When I Call Your Name

When I Call Your Name

by Vince Gill
     
 

Vince Gill left RCA after The Way Back Home in 1987. Tony Brown signed him to MCA shortly thereafter, and When I Call Your Name served as Gill's MCA debut and the beginning of his long association with the label and with Brown as a producer. Gill, already a seasoned pop musician and Nashville session player, brought with him the ability to write terrificSee more details below

Overview

Vince Gill left RCA after The Way Back Home in 1987. Tony Brown signed him to MCA shortly thereafter, and When I Call Your Name served as Gill's MCA debut and the beginning of his long association with the label and with Brown as a producer. Gill, already a seasoned pop musician and Nashville session player, brought with him the ability to write terrific songs and play the hell out of a guitar, along with a sweet-looking face and a killer voice. Brown set out to make him a star and pretty much succeeded the first time out, and in the early 21st century Gill is still racking them up on the charts. He served as contemporary country music's first real star and, along with the more traditional George Strait (another longtime survivor and hitmaker), was a true and respectful link to the music's long heritage. The first track to score on this set was "Oklahoma Swing," a smoking Western swing duet with Reba McEntire written by Tim DuBois, who also wrote an even bigger hit with the title track that paired Gill with Patty Loveless. Gill also did serviceable covers of Guy Clark's (then an RCA staff songwriter) classic "Rita Ballou" and "Sight for Sore Eyes," and Rosanne Cash's "Never Alone," which opened the disc. He also covered the criminally underappreciated Greg Trooper's midtempo ballad "We Won't Dance." Gill's own tunes, for perhaps the only time in his career, were used as filler on the album -- he wrote three of ten -- but he still managed a beauty with the gorgeous romantic stroller "Oh Girl (You Know Where to Find Me)." When I Call Your Name serves as the testament to Gill's arrival as a star and an enduring part of the country music legacy.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/1989
Label:
Mca Nashville
UPC:
0076742232122
catalogNumber:
42321
Rank:
52242

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vince Gill   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Emmylou Harris   Background Vocals
Patty Loveless   Background Vocals
Reba McEntire   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Kathie Baillie   Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Barry Beckett   Piano,Hand Organ
Anthony Crawford   Background Vocals
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Herb Pedersen   Background Vocals
Randy Scruggs   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Fred Tackett   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Pete Wasner   Keyboards
Willie Weeks   Bass
Billy Thomas   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Tony Brown   Producer
Mark J. Coddington   Engineer
Vince Gill   Producer
John Guess   Engineer
Julian King   Engineer
Tim Kish   Engineer
Marty Williams   Engineer
David Boyce   Engineer
Virginia Team   Art Direction

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