I'll Be There
It's a Lovely, Lovely World
Mama's Gonna Give You Sweet Things
Honky Tonk Waltz
Object of My Affection
I'm Hungry I'm Tired
No One to Welcome Me Home
Delbert Mc Clinton
Charles E. Moody
#4 released 11/29/80
#5 released 4/4/81
#9 released 8/15/81
Dean Parks and Marty Walsh
Billy Payne, Jai Winding and Shane Keister
Buddy Spicher and Byron Berline
Jay Dee Maness and Lloyd Green
Terry Mc Millan and Mickey Raphael
Gail Davies, Paulette Carlson and Jeff Tassin
The Jordanaires on "No One to Welcome Me Home"
Emmylou Harris on "It's a Lovely, Lovely World"
Arranged by Buddy Skipper, played by Shelly Kurland Strings
Gail's second production proved to be far more lucrative than her first, garnering three Top 10 hit singles.
She said she recorded the title track, I'll Be There, because she loved singing the line "There ain't no man big enough to stop me." This single became her
biggest hit to date, reaching No. 4 on the Billboard country charts and No. 2 in Cashbox magazine.
Another recording from this album that made it into the Top 10 charts was a second recording of
Grandma’s Song. Written by Gail in memory of her maternal grandmother, Frances Whitten, it begins with the actual voice of Mrs. Whitten singing an old
Irish folk tune called The Fox Hunting Song.
You will also notice the unmistakable voice of Emmylou Harris singing a beautiful harmony
vocal with Gail on It's a Lovely, Lovely World. Written by Boudeleaux Bryant (the writer of such classics as Bye Bye Love and Rocky Top), it was originally
recorded by one of Gail's favorite country singers Carl Smith.
The legendary Jordanaires (best known as the backing group with Elvis Presley) joined Gail
in singing No One To Welcome Me Home. Originally recorded by Hank Williams (Luke the Drifter) on one of his gospel albums, this was a song that Gail
and her brothers, Ron and Jimmy, sang when they were young. "We had an old jukebox in our living room," Gail explains, "filled with everything from The Mills Brothers and
Nat King Cole to Hank Williams and Perry Como. It provided us with a wide range of various music styles."
I'm Hungry I'm Tired is a song Gail wrote about her mentor Roger Miller. She spent a
short time touring with Roger and his band in the 1970s and made her television debut as his duet partner singing Ashes of Love on the Merv Griffin Show
. One evening, after a performance, Roger told her that his father had died when he was a baby and his mother had given him to his Aunt and Uncle to be raised on a farm in
Oklahoma. Gail went home that night and wrote this song for Roger. She said he cried when she played it for him the next day. That's when she felt she had become a real songwriter.
Though currently out of print, this vinyl LP can still be obtained at vintage record stores like the Great Escape
in Nashville, Tennessee. To read more about these recordings, click on the autobiograhy page.