Valerie Carter

Valerie Carter

soul, female vocalists, singer-songwriter, adult contemporary, rock

Valerie Carter (Valerie Gail Zakian Carter, February 5, 1953 – March 3, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter. Carter is perhaps best known as a back-up vocalist who has recorded and performed with a number of singers including Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Linda Ronstadt, Christopher Cross and, most notably, James Taylor. While she may be known for her cover version of The Five Stairsteps' "Ooh Child" featured at the end of the 1979 film Over the Edge