Gene Watson Remembers Razzy Bailey: Thursday 5 August 2021

Razzy Bailey (Tuesday 14 February 1939 - Wednesday 4 August 2021)

On Thursday 5 August 2021Gene Watson remembered legendary country music artist, Razzy Bailey (Tuesday 14 February 1939 – Wednesday 4 August 2021), who had passed away the previous day.

‘So sorry to hear another of our friends has passed.

Razzy Bailey (Tuesday 14 February 1939 – Wednesday 4 August 2021) had a slew of hits, including ‘Midnight Hauler’, ‘I Keep Coming Back’ and ‘She Left Love All Over Me’.

RIP, Razzy’

On Monday 18 January 2010Razzy Bailey (Tuesday 14 February 1939 – Wednesday 4 August 2021) graciously submitted a ‘Peer’s Quote’ about Gene Watson, which was included within Gene Watson’s Fan Site.

During the course of his iconic country music career, Razzy Bailey (Tuesday 14 February 1939 – Wednesday 4 August 2021) enjoyed a number of hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart, including the following:

‘What Time Do You Have To Be Back In Heaven?’ (No.9, 1978)

‘Tonight She’s Gonna Love Me (Like There Was No Tomorrow)’ (No.6, 1978)

‘If Love Had A Face’ (No.6, 1979)

‘I Ain’t Got No Business Doin’ Business Today’ (No.10, 1979)

‘I Can’t Get Enough of You’ (No.5, 1979)

‘Too Old To Play Cowboy’ (No.13, 1980)

‘Loving Up A Storm’, which was written by Danny Morrison (Sunday 22 April 1945 – Tuesday 14 February 2012) and Johnny Slate (No.1 for one week in October 1980)

‘I Keep Coming Back’, which was written by Johnny Slate, Jim Hurt (1939 – Sunday 26 September 2004) and Larry Keith / ‘True Life Country Music’, which was written by Danny Morrison (Sunday 22 April 1945 – Tuesday 14 February 2012), Jeff Silbar and Sam Larber (No.1 for week in February 1981)

‘Friends’, which was written by Danny Morrison (Sunday 22 April 1945 – Tuesday 14 February 2012) and Johnny Slate / ‘Anywhere There’s a Jukebox’ (written by Razzy Bailey) (No.1 for one week in June 1981)

‘Midnight Hauler’ (written by Wood Newton and Tim DuBois) / Scratch My Back (& Whisper In My Ear)’ (written by Raymond Moore, Marcell Strong and Earl Cage Jr.) (No.1 for one week in October 1981)

‘She Left Love All Over Me’ (written by Chester Lester) (No.1 for one week in March / April 1982)

‘Everytime You Cross My Mind (You Break My Heart)’ (No.10, 1982)

‘Love’s Gonna Fall Here Tonight’ (written by Kendal Franceschi) (No.8, 1982)

‘Poor Boy’ (No.30, 1982)

‘This Is Just The First Day’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), Royce Porter (Saturday 1 April 1939 – Saturday 2 June 2018) and Razzy Bailey (No.62, 1983)

‘After The Great Depression’ (No.19, 1983)

‘In The Midnight Hour’, which was written by Wilson Pickett (Tuesday 18 March 1941 – Thursday 19 January 2006) and Steve Cropper (No.14, 1984)

‘Knock On Wood’ (No.29, 1984)

‘Touchy Situation’ (No.43, 1984)

‘Modern Day Marriages’ (No.51, 1985)

In October 1985, Razzy Bailey saw the release of ‘Arrival’ (MCA Records, 1985), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

‘Fighting Fire With Fire’, which was written by Bobby Harden (Thursday 27 June 1935 – Tuesday 30 May 2006) (No.78, 1985) / this track was also recorded by  Gene Watson, who included it on ‘This Dream’s on Me‘ (MCA Records, 1982)

‘Old Blue Yodeler’ (No.48, 1985)

‘Rockin’ In The Parkin’ Lot’ (No.63, 1986)

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