Gene Watson’s ‘Best of Gene Watson’ (Curb Records, 1996)

Gene Watson: 'Best of Gene Watson' (Curb Records, 1996)

‘Best of Gene Watson’
Curb Records D2-77836 (1996)

Gene Watson’s ‘Best of Gene Watson’ (Curb Records, 1996) was released by Curb Records (a subsidiary company of MCA Records) on Tuesday 27 February 1996.

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About Gene Watson’s ‘Best of Gene Watson’…
Overview



At the time of the release of Gene Watson’s ‘Best of Gene Watson’ (Curb Records, 1996), Gene Watson had been a recording artist with the independent record label, Step One Records, for three years, his first album release for the label having been ‘Uncharted Mind‘ (Step One Records, 1993) in 1993.



Gene Watson’s days as an artist on a major record label came to an end in 1991 with the release of ‘At Last‘ (Warner Bros. Records, 1991).  Gene Watson’s major label career had involved stints with Capitol Records (1975-1980), MCA Records (1981 – 1984), Epic Records (1985 – 1987) and Warner Bros. Records (1988 – 1991).

During his tenure at MCA Records, Gene Watson had seen the release of a total of seven albums for the label, including the following:





Between This Time & The Next Time‘ (MCA Records, 1981)
Old Loves Never Die‘ (MCA Records, 1981)
This Dream’s on Me‘ (MCA Records, 1982)
Sometimes I Get Lucky‘ (MCA Records, 1983)
Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984)
Little by Little‘ (MCA Records, 1984 & 1990)
Texas Saturday Night‘ (MCA Records, 1985) / this album was a compilation release

  

Gene Watson’s ‘Best of Gene Watson’ (Curb Records, 1996) included tracks from three MCA album releases, ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky‘ (MCA Records, 1983), ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984) and ‘Little by Little‘ (MCA Records, 1984 & 1990) and, in its own unique way, helped to celebrate Gene Watson’s time at the label.

‘Best of Gene Watson’
Curb Records D2-77836 (1996)

1 ‘Got No Reason Now For Going Home’
Writer: Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 – Tuesday 3 July 2001)
Publishers: Songs of Polygram International Inc. / Sunflower Country Songs (BMI)



‘Got No Reason Now For Going Home’, which was written by Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 – Tuesday 3 July 2001) was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984).

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).

2
‘One Hell of A Heartache’
Writers: Keith Palmer (Sunday 23 June 1957 – Thursday 13 June 1996) and Janet White Demmans
Publishers: Dixie Stars Music (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 originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984).

3
‘Texas Saturday Night’
Writers: Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004)
Publishers: Sony / ATV Songs LLC dba Tree Publishing Company (BMI / Sony / ATV Tunes LLC dba Cross Keys Publishing Company (ASCAP)



‘Texas Saturday Night’, which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004), was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984).

4
‘I Guess You Had To Be There’
Writers: Dave Lindsey, Matt Lindsey and Ernie Rowell
Publishers: Polygram International Publishing Inc. / Little Will Music / Kit Music (ASCAP)



‘I Guess You Had To Be There’ (written by Dave Lindsey, Matt Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984).

5
‘You Waltzed Yourself Right Into My Life’
Writer: Ron Moore
Publishers: Lowball Music (ASCAP)



‘You Waltzed Yourself Into My Life’ (written by Ron Moore) was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky‘ (MCA Records, 1983).

6
‘My Memories of You’
Writers: Daniel (Danny) T. Rainwater (passed away on Friday 28 Decmeber 2018) and Larry Booth
Publishers: Songs of Polygram International Inc. / Booth and Watson Music (BMI)



‘My Memories of You’, which was written by Daniel (Danny) T. Rainwater (passed away on Friday 28 December 2018) and Larry Booth, was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Little by Little‘ (MCA Records, 1984), an album which was subsequently released on CD by MCA Records in 1990.

7
‘If I Were You, I’d Fall In Love With Me’
Writers: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb
Publishers: Almarie Music / Millstone Music (ASCAP)



‘If I Were You, I’d Fall In Love With Me’, which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb, was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky‘ (MCA Records, 1983).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘If I Were You, I’d Fall In Love With Me’, which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb, and included the track on ‘Gene Watson: Then & Now‘ (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).

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: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corporation (BMI) / Sony / ATV Tunes LLC dba Cross Keys Publishing Company (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 originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984).

9
‘A Memory Away’
Writers: Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004)
Publishers: Sony / ATV Songs LLC dba Tree Publishing Company (BMI) / Sony / ATV Tunes LLC dba Cross Keys Publishing Company (ASCAP)



‘A Memory Away’, which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004), was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984).

10
‘Independence Day’
Writers: Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell
Publishers: Polygram International Publishing Inc. / Little Will Music / Kit Music (ASCAP



‘Independence Day’ (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984).

‘Best of Gene Watson’
Curb Records D2-77836 (1996)