Gene Watson’s ‘Love in The Hot Afternoon & Paper Rosie’ (Hux Records, 2002): Country Music People Review: February 2003

Gene Watson has been singing professionally since the late 1950s and has been a country music album recording artist since the late 1960s.

Gene Watson’s contribution to the country music genre is immeasurable.

It is here where you have an opportunity to read a review of Gene Watson’s ‘Love in The Hot Afternoon & Paper Rosie‘ (Hux Records, 2002), as published in the February 2003 issue of Country Music People.

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Country Music People have long ago nailed its colours to the mast where Gene Watson is concerned.

 has rigorously championed Gene Watson’s cause down through the years and have published a number of reviews of his album releases.

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Love in The Hot Afternoon & Paper Rosie‘ (Hux Records, 2002)
Country Music People, February 2003

This review of ‘Love in The Hot Afternoon & Paper Rosie‘ (Hux Records, 2002) by Craig Baguley was published in the May 2002 issue of Country Music People, and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the publishers.

Album Review by Craig Baguley
(***** out of 5)
‘Re-issue of two classic Watson albums on one CD.

Love in the Hot Afternoon‘ (Capitol Records, 1975) is the one that started it all, and began Watson’s relationship with Canadian songwriter Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 – Wednesday 9 March 2016), who gave him the terrific ‘Where Love Begins’.

Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 – Wednesday 9 March 2016) also contributes ‘If The Shoe Fits, Wear It’ and the cute-titled ‘Don’t Look At Me (In That Tone of Voice)’ on the ‘Paper Rosie‘ (Capitol Records, 1977) album, the title track of which was written by another Canuck, Dallas Harms (Thursday 18 July 1935 – Saturday 12 October 2019)’.

Craig Baguley
Country Music People
February 2003