Gene Watson Celebrates Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins’ 83rd Birthday: Monday 18 January 2021

Hargus 'Pig' Robbins

On Monday 18 January 2021, Gene Watson celebrated Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins on his 83rd birthday.

‘Wishing a ‘Happy Birthday’ to one of country music’s legendary piano players, Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins.

‘Pig’ was born today in 1938 in Spring City, Tennessee.

I used to say if ‘Pig’ was not available for my recording session, we’d have to change the date.

A big thanks to ‘Pig’ for his part in making ‘Fourteen Carat Mind‘ a No.1 hit’

Gene Watson

Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins has added his exemplary talent to a number of Gene Watson’s albums, including the following:

Love In The Hot Afternoon‘ (Capitol Records, 1975) (piano, on all tracks)

Because You Believed In Me‘ (Capitol Records, 1976) (piano, on all tracks)

Paper Rosie‘ (Capitol Records, 1977) (piano, on all tracks)

Beautiful Country‘ (Capitol Records, 1977) (piano, on all tracks)

Reflections‘ (Capitol Records, 1978) (piano, on all tracks)

Should I Come Home‘ (Capitol Records, 1979) (piano, on all tracks)

No One Will Ever Know‘ (Capitol Records, 1980) (piano, on all tracks)

Between This Time & The Next Time‘ (MCA Records, 1981) (acoustic piano, electric piano, on all tracks)

Old Loves Never Die‘ (Capitol Records, 1981) (acoustic piano, electric piano, on all tracks)

Honky Tonk Crazy‘ (Epic Records, 1987) (piano, on all tracks)

At Last‘ (Warner Bros. Records, 1991)

piano on ‘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)

piano on ‘You Can’t Get Arrested In Nashville’ (written by Hugh Prestwood)

piano on ‘She’s Leavin’ Looking Good’ (written by Lewis Anderson)

piano on ‘This Could Go On Forever’ (written by Jerry Vandiver and Sandy Ramos)

piano on ‘I Catch Myself’ (written by Bruce Burch)

piano on ‘The Workin’ End of A Hoe’ (written by Jim Rushing)

piano on ‘Only Yesterday’ (written by Bob Regan)

In Other Words‘ (Broadland International Records / Mercury Records Canada, 1992) (piano, on all tracks)

Gene Watson…Sings‘ (Intersound Records, 2003) (piano, on all tracks)

Gene Watson: Then & Now‘ (Koch Records Nashville, 2005) (piano, on all tracks)

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