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For many years, Garrett was a writing partner of Stevie Wonder, but the two had a falling out as a result of disagreements over writing credits of various songs. Before this occurred they jointly wrote tracks for Jermaine Jackson ("Let's Get Serious) and The Spinners ("It's a Shame").
Over the years, Garrett and Wonder have mended their relationship. During his 2007 tour, during a performance on August 30, Wonder paid tribute to Garrett by singing a medley of songs they co-created, and also introduced Garrett to the audience by acknowledging his presence at the show, and thanking him for years of friendship and support.
Garrett resides in the Portland, Oregon area and continues to perform throughout the United States. He is currently involved in the Ray Charles Tribute, which is a group of Northwest based musicians along with a 1950s style rock and roll and 1960s style R&B group called the Boomerband.
In 2007, Garrett formed a song writing partnership with Mir German of Miriams Well, a rock band based in Portland. German and Garrett had heard about each other from friends in Portland for some time, and were encouraged to meet to consider writing together. The partnership worked and they, along with co-writer Mark Bowden, created an album called Indians And Clowns, released in 2010. Their song catalogue is well over 60 songs to date.[when?]
Garrett toured in 2011 with Miriams Well, sharing the stage for a set of Garrett's Motown hits and more contemporary tunes as well. They appeared together at the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland in 2011.
Like Stevie Wonder, Garrett is also blind.
- Heat for the Feets - (1976) - (Chrysalis Records)
- "You're My Everything" - (1976)
- "Better Than Walkin' Out" - (1976)
- "Heart Be Still" - (1976)
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