Gene Watson Biography: February 2007

Thursday 22 February 2007
It was announced today that music publisher Bob Webster had passed away – he was seventy-seven years old.

Bob Webster was a long-time associate of Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 – Thursday 8 August 2013) and had first worked with Jack in Beaumont, Texas during the early 1960s.

Bob Webster had administered a catalogue of hit songs, which had been written by Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 – Thursday 8 August 2013), Allen Reynolds, Jim Rushing and Bob McDill.

In Beaumont, Texas Bob Webster had managed a favourite country hangout called The Tap Room.

Bob Webster co-produced, with Russ Reeder, Gene Watson’s first and second albums for Capitol Records, ‘Love in the Hot Afternoon‘ (Capitol Records, 1975) and ‘Because You Believed in Me‘ (Capitol Records, 1976).

On Tuesday 3 December 2002, England’s Hux Records releasedGene Watson’s ‘Love in the Hot Afternoon‘ (Capitol Records, 1975), along with Gene Watson’s ‘Paper Rosie‘ (Capitol Records, 1978), as a special ‘2-for-1‘ CD set.

Bob Webster also co-produced, with Russ Reeder, the track ‘Desperation’ (written by G. Simmons and G. Mabry), which was included on Gene Watson’s ‘Paper Rosie‘ (Capitol Records, 1977).

 

Bob Webster also produced the track ‘He Little Thinged Her Out of My Arms’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and which was included on Gene Watson’s ‘Beautiful Country‘ (Capitol Records, 1978).

On Monday 26 September 2005, England’s Hux Records in England released ‘Beautiful Country‘, as a special ‘2-for-1‘ CD, along with ‘Because You Believed in Me‘ (Capitol Records, 1977).

• Biography – April 2007