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A singer and working performer since her teens, Sally Champlin's theatre credits include the great shows Cabaret (1st National Tour, dir. Harold Prince), Roza (Mark Taper Forum, dir. Harold Prince) and Beautiful Lady (Mark Taper Forum, dir. Elizabeth Swados). She has been on many TV shows, including Mike & Molly, Heroes, The Game, Disney's Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Frasier, Dragnet, Designing Women, Murphy Brown, The Young and the Restless, and Beverly Hills 90210. She is proud to have co-starred with Steve Railsback and the late Carrie Snodgress in the eery cult horror film Ed Gein. During her New York years, Sally considered herself very lucky to have written songs with legendary jazz artists including David Baker, Mike Longo, Dizzy Gillespie and Ron Carter, as well as having later written a musical farce called Snow Business with her brother, Bill Champlin. Sally's family includes her brother, Bill, who has two Grammys, and is a former member of the rock group, Chicago, and Bill's son, Will Champlin, who won a Grammy in 2009 and was a finalist on NBC's The Voice in 2014.

On the development behind her brand-new CD, It's Rainin' In L.A....

One rainy Sunday afternoon not too long ago, I was happily at home in Hollywood. It was one of those rare misty grey mornings here. I was doing dishes while sipping hot chocolate, and listening to Etta James singing Sunday Kind Of Love. A musician friend had sent it to me earlier that day. Well, in the middle of the song, it started pouring rain. Buckets. I heard the words in my head, “It’s rainin’ in L.A...” and I turned off Etta, sat down and wrote all the lyrics in one sitting. I brought it to my writing partner/producer, Bob Henley III and he made it magical. Rainin' In L.A. is one of my favorite songs because it also turned out to be just the start of our fruitful musical partnership. Serve what you love and love what you serve! I'm so happy to have completed this album for all my fans to enjoy! xooooo, Sal

To listen to a one-minute sample of each track from It's Rainin' In L.A., simply click on the links below. For a downloadable lyrics booklet in PDF, click here.

1. Hollywood According To Sal (4:51)
2. Don't Wait (4:49)
3. Journey Of Love (3:49)
4. Smooth (4:53)
5. The Time Is Now (4:42)
6. My Lucky Star (5:05)
7. Just Say Yes (4:57)
8. Rainin' In L.A. (4:39)
9. Way Too Late (3:26)
10. Going To A Soiree (4:19)
11. Sweet Goodbye (5:00)
12. Silky Side (4:46)

Executive Producer: Sally Champlin
Produced By: Bob Henley III
Songs By: Sally Champlin & Bob Henley III
Lead Vocals Sung By: Sally Champlin
Photography By: Scott Alan Humbert
Ms. Champlin's Hair & Make-Up By: Ricky Jiminez
CD Packaging & Site Design By: Jason Frazier
Engineered By: Bob Henley III at BH III Studios
Album Mastered By: Carmen Grillo
Background Vocalists: Patti Henley, Karen Evans, Lolita Symphony, Brenda Lee Eager, Jimetta Rose Smith, Estaire Godinez, Bob Henley III, Sally Champlin
Musicians: Bob Henley III (keyboards, keyboard bass, drums, percussion), David K. Scott (guitars), Bob Boykin (guitars, Journey Of Love), Darryl Bomar (bass, My Lucky Star), Derrick Edmondson (tenor sax, flute), Tim Anderson (saxophone), Estaire Godinez (percussion, refrigerator, My Lucky Star)
Additional Lyrics By: Lawrence Hughes Stern (Hollywood According To Sal)