Gene Watson’s ‘At Last’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1991)

Gene Watson: 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991)

‘At Last’
Warner Bros. Records 9 26329-2 (1991)

Gene Watson’s ‘At Last’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1991) was released by Warner Bros. Records in January 1991.


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About Gene Watson’s ‘At Last’…
Warner Bros. Records 9 26329-2 (1991)


Album Sleeve Notes
Gregg Brown would like to thank all the musicians and engineers for their endless endurance and creativity; the songwriters, publishers and pluggers who contributed to this record; and most of all Gene for his trust and willingness to go around a few new corners – thank you for your belief.

Gene Watson would like to say ‘Thank you Jim Ed Norman, Martha Sharp, Nick Hunter and all the fine people at Warner Bros. Nashville for the opportunity.

A special thanks to Gregg Brown for his faith and hard work, I really enjoyed making this album.

Thanks to Stan, Mark, Jo, Holly and Bonnie at the agency and D.H. and Larry for their extra effort’.

Gene Watson’s ‘At Last’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1991) was produced by Gregg Brown.

Gene Watson’s ‘At Last’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1991) reached No.74 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1991.


‘At Last’
Warner Bros. Records 9 26329-2 (1991)


1 ‘At Last’
Writers: Jay Booker and Jack Keller (Wednesday 11 November 1936 – Friday 1 April 2005)
Publishers: Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. BMI / Colgems-EMI
Music Inc. ASCAP

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘At Last’
Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar)
Matt Rollings (piano)
Mike Brignardello (bass)
Steve Turner (drums)
Terry Crisp (steel guitar)
Mark O’Connor (fiddle)
Dennis Burnside (keyboards)
Gregg Galbraith and Steve Gibson (electric guitar)
Sam Bacco (percussion)
Curtis Young, Dennis Wilson and Lisa Silver (background vocals)
Bergen White (string arrangements)
The Nashville String Machine (strings)

‘At Last’ was recorded by Chris Hammond at Omnisound, Nashville

‘At Last’ was mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee


2 ‘You Can’t Take It With You When You Go’
Writers: Larry Cordle, Larry Shell and Bert Colwell (Tuesday 4 April 1944 – Monday 31 July 2017)
Publishers: Polygram International Publishing Inc. / Amanda-Lin Music ASCAP / Peer Five Music Inc. / Friendly Finley Music BMI

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘You Can’t Take It With You When You Go’
Gregg Galbraith, Bill Hullett and Carl Jackson (acoustic guitar)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (piano)
Dave Pomeroy (bass)
Steve Turner (drums)
Paul Franklin (acoustic lap steel guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Curtis Young and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)

‘You Can’t Take It With You When You Go’ was r
ecorded by Mike Poole at Treasure Isle, Nashville, Tennessee
Additional recording on ‘You Can’t Take It With You When You Go’ by Chris Hammond
‘You Can’t Take It With You When You Go’ was mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee

Ricky Skaggs recorded ‘You Can’t Take It With You When You Go’, which was written by Larry Cordle, Larry Shell and Bert Colwell (Tuesday 4 April 1944 – Monday 31 July 2017), and included the track on ‘My Father’s Son’ (Epic Records, 1991).

Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time recorded ‘You Can’t Take It With You When You Go’, which was written by Larry Cordle, Larry Shell and Bert Colwell (Tuesday 4 April 1944 – Monday 31 July 2017), and included the track on ‘Lonesome Standard Time’ (Sugar Hill Records, 1992).

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time: 'All Star Duets' (MightyCord Records, 2014)

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time recorded ‘You Can’t Take It With You When You Go’, which was written by Larry Cordle, Larry Shell and Bert Colwell (Tuesday 4 April 1944 – Monday 31 July 2017), and included the track on ‘All Star Duets’ (MightyCord Records, 2014); the track featured guest vocals from Dierks Bentley.

Odd Jarle Hanssen: 'On Fire' (Odd Jarle Hanssen Music, 2014)

Odd Jarle Hanssen recorded ‘You Can’t Take It With You When You Go’, which was written by Larry Cordle, Larry Shell and Bert Colwell (Tuesday 4 April 1944 – Monday 31 July 2017), and included the track on ‘On Fire’ (Odd Jarle Hanssen Music, 2014).


3 ‘A Gifted Hand’
Writers: Doug Crider and Billy Spencer
Publishers: Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corporation BMI / WB Music Corporation / Two Sons Music ASCAP

Personnel involved in the recording of ‘A Gifted Hand’
Mark Casstevens and Chris Leuzinger (acoustic guitar)
Gregg Galbraith and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Dennis Burnside (piano, keyboards)
Dave Pomeroy (bass)
Steve Turner (drums)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Curtis Young and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)

‘A Gifted Hand’ was recorded by Mike Poole at Treasure Isle, Nashville, Tennessee

Additional recording of ‘A Gifted Hand’ by Chris Hammond
‘A Gifted Hand’ was mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee


4 ‘You Can’t Get Arrested In Nashville’
Writer: Hugh Prestwood
Publishers: Careers Music Inc. (BMG) BMI

Musicians
Mark Casstevens and Chris Leuzinger (acoustic guitar)
Gregg Galbraith (electric guitar)
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (piano)
Dave Pomeroy (bass)
Steve Turner (drums)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Terry McMillan (Monday 12 October 1953 – Friday 2 February 2007) (harmonica)
Mitch Humphries (Hammond B-3)
Sam Bacco (percussion)
Curtis Young and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)

‘You Can’t Get Arrested in Nashville’ was recorded by Mike Poole at Treasure Isle, Nashville, Tennessee
Additional recording of ‘You Can’t Get Arrested in Nashville’ by Chris Hammond
‘You Can’t Get Arrested in Nashville’ was mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee


5 ‘She’s Leavin’ Looking Good’
Writer: Lewis Anderson
Publishers: Music Corporation of America Inc. / Leighton Music BMI

Musicians
Mark Casstevens and Chris Leuzinger (acoustic guitar)
Gregg Galbraith and Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (piano)
Dave Pomeroy (bass)
Steve Turner (drums)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
Dennis Burnside (keyboards)
Curtis Young and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)

‘She’s Leavin’ Looking Good’ was recorded by Mike Poole at Treasure Isle, Nashville, Tennessee
Additional recording of ‘She’s Leavin’ Looking Good’ by Chris Hammond
‘She’s Leavin’ Looking Good’ was mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee

Odd Jarle Hanssen: 'On Fire' (Odd Jarle Hanssen Music, 2014)

Odd Jarle Hanssen recorded ‘She’s Leavin’ Looking Good’ (written by Lewis Anderson) and included the track on ‘On Fire’ (Odd Jarle Hanssen Music, 2014).


6 ‘This Could Go On Forever’
Writers: Jerry Vandiver and Sandy Ramos
Publishers: Love This Town Music / Wrensong Publishing Corporation /
Miller’s Daughter Music ASCAP

Musicians
Jimmy Capps (Thursday 25 May 1939 – Monday 1 June 2020), Pete Wade and Steve Gibson (acoustic guitar)
Gregg Galbraith (electric guitar)
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (piano)
Larry Paxton (bass)
Steve Turner (drums)
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Mark O’Connor and Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Edgar Meyer (arco bass)
Dennis Burnside (keyboards)
Curtis Young, Dennis Wilson and Lisa Silver (background vocals)

‘This Could Go On Forever’ was recorded by Chris Hammond at Omnisound, Nashville, Tennessee
‘This Could Go On Forever’ was mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee

Odd Jarle Hanssen: 'Deja-Vu' (RTA Records, 1997)

Odd Jarle Hanssen recorded ‘This Could Go On Forever’ (written by Jerry Vandiver and Sandy Ramos) and included the track on ‘Deja-Vu’ (RTA Records, 1997).


7 ‘I Catch Myself’
Writer: Bruce Burch (Friday 30 January 1953 – Saturday 12 March 2022)
Publishers: Ensign Music Corporation BMI

Musicians
Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar)
Gregg Galbraith (electric guitar)
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (piano)
Larry Paxton (bass)
Steve Turner (drums)
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Mark O’Connor (fiddle, viola)
Dennis Burnside (keyboards)
Curtis Young and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
Bergen White (string arrangements)
The Nashville String Machine (strings)

‘I Catch Myself’ was recorded by Chris Hammond at Omnisound, Nashville, Tennessee
‘I Catch Myself’ was mixed by John Hampton at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee

Gene Watson re-recorded ‘I Catch Myself’, which was written by Bruce Burch (Friday 30 January 1953 – Saturday 12 March 2022), and included the track on ‘Gene Watson: Then & Now‘ (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).


8 ‘The Workin’ End of A Hoe’
Writer: Jim Rushing
Publishers: Polygram International Publishing Inc. / Amanda-Lin Music ASCAP

Musicians
Jimmy Capps (Thursday 25 May 1939 – Monday 1 June 2020) and Pete Wade (acoustic guitar)
Gregg Galbraith (electric guitar)
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (piano)
Larry Paxton (bass)
Steve Turner (drums, percussion, knee slaps, finger snaps)
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Mark O’Connor (fiddle, mandolin)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle solo)
Jerry Douglas (lap steel)
Terry Crisp (pedal Dobro)
Curtis Young and Wayland Patton (background vocals)

‘The Workin’ End of A Hoe’ was recorded by Chris Hammond at Omnisound, Nashville, Tennessee
‘The Workin’ End of A Hoe’ was mixed by John Hampton at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee

Doug Stone recorded ‘The Workin’ End of A Hoe’ (written by Jim Rushing) and included the track on ‘From The Heart’ (Epic Records, 1992).

Odd Jarle Hanssen: 'Deja-Vu' (RTA Records, 1997)

Odd Jarle Hanssen recorded ‘The Workin’ End of A Hoe’ (written by Jim Rushing) and included the track on ‘Deja-Vu’ (RTA Records, 1997).

Chet Atkins & Doug Stone: 'Chet Atkins & Doug Stone' (Echo Bridge Records, 2000)

Chet Atkins (Friday 20 June 1924 – Saturday 30 June 2001) & Doug Stone recorded ‘The Workin’ End of A Hoe’ (written by Jim Rushing) and included the track on ‘Chet Atkins & Doug Stone’ (Echo Bridge Records, 2000).

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time recorded ‘The Workin’ End of A Hoe’ (written by Jim Rushing) and included the track on ‘Songs From The Workbench’ (Shell Point Records, 2002).


9 ‘Only Yesterday’
Writer: Bob Regan
Publishers: AMR Publications Inc. ASCAP

Musicians
Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar)
Gregg Galbraith (electric guitar, delveccio guitar)
Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (piano)
Larry Paxton (bass)
Steve Turner (drums)
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Mark O’Connor (fiddle)
Edgar Meyer (arco bass)
Steve Gibson (tic tac bass)
Sam Bacco (marimba)
Curtis Young and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
Bergen White (string arrangements)
The Nashville String Machine (strings)

‘Only Yesterday’ was recorded by Chris Hammond at Omnisound, Nashville, Tennessee
‘Only Yesterday’ was mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee

Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Only Yesterday’ (written by Bob Regan) and included the track on ‘Gene Watson: Then & Now‘ (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).


10 ‘This Country’s Bigger Than Texas’
Writer: Hugh Prestwood
Publishers: Careers Music Inc. (BMG) BMI

Musicians
Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar)
Gregg Galbraith (electric guitar)
Matt Rollings (piano)
Mike Brignardello (bass)
Steve Turner (drums)
Terry Crisp (steel guitar)
Mark O’Connor (fiddle)
Chris Leuzinger (electric guitar, solo acoustic guitar)
Dennis Burnside (keyboards)
Jay Spell (accordion)
Sam Bacco (percussion)
Kenny Malone (Thursday 4 August 1938 – Thursday 26 August 2021) (congas, percussion)
Curtis Young, Dennis Wilson and Lisa Silver (background vocals)

‘This Country’s Bigger Than Texas’ was recorded by Chris Hammond at Omnisound, Nashville, Tennessee
‘This Country’s Bigger Than Texas’ was mixed by Scott Hendricks at the Castle, Franklin, Tennessee

The Nashville String Machine
Concertmaster: Carl Gorodetzky
Violins: Carl Gorodetzky, George Binkley, Dennis Molchan, Pamela Sixfin, Lee Larrison, Connie Ellisor, Ted Mansen, Laura Molyneaux, David Davidson and Mary Kathryn Vanosdale
Viola: Kathryn Plummer, Jim Grosjean, Gary Vanosdale and Virginia Christensen
Cello: Bob Mason and Anthony LaMarchina

Additional Recording in Nashville at the Loft, Recording Arts, Masterfonics, Javelina and Syncro Sound.
Assistant and Additional Engineering: Mark Nevers, Carry Summers, Steve Charles, Patrick Kelly, Robert Charles, Scott Gunter, Dave Parker, Jum DeMain, Graham Lewis, Mike Griffith, Pat Hutchinson and Ed Simonton
Mastering: Denny Purcell at Georgetown Masters
Digital Editing: Carlos Grier

Odd Jarle Hanssen: 'On Fire' (Odd Jarle Hanssen Music, 2014)

Odd Jarle Hanssen recorded ‘This Country’s Bigger Than Texas’ (written by Hugh Prestwood) and included the track on ‘On Fire’ (Odd Jarle Hanssen Music, 2014).


• Read a Country Music People review of Gene Watson’s ‘At Last‘ (Warner Bros. Records, 1991)

The review, which was written by Craig Baguley, was published in the April 1991 issue of the United Kingdom monthly publication Country Music People.


‘At Last’
Warner Bros. Records 9 26329-2 (1991)


Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire' (Warner Bros. Records, 1988) Gene Watson: 'At Last' (Warner Bros. Records, 1991) Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016)

Gene Watson’s ‘At Last’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1991), along with ‘Back in the Fire‘ (Warner Bros. Records, 1988), was released, by Morello Records, as a special ‘2-on-1‘ CD set (WMRLL 66), on Friday 11 November 2016.

Morello Records

This special CD brought together two pivotal albums from Gene Watson’s brief, but extraordinary time, with Warner Bros. Records; ‘At Last‘ (Warner Bros. Records, 1991) and ‘Back in the Fire‘ (Warner Bros. Records, 1988).