valenti

It started with a Puzzle…

John Valenti started to sing and play drums with sax player Larry Klimas at clubs in Chicago and Detroit under the name “The Outfit” in their teenage years.

In the early 70´s they were signed to the label Motown and released two albums with the group called “Puzzle”.

Ariola Records signed John Valenti and he went to the studio the record “Anything You Want”, his debut album featuring: Jay Graydon, Dean Parks and Ed Greene.

In 1980, RCA Records set the schedule for the next album. The US release didn´t happend but the year after it was released in Japan with the title: “I Won´t Change”. The style were typical early 80’s westcoast pop.

Discography

I Won´t Change

RCA Records 1981

Tracks: Who Will It Be, Did She Mention Me, I´ll Take You Back, That´s The Way Life Goes, Best For Me, I Won´t Change, Stephanie, Runnin´Scared, Make It Up To You & Fight For Love.

Musicians on the I Won´t Change album: John Valenti, Mike Piccirillo, Scott Edwards, Kenny Burke, Eric Nelson, Bill Cuomo, Ed Greene, Vince Colaiuta, Joel Peskin, Larry Klimas, Chuck Findley, Edna Wright & Darlene Love.

Anything You Want

Ariola Records 1976

Tracks: Anything You Want, Was It Something I Said, I Wrote This Song For You, Morning Song, Time After Time, Why Don´t We Fall In Love, Higher & Higher, Save Me, The Day After You, I Love Her Too & That´s The Way Life Goes.

Musicians on the Anything You Want album: John Valenti, Jay Graydon, Dean Parks, Tommy Rotella, John Pechickjian, Jim Hughurt, Mike Melvoin, Sonny Burke, Joey Spinazola, Ed Greene, Jim Gordan & Vince Charles.

Anything You Want

Ariola Records 1976

Tracks: Anything You Want, Was It Something I Said, I Wrote This Song For You, Morning Song, Time After Time, Why Don´t We Fall In Love, Higher & Higher, Save Me, The Day After You, I Love Her Too & That´s The Way Life Goes.

Musicians on the Anything You Want album: John Valenti, Jay Graydon, Dean Parks, Tommy Rotella, John Pechickjian, Jim Hughurt, Mike Melvoin, Sonny Burke, Joey Spinazola, Ed Greene, Jim Gordan & Vince Charles.

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