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Gayle McCormick - Gayle McCormick 1971 Dunhill Records

Artist: Gayle McCormick
Album: Self-Titled
Label: Dunhill Records
Catalog#: DS-50109
Country: US
Released: 1971
Genre: Pop/
Rock , Northern Soul
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 00:28:45

Gayle McCormick was born in St. Louis on 26 November 1948. McCormick attended Pattonville High School in St. Louis and sang high soprano with the Suburb Choir, a 150-voice unit that performed annually with the St. Louis Symphony. Her recording and performing career stretched from 1965 to 1976. McCormick had started her career singing songs by Tina Turner and Etta James.
Her First Solo Album, self-titled "Gayle McCormick", was produced by two of the Industry's best writers/producers: Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter. "It's A Cryin' Shame" was chosen as the single that was released...and it was hot !
Lambert & Potter wrote "It's A Cryin' Shame". And, though it only got to #44 in November of '71, it was still on the Charts for 12 weeks. It was a great song, and showed Gayle's versatile range. It was a veritable "Flash Back" to her St. Louis days with the Klassmen !
The arrangement was by Dennis Lambert & the "Wizard" himself, Jimmie Haskell. The pace, the tempo, the strong percussion track, those strings that Haskell used for both power & sweetening, were all spot-on, and even today when I listen to it, it's like I'm hearing her on-stage at the Bat Cave in 1966 !
Again, Gayle was maturing, and with "Flesh & Blood" in 1972, and her final Dunhill Album "One More Hour" in 1974, she proved that she was still a singer that had much more talent than she was credited for.
On A Personal Note: I met JIMMIE HASKELL at the 1971 ABC/Dunhill Convention and took the time to tell him how much I always enjoyed his work, his arrangements, and, the strong dynamics that he incorporated into all of his productions. Many don't know this, but he had done some arrangments for Ricky Nelson on Imperial back in the 50's. He was so kind and appreciative of my comments, and told me that I was the first one at the event that had taken the time to tell him that. I told him that it was an honor just to be in the same room with him...and it was. He was always one of the "Unsung Heroes" of the Recording Industry.

 • Side One:
A1. It's A Cryin' Shame 02:49
A2. Superstar 02:50
A3. C'est La Vie 02:52
A4. Natural Woman 03:27
A5. You Really Got A Hold On Me 03:00
Side Two:
B1. Rescue Me 02:29
B2. If Only You Believe 02:46
B3. Save Me 03:02
B4. Everything Has Got To Be Free 02:38
B5. Gonna Be Alright Now 02:49

Gayle McCormick - Lead Vocals
Ray Neopolitan - Bass
Stan Seymore - Guitar
Frank Collette - Keyboards
Maurice Miller- Drums
Arranged By – Dennis Lambert, Jimmy Haskell
Engineer [Recording] – Joe Sidore, Roger Nichols
Photography By, Design – Tom Gundelfinger
Producer – Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter

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