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Albums: 1969 - 2016

• Gene Watson
• Love in the Hot Afternoon
• Because You Believed in Me
• Paper Rosie
• Beautiful Country
• The Best of Gene Watson
• Reflections
• Should I Come Home
• No One Will Ever Know
• The Best of Gene Watson, Volume 2
• Between This Time and The Next Time
• Old Loves Never Die
• Greatest Hits - 1982
• This Dream's On Me
• Sometimes I Get Lucky
• Heartaches, Love & Stuff
• Little by Little
• Texas Saturday Night
• Memories To Burn
• Greatest Hits - 1985
• Starting New Memories
• Honky Tonk Crazy
• Back in the Fire
• Greatest Hits - 1990
• At Last
• In Other Words
• Uncharted Mind
• Best of Gene Watson
• The Good Ole Days
• Jesus is All I Need
• A Way to Survive
• Eighteen Greatest Hits
• From The Heart
• Ultimate Collection
• Love in the Hot Afternoon & Paper Rosie
• Gene Watson Sings
• The Gospel Side of Gene Watson
• Gene Watson: Then & Now
• Because You Believed in Me & Beautiful Country
• Love in the Hot Afternoon (compilation)
• 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

Featured Album



'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)
(Official release: Friday 26 February 2016)



'Reflections'

Capitol Records ST-11805 (1978) / re-issued as SN-16304

Gene Watson's 'Reflections' was released, in the United States, by Capitol Records on Monday 14 August 1978; the album was subsequently released in the United Kingdom & Ireland in 1979, to coincide with Gene Watson's first tour of the United Kingdom & Ireland in June / July 1979.

Gene Watson's 'Reflections' 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 'Reflections'...

Overview
'Gene Watson's 'Reflections' was quite a successful album for the artist, yielding a number of hit singles; 'One Sided Conversation’, 'Farewell Party' and 'Pick The Wildwood Flower' all reached the Billboard Top 10 country music singles chart in late 1978 and early 1979.

Gene Watson's 'Reflections' also gained a release in the United Kingdom & Ireland in June 1979.

This release coincided with Gene Watson’s first tour there in June & July of that year, during which he undertook an extensive eighteen-date itinerary.

Gene Watson's 'Reflections' is a gentle collection of country music and features tracks that had been selected with great care.

Gene Watson has always had an enviable knack of acquiring the most perfect material for his album releases and he excelled himself with the release of 'Reflections'.

Gene Watson's 'Reflections' includes Gene Watson's stellar rendition of 'Farewell Party', a highly emotional suicide saga of unrequited love.

'Farewell Party' would later become Gene Watson’s signature tune and the name of his touring band of musicians.

Gene Watson's 'Reflections' also includes the track 'Pick The Wildwood Flower'; although written by songwriter Joe Allen, the song appears to be slightly autobiographical in nature, as it is the only song in Gene’s country music repertoire that actually mentions his first name, which is Gary.

'Pick The Wildwood Flower' (written by Joe Allen) cleverly lets us into the private life of Gene Watson, at least for the track's duration'.

Gene Watson's 'Reflections' was produced by Russ Reeder and was recorded at Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) Studios in Nashville (Recording Engineer: Jim Williamson).

Gene Watson's 'Reflections' reached No.23 on the Billboard Top Country Album Chart in 1978, and No.14 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1978.

'Reflections'
Capitol Records SW11805 (1978)

1 'One Sided Conversation'
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Joe Allen Music Inc. / BMI



Gene Watson re-recorded 'One Sided Conversation' (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

2
'Take Off Them Shoes'
Writers: Joe Dougherty and Tom Ghent
Publishers: Treaty of Ghent Publishing / ASCAP
'Take Off Them Shoes' (written by Joe Dougherty and Tom Ghent) featured The Jordanaires on background vocals.



The Jordanaires
Louis Nunley (Thursday 15 October 1931 - Friday 26 October 2012)
Gordon Stoker (Sunday 3 August 1924 - Wednesday 27 March 2013)
Hoyt Hawkins (Thursday 31 March 1927 - 1982)
Neal Matthews (Saturday 26 October 1929 - Friday 21 April 2000)

3
'Farewell Party'
Writer: Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007)
Publishers: Western Hills Music Inc. / BMI



Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 - Friday 2 January 2015) recorded 'Farewell Party', which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007) in 1961; the track, which was the 'B' side of Little Jimmy Dickens' 'Talking to the Wall' single on Columbia Records (catalogue number: 4-42013), with Walter Haynes on steel guitar, was recorded on Thursday 2 February 1961 at Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville.



Little Jimmy Dickens' recording of 'Farewell Party', which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007) was subsequently included on 'Out Behind The Barn' (Bear Family Records, 1998).



Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded 'Farewell Party', which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007), and included the track on 'Just To Satisfy You' (RCA Victor Records, 1969).



Alan Jackson recorded 'Farewell Party', which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007), and included the track on 'Under The Influence' (Arista Records, 1999), his album of country music 'covers'.



Joe Nichols
recorded 'Farewell Party', which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007), and included the track on ‘Revelation’ (Universal South Records, 2004).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Farewell Party', which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007), and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).



Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out recorded 'Farewell Party', which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 - Thursday 26 July 2007), and included the track on 'Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed' (Cracker Barrell, 2012).

4
'Let's Give It Up or Get It On'
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Joe Allen Music Inc. / BMI

5
'For The Memories'
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company Inc. / BMI

6
'I Wonder How It Is in Colorado'
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company Inc. / BMI

'I Wonder How It Is in Colorado' (written by Joe Allen) featured The Jordanaires on background vocals.

 

The Jordanaires
Louis Nunley (Thursday 15 October 1931 - Friday 26 October 2012)
Gordon Stoker (Sunday 3 August 1924 - Wednesday 27 March 2013)
Hoyt Hawkins (Thursday 31 March 1927 - 1982)
Neal Matthews (Saturday 26 October 1929 - Friday 21 April 2000)



Gene Watson re-recorded 'I Wonder How It Is in Colorado' (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on 'Gene Watson: Then & Now' (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).

7
'Pick The Wildwood Flower'
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company Inc. / BMI



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Pick The Wildwood Flower' (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

8
'I Know What It's Like in Her Arms'
Writer: Lola Jean Dillon
Publishers: Coal Miners Music Inc. / BMI

Lola Jean Dillon: 'Lola Jean Dillon Sings Songs She Wrote' (Cabin Records, 1974)

Lola Jean Dillon recorded 'I Know What It's Like in Her Arms' (as 'I Know What It's Like in His Arms') (written by Lola Jean Dillon) and included the track on 'Lola Jean Dillon Sings Songs She Wrote' (Cabin Records, 1974).

9
'Mama Sold Roses'
Writer: Dallas Harms
Publishers: Double Play Music / BMI

'Mama Sold Roses' (written by Dallas Harms) featured The Jordanaires on background vocals.

 

The Jordanaires
Louis Nunley (Thursday 15 October 1931 - Friday 26 October 2012)
Gordon Stoker (Sunday 3 August 1924 - Wednesday 27 March 2013)
Hoyt Hawkins (Thursday 31 March 1927 - 1982)
Neal Matthews (Saturday 26 October 1929 - Friday 21 April 2000)

10
'I Don't Know How to Tell Her (she don't love me anymore)'
Writers: B. Fischer and Sonny Throckmorton
Publishers: Starburst Music / Tree Publishing Company Inc. / ASCAP / BMI



'I Don't Know How to Tell Her (she don't love me anymore)' featured Nashville Edition, with Janie Fricke on background vocals.



Tony Booth recorded 'I Don't Know How to Tell Her (she don't love me anymore)' (written by B. Fischer and Sonny Throckmorton) and included the track on 'The Other Side of Love' (Heart of Texas Records, 2010).



On Tuesday 27 January 2009, England's Hux Records released 'Reflections' (Capitol Records, 1978), along with 'Should I Come Home' (Capitol Records, 1979), as a special 2-for-1 CD set.

'Reflections'
Capitol Records SW11805 (1978)

Musician Credits
Rhythm Guitar and Lead Guitar: Harold Bradley
Steel Guitar: Lloyd Green
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Drums: Kenneth Malone
Rhythm and Acoustic Guitar: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
Bass: Joe Allen
Electric Guitar: Dale Sellers
Fiddle: Buddy Spicher and Tommy Williams
Electric Guitar and Lead Guitar: Jimmie Colvard (1943 - 1977)
Background Vocals: 'The Nashville Edition': Hurshel Wayne Wiginton (Saturday 29 January 1938 - Monday 6 March 2017), Wendellyn Suits, Joseph Babcock and Dolores Edgin, and Janie Fricke

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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