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'Heartaches, Love & Stuff'

MCA Records MCA-5520 & MCA-27138 (1984)

Gene Watson's 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984) was released by MCA Records in November 1984.

Gene Watson's 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984) 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 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff'...

Overview
Gene Watson's 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984) describes accurately the various themes which run through the songs contained on this album.

Gene Watson's 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984) spawned two Top 10 hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1985; 'Got No Reason Now for Going Home' (No.7, 1985) and 'One Hell of a Heartache' (No.10, 1985).

Gene Watson's 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984) also has the distinction of being the second Gene Watson release to feature members of his highly acclaimed Farewell Party Band on record, thus affording listeners the opportunity to hear this authentic group of musicians, in a studio setting, recreating a concert sound'.

Gene Watson's 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984) was produced by Russ Reeder and Gene Watson for G-J Productions, Inc. and was recorded at Sound Emporium, Studio A, Nashville (Recording and Mixing Engineer: Jim Williamson).

Gene Watson's 'Heartaches, Love & Stuff' (MCA Records, 1984) reached No.21 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1984.

'Heartaches, Love & Stuff'
MCA Records MCA5520 & MCA27138 (1984)

1 'I Guess You Had to be There'
Writers: Dave Lindsey, Matt Lindsey and Ernie Rowell
Publishers: ASCAP



'I Guess You Had to be There' (written by Dave Lindsey, Matt Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) was also included on Gene Watson's 'Best of Gene Watson' (Curb Records, 1996).

2 'One Hell of a Heartache'
Writers: Keith Palmer (Sunday 23 June 1957 - Thursday 13 June 1996) and Janet White Demmans
Publishers: ASCAP



'One Hell of a Heartache', which was written by Keith Palmer (Sunday 23 June 1957 - Thursday 13 June 1996) and Janet White Demmans, was included on Gene Watson's 'Best of Gene Watson' (Curb Records, 1996).



'One Hell of a Heartache' was written by Keith Palmer (Sunday 23 June 1957 - Thursday 13 June 1996) and Janet White Demmans.



Keith Palmer (Sunday 23 June 1957 - Thursday 13 June 1996) also recorded James Dean Hicks' 'I Picked a San Antone Rose' and included the track on 'Keith Palmer' (Epic Records, 1991).

Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988)

Gene Watson also recorded 'I Picked a San Antone Rose' (written by James Dean Hicks); the track was included as the 'B' side of Gene Watson's 'Don't Waste it on the Blues' 45rpm vinyl single, which was released on Warner Bros. Records (catalogue number 27692) in 1989.

Gene Watson's recording of 'I Picked a San Antone Rose' (written by James Dean Hicks) was not included on 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988).



• Check out Marlene Slater's website, MKOC (My Kind of Country), where she has an online celebration of Keith Palmer.

• Marlene Slater's MKOC website also includes a celebration of Gene Watson here and here.


 

Reba McEntire recorded Keith Palmer's 'Tell Me What's so Good about Goodbye' (co-written with Allen Henson) and included the track on 'Just a Little Love' (MCA Records, 1984).

On Monday 10 November 2010, England's Hux Records released Reba McEntire's 'Just a Little Love' (MCA Records, 1984), along with 'My Kind of Country' (MCA Records, 1985), as a special 2-for-1 CD set (HUX 142).

3 'Got No Reason Now for Going Home'
Writer: Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 - Tuesday 3 July 2001)
Publishers: BMI



'Got No Reason Now for Going Home', which was written by Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 - Tuesday 3 July 2001), was also included on Gene Watson's 'Best of Gene Watson' (Curb Records, 1996).



Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 - Tuesday 3 July 2001) recorded 'Got No Reason Now for Going Home' (written by Johnny Russell) and included the track on 'Actin' Naturally' (OMS Records, 2000).


Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 - Tuesday 3 July 2001) performing 'Got No Reason Now for Going Home' (written by Johnny Russell)



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Got No Reason Now for Going Home', which was written by Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 - Tuesday 3 July 2001), and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

Gary Daniel: 'My Kinda Country' (Gary Daniel Self Release, 2016)

Gary Daniel recorded 'Got No Reason Now for Going Home', which was written by Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 - Tuesday 3 July 2001), and included the track on 'My Kinda Country' (Gary Daniel Self Release, 2016).

4 'Wino's Prayer'
Writers: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and L. Kirby
Publishers: BMI / ASCAP

5 'Texas Saturday Night'
Writers: Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
Publishers: BMI / ASCAP



'Texas Saturday Night', which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), was included on Gene Watson's 'Best of Gene Watson' (Curb Records, 1996).



Moe Bandy recorded 'Texas Saturday Night', which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on 'Motel Matches' (Columbia Records, 1984).

6 'A Memory Away'
Writers: Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)
Publishers: BMI / ASCAP



'A Memory Away', which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004), was included on Gene Watson's 'Best of Gene Watson' (Curb Records, 1996).

7 'Independence Day'
Writers: Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell
Publishers: ASCAP



'Independence Day' (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) was also included on 'Best of Gene Watson' (Curb Records, 1996).

8 'Sailing Home to Me'
Writers: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Danny Morrison (Sunday 22 April 1945 - Tuesday 14 February 2012)
Publishers: BMI / ASCAP



'Sailing Home to Me', which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Danny Morrison (Sunday 22 April 1945 - Tuesday 14 February 2012), was included on Gene Watson's 'Best of Gene Watson' (Curb Records, 1996).

9 'I Must be Somebody Else'
Writer: Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)
Publishers: BMI



Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded 'I Must be Somebody Else' (written by Merle Haggard) and included the track on 'Swinging Doors & The Bottle Let Me Down' (Capitol Records, 1966).



Gene Watson recorded 'Today I Started Loving You Again', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) and Bonnie Owens (Tuesday 1 October 1929 - Monday 24 April 2006), and included the track on 'In a Perfect World' (Shanachie Records, 2008); the track featured vocal harmonies from Lee Ann Womack.



Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) recorded 'Today I Started Loving You Again', which was written by Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens (Tuesday 1 October 1929 - Monday 24 April 2006), and included the track on 'The Legend of Bonnie & Clyde' (Capitol Records, 1968).

10 'That's When You Know It's Over'
Writers: Bob O'Donnell and Billy Troy
Publishers: BMI/ ASCAP

'Heartaches, Love & Stuff'
MCA Records MCA5520 & MCA27138 (1984)

Musician Credits
Gene Watson's Farewell Party Band
Bass: Larry Booth (younger brother of Tony Booth)
Tic Tac Bass: Tony Booth
Steel Guitar: Chris 'Tiny' Olson and Daniel (Danny) T. Rainwater
Acoustic and Rhythm Guitar: Norman Richard 'Norm' Kastner ('Cass') (Sunday 2 September 1945 - Wednesday 18 July 2012)
Drums: Doug Boggs
Piano-Organ: Joe Eddie Gough (Friday 27 January 1939 - Friday 19 August 2009)

Other Musicians
Fiddle: Buddy Spicher and Lisa Silver
Background Vocals: Tennessee Express (Al Henson, Beckie Foster, Joy Gardner and Ronnie Drake)

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