Gene Watson’s ‘Greatest Hits’ (Curb Records, 1990)

Gene Watson: Greatest Hits' (Curb Records, 1990)

‘Gene Watson: Greatest Hits’
Curb Records D2-77393 (1990)

Gene Watson’s ‘Gene Watson: Greatest Hits’ (Curb Records, 1990) was released by Curb Records in 1990.


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About Gene Watson’s ‘Gene Watson: Greatest Hits’…


Album Sleeve Notes
‘Born Gary Gene Watson in Palestine, Texas on October 11, 1943, Gene Watson was raised in Paris, Texas.  At the young age of 13, he started working professionally!

He later formed his own band, Gene Watson & The Other Four.  After working local clubs, and touring around the country, he became a mainstay at the Dynasty Club in Houston.

It was in 1975 when that ‘big break’ came for Gene Watson.  He was signed to a long term recording contract, and in short order, his first record exploded on the best seller charts!  That was ‘Love In The Hot Afternoon’, and it was followed by hit after hit, ‘Where Love Begins’, ‘Paper Rosie’, ‘Pick The Wildwood Flower’, and ‘Nothing Sure Looked Good On You’, all of which are included here in this exceptional collection, along with his many other top hits.

Gene Watson continues to travel, playing concerts and nightclubs and making hit records as he enters his second decade in the entertainment world.

This collection will be a welcome addition to your country record collection’.


Overview
‘Gene Watson was very much a major league artist within the genre of country music at the time ‘Gene Watson: Greatest Hits’ (Curb Records, 1990) was released.

Gene Watson enjoyed a very successful reign at the top of his country music profession at Capitol Records between 1975 and 1980.

‘Gene Watson: Greatest Hits’ (Curb Records, 1990) is a compilation album of material which celebrates this period of Gene Watson’s recording career; nine songs (tracks 2 – 10) are taken from ‘Love In The Hot Afternoon‘ (Capitol Records, 1975), ‘Paper Rosie‘ (Capitol Records, 1977), ‘Beautiful Country‘ (Capitol Records, 1977), ‘Reflections‘ (Capitol Records, 1978) and ‘Should I Come Home‘ (Capitol Records, 1979), while one track (track 1) is taken from ‘Heartaches, Love & Stuff‘ (MCA Records, 1984).


‘Gene Watson: Greatest Hits’
Curb Records D2-77393 (1990)




‘I Don’t Need A Thing At All’ (written by Joe Allen) was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Beautiful Country‘ (Capitol Records, 1977).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘I Don’t Need A Thing At All’ (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).


3 ‘One Sided Conversation’
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Joe Allen Music



‘One Sided Conversation’ (written by Joe Allen) was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Reflections‘ (Capitol Records, 1978).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘One Sided Conversation’ (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).


4 ‘Farewell Party’
Writer: Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 – Thursday 26 July 2007)
Publishers: Western Hills Music



‘Farewell Party’, which was written by Lawton Williams (Monday 24 July 1922 – Thursday 26 July 2007) was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Reflections‘ (Capitol Records, 1978).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Farewell Party’, which was written by Lawton Williams¬†(Monday 24 July 1922 – Thursday 26 July 2007), and included the track on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).


5 ‘Pick The Wildwood Flower’
Written by Joe Allen
Published by Tree Publishing Co., Inc. (CBS Music Group)



‘Pick The Wildwood Flower’ (written by Joe Allen) was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Reflections‘ (Capitol Records, 1978).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Pick The Wildwood Flower’ (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).


6 ‘Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy)’
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Tree Publishing Co., Inc. (CBS Music Group)



‘Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy)’ (written by Joe Allen) was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Should I Come Home‘ (Capitol Records, 1979).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy)’ (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).


7 ‘Nothing Sure Looked Good On You’
Writer: Jim Rushing
Publishers: Coal Miner Music, Inc.



‘Nothing Sure Looked Good On You’ (written by Jim Rushing) was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Should I Come Home‘ (Capitol Records, 1979).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Nothing Sure Looked Good On You’ (written by Jim Rushing) and included the track on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).


8 ‘Love In The Hot Afternoon’
Writers: Kent Westberry and Vincent Wesley Matthews (1940 РSaturday 22 November 2003)
Publishers: Songs of Polygram International, Inc.



‘Love In The Hot Afternoon’, which was written by Kent Westberry and Vincent Wesley Matthews (1940 – Saturday 22 November 2003), was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Love In The Hot Afternoon‘ (Capitol Records, 1975).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Love In The Hot Afternoon’, which was written by Kent Westberry¬†and Vincent Wesley Matthews¬†(1940 – Saturday 22 November 2003), and included the track on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).


9 ‘Where Love Begins’
Writer: Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 РWednesday 9 March 2016)
Publishers: Blue Echo Music



‘Where Love Begins’, which was written by Ray Griff¬†(Monday 22 April 1940 – Wednesday 9 March 2016),¬†was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Love In The Hot Afternoon‘ (Capitol Records, 1975).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Where Love Begins’, which was written by Ray Griff¬†(Monday 22 April 1940 – Wednesday 9 March 2016),¬†and included the track on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).


10 ‘Paper Rosie’
Writer: Dallas Harms (Thursday 18 July 1935 РSaturday 12 October 2019)
Publishers: Doubleplay Music (SOCAM)



‘Paper Rosie’, which was written by Dallas Harms (Thursday 18 July 1935 – Saturday 12 October 2019), was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Paper Rosie‘ (Capitol Records, 1978).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Paper Rosie’, which was written by Dallas Harms (Thursday 18 July 1935 – Saturday 12 October 2019),¬†and included the track on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).


11 ‘You Could Know As Much About A Stranger’
Writer: Nadine Bryant
Publishers: Column Two



‘You Could Know As Much About A Stranger’ (written by Nadine Bryant) was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Love In The Hot Afternoon‘ (Capitol Records, 1975).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘You Could Know As Much About A Stranger’ (written by Nadine Bryant) and included the track on ‘Gene Watson…Then & Now‘ (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).



Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent recorded ‘You Could Know As Much About A Stranger’ (written by Nadine Bryant) and included the track on ‘Your Money & My Good Looks‘ (Upper Management Music, 2011).


12 ‘The Old Man & His Horn’
Writer: Dallas Harms (Thursday 18 July 1935 – Saturday 12 October 2019)
Publishers: Doubleplay Music (SOCAM)



‘The Old Man & His Horn’, which was written by Dallas Harms (Thursday 18 July 1935 – Saturday 12 October 2019), was originally included on Gene Watson’s ‘Beautiful Country‘ (Capitol Records, 1977).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘The Old Man & His Horn’, which was written by Dallas Harms (Thursday 18 July 1935 – Saturday 12 October 2019), and included the track on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).


‚ÄĘ Read a Country Music People review of Gene Watson’s ‘Greatest Hits‘ (Curb Records, 1990)

The review, which was written by Craig Baguley, was published in the February 1991 issue of the United Kingdom monthly publication Country Music People.




‘Gene Watson: Greatest Hits’
Curb Records D2-77393 (1990)