1977 Valerie Carter – Just A Stones Throw Away

Just A Stones Throw Away is the debut solo album by Valerie Carter, released in 1977.

Valerie Carter, born Valerie Gail Zakian Carter on February 5, 1953, to James J and Dorothy Carter, is an American singer-songwriter. Carter is perhaps best known as a back-up vocalist who has recorded and performed with a number of artists including Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Linda Ronstadt, Christopher Cross, Little Feat, The Outlaws and, most notably, James Taylor.


1  Ooh Child (Stan Vincent) 2:57
2  Ringing Doorbells In The Rain (Ron Koss, Valerie Carter) 2:39
3  Heartache (Ivan Ulv, Lowell George) 2:56
4  Face Of Appalachia (John Sebastian, Lowell George) 4:14
5  So, So, Happy (Skip Scarborough) 3:42
6  A Stone’s Throw Away (Barbare Keith, Doug Tibbles) 3:58
7  Cowboy Angel (Lowell George, Valerie Carter) 3:49
8  City Lights (Al McKay, Fred White, Larry Dunn, Maurice White, Verdine White) 3:17
9  Back To Blue Some More (Bill Payne, Lowell George, Valerie Carter) 5:50



BassBob Glaub
BassChuck Rainey
BassVerdine White
BassColin Cameron
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsFred White
GuitarJohn Hall
GuitarAl McKay
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarPaul Barrere
GuitarTom Jans
KeyboardsBill Payne
KeyboardsJerry Peters
KeyboardsLarry Dunn
PianoMike Utley
SaxErnie Watts
SaxGeorge Bohanon
SaxDon Myrick
SaxAndrew Woolfolk
TromboneLouis Satterfield
TrumpetMichael Harris
TrumpetOscar Brashear
StringsDavid Campbell
PercussionSam Clayton
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
Background VocalsJackson Browne
Background VocalsDeniece Williams
Background VocalsLinda Ronstadt
Background VocalsLowell George
Background VocalsMaurice White
Background VocalsSam Clayton

Liner Notes

Producer (Original), Engineer (Original) – George Massenburg
Producer (Reissue) – Bob Irwin
Co-producer – Maurice White (Tracks 5, 8)
Co-producer – Lowell George (Tracks 6, 7)
Arranged By – Bill Payne (Tracks 1, 9)
Arranged By – David Campbell (Track 3)
Arranged By – Jerry Peters (Tracks 5, 8)
Engineer (Assistant) – Dean Rod, Fran Tate, Jack Rouben, Kent Nebergall, Reed Stanley, Richard Goodman
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Remastered By (Digitally) – Vic Anesini

Design – Ken Anderson (4), Ron Coro, Tommy Steele
Art Direction – Lisa Sparagano

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
Recorded At – Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Sunset Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Westlake Audio
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab