Gene Watson’s ‘Between This Time & The Next Time’ (MCA Records, 1981)

Gene Watson: 'Between This Time & The Next Time' (MCA Records, 1981)

‘Between This Time & The Next Time’
MCA Records MCA-5170 (1981) / re-issued as MCA-27061

Gene Watson’s ‘Between This Time & The Next Time’ was released by MCA Records in February 1981.


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About Gene Watson’s ‘Between This Time & The Next Time’…

Overview
‘Having enjoyed a very successful five-year (1975 – 1980) career at Capitol Records, Gene Watson joined the roster at MCA Records, but he did not rest on his laurels.

Gene Watson’s run of hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart also continued with the release of ‘Between This Time & The Next Time’ (MCA Records, 1981), which yielded two hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1981, ‘Between This Time & The Next Time’ (No. 18, 1981) and ‘Maybe I Should Have Been Listening’ (No.23, 1981).

Gene Watson’s ‘Between This Time & The Next Time’ (MCA Records, 1981), his first album for MCA Records, showcased his fine talent for selecting just the perfect song to record.

Gene Watson’s ‘Between This Time & The Next Time’ (MCA Records, 1981) also demonstrated Gene Watson’s respect for his fellow country music peers with the inclusion of tracks written by Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 – Wednesday 9 March 2016), Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004), Tom T. Hall (Monday 25 May 1936 – Friday 20 August 2021) and Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 – Wednesday 17 July 1985)’.


Gene Watson’s ‘Between This Time & The Next Time’ was produced by Russ Reeder and Gene Watson for G-J Productions.

Gene Watson’s ‘Between This Time & The Next Time’, which was recorded at Sound Emporium Studios, Nashville (Recording and Mixing Engineer: Jim Williamson), reached No.38 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981.


‘Between This Time & The Next Time’
MCA Records MCA5170 (1981)


1 ‘Between This Time & The Next Time’
Writer: Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 – Wednesday 9 March 2016)
Publishers: Blue Echo Music (ASCAP)

Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 – Wednesday 9 March 2016) recorded ‘Between This Time & The Next Time’ (written by Ray Griff) and included the track on ‘The Last of The Winfield Amateurs’ (Capitol Records, 1976).


2 ‘I’m Telling Me A Lie’
Writers: Joe Eddie Gough (Friday 27 January 1939 – Friday 14 August 2009) and Rick Winston
Publishers: Little Ann Music (BMI)


3 ‘Maybe I Should Have Been Listening’
Writer: Buzz Rabin
Publishers: Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)

Clinton Gregory recorded ‘Maybe I Should Have Been Listening’ (written by Buzz Rabin) and included the track on ‘If It Weren’t For Country Music, I’d Go Crazy’ (Step One Records, 1991).

Step One Records

Clinton Gregory‘s ‘If It Weren’t For Country Music, I’d Go Crazy’ (Step One Records, 1991) also included ‘Uncharted Mind’ (written by Mel Holt), a cut which became the title track of ‘Uncharted Mind‘ (Step One Records, 1993), Gene Watson’s debut album for Step One Records in 1993.

Jessi Colter recorded ‘Maybe I Should Have Been Listening’ (as ‘Maybe You Should’ve Been Listening’) (written by Buzz Rabin) and included the track on ‘That’s The Way A Cowboy Rock & Rolls’ (Capitol Records, 1978); the track was subsequently included on Jessi Colter’s ‘Collection’ (Liberty Records, 1995).

Gene Watson recorded Jessi Colter’s ‘For The First Time’ and included the track on ‘Love In The Hot Afternoon‘ (Capitol Records, 1975); ‘For The First Time’ had originally been included on Jessi Colter’s ‘I’m Jessi Colter’ (Capitol Records, 1975).

Jody Miller (Saturday 29 November 1941 – Thursday 6 October 2022) recorded ‘Maybe I Should Have Been Listening’ (written by Buzz Rabin) and included the track on ‘Here’s Jody Miller’ (Epic Records, 1977).

Willie Nelson: 'Ride Me Back Home' (Sony Music / Legacy Recordings, 2019)

Willie Nelson recorded ‘Maybe I Should Have Been Listening’ (written by Buzz Rabin) and included the track on ‘Ride Me Back Home’ (Sony Music / Legacy Recordings, 2019).


4 ‘Come Back Home’
Writers: Joe Allen and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004)
Publishers: Joe Allen Music Inc. (BMI)


5 ‘Three’
Writer: Tom T. Hall (Monday 25 May 1936 – Friday 20 August 2021)
Publishers: Newkeys Music Inc. (BMI)

Tom T. Hall: 'Homecoming' (Mercury Records, 1969)

In November 1969Tom T. Hall (Monday 25 May 1936 – Friday 20 August 2021) saw the release of ‘Homecoming’ (Mercury Records, 1969).  One of the included tracks was ‘Strawberry Farms’ (written by Tom T. Hall), which reached No.40 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1970; the ‘B’ side of this single was ‘Three’ (written by Tom T. Hall), which was not included on Tom T. Hall‘s ‘Homecoming’ (Mercury Records, 1969).


6 ‘Down Here On My Knees’
Writers: Joe Allen and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004)
Publishers: Joe Allen Music Inc.


7 ‘Even At It’s Worst, It’s Still The Best’
Writer: Buzz Rabin
Publishers: Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)


8 ‘We Got A Bad Thing Going’
Writers: Wayne Carson (Monday 31 May 1943 – Monday 20 July 2015) and Donn Tankersley
Publishers: Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)

David Allan Coe: 'Tennessee Whiskey' (Columbia Records, 1981)

David Allan Coe recorded ‘We Got A Bad Thing Going’, which was written by Wayne Carson (Monday 31 May 1943 – Monday 20 July 2015) and Donn Tankersley, and included the track on ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ (Columbia Records, 1981).


9 ‘The Look In Baby’s Eyes’
Writer: Ann J Morton
Publishers: Wiljex Publishing Company (ASCAP)

Johnny Duncan (Wednesday 5 October 1938 – Monday 14 August 2006) recorded ‘The Look In Baby’s Eyes’ (written by Ann J Morton) and included the track on ‘Sweet Country Woman’ (Columbia Records, 1973).


10 ‘I’m Gonna Kill You’
Writers: Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 – Wednesday 17 July 1985) and Jimmy Velvet
Publishers: Sound Barrier Music / After Dark Music Inc. (BMI)

Wynn Stewart (Thursday 7 June 1934 – Wednesday 17 July 1985) recorded ‘I’m Gonna Kill You’ (written by Wynn Stewart and Jimmy Velvet) and included the track on ‘After The Storm’ (Playboy Records, 1976).


‘Between This Time & The Next Time’
MCA Records MCA5170 (1981)

Personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson’s ‘Between This Time & The Next Time’ (MCA Records, 1981) included the following:

Harold Bradley (Saturday 2 January 1926 – Thursday 31 January 2019) (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Joe Allen (bass)
Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Lisa Silver (fiddle)
Buddy Spicher (fiddle, viola)
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Hargus ‚ÄėPig‚Äô Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (acoustic piano, electric piano)
Buddy Harman (Sunday 23 December 1928 – Thursday 21 August 2008) (drums)
Charlie McCoy (harmonica, vibes, rhythm guitar)