Just A Stone's Throw Away featured guest appearances from artistes such as Maurice White, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and Deniece Williams. She went on to release in 1979 her sophomore album Wild Child again under the ARC/Columbia imprint. Wild Child was produced by James Newton Howard. In 1996, Carter returned with The Way It Is, where she covered songs by Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Van Morrison and Warren Zevon. Carter as well worked as a back-up vocalist for a number of famous recording artists Carter scribed the hit "Cook with Honey" for Judy Collins from the 1973 album True Stories and Other Dreams. Additionally she co-wrote the Jackson Browne track "Love Needs a Heart" that featured upon his 1977 album Running on Empty.
Tracks: 01. Ooh Child 2:56 02. Ringing Doorbells In The Rain 2:40 03. Heartache 2:55 04. Face Of Appalachia 4:15 05. So, So, Happy 3:42 06.
Valerie Carter's first full-length solo album continued her musical involvement with Lowell George and the members of Little Feat, which had begun three years earlier when she was a member of the band Howdy Moon. Just a Stone's Throw Away" also featured a stellar cast of other musicians, including Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, and John Hall. The album is at once funky and folksy, blending a variety of styles, from the haunting acoustic sounds of "Face of Appalachia" to the jazzy blues of "Back to Blue Some More
Valerie Carter was an American singer-songwriter who had a successful career as a solo artist and "in-demand" guest artist. Beginning her career at singing in coffeehouses as a teenager, she eventually became one-third of a country-folk band "Howdy Moon". Though they debuted at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles in 1974, their one album is now fairly obscure. Her first solo album, "Just A Stone's Throw Away" featured an impressive array of guests artists from the 1970's Southern California music scene. Two years later she released another album "Wild Child", and began touring with various artists primarily James Taylor, Jackson Browne, and Linda Ronstadt.
Her first solo album, Just a Stone's Throw Away, featured an impressive array of guest artists from the 1970s Southern California music scene. Though she released another album, Wild Child, two years later, she had all but dropped out of the music business by the early '80s. By the end of the decade she had returned, focusing primarily on singing backup on a wide variety of albums by other artists. Valerie Carter - Ooh Child. Singer Valerie Carter Dead at 64: Check Out the Many Great LP& She Sang On Our Tribute. Valerie Carter - Crazy (1978).