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Valerie Carter

Valerie Carter

born on 5/2/1953 in United States

died on 3/3/2017

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Valerie Carter

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Valerie Carter

Valerie Carter (born Valerie Gail Zakian Carter on February 5, 1953) to James J and Dorothy Carter, is an American singer-songwriter. Carter is perhaps best known as a back-up vocalist who has recorded and performed with a number of singers including Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Linda Ronstadt, Christopher Cross, The Outlaws and, most notably, James Taylor.

Carter has written songs for Judy Collins ("Cook with Honey" from Collins' 1973 album True Stories and Other Dreams), Jackson Browne ("Love Needs a Heart" from his 1977 album Running on Empty) and "Turn It into Something Good" (from Earth, Wind & Fire's 1980 album Faces) to name but three.

She has recorded six albums of her own.

She recorded with Howdy Moon, produced by Lowell George, her two first albums in ARC/Columbia in 1977 and 1979, and sang for Jackson Browne, Earth Wind & Fire, Christopher Cross and, mainly, James Taylor's album and tours. In 1996 Carter returned with "The Way It Is" covering several friends' songs (by Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, and Warren Zevon) and a Japanese live album.

Later years

In August and October 2009, Carter was arrested in St. Petersburg, Florida for possession of drugs.[1] She successfully completed all of the court's requirements and she became a graduate of Judge Dee Anna Farnell's "drug court" program on May 25, 2011.[1] Her sometime employer, American singer-songwriter James Taylor, appeared at her "drug court" graduation ceremonies in a congratulatory effort on behalf of all of the graduates.[1]

As member of the group Howdy Moon

  • Howdy Moon — 1974

Solo albums

  • Just a Stone's Throw Away — 1977
  • Wild Child — 1978
  • The Way It Is — 1996 (reissued in 2006 with different track list)
  • Find a River — 1998 (5 track EP)
  • Vanilla Grits — 2001 (compilation)
  • Midnight Over Honey River — 2003 (issued as both CD and double CD)

Selected credits

  • Aaron NevilleWarm Your Heart — (1991)
  • Al KooperChampionship Wrestling — (1982)
  • Anna VissiEverything I Am — (2001)
  • Anne MurrayAnne Murray — (1996)
  • Arnold McCullerCirca 1990 — (2003)
  • Aselin Debison — Sweet Is the Melody — (2002)
  • Christopher CrossChristopher Cross — (1980)
  • Curtis StigersBrighter Days — (1999[2])
  • Diana RossForce Behind the Power — (1991)
  • Don Grusin10k-La — (1980)
  • Don Henley:
    • The End of the Innocence — (1989)
    • Inside Job — (2000)
  • Eddie Money — Playing for Keeps — (1980)
  • Eric CarmenChange of Heart — (1978)
  • Freebo — End of the Beginning — (1999)
  • Glenn FreyStrange Weather — (1992)
  • Hoyt AxtonSouthbound — (1975)
  • Jackson Browne:
    • I'm Alive — (1993)
    • Looking East — (1996)
  • James Taylor:
    • Gorilla — (1975)
    • In the Pocket — (1976)
    • New Moon Shine — (1991)
    • (LIVE) — (1993)
    • (Best LIVE) — (1994)
    • Hourglass — (1997)
    • Greatest Hits Volume 2 — (2000)
  • Jimmy Webb:
    • Angel Heart — (1982)
    • Suspending Disbelief — (1993)
  • Jorge Calderón — City Music — (1975)
  • Julia Fordham — Swept — (1991)
  • Julie Miller:
    • Orphans & Angels — (1993)
    • Invisible Girl — (1996)
  • Keiko MatsuiSapphire — (1995)
  • Linda Ronstadt:
    • Winter Light — (1994)
    • Feels Like Home — (1995)
    • Dedicated to the One I Love — (1996)
  • Little FeatThe Last Record Album — (1975)
  • Lyle LovettRoad to Ensenada — (1996)
  • Maureen McCormick — When You Get a Little Lonely — (1995)
  • Neil Diamond:
    • Lovescape — (1991)
    • Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building — (1993)
    • "Christmas Album, Vol. 2" — (1994)
    • In My Lifetime — (1996)
  • Nicolette Larson:
    • Nicolette — (1978)
    • All Dressed Up & No Place To Go — (1982)
  • Pete Merrigan — A New Day...with old friends — (2011)
  • Randy NewmanBorn Again — (1979)
  • Rick DerringerFree Ride — (2002)
  • Ringo StarrTime Takes Time — (1992)
  • Shawn ColvinFat City — (1992)
  • Tom Jans — Eyes of an Only Child — (1975)
  • Vonda ShepardSongs from Ally McBeal — (1998)
  • Willie NelsonHealing Hands of Time — (1994)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lane DeGregory, Drug court grads have a friend James Taylor, May 26, 2011. URL accessed on August 29, 2012.
  2. Recording's credits

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