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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


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

1980

Best Jazz Fusion Performance,
Vocal or Instrumental

TWILIGHT ZONE/TWILIGHT TONE

1981

Album Of The Year

BREAKIN' AWAY

1981

Best Vocal Arrangement For
Two Or More Voices

KAFKA

1982

Best Rhythm & Blues Song

TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND
WINNER!

1983

Best Instrumental Arrangement
Accompanying Vocals

MORNIN'

1983

Best Instrumental Arrangement
Accompanying Vocals

STEP BY STEP

1983

Best Engineered Recording

JARREAU

1983

Producer Of The Year

 

1984

Best Album Of Original Score
Written For A Motion Picture

GHOSTBUSTERS

1985

Best Album Of Original Score
Written For A Motion Picture

ST ELMO'S FIRE



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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