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I Gotta Thing For YOu

by Grayson Dale

A cross between rockabilly and folk/country rock featuring plugged & unplugged instrumental virtuosity and nicely blended sexy vocals.
Genre: Rock: Rockabilly
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Can Love You Better
3:17 $0.99
2. Could I Have This Dance?
5:22 $0.99
3. Why I Ain't Got You
4:00 $0.99
4. Won't You Cone Home With Me?
3:37 $0.99
5. I Gotta Thing For You
4:10 $0.99
6. Cowgirls Are Tougher
3:54 $0.99
7. True Love Between Us
3:59 $0.99
8. Volcano Love
2:58 $0.99
9. Mi Hogar Santa Barbara
4:27 $0.99
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From his early beginnings as a singer in school and church groups, Grayson first listened to country music growing up in mid-western America. Although his first insturment was the accordian, Dale soon persuaded his mother to buy him his first six-string. With his Harmony guitar in hand, Dale began to imitate songs made popular by such country greats as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, Jack Scott, Lefty Frizell, Carl Perkins, Hank Williams, and others.

Dale's first commercial recording was with the quartet Crystal, on the Perfect Peace album (with various artists) under the White Light Productions label. After re-locating to Santa Barbara, California in 1990, he became more involved in folk-rock and country-rock songwriting and performing in local Santa Barbara venues. He has recently completed a collection of original songs with his friends from the group Pelvis Elvis, entitled "I Gotta Thing For You." Take a listen!
Grayson Dale uses influences of contemporary folk-rock artists as diverse as Dylan and Springsteen, to pop-country-rock artists such as Alan Jackson and Dwight Yoakum.

His collaboration with the numerous musical talents living in and around his coastal home town of Santa Barbara, have helped him shape and polish his unique style. His lyrics express the soulful qualities unique to a kind of "alternative" country relevant to living in the modern world. This is a music with driving rhythmns, compelling vocal harmonies and instrumental solos that distinguish country & rock music today - a music for dancing, listening, and living!



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Eric Baizer

“I Gotta Thing for You” is a solid collection of upbeat country-flavored tunes d
“I Gotta Thing for You” is a solid collection of upbeat country-flavored tunes delivered with melody and wit. Think of "Nashville Skyline" revisited by a lover, father and urban cowboy with a contemporary sensibility. The arrangements are effective and the musicianship consistently tasteful. My favorites include the catchy “Could I Have This Dance?” and “Why I Ain’t Got You,” a musing on the limits of political -- or perhaps romantic correctness: "Yeah, I’d drink latte instead of coffee/ Bake a quiche with a recipe/Take tofu in my burger if you’d ever notice me/Wash the dishes after dinner/I’d do the laundry ‘n fold ‘em too/But for the life of me, it’s a mystery/Why I ain’t got you."

“Mi Hogar Santa Barbara” is in Spanish, which I don’t understand, but it’s sure a pretty song befitting the beautiful southern California coastal town. When you’ve had your fill of dark and edgy music, try “I Gotta Thing for You.” It’s fun.


Every track is a hit. You won’t be disappointed. Grayson Dale is definitely a natural born songwriter with melodies and lyrics that have an easy groove and warm feel similar to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, and other legends. I love those light supporting harmonies and that drummer with a rock steady beat. The only criticism is the guitar fills, although laid down by an accomplish musician, are a just little overdone and busy during the vocals on some tracks, but only session guitarists or recording engineers would be bugged by nit picky stuff like that. Bottom line is that you’ll love this CD and keep it in rotation for a long time.