Woman
06.Ray Kennedy - Just For The Moment
07.Sheena Easton - Crazy Love
08.Dara Sedaka - Huggin
09.The Manhattan Transfer - Spies in The Night
10.Deniece Williams - When Love Comes Calling
11.Jaye P. Morgan - I Fall In Love Everyday
12.Marc Jordan - Lost In The Hurrah
13.Lou Rawls & Tata Vega - Learn To Love Again
14.Steve Kipner - Cryin Out For Love
15.Airplay - She Waits For Me
16.Dionne Warwick & Johnny Mathis - Friends in Love
17.Average White Band - For You For Love
18.Pages - Come On Home
19.Al Jarreau - Were In This Love Together
20.Peter Allen - Fly Away
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