Wednesday, 22 July 2020

VALERIE CARTER & YOSHIYUKI SAHASHI · LIVE IN TOKYO 1994

Label: Vivid Sound Japan
March 4, 2020

¡La legendaria presentación en vivo de la fallecida Valerie Carter, la diva de Los Ángeles más querida del mundo! revive en este álbum! 20 de diciembre de 1994 El primer álbum en solitario de Yoshiyuki Sahashi "TRUST ME" fue presentado en The Garden Hall en Ebisu. Un concierto en solitario que presentó la tan esperada aparición de la legendaria Valerie Carter.

Involucrado en canciones con gran éxito con Keisuke Kuwata, Kazumasa Oda, Masaharu Fukuyama, Fumiya Fujii y, siendo apoyo en la gira de muchos artistas, incluido Tatsuro Yamashita.
Muy creativo en las grabaciones, desde leyendas de Timpan & Niagara hasta artistas de nueva generación.Yoshiyuki Sahashi,  actualmente colabora de forma progresiva y transgeneracional, dio la bienvenida a Valerie Carter a un concierto en solitario después del lanzamiento de su primer álbum en solitario. ¡El coprotagonista de magníficos músicos japoneses y Valerie se ha convertido en una valiosa joya que solo se puede escuchar en este trabajo!  En esta edición, exclusivamente japones encontramos como pista adicional, 2 canciones de la actuación celebrada en Minami Aoyama MANDALA el 18 de diciembre del mismo año.

Valerie Carter fue una cantante y compositora estadounidense que tuvo una exitosa carrera como solista y artista invitada "a petición". Comenzó su carrera cantando en cafeterías cuando era adolescente, finalmente se convirtió en un tercio de la banda de country folk "Howdy Moon". Aunque debutaron en el legendario Troubadour en Los Ángeles en 1974, su único álbum ahora es bastante oscuro. Sin embargo, es notable por la canción escrita por Carter "Cook With Honey", más tarde un éxito para Judy Collins, y por la presentación de Carter a Lowell George, quien produjo el siguiente álbum. Él sería su mentor hasta su muerte en 1979 y le presentó a Jackson Browne, James Taylor y muchos de los artistas con los que trabajaría durante toda su carrera. Su primer álbum en solitario, "Just A Stone's Throw Away" contó con una impresionante variedad de artistas invitados de la escena musical del sur de California de 1970. El álbum fue bien recibido y obtuvo críticas favorables y la colocó como el acto de apertura de las Águilas en Europa. Dos años más tarde lanzó otro álbum "Wild Child", y comenzó a viajar con varios artistas principalmente James Taylor, Jackson Browne y Linda Ronstadt.

Más tarde, Carter lanzó otro álbum en solitario "The Way It Is" con una increíble lista de artistas y músicos, incluidos Phoebe Snow, Lyle Lovett, Edwin McCain, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt y Jackson Browne. Si bien Estados Unidos dio poca promoción a este registro, se ha mantenido como uno de los mejores registros "raros" que existen. Japón lanzó una edición limitada de este CD con una canción adicional de Tom Snow. Le siguió dos años después con los EP "Find a River", Vanilla Grits y un CD recopilatorio "Midnight Over Honey River". 

Valerie falleció de un infarto de miocardio el 4 de marzo de 2017. Después de su fallecimiento, su hermana y amiga desde hace mucho tiempo, Kathy Kurasch, encontraron cintas de canciones que Valerie había grabado, pero nunca fueron publicadas. Presentaron una impresionante variedad de artistas invitados, músicos y compositores, incluidos Prince, Lowell George, miembros de Little Feat, Linda Ronstadt, Nicolette Larson, Steve Tyrell, David Lasley, Will Jennings, Tom Snow y más. En diciembre de 2018, se lanzó "The Lost Tapes" en Cowboy Angel Records y Hyabusa-Landings.



 The legendary live performance of the late Valerie Carter, the world's most beloved Los Angeles diva! relive here! December 20, 1994 Yoshiyuki Sahashi's first solo album "TRUST ME" was released at The Garden Hall in Ebisu. A solo concert featuring the long-awaited appearance of the legendary Valerie Carter.

Engaged in hit songs with Keisuke Kuwata, Kazumasa Oda, Masaharu Fukuyama, Fumiya Fujii and being tour support for many artists including Tatsuro Yamashita.
Very creative on recordings, from Timpan & Niagara legends to new generation artists, Yoshiyuki Sahashi, currently collaborating progressively and transgenerationally, welcomed Valerie Carter to a solo concert after the release of her first solo album. The co-star of gorgeous Japanese musicians and Valerie has become a valuable gem that can only be heard in this work! In this edition, exclusively Japanese we find as an additional track, 2 songs from the performance held at Minami Aoyama MANDALA on December 18 of the same year.

Valerie Carter was an American singer-songwriter who had a successful career as a solo artist and guest artist "on demand". She started her career singing in coffee shops as a teenager, eventually becoming a third of the country folk band "Howdy Moon". Although they debuted at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles in 1974, their only album is now quite dark. However, it is notable for Carter's song "Cook With Honey," later a hit for Judy Collins, and for Carter's presentation to Lowell George, who produced the next album. He would be her mentor until her death in 1979 and introduced him to Jackson Browne, James Taylor, and many of the artists he would work with throughout his career. Her first solo album, "Just A Stone's Throw Away" featured an impressive array of guest artists from the 1970s Southern California music scene. The album was well received and garnered rave reviews and placed it as the opening act of the Eagles in Europe. Two years later she released another album "Wild Child", and started traveling with various artists, mainly James Taylor, Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt.

Carter then released another solo album "The Way It Is" with an incredible roster of artists and musicians, including Phoebe Snow, Lyle Lovett, Edwin McCain, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne. Although the United States gave little promotion to this record, it has remained one of the best "rare" records out there. Japan released a limited edition of this CD with an additional song by Tom Snow. Two years later she followed with the EPs "Find a River", Vanilla Grits and a compilation CD "Midnight Over Honey River". 

Valerie passed away from a heart attack on March 4, 2017. After her death, her sister and long-time friend Kathy Kurasch found song tapes that Valerie had recorded but were never released. They featured an impressive array of guest artists, musicians, and songwriters, including Prince, Lowell George, members of Little Feat, Linda Ronstadt, Nicolette Larson, Steve Tyrell, David Lasley, Will Jennings, Tom Snow, and more. In December 2018, "The Lost Tapes" was released on Cowboy Angel Records and Hyabusa-Landings


Valerie Carter Solo Albums:

from left to right

Just A Stone's Throw Away (1977)
Wild Child (1978)
The Way It Is (1996)
Find A River (1998)
Midnight Over Honey River (2003)
The Lost Tapes (2018)
Valerie Carter With Yoshiyuki Sahashi - Live in Tokyo, 1994 (2020)


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


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