Chanteuse Country US née Patricia Gail Dickerson, le 5 Juin 1948 à Broken Bow (Oklahoma). Gail Davies est la fille du chanteur Country Tex Dickerson.
The daughter of
country singer Tex Dickerson, Gail Davies (born Patricia Gail Dickerson) is one
of country music's most influential female artists. One of the first women to
produce her own records, Davies was a major inspiration to such country music
Suzy Bogguss, and
Pam Tillis. In addition to composing and recording such country hits as "Grandma's
Song" and "Someone Is Looking for Someone Like You," Davies has written hit
Jann Browne, and
Wild Rose. Her songs have been covered by
Susan McCann, Mari Nagatomi,
George Hamilton IV, and Nana Mouskouri.
Born in Broken Bow, a small town in Oklahoma's McCurtain county, Davies grew up in Washington state, where she moved after her mother remarried. Graduating from high school, she relocated to Los Angeles, where she met and married a jazz musician. Although she briefly flirted with jazz, she returned to country music following her divorce.
A session singer for A&M, Davies recorded with Neil Young, Hoyt Axton, and Tom Pacheco. Befriended by Joni Mitchell, she was taught the art of record producing by Mitchell's engineer, Henry Lewy. Although she was invited to tour Europe with Frank Zappa's band, Davies chose to work with witty country singer Roger Miller instead.
Inspired by her older brother, Ron Davies, whose song, "It Ain't Easy," was covered by David Bowie and Three Dog Night, Davies bought a guitar and began writing songs. Signed by EMI Publishing, she moved to Nashville to write songs. One of her first efforts, "Bucket to the South," became a hit for Ava Barber and was later recorded by Lynn Anderson and Mitzi Gaynor.
Determined to stake her claim as a performer, Davies signed with CBS/Lifesong in 1978. Her self-titled debut album included two hit singles. "No Love Here I" reached the 26th slot on the Billboard charts, while her second single, "Someone Is Looking for Someone Like You," barely missed the Top Ten and was translated and recorded in seven languages.
Producing her second album, The Game, in 1979, Davies continued to bring a new perspective to country music. Her third album, Giving Herself Away, released in 1982, included the single "'Round the Clock Lovin'." Penned by K.T. Oslin, the single reached the ninth position on the charts. The year proved monumental. In addition to giving birth to a son, Christopher Scruggs, the son of Gary Scruggs and the grandson of influential bluegrass banjo player Earl Scruggs, she released her second album of 1982, What Can I Say.
Produced by James Taylor's bass player, Leland Sklar, Davies' fifth album, Where Is a Woman to Go, released in 1984, climaxed with a rendition of John Prine and Bobby Braddock's tune "Unwed Fathers," featuring harmony vocals by Dolly Parton.
Performing at the Wembley Festival in London in 1985, Davies was inspired by British singer Hank Wangford to form her own country-rock band, Wild Choir.
Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar
Style musical : Traditional Country, Contemporary Country
Years in activity :
|09/1974||SP A & M 1609-S (US)||Game / Party In My Heart|
|06/1978||SP LIFESONG ZS8-1771 (US)||No Love Have I / It's No Wonder I Feel Blue|
|10/1978||SP LIFESONG ZS8-1777 (US)||Poison Love / Bucket To The South|
|01/1979||SP LIFESONG ZS8-1784 (US)||Someone Is Looking For Someone Like You / Soft Spoken|
|10/1979||SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49108 (US)||Blue Heartache / Everybody's Somebody's Fool|
|02/1980||SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49199 (US)||Like Strangers / Love Is Living Around Us|
|06/1980||SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49263 (US)||Good Lovin' Man / Careless Love|
|10/1980||SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49592 (US)||I'll Be There / Farewell Song|
|02/1981||SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49694 (US)||It's A Lonely Lonely World / I'm Hungry I'm Tired|
|07/1981||SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49790 (US)||Grandma's Song / Mama's Gonna Give You Sweet Things|
|1981||SP WARNER BROS. GWB-0421 (US)||It's A Lonely Lonely World / Grandma's Song|
|01/1982||SP WARNER BROS. WBS-50004 (US)||Round The Clock Lovin' / It's Amazing What A Little Love Can Do|
|06/1982||SP WARNER BROS. 7-29972 (US)||You Turn Me On I'm A Radio / All The Fire Is Gone|
|1982||SP WARNER BROS. GWB-0431 (US)||You Turn Me On I'm A Radio / Round The Clock Lovin'|
|10/1982||SP WARNER BROS. 7-29892 (US)||Hold On / Dawn|
|02/1983||SP WARNER BROS. 7-29726 (US)||Singing The Blues / Movin'|
|10/1983||SP WARNER BROS. 7-29472 (US)||You're A Hard Dog (To Keep Under The Porch) / The Boy In You Is Showing|
|03/1984||SP WARNER BROS. 7-29374 (US)||Boys Like You / What Can I Say|
|07/1984||SP WARNER BROS. 7-29219 (US)||It's You Alone / Following You Around|
|09/1984||SP RCA VICTOR PB-13912 (US)||Jagged Edge Of A Broken Heart / Lion In The Winter|
|01/1985||SP RCA VICTOR PB-14017 (US)||Nothing Can Hurt Me Now / Lovin' Me Too|
|05/1985||SP RCA VICTOR PB-14095 (US)||Unwed Fathers / A Different Train Of Thoughts|
|08/1985||SP RCA VICTOR PB-14184 (US)||Breakaway / Not A Day Goes By|
|04/1986||SP RCA VICTOR PB-14337 (US)||Next Time / Love Back|
|10/1986||SP RCA VICTOR 5011-7-R (US)||Heart To Heart / I Don't Wanna Hold Your Hand|
|10/1988||SP MCA 53442 (US)||Heart In The Wind / I Will Rise And Shine Again|
|01/1989||SP MCA 53505 (US)||Waiting Here For You / Meet Me Halfway|
|10/1978||LP 12" LIFESONG JZ-35504 (US)||GAIL DAVIES - No Love Have I / What Can I Say / Grandma's Song / Poison Love / Are You Teasing Me / Bucket To The South / Soft Spoken Man / Someone Is Looking For Someone Like You / Need Your Lovin' / It's No Wonder I Feel Blue|
|01/1980||LP 12" WARNER BROS. BSK-3395 (US)||THE GAME - Blue Heartache / Game, Good Lovin' Man / Careless Love / Love Is Living Around Us / Sorry That You Are Leavin' / Never Seen A Man Like You / Like Strangers / When I Had You In My Arms / Drown In The Flood|
|12/1980||LP 12" WARNER BROS. BSK-3509 (US)||I'LL BE THERE - I'll Be There / It's A Lovely Lovely World / Mama's Gonna Give You Sweet Things / Kentucky Honky Tonk Waltz / Farewell Song / Object Of My Affection / Get That Feelin' Inside / I'm Hungry I'm Tired / Grandma's Song / No One To Welcome Me Home|
|02/1982||LP 12" WARNER BROS. BSK-3636 (US)||GIVIN' HERSELF AWAY - Round The Clock Lovin' / Movin', Hold On / It's Amazing What A Little Love Can Do / Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Givin' Herself Away / All The Fire Is Gone / Singing The Blues / You Turn Me On I'm A Radio / Dawn|
|10/1983||LP 12" WARNER BROS. 23972 (US)||WHAT CAN I SAY - Boys Like You / Following You Around / On A Real Good Night / Hallelujah I Love Him So / What Can I Say / You're A Hard Dog (To Keep Under The Porch) / It's You Alone / If You Can Lie A Little Bit / Boy In You Is Showing / Setting Me Up|
|10/1984||LP 12" RCA VICTOR AHL1-5187 (US)||WHERE IS A WOMAN TO GO - Breakaway / Trouble With Love / Nothing Can Hurt Me Now / Lovin' Me Too / Unwed Fathers / Different Train Of Thought / Lion In The Winter / Where Is A Woman To Go / Jagged Edge Of A Broken Heart / Not A Day Goes By|
|1986||LP 12" RCA VICTOR AEL1-5810 (US)||WILD CHOIR - Runnin' Scared / Girl On A String / Safe In The Arms Of Love / Walls / Never Cross That Line / Heart To Heart / I Don't Wanna Hold Your Hand / Next Time / Love Back / Action|
|03/1989||LP 12" MCA MCA-42274 (US)||PRETTY WORDS - Waiting Here For You / I Don't Know Why / Hearts In The Wind / I've Had Enough / Somewhere Tonight / Pretty Words / It's Just A Matter Of Time / I'm Ready To Fall In Love Again / Meet Me Halfway / I Will Rise And Shine Again|
|05/1990||CD CAPITOL C2-94105 (US)||THE OTHER SIDE OF LOVE - I'm A Little Bit Lonely / Happy Ever After / Holdin' Out For You / Someone Like Me / Love That Could Last / With A Boy Like You / Remember How It Was / I Need My Baby Back / Other Side Of Love / One More Night With You|
|01/1991||CD LIBERTY C2-94453 (US)||THE BEST OF GAIL DAVIES - Someone Is Looking For Someone Like You / I'll Be There / Blue Moustache / Grandma's Song / Bucket To The South / You're A Hard Dog To Keep Under The Porch / Round The Clock Lovin' / Singin' The Blues / Unwed Fathers / Jagged Edge Of A Broken Heart|
|07/1995||CD LITTLE CHICKADEE LC-94 (US)||ECLECTIC - Just Can't Satisfied You / Friend Like You / Where Love Does Come From / In The Worst Way / Drifting / Your Mama Works So Hard / Wedding Invitation / Heat It Up / Lean On You / Reaching Out For Him|
|1998||CD LITTLE CHICKADEE LC-962 (US)||GREATEST HITS - Waiting Here For You / Tell Me Why / Jagged Edge Of A Broken Heart / Someone Is Looking For Someone Like You / I'll Be There / It's A Lovely Lovely World / Blue Heartache / Grandma's Song / Bucket To The South / I'm Hungry I'm Tired / You Turn Me On Like I'm A Radio / Boys Like You / You're A Hard Dog / Not A Day Goes By / Singing The Blues / Kentucky / Unwed Fathers / What Can I Say / Round The Clock Lovin' / Mama I'm Sick|
|1998||CD LITTLE CHICKADEE LC-98 (UK)||LOVE AIN'T EASY - Right By You / Better Love Next Time / Get Out Of My Way / Love Ain't Easy / Burning In Hell For You / He Comes To Me For The Answers / Forgive And Forget / Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You / I Don't Know / Big Road|
|09/2001||CD VALLEY ENT. 15153 (US)||LIVE AND UNPLUGGED AT THE STATION INN - (Gail DAVIES & FRIENDS) - Introduction / It Ain't Me Babe / Get Out Of My Way / Trouble With Love / Are You Teasing Me / Poison Love / Ashes Of Love / I'm Hungry I'm Tired / Blue Heartache / Round The Clock Lovin' / I'll Be Your Baby Tonight / Right By You / Fox Hunting Song / Grandma's Song / Bucket To The South / Lovesick Blues / Tomorrow Is A Long Time / Reaching Out For Him / Wedding Invitation|
|05/2002||CD VARESE VINTAGE 0302 0 66348-2 (US)||GAIL DAVIES - No Love Have I / What Can I Say / Grandma's Song / Poison Love / Are You Teasing Me? / Bucket To The South / Soft Spoken Man / Someone Is Looking For Someone Like You / Need Your Lovin' / It's No Wonder I Feel Blue|
|04/2005||2 CD LITTLE CHICKADEE GDSS 01 (US)||THE SONGWRITER SESSIONS :
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