Gail Davies discography

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Gail Davies discography

Gail Davies with her D-28 Martin guitar.
Releases
Studio albums 10
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 3
Singles 25

The discography of American country artist Gail Davies consists of ten studio albums, three compilations, one live album, and twenty-five singles. In 1974, she recorded and released one single with A&M Records before signing with Lifesong Records in 1978.[1] Her self-titled debut album was released in November of 1978, spawning three singles. The album's first single, a cover Webb Pierce's "No Love Have I", peaked at number twenty six on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It was the third single entitled "Someone Is Looking for Someone Like You" that became Davies' first major hit, reaching the top fifteen on the Billboard country chart in 1979.[2] Dissatisfied with her first album's production techniques, Davies produced her second studio album, The Game. With the album's released in 1980, Davies became the first female country artist to produce her own recordings entirely by herself.[1][2] "Blue Heartache" was the project's lead single, becoming her first top-ten hit in 1980.[1]

I'll Be There (1981) was her third studio album and became the most commercially-successful, peaking at number twenty-seven on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[1][3] Spawning three singles, "I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)", "It's a Lovely, Lovely World", and "Grandma's Song", became top-ten hits on the Hot Country Singles chart list.[4] Her next studio album Givin' Herself Away was issued in February 1982.[2] It included the top-ten single, "Round the Clock Lovin'"[2] and a cover of Marty Robbins' "Singing the Blues", which reached the country top twenty.[4] What Can I Say (1983) was her fifth studio release and final recording for Warner Bros. Records, reaching number forty-eight on the country albums chart in 1983.[5] Signing with RCA Records in 1984, Where Is a Woman to Go was released on the label that November, reaching a peak of number fifty-seven. The album spawned a total of four singles, including the major hits "Jagged Edge of a Broken Heart" and "Break Away".[6] Pretty Words was issued in 1989 on MCA Records, spawning two minor Billboard country singles.[4] While becoming a staff producer for Capitol Records in 1990, Davies released her next studio album, The Other Side of Love, through the same label.[1] In the 1990s, she formed her own record label entitled Little Chickadee, releasing two studio albums on the company: Eclectic (1995) and Love Ain't Easy (1998).[4] Her 2005 compilation release The Songwriter Sessions compiled forty-five original tracks recorded by Davies throughout her career and is her most recent album release.[1]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[7]
Gail Davies
The Game 40
I'll Be There
  • Released: January 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette, music download
27
Givin' Herself Away
  • Released: February 1982
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette, music download
41
What Can I Say
  • Released: November 1983
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette, music download
48
Where Is a Woman to Go
  • Released: November 1984
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette
57
Pretty Words
  • Released: March 1989
  • Label: MCA Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette, CD
The Other Side of Love
Eclectic
  • Released: July 18, 1995
  • Label: Little Chickadee Records
  • Formats: CD
Love Ain't Easy
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Little Chickadee Records
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

List of albums, with no available chart positions
Title Album details
Live and Unplugged at the Station Inn
  • Release date: September 25, 2001
  • Label: Little Chickadee Records
  • Formats: CD

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with no available chart positions
Title Album details
The Best of Gail Davies
  • Release date: February 1, 1991
  • Label: Liberty Records
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
Greatest Hits
  • Release date: June 16, 1998
  • Label: Little Chickadee Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
The Songwriter Sessions
  • Release date: 2003
  • Label: Little Chickadee Records
  • Formats: CD

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart
positions
Album
US
Country

[8]
CAN
Country

[9]
"Party in My Heart" 1974 N/A
"No Love Have I" 1978 26 Gail Davies
"Poison Love" 27
"Someone Is Looking for Someone Like You" 1979 11
"Blue Heartache" 7 49 The Game
"Like Strangers" 1980 21 52
"Good Lovin' Man" 21
"I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)" 4 8 I'll Be There
"It's a Lovely, Lovely World" 1981 5 11
"Grandma's Song" 9 17
"Round the Clock Lovin'" 1982 9 13 Givin' Herself Away
"You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio" 17 7
"Hold On" 24
"Singing the Blues" 1983 17 19
"You're a Hard Dog (To Keep Under the Porch)" 18 20 What Can I Say
"Boys Like You" 1984 19 26
"It's You Alone" 55
"Jagged Edge of a Broken Heart" 20 38 Where Is a Woman to Go
"Nothing Can Hurt Me Now" 1985 37 50
"Unwed Fathers" 56
"Break Away" 15
"Waiting Here for You" 1989 50 Pretty Words
"Hearts in the Wind" 69
"Happy Ever After (Comes One Day at a Time)" 1990 The Other Side of Love
"The Other Side of Love" 89
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Appearances on other artist's albums[edit]

Year Artist Album[10]
1974 Michael Dinner The Great Pretender
1975 Hoyt Axton Southbound
1976 Tom Pachero Swallowed Up
1977 Hoyt Axton Road Songs
1982 Lacy J. Dalton Dream Baby
1985 Neil Young Old Ways
Emmylou Harris The Ballad of Sally Rose
1987 The Whites Greatest Hits
1996 Hugh Moffat The Life of a Minor Poet
Emmylou Harris Portraits
1998 Paul Craft Brother Jukebox
2001 Rosie Flores Speed of Sound
2002 Ralph Stanley Clinch Mountain Sweethearts
2003 Ron Davies Where Does the Time Go

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Coyne, Kevin John. "100 Greatest Women -- Gail Davies (#69)". Country Universe. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Harris, Craig. "Gail Davies -- Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "I'll Be There -- Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d Walker, Bruce. "Gail Davies Biography". Musician Guide. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "What Can I Say -- Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Where Is a Woman to Go -- Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Chart Positions > Albums". allmusic. Retrieved 1/11/2009. 
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 116. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  9. ^ "Search results for "Gail Davies" under Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Gail Davies discography". Gail Davies.com. Retrieved 2009-01-10.