Day to Day Dream


Day to Day Dream on air:

“Love Enough for a Lifetime” hits #1 on iHeart Radio!

“Wheels on a Train” added to national radio in
Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg & 50+ UK/EU stations!

“Love Enough for a Lifetime” added to Sirius XM
nationwide on Heart & Soul (Ch 48)

“He’s My Man” on BBC Belfast & Dublin Radio

“Day to Day Dream” on Radio Adelaide & Hot 97 (Australia)

Musicians on Day to Day Dream:

Valerie Ghent – vocals, piano, organ, keyboards
Eluriel ‘Tinker’ Barfield – bass
Kevin Johnson – drums
Robin Macatangay – acoustic guitar
Ann Klein – electric guitar, dobro
Bashiri Johnson – percussion
Dennis Moriarty – harmonica
Steven Bernstein – trumpet
Paul Shapiro – tenor saxophone
Booker King – acoustic bass on He’s My Man
Francis Mbappe – guitar, bass, backing vocals on Run Run Run
Alfa Anderson, Keith Fluitt, Valerie Ghent, Clayton Bryant – backing vocals


Basic tracks/lead vocals recorded by Ron Allaire at Kampo Studios
Horns on Wheels on a Train recorded by Steve Addabbo at Shelter Island Studios
Backing vocals recorded by Sammy Merendino at Harlem Parlour Recording & by Valerie Ghent at Jam On It
Additional vocals recorded by Valerie Ghent at Above Asia
Acoustic bass & trumpet on He’s My Man recorded by Benny Steele
Bass, guitar, bvox on Run Run Run recorded by Francis Mbappe at FM Groove
Acoustic guitar on Show My Love & harmonica on Phased, Buddy, You Brought Me Home recorded by Valerie Ghent at Jam On It

Horn arrangement Wheels On A Train Valerie Ghent
Bvox arrangements: Wheels on a Train, Buddy, Spread A Little Love Keith Fluitt & Valerie Ghent; You Brought Me Home Clayton Bryant & Valerie Ghent;
Run Run Run – Francis Mbappe & Valerie Ghent; See It All, Love Enough for a Lifetime, Show My Love – Valerie Ghent

Wheels on a Train, Day to Day Dream, Love Enough for a Lifetime mixed by Michael Barbiero
Buddy, Show My Love mixed by Harvey Goldberg
Phased, He’s My Man mixed by Ron Allaire
Run Run Run mixed by Valerie Ghent
See It All, You Brought Me Home, Spread a Little Love mixed by Ron Allaire & Valerie Ghent

Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

All songs by Valerie Ghent
except Love Enough For A Lifetime by Valerie Ghent & Tom Bisio
Produced by Valerie Ghent
Published Valerie Ghent/Cavos Music (ASCAP)
© 2012 Valerie Ghent/West Street Records

About Day to Day Dream:

Basic tracks for Day to Day Dream were recorded live at Kampo Studios in New York City in 2 days. Songs 1-10 on June 15 & 16, 2009 and Song 11 on May 6th, 2009. It was always a dream of mine to record live with a great band, and even better to record with talented friends. On a lot of the songs we used the very first take, with intros/endings/solos improvised on the spot. Almost all the lead vocals were recorded live with the band.

Real, live music by real, live musicians, including bassist Eluriel “Tinker” Barfield (Luther Vandross, Ashford & Simpson), drummer Kevin Johnson (Curtis Mayfield, Cassandra Wilson, A&S), guitarists Robin Macatangay (Lizz Wright, Cassandra Wilson) and Ann Klein (Kate Pierson, Joan Osborne), percussionist Bashiri Johnson (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston), and vocalists Alfa Anderson (Chic, Luther Vandross), Keith Fluitt (Nona Hendryx, Roberta Flack, A&S) & Clayton Bryant (A+S, Freddie Jackson) who joined me on background vocals; plus Dennis Moriarty (Bone Dog) on harmonica, Steven Bernstein (Levon Helm, Sex Mob) on trumpet and Paul Shapiro (Jay-Z, Frankie Knuckles) on saxophone. Also featured are Francis Mbappe (bass, guitar, backing vocals), who added his Camaroon flavor to Run Run Run and Booker King (acoustic bass) who brought his beautiful tone & feel to He’s My Man.

Originally I was planning a double CD set – we recorded 20 songs, ten songs with the band and another ten solo piano/vocal. Gradually it became clear that the songs were destined to be two separate but intertwined CD’s: Day to Day Dream and Muse. Click HERE to listen to Muse.


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12 Comments to Day to Day Dream

  1. Alfa
    March 28, 2012 8:56 pm

    This is a great site! Congratulations on a job well done. Looking forward to the 25th.

    Big Hugs,

  2. KJ Denhert
    April 2, 2012 9:18 pm

    Yeah Val, site looks great and I’m checking out the tunes right now- feels great!!

  3. Mark Elmore
    April 7, 2012 11:55 pm

    Hi Val, got the CD in the mail today and lovin’ it!!! I’m so happy for you and look forward to seeing you soon at Rrazz Room.

  4. Elise Morris
    May 25, 2012 3:56 pm

    You sound better than ever! The CD sounds fantastic.

  5. Lygia Canelas
    September 7, 2012 7:09 am

    Day to day dream is great! 😉 Congratulations!

    December 13, 2012 8:56 am


  7. Chuck Phillips
    January 18, 2013 7:45 pm

    Hi Valerie, thanks for sharing your songcraft with me. I like the spirit and energy of “Run, Run, Run” the most.

  8. Sylvain
    February 14, 2013 11:41 am

    I discovered a month ago your song on Sirius:
    Love enough for a lifetime, and absolutely loving it. Great sound and remarquable voice

    Montreal, Canada

  9. Cuidado
    March 19, 2013 5:11 pm

    Am loving the first song. Great vocals, with a together band and background.

  10. Bruno Badina
    January 25, 2014 6:52 am

    Thank You Miss Valerie Great Songs, good feeling & melodies…really amazing.I never heard about you before and now i can’t understand why your’re not mostful popular here ?
    But i will change this,round on me i spend your website & videos ,to making promotional work for you!
    if you have any possibility to send me a pic with your autograph i wold be so much happy!Sorry for my english,i hope that will be ok for you:-(???

    Bruno Badina

    kindly regards from Alsace!

  11. @twit2christelle
    April 7, 2014 8:36 am

    I like groove in your voice! Amazing phased. Congratulations!

  12. Charles Lawrence-Hunt
    May 10, 2016 7:41 am

    You take your place in a long line of female singer/sonwriters who leave an indelible impression on the world.. and not just of independent music. We’re it not for Twitter….. I thank you for you… and all that you give us…

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