Gene Watson’s ‘Should I Come Home’ (Capitol Records, 1979)

‘Should I Come Home’
Capitol Records ST-11947 (1979)

Gene Watson’s ‘Should I Come Home’ album was released by Capitol Records in August 1979.


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About Gene Watson’s ‘Should I Come Home’…

Overview
‘Gene Watson’s ‘Should I Come Home’ includes a number of single releases that attained high positions on the Billboard country music singles chart.

The title track, ‘Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy’)’ (written by Joe Allen), reached the Billboard Top 3 in 1979, while ‘Nothing Sure Looked Good On You’ (written by Jim Rushing) and ‘Bedroom Ballad’ (written by Joe Allen) reached No.4 and No.18 respectively on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980′.


Gene Watson’s ‘Should I Come Home’ was produced by Russ Reeder.

Gene Watson’s ‘Should I Come Home’ was recorded and mixed at Clement Recording Studios in Nashville (Engineer: Jim Williamson).

Gene Watson’s ‘Should I Come Home’ was mastered at Capitol Records, Hollywood, California.

Gene Watson’s ‘Should I Come Home’ reached No.16 on the Billboard Top Country Album Chart in 1978.


‘Should I Come Home’
Capitol Records ST11947 (1979)


1 ‘Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy)’
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company Inc. / BMI
This track featured background vocals from Joseph Babcock, Dolores Edgin, Jeanine Walker and Hurshel Wayne Wiginton (Saturday 29 January 1938 – Monday 6 March 2017)

Joe Nichols recorded ‘Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy)’ (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on ‘Joe Nichols III’ (Universal South Records, 2005).



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).


2 ‘I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)’
Writer: Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 – Thursday 1 January 1953)
Publishers: Fred Rose Music Inc. / BMI
This track featured background vocals from ‘The Nashville Edition’, which included Joseph Babcock, Dolores Edgin, Wendellyn Suits and Hurshel Wayne Wiginton (Saturday 29 January 1938 – Monday 6 March 2017)

Various Artists: 'A Tribute to Hank Williams' (EMI Records, 1992)

Gene Watson’s version of Hank Williams’ ‘I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)’ was included on ‘A Tribute To Hank Williams’ (EMI Records, 1992), a various artists collection.


‚ÄĘ In the March 1993 issue of Country Music People, Craig Baguley reviewed ‘A Tribute to Hank Williams‘ (EMI Records, 1992).


Hank Williams: 'Ramblin' Man' (MGM Records, 1955)

Hank Williams’ version of ‘I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)’, which reached No.2 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1951, was subsequently included on Hank Williams’ ‘Ramblin’ Man’ (MGM Records, 1955).


3 ‘Nothing Sure Looked Good On You’
Writer: Jim Rushing
Publishers: Coal Miners Music, Inc. / BMI
This track featured background vocals from Joseph Babcock, Dolores Edgin, Jeanine Walker and Hurshel Wayne Wiginton (Saturday 29 January 1938 – Monday 6 March 2017)



Doug Supernaw
 (Monday 26 September 1960 – Friday 13 November 2020) recorded ‘Nothing Sure Looked Good On You’ (written by Jim Rushing) and included the track on ‘Fadin’ Renegade’ (Tack Records, 1999).

Alan Jackson recorded ‘Nothing Sure Looked Good On You’ (written by Jim Rushing) and included the track on ‘Songs of Love & Heartache’ (Cracker Barrel, 2009).



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).

Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings: 'Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings: Double Live at The Western Club' (Jeff Woolsey Music / Shuffle One Records, 2017)

Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings recorded ‘Nothing Sure Looked Good On You’ (written by Jim Rushing) and included the track on ‘Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings: Double Live At The Western Club’ (Jeff Woolsey Music / Shuffle One Records, 2017).


4 ‘That Evil Child’
Writer: Wayne Carson (Monday 31 May 1943 – Monday 20 July 2015)
Publishers: Screen Gems – EMI Music Inc. / BMI
This track featured background vocals from The Sound 70 Singers, which included Ronald Drake, Beckie Foster, Allen Henson and Laverna Moore (Wednesday 9 February 1938 – Thursday 28 March 2013)


5 ‘Circle Driveway’
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Joe Allen Music / BMI
This track featured background vocals from ‘The Nashville Edition’, which included Joseph Babcock, Dolores Edgin, Wendellyn Suits and Hurshel Wayne Wiginton (Saturday 29 January 1938 – Monday 6 March 2017)



Don Williams
 (Saturday 27 May 1939 – Friday 8 September 2017) recorded ‘Circle Driveway’ (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on ‘Portrait’ (MCA Records, 1979).

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013) recorded ‘Circle Driveway’ (written by Joe Allen) and included the track on ‘Town & Country’ (Dimension Records, 1981).


6 ‘The Heart of A Clown’
Writers: Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins and Francis Kane
Publishers: Rightsong Music, Inc. / BMI
This track featured¬†background vocals from ‘The Nashville Edition’, which included Joseph Babcock, Dolores Edgin, Wendellyn Suits and Hurshel Wayne Wiginton (Saturday 29 January 1938 – Monday 6 March 2017)

Wade Ray (Thursday 6 April 1916 – Wednesday 11 November 1998) & The Ozark Mountain Boys recorded ‘The Heart of A Clown’ (written by Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins and Francis Kane) and included the track on ‘Walk Softly…& Other Country Songs’ (RCA Camden Records, 1966); the track was also included on Wade Ray’s ‘A Ray of Country Sun’ (RCA Camden Records, 1966).

Sammi Smith (Thursday 5 August 1943 – Saturday 12 February 2005) recorded ‘The Heart of A Clown’ (written by Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins and Francis Kane) and included the track on ‘Today I Started Loving You Again’ (Mega Records, 1975).

Curtis Potter: 'Down in Texas Today' (Step One Records, 1984 / Heart of Texas Records, 2006)

Curtis Potter (Thursday 18 April 1940 – Saturday 23 January 2016) recorded ‘The Heart of A Clown’ (written by Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins and Francis Kane) and included the track on ‘Down In Texas Today’ (Step One Records, 1984); this album was re-issued by Heart of Texas Records in 2006.

Willie Nelson recorded ‘The Heart of A Clown’ (written by Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins and Francis Kane) and included the track on ‘Moonlight Becomes You’ (Justice Records, 1993).

The Cornell Hurd Band: 'Song of South Austin' (Behemoth Records, 2002)

The Cornell Hurd Band recorded ‘The Heart of A Clown’ (written by Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins and Francis Kane) and included the track on ‘Song of South Austin’ (Behemoth Records, 2002).

Ernie Sykes: 'Ernie Sykes Sings! Brand New World' (Ampersand Records, 2012)

Ernie Sykes recorded ‘The Heart of A Clown’ (written by Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins and Francis Kane) and included the track on ‘Ernie Sykes Sings! Brand New World’ (Ampersand Records, 2012).


7 ‘After The Party’
Writer: Joe Eddie Gough (Friday 27 January 1939 – Friday 14 August 2009)
Publishers: Little Ann Music / BMI
This track featured¬†background vocals from ‘The Nashville Edition’, which included Joseph Babcock, Dolores Edgin, Wendellyn Suits and Hurshel Wayne Wiginton (Saturday 29 January 1938 – Monday 6 March 2017)


8 ‘The Beer At Dorsey’s Bar’
Writers: Danny Morrison (Sunday 22 April 1945 – Tuesday 14 February 2012) and Red Lane (Thursday 2 February 1939 – Wednesday 1 July 2015)
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company Inc. / BMI
This track featured background vocals from The Sound 70 Singers, which included Ronald Drake, Beckie Foster, Allen Henson and Laverna Moore (Wednesday 9 February 1938 РThursday 28 March 2013)


9 ‘Bedroom Ballad’
Writer: Joe Allen
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company Inc. / BMI
This track featured background vocals from Joseph Babcock, Dolores Edgin, Jeanine Walker and Hurshel Wayne Wiginton (Saturday 29 January 1938 РMonday 6 March 2017)



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


10 ‘Beautiful You’
Writer: Joe Eddie Gough (Friday 27 January 1939 РFriday 14 August 2009)
Publishers: Little Ann Music / BMI




On Tuesday 27 January 2009, England’s Hux Records released Gene Watson’s ‘Should I Come Home’ (Capitol Records, 1979), along with Gene Watson’s ‘Reflections‘ (Capitol Records, 1978), as a special 2-for-1 CD set.




Should I Come Home
Capitol Records ST11947 (1979)

Personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson’s ‘Should I Come Home’ (Capitol Records, 1979) included the following:

Harold Bradley (Saturday 2 January 1926 – Thursday 31 January 2019) (rhythn guitar, lead guitar)
Buddy Spicher (fiddle)
Hargus ‚ÄėPig‚Äô Robbins (Tuesday 18 January 1938 – Sunday 30 January 2022) (piano)
Buddy Harman (Sunday 23 December 1928 – Thursday 21 August 2008) (drums)
Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) (rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar)
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Joe Allen (bass)
Dale Sellers (electric guitar)
Lloyd Green (steel guitar on ‘Beautiful You’)
Tommy Williams (fiddle on ‘Beautiful You’)
Kenneth Malone (Thursday 4 August 1938 – Thursday 26 August 2021) (drums on ‘Beautiful You’)