JAZZY FUNK with a whole lot of SOUL

It's HOT music that won't burn your ears.   

Join  the Pre-release Album listening party and vote for your favorite song to be chosen as the Single.  

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*I think the music is Fabulous. I really started enjoying it a lot the 2nd time I listened to it. I really appreaciate the production and how it's got such a commercial sound.  

*Very Nice work. Songwriting knowledge is totally evident. Definately better than some of the current music on the market.

*So many great ideas. I find it to be a great grab bag of different feels and flavors. There is something for everyone.

*The songs on the album are all different styles and beats. Great variety of music. This album should do very well with all genereations.

*The album is very nice with a good mix of musical instruments. I love the horns, the different sounds and musical mix is what makes this album different.

*I like a couple of the songs a lot, I listened to them a few times it got me moving. I really like the guitar riffs and sax too. Thanks for inviting me to the event.

'Mad Men': Diana Ross' 'Love Hangover' Scores New Teaser

I am honored to have worked as the Music Arranger of the Motown Classic "Love Hangover" It has been chosen as the music for the teaser of the new season of Mad Men.

"I had the pleasure of reading Seize your Success. This book is one of the best books I've read in a long  time. The author of this book touches every emotion that you have in your body. You will  laugh, cry you will even go back in time. Clay lets you into his life and let you know never to give up don't stop. I think every Young, Middle aged and very mature adults need to read this book. I personally enjoyed reading Seize Your Success, I know you will too, so get the book." 

-Darlene Meadows


"Seize Your Success was an easy read but powerful.  It is insightful and motivating.  As I look back over my life, I realize that some of my dreams were shelved because of circumstances out of my control or by self inflicted obstacles.  This book has reminded me that I am never too old to peruse my dreams.  Being retired has afforded me a second chance to "Seize my success. I will for sure recommend this book to my family and friends"                                    -Diane Ryals


*Has success been evading you like a moving target that you can't seem to hit?

*Does it feel like there is a ceiling over your head that's keeping you from reaching your goals?
*Are you tired of building someone else's dream and not your own?
Now is the time for you to make the brave and bold decision to SEIZE YOUR SUCCESS like a hungry lion.
This easy to read book will help to relight the fire and passion  you once had when you believed that you could accomplish great things. You will be inspired, motivated and encouraged by stories of people who followed their dreams and achieved success in spite of the odds that were against them. People who know that nothing is impossible if you believe. You will learn the keys to overcoming obstacles that have held you back for much too long. 

*If you desire to savor the Sweet Taste of Success instead of swallowing the bitter pill of failure, this book is for you.                *If you want to thrive not just survive, this book is for you.                                                                                                              *If you are ready to join the Fierce and the Fearless so you can SEIZE YOUR SUCCESS,  this book is for you!                     *You will understand why having patience and persistence are necessary ingredients for obtaining success... YOUR success.


NEW Book: SEIZE YOUR SUCCESS  (Fierce, Fearless, Failure)

The Secret’s Finally out!

Motown Songwriter/Producer/Arranger Clay Drayton

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Clay was a staff songwriter at Motown Records/Jobete Publishing for 7 years. While at Motown he worked closely with Producer Hal Davis. Clay wrote, arranged, produced and played on songs for Diana Ross, The Supremes, the Jackson 5, Jermaine Jackson, Janet Jackson, David Ruffin, Ta Ta Vega, G.C. Cameron, High Energy, Bette Midler, Billy Davis Jr. and others. He has earned gold & platinum records to his credits. Clay’s song “The Life of the Party” is included on the CD entitled “Michael Jackson’s 50 Best Songs.”.

Motown Songwriter/Producer/Arranger - Clay Drayton



I am honored to be the Musical Keynote speaker for

Educational & Business events.







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Magazine Articles

I was honored to be featured in Thrust Magazine (as a Hit Maker) in May AND August

Amalgamation Magazine "How I created this Classic"
Tru Entertainment Magazine
Ray Parker Jr. (Ghost Busters)
Smokey Robinson
MC Hammer
Jackie Jackson
Eric "Bloothtooth" Griggs (No Air - Jordan Sparks & Chris Brown)
Jesse Campbell ( from The Voice)
Leon Ware

Jermaine Jackson

It was good seeing Jermaine Jackson at NAMM. We hadn't seen each other since recording the Triumph album.




Paul, my friend & brother was in our wedding 35 yrs ago Paul Jackson Jr. - Smooth Jazz Guitarist
Jazz Sax icons Najee & Marion Meadows
Wayne Linsey - MD for Jay Leno Band
Darryl Finnessee - Vocalist for Dancing W/Stars
George Benson - R&B Guitar Legend
Wah-Wah Watson - Legendary Guitarist
I gave Romeo his first recording gig in LA Romeo Williams - Bassist for Elton John
Fabrizio Sotti - Italian Guitarist
James Gadson Drummer Extrordinare
Harvey Mason - Legendary Drummer


My Son Thomas is the MD for Childish Gambino.  Nick Carter, Crystal Lewis and He also played Bass on Michael jackson's last album.

PhatFoot Harness for Drum & Keyboard Pedals
8yrs Music Ministry at LA Mission
10 yrs Music ministry at CIM

In Memorium

Romeo Williams

I remember back In the late 60's  Romeo asked me to teach him how to play the Bass. In the 70's he followed me to Cali. I gave him his first gigs at Motown doing demo sessions for me. I introduced him to the Hollywood music scene.  He became one of the greatest Bassists of our time. Everyone who's ever met & played with Romeo loved him.
We will miss him.

Leon Ware

Leon came out to share with my Songwriting class in Los Angeles.


Andrae Crouch

I had the priviledge of accompanying Gospel legend Andrae Crouch in Anaheim CA last year 2014. We will miss him and his anointed music.


Joe Sample

Joe created the incredible opening for Diana Ross' "Love Hangover" which I arranged. RIP Joe.


Frank Wilson

Motown songwriter & producer. We became brothers in Music and in the Ministry for over 40yrs.

Michael Jackson

My wife & I both were friends with the Jackson family since the 70's


Clay is currently producing Jazz singer/author Yiwen Li.

She is making herself known in the Los Angeles area singing in various clubs and venues.


UPCOMING EVENTS...  Sunday May 17th

Staff Writer 7 yrs

Writer for 3 yrs

Voting Member of the Grammys

Member 40 yrs

Member 40 yrs

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