Gene Watson’s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky’ (MCA Records, 1983)

Gene Watson: 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983)

‘Sometimes I Get Lucky’
MCA Records MCA-5384 (1983)

Gene Watson’s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky’ (MCA Records, 1983) was released by MCA Records in March 1983.


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About Gene Watson’s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky’…

Overview
Gene Watson’s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky’ (MCA Records, 1983) spawned two Top 10 hit singles for Gene Watson on the Billboard country music singles chart; ‘You’re Out Doing What I’m Here Doing Without’ (No.2, 1983) and ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky’ (No.9, 1983).

Gene Watson’s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky’ (MCA Records, 1983) also has the distinction of being the first Gene Watson release to feature members of his acclaimed Farewell Party Band on record, thus affording listeners the opportunity to hear this authentic group of musicians for the first time, in a studio setting, recreating a concert sound.

The Farewell Party Band line-up at this time included the following members:

Larry Booth (bass guitar)
Joe Eddie Gough (Friday 27 January 1939 – Friday 14 August 2009) (piano)
Doug Boggs (drums)
Daniel (Danny) T. Rainwater (passed away on Friday 28 December 2018) (guitar)
Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) (guitar)
Norman Richard ‘Norm’ Kastner (‘Cass’) (Sunday 2 September 1945 – Wednesday 18 July 2012) (guitar)
Chris ‘Tiny’ Olson (steel guitar)


Gene Watson’s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky’ (MCA Records, 1983) was produced by Russ Reeder and Gene Watson for G-J Productions and was recorded at Pete’s Place, Nashville (Recording & Mixing Engineer: Al Pachucci).

Gene Watson’s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky’ (MCA Records, 1983) reached No.16 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1983.


‘Sometimes I Get Lucky’
MCA Records MCA5384 (1983)


1 ‘Speak Well of Me’
Writer: Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010)
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company, Inc. / Tree Group (BMI)

Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010) recorded ‘Speak Well of Me’ (written by Hank Cochran) and included the track on ‘The Heart of Hank’ (Monument Records, 1969).

Darrell McCall recorded ‘Speak Well of Me’, which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 – Thursday 15 July 2010), and included the track on ‘Keeping With Tradition’ (Heart of Texas Records, 2009).


2 ‘In Love All Alone’
Writers: Jesse Shofner and Randy Hatch
Publishers: Almarie Music (BMI)


3 ‘You’re Out Doing What I’m Here Doing Without’
Writers: Bo Roberts and Allen Frizzell
Publishers: Desert Rose Music / Ski Slope Music (BMI)

Odd Jarle Hanssen: 'I Know This Feeling' (Odd Jarle Hanssen Music, 1993)

Odd Jarle Hanssen recorded ‘You’re Out Doing What I’m Here Doing Without’ (written by Bo Roberts and Allen Frizzell) and included the track on ‘I Know This Feeling’ (Odd Jarle Hanssen Music, 1993).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘You’re Out Doing What I’m Here Doing Without’ (written by Bo Roberts and Allen Frizzell) and included the track on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).


4 ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky & Forget’
Writers: Ernie Rowell and Bobby Lee House (Friday 11 February 1949 – Thursday 25 November 2004)
Publishers: Blue Creek Music / Booth and Watson Music / On The House Music (BMI)



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky & Forget’, which was written by Ernie Rowell and Bobby Lee House (Friday 11 February 1949 – Thursday 25 November 2004), and included the track on ‘Gene Watson: Then & Now‘ (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky & Forget’, which was written by Ernie Rowell and Bobby Lee House (Friday 11 February 1949 – Thursday 25 November 2004), and included the track on ‘Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits‘ (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).


5 ‘She Sure Makes Leaving Seem Easy’
Writer: Sonny Throckmorton
Publishers: Tree Publishing Company, Inc. (BMI)

Jerry Lee Lewis: 'My Fingers Do The Talkin' (MCA Records, 1982)

Jerry Lee Lewis (Sunday 29 September 1935 – Friday 28 October 2022) recorded ‘She Sure Makes Leaving Seem Easy’ (written by Sonny Throckmorton) and included the track on ‘My Fingers Do The Talkin’ (MCA Records, 1982).


6 ‘You Waltzed Yourself Right Into My Life’
Writer: Ron Moore
Publishers: Low Ball Music Inc. (BMI)

T.G. Sheppard recorded ‘You Waltzed Yourself Right Into My Life’ (written by Ron Moore) and included the track on ‘I Love ‘Em All’ (Warner Bros. Records, 1981).


7 ‘You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night’
Writers: Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell
Publishers: Blue Creek Music / Booth and Watson Music / Cross Timbers Music (BMI)



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night’ (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) and included the track on ‘Gene Watson: Then & Now‘ (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).

Leona Williams recorded ‘You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night’ (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) and included the track on ‘New Patches’ (Heart of Texas Records, 2008).

Myra Rolen recorded ‘You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night’ (written by Dave Lindsey and Ernie Rowell) and included the track on ‘Hold That Thought’ (Pretty World Records, 2014).


8 ‘You’re Just Another Beer Drinkin’ Song’
Writers: Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004)
Publishers: Millstone Music Company (ASCAP) / Baray Music, Inc. (BMI)

Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 – Monday 16 December 2013) recorded ‘You’re Just Another Beer Drinkin’ Song’, which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on ‘Somewhere In Texas’ (Dimension Records, 1982).

Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 – Tuesday 10 December 1996) recorded ‘You’re Just Another Beer Drinkin’ Song’, which was written by Warren D. Robb and Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004), and included the track on ‘Here’s To You’ (Step One Records, 1987).


9 ‘Thinking ‘Bout Leaving’
Writers: Randy Albright, Mark D. Sanders and Butch Paulson
Publishers: Milene Music (ASCAP)


10 ‘If I Were You, I’d Fall In Love With Me’
Writers: Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb
Publishers: Almarie Music (BMI) / Millstone Music Company (ASCAP)

Hank Thompson (Thursday 3 September 1925 – Tuesday 6 November 2007) recorded ‘If I Were You, I’d Fall In Love With Me’, which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb, and included the track on ‘Here’s To Country Music’ (Step One Records, 1988).



Gene Watson re-recorded ‘If I Were You, I’d Fall In Love With Me’, which was written by Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Warren D. Robb, and included the track on ‘Gene Watson: Then & Now‘ (Koch Records Nashville, 2005).




‚ÄĘ Read a Country Music People review of Gene Watson’s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky‘ (MCA Records, 1983)

The review, which was written by Alan Cackett, was published in the July 1983 issue of the United Kingdom monthly publication Country Music People.


Sometimes I Get Lucky
MCA Records MCA5384 (1983)

Personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson’s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky’ (MCA Records, 1983) included members of Gene Watson’s Farewell Party Band:

Larry Booth (Tony Booth‘s younger brother) (bass)
Joe Eddie Gough (Friday 27 January 1939 – Friday 14 August 2009) (piano)
Doug Boggs (drums)
Daniel (Danny) T. Rainwater (passed away on Friday 28 December 2018), Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 – Saturday 17 April 2004) and Norman Richard ‘Norm’ Kastner (‘Cass’) (Sunday 2 September 1945 – Wednesday 18 July 2012) (guitar)

Additional personnel involved in the recording of Gene Watson’s ‘Sometimes I Get Lucky’ (MCA Records, 1983) included the following:

Chris ‘Tiny’ Olson (steel guitar)
Lisa Silver and Buddy Spicher (fiddle)
Tennessee Express (Beckie Foster, Joy Gardner, Ronnie Drake and Curtis Young (the latter was filling in for Al Henson) (background vocals)