Val Garay (born May 9, 1942 in San Francisco, California) is a [1 ] record producer and engineer who has worked with Kim Carnes, The Motels, Mr. Big, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Burdon, Dolly Parton, Pablo Cruise, James Taylor, Queensrÿche, Neil Diamond, Dramarama, EZO, Ringo Starr, Linda Ronstadt, Sarah Brightman, Nicolette Larson, Kenny Rogers, Santana, Reel Big Fish, Joan Armatrading, Katrina, plus many others.
In 1982 he shared a
Grammy Award for Record of the Year with Kim Carnes, for the record " Bette Davis Eyes". He has received numerous entertainment industry awards and additional Grammy nominations including [2 ] Best Engineered Recording for his work on the James Taylor album JT and Linda Ronstadt's Simple Dreams, a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year for Kim Carnes Mistaken Identity, a Grammy nomination for Producer of the Year, an Emmy nomination for [3 ] Best Engineered Recording of a TV Special for Neil Diamond's Glad You're Here With Me Tonight, as well as dozens of gold and platinum records.
In November 2010, he partnered with attorney
George Woolverton to form a new label company, [4 ] Red Red Records, and is currently working with up-and-coming new artists, as well as producing/engineering scores for motion picture and television projects. [5 ]
References [ edit ]
What a Fool Believes"* by The Doobie Brothers ( Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons)
produced by Ted Templeman (1980) "
Sailing"* by Christopher Cross
produced by Michael Omartian (1981)
Bette Davis Eyes"* by Kim Carnes
produced by Val Garay (1982) "
Rosanna" by Toto ( Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro)
produced by Toto (1983)
Beat It" by Michael Jackson
produced by Michael Jackson & Quincy Jones (1984) "
What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner
produced by Terry Britten (1985)
We Are the World"* by USA for Africa
produced by Quincy Jones (1986) "
Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
produced by Russ Titelman & Steve Winwood (1987)
Graceland" by Paul Simon
produced by Paul Simon (1988) "
Don't Worry, Be Happy"* by Bobby McFerrin
produced by Linda Goldstein (1989)