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• Sometimes I Get Lucky
• Heartaches, Love & Stuff
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• Gene Watson: At His Best
• Gene Watson: Gospel At Its Best
• In a Perfect World
• 14 Carat Mind
• Matters of the Heart
• Reflections & Should I Come Home
• A Taste of the Truth
• 22 Golden Country Greats
• 16 Super Hits
• 40 Greatest Hits
• Memories to Burn & Starting New Memories
• Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent: Your Money & My Good Looks
• Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits
• My Heroes Have Always Been Country
Best of The Capitol Years
Barrooms & Bedrooms: The Capitol & MCA Years
 Real.Country.Music
• Back in the Fire & At Last
• My Gospel Roots

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Gene Watson: 'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017)

'My Gospel Roots' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2017)
(Official Release Date: Friday 8 December 2017)



'Memories to Burn'

Epic Records BFE-40076 (1985)

Gene Watson's 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985) was released by Epic Records in July 1985.

Gene Watson's 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985) discography information is presented on the Gene Watson Fan Site for educational purposes only and no infringement of copyright is intended.

About Gene Watson's 'Memories to Burn'...

Overview
Gene Watson's 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985), which was released on Epic Records in 1985, was Gene Watson's first full album of material for the label.

Gene Watson joined the roster at Epic Records following very successful recording periods with Capitol Records (1975 - 1980) and MCA Records (1980 - 1985).

Gene Watson's 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985), which was co-produced by Gene Watson, along with Farewell Party Band stalwart Larry Booth (younger brother of Tony Booth), yielded three hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1985 / 1986; 'Cold Summer Day in Georgia' (No.24, 1985), 'Memories to Burn' (No.5, 1986) and 'Carmen' (No.32, 1986).

Gene Watson's first album for Epic Records, 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985) further showcased his extraordinary talent for selecting just the right song to record.

Gene Watson's 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985) also demonstrated Gene's respect for his fellow country music peers with the inclusion of cuts by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), Dallas Harms, Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) and Obie Burnett McClinton (Thursday 25 April 1940 - Wednesday 25 September 1987)'.

Gene Watson's 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985) was produced by Gene Watson and Larry Booth and was recorded at Hilltop Studio, Madison, Tennessee; the album was mixed by Gene Watson and Larry Booth (Recording Engineer: Randy Best).

Gene Watson's 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985) was mastered by M.C. Rather at Custom Mastering, Nashville.

Gene Watson's 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985) reached No.35 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1985.

'Memories to Burn'
Epic Records BFE 40076 (1985)

1 'Memories to Burn'
Writers: Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
Publishers: BMI / ASCAP



Leona Williams recorded 'Memories to Burn', which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Honorary Texan' (Heart of Texas Records, 2003).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Memories to Burn', which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).



Teea Goans recorded 'Memories to Burn', which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Memories to Burn' (Crosswind Corporation, 2015).

2 'The Note'
Writers: Buck Moore (Wednesday 3 January 1934 - Tuesday 10 September 2013) and Michelle Ray
Publishers: Sixteen Stars Music / BMI



Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) recorded 'The Note', which was written by Buck Moore (Wednesday 3 January 1934 - Tuesday 10 September 2013) and Michelle Ray, and included the track on 'Next to You' (Epic Records, 1989).



Doug Supernaw recorded 'The Note', which was written by Buck Moore (Wednesday 3 January 1934 - Tuesday 10 September 2013) and Michelle Ray, and included the track on 'You Still Got Me' (Giant Records, 1995).



Daryle Singletary recorded 'The Note', which was written by Buck Moore (Wednesday 3 January 1934 - Tuesday 10 September 2013) and Michelle Ray, and included the track on 'Ain't It the Truth' (Giant Records, 1998).

3 'Cold Summer Day in Georgia'
Writers: Dennis Knutson and Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999)
Publishers: BMI / ASCAP



'Cold Summer Day in Georgia', which was written by Dennis Knutson and Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) was included, for the first time on CD, on Gene Watson's 'Ultimate Collection' (Universal / Hip-O Records, 2001).

'Cold Summer Day in Georgia', which was written by Dennis Knutson and Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999), featured backing vocals from Leona Williams and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004); the track also featured the exquisite guitar work of Dave Kirby.



Dave Kirby passed away on Saturday 17 April 2004 - he was 63 years old.  Dave, who was a native of Brady, Texas where he was born on Sunday 10 July 1938, was a masterful songwriter and had the privilege of having twenty-three of his compositions recorded by Gene Watson.

• Enjoy a celebration of Dave Kirby's life and country music achievements (thanks to Tracy Pitcox, Heart of Texas Records in Brady, Texas)



IIIrd Tyme Out recorded 'Cold Summer Day in Georgia', which was written by Dennis Knutson and Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999), and included the track on 'John & Mary' (Rounder Records, 1999).

4 'If I Painted a Picture'
Writers: L. Williams and C. Browder
Publishers: BMI / ASCAP

5 'I Want My Rib Back'
Writers: Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) and Fred Koller
Publishers: BMI



'I Want My Rib Back', which was written by Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) and Fred Koller, was recorded by Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) in the early 1980s.

However, 'I Want My Rib Back' didn't see the light of day until after Keith Whitley's death, on Tuesday 9 May 1989.  Keith Whitley's version of 'I Want My Rib Back' was included on 'Kentucky Bluebird' (RCA Records, 1991).



Kenny Chesney recorded 'I Want My Rib Back', which was written by Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) and Fred Koller, and included the track on 'In My Wildest Dreams' (Capricorn Records, 1994).



Charlie Sizemore recorded 'I Want My Rib Back', which was written by Keith Whitley (Thursday 1 July 1954 - Tuesday 9 May 1989) and Fred Koller, and included the track on 'In My View' (Rebel Records, 1996).

6 'Carmen'
Writer: Steve Spurgin
Publishers: BMI



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Carmen' (written by Steve Spurgin) and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

7 'Stranger in Our House Tonight'
Writer: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
Publishers: ASCAP

8 'The New York Times'
Writer: Obie Burnett McClinton (Thursday 25 April 1940 - Wednesday 25 September 1987)
Publishers: ASCAP



• Enjoy a celebration of the life and country music career of Obie Burnett McClinton

9 'Speak of the Devil'
Writer: J. Ewtah
Publishers: ASCAP

10 'Get Along Little Doggie'
Writers: Mark La Forme and Dallas Harms
Publishers: CAPAC/PRO-CAN



• Read a Country Music People review of Gene Watson's 'Memories to Burn' (Epic Records, 1985)

The review, which was written by Bob Powell, was published in the October 1985 issue of the United Kingdom monthly publication Country Music People.

'Memories To Burn'
Epic Records BFE 40076 (1985)

Musician Credits
Gene Watson's Farewell Party Band
Bass: Tony Booth
Steel Guitar: Chris 'Tiny' Olson
Lead Guitar: Daniel (Danny) T. Rainwater
Lead and Rhythm Guitar: Norman Richard 'Norm' Kastner ('Cass') (Sunday 2 September 1945 - Wednesday 18 July 2012)
Rhythm Guitar: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
Piano: Joe Eddie Gough (Friday 27 January 1939 - Friday 14 August 2009)
Drums: Doug Boggs
Fiddle: Hoot Hester (Monday 13 August 1931 - Tuesday 30 August 2016)
Background Vocals: Beckie Foster, Joy Gardner and Leona Williams



On Monday 9 May 2011, England's Hux Records released 'Memories to Burn', along with 'Starting New Memories' (Epic Records, 1986), in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as a special 2-for-1 CD set; the 2-for-1 CD set was released worldwide on Tuesday 17 May 2011.

Album Chart Positions



'Love In The Hot Afternoon'
(Capitol Records, 1975)
Billboard (USA): No.5, 1975




'Because You Believed In Me'
(Capitol Records, 1976)
Billboard (USA): No.24, 1976




'Paper Rosie'
(Capitol Records, 1977)
Billboard (USA): No.22, 1977




'Beautiful Country'
(Capitol Records, 1977)
Billboard (USA): No.32, 1977




'The Best of Gene Watson'
(Capitol Records, 1978)
Billboard (USA): No.29, 1978
Canada: No.12, 1978




'Reflections'
(Capitol Records, 1978)
Billboard (USA): No.23, 1978
Canada: No.14, 1978




'Should I Come Home'
(Capitol Records, 1979)
Billboard (USA): No.16, 1979




'No One Will Ever Know'
(Capitol Records, 1980)
Billboard (USA): No.45, 1980




'Between This Time & The Next Time'
(MCA Records, 1981)
Billboard (USA): No.38, 1981




'Old Loves Never Die'
(MCA Records, 1981)
Billboard (USA): No.57, 1981




'This Dream's On Me'
(MCA Records, 1982)
Billboard (USA): No.27, 1982




'Sometimes I Get Lucky'
(MCA Records, 1983)
Billboard (USA): No.16, 1983




'Little By Little'
(MCA Records, 1984)
Billboard (USA): No.34, 1984




'Heartaches, Love & Stuff'
(MCA Records, 1984)
Billboard (USA): No.21, 1984




'Memories To Burn'
(Epic Records, 1985)
Billboard (USA): No.35, 1985




'Starting New Memories'
(Epic Records, 1986)
Billboard (USA): No.49, 1986




'Honky Tonk Crazy'
(Epic Records, 1987)
Billboard (USA): No.54, 1987




'Back In The Fire'
(Warner Bros. Records, 1988)
Billboard (USA): No.42, 1988




'At Last'
(Warner Bros. Records, 1991)
Billboard (USA): No.74, 1991




'Your Money & My Good Looks'
(with Rhonda Vincent)
(Upper Management Music, 2011)
Billboard (USA): No.56, 2011




'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)
Billboard (USA): No.64, 2012




'My Heroes Have Always Been Country' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014)
Billboard (USA): No.48, 2014




'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)
Billboard (USA): No.

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