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BIO

Valerie Carter was an American singer-songwriter who had a successful career as a solo artist and "in-demand" guest artist. Beginning her career at singing in coffeehouses as a teenager, she eventually became one-third of a country-folk band "Howdy Moon". Though they debuted at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles in 1974, their one album is now fairly obscure. It is notable, however, for the Carter-penned song "Cook With Honey", later a hit for Judy Collins, and for the introduction of Carter to Lowell George, who produced the next album. He would be a mentor to her till his death in 1979 and introduced her to Jackson Browne, James Taylor, and many of the artists she would work with throughout her career.  Her first solo album, "Just A Stone's Throw Away" featured an impressive array of guests artists from the 1970's Southern California music scene. The album was well received and garnered favorable reviews and placed her as the opening act for the Eagles in Europe. Two years later she released another album "Wild Child", and began touring with various artists primarily James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and Linda Ronstadt.

Carter then released another solo album "The Way It Is" with an incredible line-up of artists and musicians including Phoebe Snow, Lyle Lovett, Edwin McCain, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne. While the US gave little promotion to this record it has remained one of the greatest "rare" records out there. Japan released a limited edition of this CD with an additional song by Tom Snow. She followed two years later with EPs "Find a River", Vanilla Grits, and a compilation CD "Midnight Over Honey River".  Valerie passed away from a massive coronary on March 4, 2017. After her passing, her sister and longtime friend, Kathy Kurasch, found tapes of songs Valerie had recorded but were never released. They featured an impressive array of guest artists, musicians, and composers including Prince, Lowell George, Little Feat members, Linda Ronstadt, Nicolette Larson, Steve Tyrell, David Lasley, Will Jennings, Tom Snow and more. In December of 2018 "The Lost Tapes" was released on Cowboy Angel Records and Hyabusa-Landings. 

DISCOGRAPHY

Valerie Carter with Other Artists Solo or Duet:

 

Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ("Spinning")
Lowell George Thanks I'll Eat It Here ("Heartache")

Eddie Money Playing for Keeps ("Let's Be Lovers Again")

Paul Williams ("I Won't Last a Day Without You")

Al Kooper Championship Wrestling ("I'd Rather Be An Old Man's Sweet Heart", " Two Sides")
Jack Wagner Lighting Up The Night (Love Can Take Us All The Way")

Michael: Music from the Motion Picture ("Heaven Is My Home", with Randy Newman)

Lowell George Tribute Rock and Roll Doctor ("Sailin' Shoes", with Randy Newman)

Over the Edge Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ("Ooh Child")

Freebo End of the Beginning ("It Comes From The Heart")

Keiko Matsui Sapphire ("Don't Turn On The Light")

Konzi Chousi Love And Mercy ("Laughter In The Rain")
Mirya Takeuchi The Nexus‑ Song Covers From Coast ("Wonderful Hit Songs", "Linda")

White Line Fever, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ("Drifting and Dreaming")

White Sands Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (with Little Feat)
Wolfgang Lackerschmid/Donald Johnston New Singers New Songs

("Stay", "Love You In The Night", "Close Your Eyes", "Now There's You", "After Hours")
Little Feat Shake Me Up
Hirth Martinez (Feeling So Fine)
Henry Paul The Awakening ("Wishes", "The Best Things In Life")

Various Artists‑ Love Stories 3 ("Point Of No Return")

Rob Tyre with Valerie Carter LIVE at the Hideaway, St. Pete, Fl.

Tom Kell with Valerie Carter This Desert City ("Dove")

Bobby Woods (Les Deux Orchestra) Wonderland, Some Lucky Day, Happiness

 

 

Background and/or Harmony Vocals:
Jackson
Browne I'm Alive

Jackson Browne Looking East

Jackson Browne The Next Voice You Hear: The Best Of

Linda Ronstadt Winter Light

Linda Ronstadt Feels Like Home

Linda Ronstadt Dedicated to the One I Love

Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris Trio

Linda Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt Box Set

Linda Ronstadt Winter Light

James Taylor Gorilla

James Taylor In the Pocket

James Taylor New Moon Shine

James Taylor LIVE THE BEST OF

James Taylor Hourglass 1997 Grammy Award For Album Of The Year)

Don Henley The End of the Innocence

Don Henley Inside Job

Eric Carmen Definitive Collection

Eric Carmen  Change of Heart

Dan Fogelberg Portrait: The Music of Dan Fogelberg

Glenn Frey 20th Century Masters ‑ The Millenium Collection

Glenn Frey Strange Weather

Cher Love Huns

Shawn Colvin Fat City

Neil Diamond Christmas Album, Vol. 2

Neil Diamond In My Lifetime

Neil Diamond Lovescape

Neil Diamond Up on the Roof Songs from the Brill Building

Lowell George Thanks I'll Eat It Here

Nicolette Larson Nicolette

Nicolette Larson All Dressed up & No Place To Go

Lyle Lovett The Road to Ensenada

Aaron Neville Warm Your Heart

Lyle Lovett Road to Ensenada

Little Feat The Last Record Album

Kenny Loggins December

Eddie Money Playing for Keeps

Eddie Money Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money

Diana Ross The Force Behind the Power

Vonda Shepard Songs from Ally McBeal

Anne Murray Anne Murray

Willie Nelson Healing Hands of Time

Aaron Neville Warm Your Heart

Randy Newman Born Again

Randy Newman Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman

Rick Derringer Free Ride

Ringo Starr Time Takes Time

Rod Stewart Foolish Behaviour

Julie Miller Orphans & Angels
Maureen McCormick When You Get a Little Lonely
Jimmy Webb Suspending Disbelief
Various Artists‑ Best of Columbia Records Radio Hour Vol. 2
Various Artists Free Soul Party
Various Artists‑ Margaritaville Cafe Late Night Menu
Various Artists Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Reflections, Vol. 1
Laura Allan Laura Allan
Hoyt Axton Southbound
Jorge Calderon City Music
Eric Carmen Change of Heart
Aselin Debison  Sweet Is the Melody
Brian Elliot Brian Elliot
Julia Fordham Swept
Freebo End of the Beginning
Glenda Griffith Glenda Griffith
Don Grusin 10k-LA
Tom Jans Eyes of an Only Child
Tom Jans Dark Blonde
Jude Johnstone Coming of Age
Arnold McCuller Circa 1990
Larry John McNally Larry John McNally
Keiko Matsui Sapphire
Maureen McCormick When You Get a Little Lonely
Bob Meighan Band  
Mr Hun
Julie Miller Invisible Girl
Julie Miller Orphans & Angels
Adam Mitchell Redhead in Trouble
Henry Paul Band Henry Paul
Vesica Pisces Halfway to Naked
Micheal Polnareff Michel PoInareff
Bill Quateman Just Like You
Michael Shrieve Big Picture
Tom Snow Tom Snow
Anna Vissi Everything I Am
Jack Wagner Lighting up the Night
Jimmy Webb Angel Heart
Jimmy Webb Suspending Disbelief
The Butcher's Wife  Motion Picture Soundtrack (with Julia Fordham)
Mermaids Motion Picture Soundtrack (with Cher)

The Devil and Daniel Mouse (Animated Feature) with John Sebastian Voice of Jan Mouse (Look where the Music Can Take You, Can You Help Me Find My Song, I Got a Song)
 

Video Appearances:
Jackson Browne "Going Home"- documentary of the "I'm Alive" tour
James Taylor "Live At The Beacon Theater"

James Taylor "Squibnocket"

James Taylor "Pull Over"

Jack Wagner  Soul Train - 1986 "Love Can Take Us All The Way"

Jesse Winchester Bearsville Theater


Written/Co‑written And Recorded By Others:
Jackson Browne "Nino" and "It Is One", co‑written with Jackson and his band
Jackson Browne "Love Needs A Heart", co‑written with Jackson Browne and Lowell George (from Running On Empty)
Judy Collins "Cook With Honey" (from True Stories And Other Dreams)
Earth, Wind & Fire "Turn It Into Something Good", co‑written with Howard and White (from Faces)

The Brothers Johnson "Deceiver" (You Keep Me Coming Back album) co written with G. Johnson, James Newton Howard

Black Rose "Never Should Have Started", co-written with D. Foster, D. Paich, James Newton Howard

Valerie Carter with Other Artists Solo or Duet:

 

Christopher Cross Christopher Cross ("Spinning")
Lowell George Thanks I'll Eat It Here ("Heartache")

Eddie Money Playing for Keeps ("Let's Be Lovers Again")

Paul Williams ("I Won't Last a Day Without You")

Al Kooper Championship Wrestling ("I'd Rather Be An Old Man's Sweet Heart", " Two Sides")
Jack Wagner Lighting Up The Night (Love Can Take Us All The Way")

Michael: Music from the Motion Picture ("Heaven Is My Home", with Randy Newman)

Lowell George Tribute Rock and Roll Doctor ("Sailin' Shoes", with Randy Newman)

Over the Edge Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ("Ooh Child")

Freebo End of the Beginning ("It Comes From The Heart")

Keiko Matsui Sapphire ("Don't Turn On The Light")

Konzi Chousi Love And Mercy ("Laughter In The Rain")
Mirya Takeuchi The Nexus‑ Song Covers From Coast ("Wonderful Hit Songs", "Linda")

White Line Fever, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ("Drifting and Dreaming")

White Sands Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (with Little Feat)
Wolfgang Lackerschmid/Donald Johnston New Singers New Songs

("Stay", "Love You In The Night", "Close Your Eyes", "Now There's You", "After Hours")
Little Feat Shake Me Up
Hirth Martinez (Feeling So Fine)
Henry Paul The Awakening ("Wishes", "The Best Things In Life")

Various Artists‑ Love Stories 3 ("Point Of No Return")

Rob Tyre with Valerie Carter LIVE at the Hideaway, St. Pete, Fl.

Tom Kell with Valerie Carter This Desert City ("Dove")

Bobby Woods (Les Deux Orchestra) Wonderland, Some Lucky Day, Happiness

 

 

Background and/or Harmony Vocals:
Jackson
Browne I'm Alive

Jackson Browne Looking East

Jackson Browne The Next Voice You Hear: The Best Of

Linda Ronstadt Winter Light

Linda Ronstadt Feels Like Home

Linda Ronstadt Dedicated to the One I Love

Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris Trio

Linda Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt Box Set

Linda Ronstadt Winter Light

James Taylor Gorilla

James Taylor In the Pocket

James Taylor New Moon Shine

James Taylor LIVE THE BEST OF

James Taylor Hourglass 1997 Grammy Award For Album Of The Year)

Don Henley The End of the Innocence

Don Henley Inside Job

Eric Carmen Definitive Collection

Eric Carmen  Change of Heart

Dan Fogelberg Portrait: The Music of Dan Fogelberg

Glenn Frey 20th Century Masters ‑ The Millenium Collection

Glenn Frey Strange Weather

Cher Love Huns

Shawn Colvin Fat City

Neil Diamond Christmas Album, Vol. 2

Neil Diamond In My Lifetime

Neil Diamond Lovescape

Neil Diamond Up on the Roof Songs from the Brill Building

Lowell George Thanks I'll Eat It Here

Nicolette Larson Nicolette

Nicolette Larson All Dressed up & No Place To Go

Lyle Lovett The Road to Ensenada

Aaron Neville Warm Your Heart

Lyle Lovett Road to Ensenada

Little Feat The Last Record Album

Kenny Loggins December

Eddie Money Playing for Keeps

Eddie Money Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money

Diana Ross The Force Behind the Power

Vonda Shepard Songs from Ally McBeal

Anne Murray Anne Murray

Willie Nelson Healing Hands of Time

Aaron Neville Warm Your Heart

Randy Newman Born Again

Randy Newman Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman

Rick Derringer Free Ride

Ringo Starr Time Takes Time

Rod Stewart Foolish Behaviour

Julie Miller Orphans & Angels
Maureen McCormick When You Get a Little Lonely
Jimmy Webb Suspending Disbelief
Various Artists‑ Best of Columbia Records Radio Hour Vol. 2
Various Artists Free Soul Party
Various Artists‑ Margaritaville Cafe Late Night Menu
Various Artists Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Reflections, Vol. 1
Laura Allan Laura Allan
Hoyt Axton Southbound
Jorge Calderon City Music
Eric Carmen Change of Heart
Aselin Debison  Sweet Is the Melody
Brian Elliot Brian Elliot
Julia Fordham Swept
Freebo End of the Beginning
Glenda Griffith Glenda Griffith
Don Grusin 10k-LA
Tom Jans Eyes of an Only Child
Tom Jans Dark Blonde
Jude Johnstone Coming of Age
Arnold McCuller Circa 1990
Larry John McNally Larry John McNally
Keiko Matsui Sapphire
Maureen McCormick When You Get a Little Lonely
Bob Meighan Band  
Mr Hun
Julie Miller Invisible Girl
Julie Miller Orphans & Angels
Adam Mitchell Redhead in Trouble
Henry Paul Band Henry Paul
Vesica Pisces Halfway to Naked
Micheal Polnareff Michel PoInareff
Bill Quateman Just Like You
Michael Shrieve Big Picture
Tom Snow Tom Snow
Anna Vissi Everything I Am
Jack Wagner Lighting up the Night
Jimmy Webb Angel Heart
Jimmy Webb Suspending Disbelief
The Butcher's Wife  Motion Picture Soundtrack (with Julia Fordham)
Mermaids Motion Picture Soundtrack (with Cher)

The Devil and Daniel Mouse (Animated Feature) with John Sebastian Voice of Jan Mouse (Look where the Music Can Take You, Can You Help Me Find My Song, I Got a Song)
 

Video Appearances:
Jackson Browne "Going Home"- documentary of the "I'm Alive" tour
James Taylor "Live At The Beacon Theater"

James Taylor "Squibnocket"

James Taylor "Pull Over"

Jack Wagner  Soul Train - 1986 "Love Can Take Us All The Way"

Jesse Winchester Bearsville Theater


Written/Co‑written And Recorded By Others:
Jackson Browne "Nino" and "It Is One", co‑written with Jackson and his band
Jackson Browne "Love Needs A Heart", co‑written with Jackson Browne and Lowell George (from Running On Empty)
Judy Collins "Cook With Honey" (from True Stories And Other Dreams)
Earth, Wind & Fire "Turn It Into Something Good", co‑written with Howard and White (from Faces)

The Brothers Johnson "Deceiver" (You Keep Me Coming Back album) co written with G. Johnson, James Newton Howard

Black Rose "Never Should Have Started", co-written with D. Foster, D. Paich, James Newton Howard

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