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Jay Graydon has been extremely active in session work and recording over the years. The hard work has paid off in two Grammy Awards and 10 additional nominations .....up til now. And more will come - I'm telling you....

 

22nd Annual (1979) 
Grammy Award  

Close-up of the Grammy Award plaque for

BEST RHYTHM & BLUES SONG

1979

AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE

 

 

Grammy Wall   22nd Annual (1979) Grammy Winner for
BEST RHYTHM & BLUES SONG:

AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE

Co-writers: David Foster and Bill Champlin

 

Also nominated SONG OF THE YEAR!

 

 

25th Annual (1982) Grammy Winner for
BEST RHYTHM & BLUES SONG:

TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND

Co-writers: Bill Champlin and Steve Lukather

 

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GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

1979

BEST RHYTHM & BLUES SONG   AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE
WINNER!
1979

SONG OF THE YEAR   AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE (Single)
1980

BEST ARRANGEMENT FOR VOICES   TWILIGHT ZONE/TWILIGHT TONE (Single)
1981 ALBUM OF THE YEAR   BREAKIN' AWAY (Album)
1981 BEST VOCAL ARRANGEMENT FOR TWO OR MORE VOICES   KAFKA (Track)
1982

BEST RHYTHM & BLUES SONG   TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND
WINNER!
1983 BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT ACCOMPANYING VOCAL(S)   MORNIN' (Track)
1983

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT ACCOMPANYING VOCAL(S)   STEP BY STEP (Track)
1983

BEST ENGINEERED RECORDING - NON-CLASSICAL   JARREAU (Album)
1983

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR -
NON-CLASSICAL
  JARREAU (Album)
1984

BEST ALBUM OF ORIGINAL SCORE WRITTEN FOR A MOTION PICTURE OR TELEVISION SPECIAL   GHOSTBUSTERS (Album)
1985

BEST ALBUM OF ORIGINAL SCORE WRITTEN FOR A MOTION PICTURE OR A TELEVISION SPECIAL   ST ELMO'S FIRE (Album)

 

But there is more to life than Grammy Awards - Jay has also received other kinds of awards and recognition over the years. There are for instance many Gold and Platinum Albums hanging in his studio, although the walls at Garden Rake Studios cannot lodge them all.

 

So I have made a list of the gold and platinum awarded albums stating artists, titles, Jay's participation, certification dates etc.

 

Awards At Garden Rake 
Studios Wall

 

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Jay has received much acknowledgement and many awards of different kinds for his musical contributions, from a lot of different instances and organizations. Four of Jay's songs have for instance been presented with the BMI Pop Award and the following is a quote from my correspondance with BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.).

 

1979: "After the Love Has Gone" --- This song received a BMI Pop Award at our annual Pop Awards Dinner in 1980 which honored the most performed Pop songs of 1979. This song has now received over 2 million US radio and TV feature performances (through 6/30/98). Since then there has been many more...

 

1983: "Mornin'" --- This song received a BMI Pop award at the awards dinner in 1984 which honored the most performed Pop songs of 1983. This song has now received over 1 million performances and counting...

 

1985: "After All" and "Who's Holding Donna Now" --- These songs received BMI Pop awards at the dinner in 1986 which honored the most performed Pop songs of 1985. These songs have each now received over 1 million performances and counting...

 

Our awards are given to the songs which received the most US radio and TV feature performances during the award period. As mentioned, these songs are all over a million performances now. It may be interesting to note that when a song of an average length of 3 minutes reaches one million performances, it has been broadcast at least 50,000 hours, which equals more than 5.7 years of continuous airplay!

 

More appreciation for Jay's music and good vibes...

 

LA Vocal Registry Award

 

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