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Jay Graydon Promo Videos

On this page we will post promotional videos for songs that Jay Graydon has written over the years. In other words they will show all kinds of artists performing his songs. Most of these videos are posted at YouTube and other similar video services.

 



Jay Graydon's
Grammy winning song AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE performed by Earth, Wind & Fire, was co-written with David Foster and Bill Champlin. This song has been a huge #1 hit with Earth, Wind & Fire over the years, and was Grammy nominated in two categories, WINNING the category of being BEST RHYTHM & BLUES SONG and also Grammy nominated SONG OF THE YEAR among the top 5 finalists. This is the official promo video from Earth, Wind & Fire - I AM. The song may sometimes be noted as AFTER THE LOVE IS GONE, which was the original title. The song is released on the AIRPLAY album and on the AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET album as well, and here is the story about the intended melody and the AKA title.

Jay notes:
The AIRPLAY version of After The Love Has (Is) Gone (the first version recorded) was entitled After The Love Is Gone. For some reason Earth Wind & Fire changed the "Is" to "Has". When the song was recorded again for my album Airplay For The Planet, Bill Champlin and I decided to use After The Love Has Gone to avoid confusion.

Back to the Earth Wind & Fire version. The first time I heard that version, I told David Foster that the harmony part is louder than the melody making the listener think the high harmony part is the melody. David agreed. David and I went to an Earth Wind & Fire concert (The Forum in Inglewood) just after the EWF "I Am" album was released. During the song, Maurice White asked the crowd to sing along with the song. There were about 17,000 people there and we did not notice anyone singing along!

David and I looked at each other noting this could be a big problem. Obviously, this was not a problem as the song was a huge hit.

I know the song has been recorded many times over the years and every version I have heard features the harmony as the melody in the choruses. For example, I went to one of David's concerts in LA a few years ago and the guy that sang the song had a very wide vocal range, just wide enough to sing all of the song. Most singers would not have such a range as to sing this song.

The correct melody is on the AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET version. The EWF version features the high harmony part, which makes it impossible for most singers to sing the whole song. If anyone cares to know the intended melody, you can hear it on the last part of the first "B" section and the 1st chorus of the Airplay For The Planet version. - Jay

 



Jay Graydon's
Grammy winning - BEST RHYTHM & BLUES SONG song TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND performed by George Benson, co-written with Bill Champlin and Steve Lukather. The song was gold certified (i.e. 500 000 copies sold and counting...) and has been has been included on many albums, among them the THE BEST OF GEORGE BENSON.

Jay talks about the (somewhat hilarious) songwriting process for this song in various interviews in which he recalls ...

I have come up with good ideas when my mind was clear like the time I came up with the chorus melody and chord changes to TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND sitting on the can.

 



The huge hit MORNIN' as performed by Al Jarreau. This song was Grammy nominated among the 5 finalists for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals" and, needless to say, Jay Graydon was the arranger and wrote this song together with David Foster and Al Jarreau, as well as produced and engineered it (and the whole
JARREAU album). Jay also played guitar and synthesizer. The album JARREAU was Grammy nominated "Best Engineered Recording" as well and is platinum certified (i.e. 1,000,000 copies sold and counting...)

Jay also received a Grammy nomination among the top 5 finalists as PRODUCER OF THE YEAR for this album.

 



Manhattan Transfer doing Jay Graydon's song TWILIGHT ZONE/TWILIGHT TONE from the album
EXTENSIONS, which was Grammy nominated among the 5 finalists for "Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental". Enjoy Jay's awesome wire choir solo!

 



The official promo video of Jay Graydon's beautiful ballad AFTER ALL, co-written with David Foster and Al Jarreau, performed by Al Jarreau and included on the
gold certified album HIGH CRIME. Lovely guitar fills!

 



The song SPIES IN THE NIGHT with The Manhattan Transfer from the album
MECCA FOR MODERNS was originally intended as a James Bond theme. The song incorporates the James Bond riff and Jay co-wrote this song with David Foster and Alan Paul. Jay also arranged this song as well as most of the other songs on the album, which he produced in full. The song was gold certified (i.e. 500 000 copies sold and counting...)

Here is fun live performance on the ABC TV late night comedy show, "Fridays" by The Manhattan Transfer singing "Spies in the Night". - Please note, Jay is not playing in the live version.

Noted on The Manhattan Transfer official website
Mecca For Moderns was the highest charting album for The Manhattan Transfer, peaking on Billboard's Top Pop Album charts at #22. The album also helped The Manhattan Transfer make music history by becoming the first group to win Grammy Awards in both the pop and jazz categories in the same year. "Boy From New York City" became their first top 10 hit, reaching #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts. The song also won them the Grammy for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal." "Until I Met You (Corner Pocket)" earned them a Grammy for "Best Jazz Performance, Duo or Group." The song "Spies In The Night" also charted on Billboard's Bubbling Under charts, peaking at #103.

Alan Paul comments:
We rode the creative wave with Jay Graydon. After successfully producing Extensions, the group worked with him again on Mecca For Moderns. Jay's talents as a producer helped The Manhattan Transfer explore themselves as individual artists within the group.

You may want to read the full story on the making of MECCA FOR MODERNS on The Manhattan Transfer official website

 



Jack Wagner performs his hit single TOO YOUNG from 1985. The song is included on the album
LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT and the songwriters are Jay Graydon, David Foster, Steve Kipner and Donny Osmond.

 



Dionne Warwick doing Jay Graydon's song FRIENDS IN LOVE from 1983. This song is included on the album
FRIENDS IN LOVE and is a duet together with Johnny Mathis. Jay co-wrote the song with David Foster and Bill Champlin. The album also includes two other songs written by Jay Graydon - FOR YOU and WHAT IS THIS. He also produced the album, arranged, engineered and played guitar, synthesizer and percussion.

 


Al Jarreau's official promo video for the song TELL ME WHAT I GOTTA DO Jay co-wrote this song with Tom Keane and Mike Himmelstein. The song is included on the gold certified album L IS FOR LOVER.

 


Jay co-wrote this song with Tom Canning and Al Jarreau. The song is included on the album JARREAU which was Grammy nominated "Best Engineered Recording" as well and is platinum certified (i.e. 1,000,000 copies sold and counting...).

Jay also received a Grammy nomination among the top 5 finalists as PRODUCER OF THE YEAR for this album.

 

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