"Giving Herself Away"
Warner Bros. Records (1982)
Produced and arranged 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, Nashville, Tennessee
Mastered by Denny Purcell at Woodland Mastering

Song Titles

Writers

Billboard Chart Position

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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

 
           

          This album contains four hit singles, two in the Top 20 of the Billboard charts and one in the Top 10. Gail’s production work was considered progressive at the time. Country Music historian Robert Oerman referred to it in his book, Finding Her Voice (co-authored with Mary Bufwack), as "a feminist oriented collection."
            The first single from this album, 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 player Jim Horn.
          A longtime admiration for songwriter Joni Mitchell inspired Gail’s recording of You Turn Me On I'm a Radio. The single's release prompted a call of congratulations from Mitchell (whose family had been hearing it on the radio in Canada) as well as Gail's 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 members of her touring band, which included her bass player, Mike Joyce, her pianist, Walker Igelheart and her Minnesota-born background singer, Paulette Carlson. Paulette later became the lead singer for Highway 101.  Gail recorded 10 tracks on the Uncalled 4 singers to create the sound of a large choir.
          Though currently out of print, this vinyl LP can still be obtained at vintage record stores like the Great Escape or Jack Lawrence Record Shop in Nashville: 615/256-9240. You can also receive a FREE CD of this album when you join Gail's International Fan Club. Click here for more details.

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