John Valenti (born John LiVigni) is an American singer-songwriter from Chicago, Illinois.
He began his career as John Li Vigni with a cover of Stevie Winwood’s “Gimme Some Lovin,” released on Raintree Records in 1971. He then became lead singer and writer for the pop band Puzzle. Puzzle released two albums on Motown Records in 1973 (Puzzle I) and 1974 (Puzzle II). They were one of the rare white groups on Motown, with a sound often reminiscent of the early Chicago Transit Authority. They were a horn pop soul band with John’s vocals recalling Stevie Wonder. They owed a lot to Chicago, their inspiration. Though they never made the Hot 100 singles or Top 200 albums, they made two very credible albums.
John eventually went solo. He released one album in 1976, entitled Anything You Want, on Ariola Records. It peaked at #51 on the U.S. Black Albums chart on the strength of its title track, which had been released as a single and which peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100. John released a less successful second album, I Won’t Change, in 1981.
1 Anything You Want 03:24
2 Was It Something I Said 03:44
3 I Wrote This Song For You 04:15
4 Morning Song 03:44
5 Time After Time 03:26
6 Why Don’t We Fall In Love 03:16
7 Higher And Higher 03:13
8 Save Me 03:12
9 The Day After You 03:23
10 I Love Her Too 03:27
11 That’s The Way Life Goes 03:36
Producer – Bob Cullen
Producer (Executive) – Phil Jones
Engineer – Grover Helsley, Rich Schmitt
Artwork By – Ruby Mazur
Recorded At RCAS Studios