"Giving Herself Away"
Warner Bros. Records (1982)
Produced by Gail Davies for Little Chickadee Productions
Recorded and mixed by Galen Senogles and Rick McCollister
Basic tracks recorded at Producer's workshop in Hollywood, California
Additional recordings at Woodland Studios in Nashville, Tennessee
Mastered by Denny Purcell at Woodland Mastering

Song Titles

Writers

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Round the Clock Lovin'
Movin' (I Might Decide To Stay)
Hold On
Amazing What a Little Love Can Do
DreamBaby
Givin' Herself Away
All the Fire is Gone
Singing the Blues
You Turn Me On I'm a Radio
Dawn

K.T.Oslin/R.Bourke
Jeff Tassin
R.Clark/M.Marchetti
Gail Davies
Cindy Walker
T. Kimmel/L.Tabola
Gail Davies
Melvin Endsley
Joni Mitchell
Ron Davies

#9 released 2/13/82

#24 released 10/30/82



#17 released 3/26/83
#17 released 6/26/82

           

Acoustic Guitars:
Electric Guitars:
Keyboards:
Bass:
Drums:
Steel Guitar:
Harmonica:
Percussion:
Banjo:
The Uncalled 4 Choir:
Harmony vocals:
Horns:
Photography:
Art Design:

Gail Davies, Albert Lee, Pete Pendras, Pete Carr and Jeff Tassin
Albert Lee, Dean Parks, Jon Goin, B. James Lowry and Pete Carr
Billy Payne, Craig Doerge, Jay Winding and Shane Keister
Leland Sklar
Mike Baird
Lloyd Green
Terry McMillan
Farrell Morris
Bobby Thomson
Gail Davies, Walker Igleheart, Mike Joyce and Paulette Carlson
Ginger Holladay, Lisa Silver, Sherllyn Huffman and Jeff Tassin
John Carter (Dream Baby)
Muscle Shoals Horn section (conducted by Jim Horn)
Raul Vega and Christine Sauers

 
           

          Gail Davies' production work was considered very progressive at the time this album was released. Country Music historian Robert Oerman referred it in his book, Finding Her Voice (co-authored with Mary Bufwack), as "a feminist oriented collection."
            The first single Round the Clock Lovin', was not only a groundbreaker for Gail Davies, it was also the catalyst for a young songwriter named K.T. Oslin. Gail's production touches included The Muscle Shoals Horns conducted by L.A. session musician Jim Horn.
          A longtime admiration for songwriter Joni Mitchell inspired Gail’s recording of You Turn Me On I'm a Radio. The release of this single prompted a call of congratulations from Mitchell, as well as Gail's old production mentor, A&M recording engineer, Henry Lewy.
          Gail's unusual arrangement of Marty Robbins' classic hit Singing The Blues gave her an opportunity to use her extensive jazz background, which surprised some of her listeners and thrilled renowned jazz critic Nat Hentoff. He reviewed the single for People magazine and referred to Gail’s voice as “brilliantly evocative.”
           The Uncalled 4 Choir consisted of Gail and the members of her touring band, including her bass player, Mike Joyce, her pianist, Walker Igelheart and her background singer, Paulette Carlson, who would go on to become the lead singer for the band Highway 101. Gail recorded 10 tracks with the Uncalled 4 singers to create the sound of a large choir on Dawn, a song written by her older brother Ron Davies.
          This vinyl LP can still be obtained at vintage record stores like the Great Escape in Nashville.

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