Gene Watson Remembers His Days At Capitol Records: Saturday 14 August 2021

Gene Watson recorded for Capitol Records between 1975 and 1980

On Saturday 14 August 2021Gene Watson remembered his days at Capitol Records, a record label he recorded for between 1975 and 1980.

Gene Watson Publicity Shot for Capitol Records in 1978

‘This is a Capitol Records 1978 publicity shot.

Gene Watson: 'The best of Gene Watson' (Capitol Records, 1978)
Gene Watson: 'The Best of Gene Watson' (Capitol Records, 1989)

If you look at the Capitol ‘Greatest Hits’ album, ‘The Best of Gene Watson’ (LP: Capitol Records, 1978 / CD: Capitol Records, 1989), you can see the whole image and it was in colour.

They always sent PR shots in B&W, because back then, newspapers rarely used a colour image.

Maybe I’ll bring back those mutton chops.  Maybe not!

Gene Watson’s ‘The Best of Gene Watson’ (LP: Capitol Records, 1978 / CD: Capitol Records, 1989) included the following hit singles:

‘Bad Water’, which was written by Jackie DeShannon, Jimmy Holiday (Tuesday 24 July 1934  – Sunday 15 February 1987) and Randy Myers (No.87, 1975)

‘Love In The Hot Afternoon’, which was written by Kent Westberry and Vincent Wesley Matthews (1940 – Saturday 22 November 2003) (No.3, 1975) / this track also reached No.3 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1975

‘Where Love Begins’, which was written by Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 – Wednesday 9 March 2016) (No.5, 1975) / this track also reached No.4 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1975

‘You Could Know As Much About A Stranger’ (written by Nadine Bryant) (No.10, 1976) / this track also reached No.42 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1976

‘Because You Believed In Me’, which was written by Arthur Leo ‘Doodle’ Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 – Monday 4 October 1999), Shorty Hall (Walter Harrison Hall) (Tuesday 5 April 1927 – Thursday 21 March 2002) and Gene Vowell (No.20, 1976)

‘Her Body Couldn’t Keep You (Off My Mind)’, which was written by Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 – Wednesday 9 March 2016) (No.52, 1976)

‘Paper Rosie’, which was written by Dallas Harms (Thursday 18 July 1935 – Saturday 12 October 2019) (No.3, 1977) / this track also reached No.1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart in 1977

Gene Watson’s ‘The Best of Gene Watson’ (LP: Capitol Records, 1978 / CD: Capitol Records, 1989) also included the following tracks:

‘Shadows On The Wall’ (written by Thomas Becket) / this track was previously released as a 45rpm vinyl single only

‘John’s Back in Town’, was written by Bill Mack (Saturday 4 June 1932 – Friday 31 July 2020) and Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 – Wednesday 13 February 2002) / this track was previously released as a 45rpm vinyl single only

‘If I’m A Fool For Leaving’, which was written by Skip Graves and Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 – Friday 2 January 2015) / this track was originally included on Gene Watson’s self-titled debut album, ‘Gene Watson‘ (Wide World Records, 1969 / Stoneway Records, 1973), and on Gene Watson’s ‘Because You Believed in Me‘ (Capitol Records, 1976) / this track was also re-recorded by Gene Watson, who included it on ‘Gene Watson: Then & Now‘ (Koch Records Nashville, 2005)

Gene Watson’s ‘The Best of Gene Watson’ (LP: Capitol Records, 1978 / CD: Capitol Records, 1989) reached No.29 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1978, and No.12 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums Chart in 1978.

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