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Gene Watson


kraj: USA
gatunek: country
dekady: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000
Prawdziwe nazwisko Gary Gene Watson. Amerykański piosenkarz country. Najbardziej znany za sprawą przebojów - „Love in the Hot Afternoon” oraz „Fourteen Carat Mind” oraz „Farewell Party”.

Urodził się 11 października 1943 roku w Palestine, w Teksasie.

Karierę muzyczną rozpoczął na początku lat 70., występując wieczorami w lokalnych klubach. W dzień pracował wtedy w zakładzie mechaniki samochodowej. Na początku nagrywał dla małej wytwórni. W 1974 roku prawa do jego albumu „Love in the Hot Afternoon” kupiła Capitol Records i wydała go w ogólnokrajowym nakładzie. Tytułowy utwór, nagrany w tempie ¾, pojawił się na rynku w czerwcu następnego roku i z miejsca wspiął się na 3. pozycję w zestawieniu Hot Country Singles magazynu Billboard.

Szczyt jego popularności przypadł na przełom lat 70. i 80., gdy nagrywał swoje największe przeboje – „Where Love Begins”, „Paper Rosie”, „Should I Go Home (or Should I Go Crazy)”, „Nothing Sure Looked Good on You” oraz „Farewell Party”.

W 1982 roku nagrał „Fourteen Carat Mind”, który znalazł się na 1. miejscu zestawienia Billboard. Do połowy tej dekady artysta nagrał jeszcze tak przebojowe piosenki, jak „Speak Softly (You're Talking to My Heart)”, „You're Out Doing What I'm Here Doing Without” i „Got No Reason Now for Going Home”. W 1985 roku na rynku ukazał się jego wielki hit – „Memories to Burn”.

Artysta nigdy nie porzucił tradycyjnego country, nawet wtedy, gdy nagrywał w latach 80. zdominowanych przez różne odmiany szeroko rozumianego popu.

W wyniku podpisanego kontraktu z Warner Bros. – wydał dwa nowe albumy – „Back in the Fire” (1990) oraz „At Last” (1990).

Kolejnym znaczącym krążkiem w jego karierze był dopiero nagrany w 2001 roku – „From the Heart".

Cztery lata później do sklepów trafił jego longplay „Then & Now”.

W maju 2007 roku zaczął pracować dla niezależnej wytwórni Shanachie Records. Nagrał dla niej nowy materiał, w tym trzy covery swoich ulubionych klasycznych kompozycji z repertuaru Merle Haggarda – „Today I started Loving You Again” oraz w duecie z Lee Ann Womack. Na albumie pojawiły się także inne uznane nazwiska – między innymi Vince Gill, Mark Chesnutt, Connie Smith czy Rhonda Vincent. Nowy krążek – „In a Perfect World” miał swoją oficjalną premierę we wrześniu tego roku. Duet z Vincem Gillem – „Let Me Be The First To Go” wspięła się na szczyt europejskiego notowania HotDisc, natomiast utwór „A Good Place To Turn Around” zaśpiewany wspólnie z Connie Smith dotarł do 4. pozycji w zestawieniu Gospel Radio Active. Longplay został świetnie przyjęty, zarówno przez krytyków, jak i fanów artysty. Pod względem sprzedaży był jednym z najlepszych w całym tym roku.

Równocześnie z podpisaniem nowej umowy - zaczęła działać strona internetowa Watsona.

W sierpniu 2008 roku na rynku ukazała się kolejna płyta piosenkarza - „Matters of the Heart”.

W 2009 roku artysta rozpoczął pracę nad nowym materiałem studyjnym.

Reflections/Should I Come Home?
Reflections/Should I Come Home?
1. One Sided Conversation • 2. Take Off Them Shoes • 3. Farewell Party • 4. Let's Give It Up Or Get It On • 5. For The Memories • 6. I Wonder How It Is In Colorado • 7. Pick The Wildwood Flower • 8. I Know What It's Like In Her Arms • 9. Mama Sold Roses • 10. I Don't Know How To Tell Her • 11. Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy) • 12. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) • 13. Nothing Sure Looked Good On You • 14. That Evil Child • 15. Circle Driveway • 16. The Heart Of A Clown • 17. After The Party • 18. The Beer At Dorsey's Bar • 19. Bedroom Ballad • 20. Beautiful You
Matters of the Heart
Matters of the Heart
1. Fourteen Carat Mind • 2. Sometimes I Get Lucky and Forget • 3. Maybe I Should Have Been Listening • 4. What She Don't Know Won't Hurt Her • 5. You Sure Make Cheatin' Seem Easy • 6. You're Just Another Beer Drinkin' Song • 7. The Girl I Used to Run Around On • 8. 'Til Melinda Comes Around • 9. Roads and Other Reasons • 10. Old Loves Never Die • 11. Baby Me Baby • 12. You Waltzed Yourself Right into My Life • 13. If I Were You I'd Fall in Love with Me • 14. Lonely Me • 15. From Cotton to Satin • 16. Three • 17. Come Back Home • 18. Somethin' 'Bout Bein' Gone • 19. Thinking 'Bout Leaving • 20. This Dream's on Me
In a Perfect World
In a Perfect World
1. Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me • 2. Let Me Be the First to Go • 3. What Was I Thinking? • 4. Today I Started Loving You Again • 5. In a Perfect World • 6. She's Already Gone • 7. I Buried Our Love • 8. Together Again • 9. This Side of the Door • 10. A Good Place to Turn Around • 11. Like I Wasn't Even There
Gospel At It's Best
Gospel At It's Best
1. My Eyes Are On The Prize • 2. Before The Hammers Could Ring • 3. Jesus Is All I Need • 4. The City • 5. Precious Memories • 6. Shrine From The Mountain • 7. Over There • 8. Climb Higher • 9. Amazing Grace • 10. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Because You Believed In Me/Beautiful Country
Because You Believed In Me/Beautiful Country
1. Because You Believed in Me • 2. If I'm a Fool For Leaving • 3. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall • 4. When My World Left Town • 5. Sorry Willie • 6. How Good a Bad Woman Feels • 7. Her Body Couldn't Keep You Off My Mind • 8. I Fell Apart • 9. Hey Louella • 10. And Then You Came Along • 11. Old Man and His Horn, The • 12. Cowboys Don't Get Lucky All the Time • 13. I Won't Be Sleeping Alone • 14. Hey Barnum and Bailey • 15. I'd Love to Live With You Again • 16. I Don't Need a Thing at All • 17. Raining in Dallas • 18. It Don't Hurt Me Half as Bad • 19. I Knew We Could Never Love For Long • 20. He Little Thinged Her Out of My Arms
Then & Now
Then & Now
1. If I'm a Fool for Leaving • 2. Only Yesterday • 3. If I Were You • 4. Baby Me Baby • 5. Back in the Fire • 6. You Could Know as Much • 7. I Didn't Think of You at All • 8. Sometimes I Get Lucky • 9. Everybody Needs a Hero • 10. I Wonder How It Is in Colorado • 11. The Jukebox Played Along • 12. You Put Out an Old Flame Last Night • 13. I Catch Myself
The Gospel Side of Gene Watson
The Gospel Side of Gene Watson
1. Jesus Is All I Need • 2. Over There • 3. The City • 4. Amazing Grace • 5. Before The Hammer Could Ring • 6. Precious Memories • 7. Climb Higher • 8. Shine From The Mountain • 9. My Eyes Are On The Prize • 10. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Gene Watson...Sings
Gene Watson...Sings
1. New Woman • 2. Make Sure You Got It All • 3. When a Man Can't Get a Woman Off His Mind • 4. What a Diff'rence a Day Made • 5. Just to Hold Her • 6. When She Comes Back • 7. Smithereens • 8. Flowers • 9. Coast of Texas • 10. Hold Me
From the Heart
From the Heart
1. Next to Nothin' • 2. She Had Me • 3. The Man an' Me and You • 4. Rose in the Sand • 5. When You're Not Looking Back • 6. This Circus That You Call a Rodeo • 7. The Truth Is I Lied • 8. Would It Be Cheatin' • 9. Drivin' Me Sane • 10. Take Me as I Am or Let Me Go • 11. No Trash in My Trailer • 12. I Never Go Around Mirrors (I've Got a Heartache to Hide)
18 Greatest Hits
18 Greatest Hits
1. Love in the Hot Afternoon • 2. Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy) • 3. Paper Rosie • 4. Nothing Sure Looked Good on You • 5. Where Love Begins • 6. Farewell Party • 7. Pick the Wildwood Flower • 8. Her Body Couldn't Keep You (Off My Mind) • 9. I Don't Need a Thing at All • 10. One Sided Conversation • 11. Because You Believed in Me • 12. The Old Man and His Horn • 13. Cowboys Don't Get Lucky All the Time • 14. No One Will Ever Know • 15. Raisin' Cane in Texas • 16. Bedroom Ballad • 17. You Could Know as Much About a Stranger Bryant • 18. Bad Water
A Way to Survive
A Way to Survive
1. Couldn't Love Have Picked a Better Place to Die • 2. Just in Case • 3. A Way to Survive • 4. When There's Not a Tear Left to My Name • 5. You Can't Believe a Thing I Say • 6. Someone's Child • 7. All Hat, No Cattle • 8. Fourteen Carat Mind • 9. Old Porch Swing • 10. Class Reunion
Jesus Is All I Need
Jesus Is All I Need
Jesus Is All I Need • Over There • The City • Amazing Grace • Before the Hammer Could Ring • Precious Memories • Climb Higher • Shine from the Mountain • My Eyes Are on the Prize • Will the Circle Be Unbroken
The Good Ole Days
The Good Ole Days
1. The Good Ole Days Are Right Now • 2. No Goodbyes • 3. You Pushed Me to the Limit • 4. Change Her Mind • 5. The Man That Broke Your Heart • 6. I Don't Need a Thing at All • 7. Speak Softly (You're Talking to My Heart) • 8. Somewhere Beyond Nowhere • 9. Love in the Hot Afternoon • 10. Getting over You Again • 11. Where I'm Concerned
Uncharted Mind
Uncharted Mind
1. Glass Hearts • 2. Your Uncharted Mind • 3. Snake in the House • 4. Hold That Thought • 5. You Gave Me a Moutain • 6. Simple Minded Heart • 7. He's Back in Texas Again • 8. Cool Ole Fool • 9. Mirrors Don't Lie • 10. Give Her My Best
In Other Words
In Other Words
1. One and one and one • 2. Whose fool I wanna be • 3. I dont think shed really mind at all • 4. Old porch swing • 5. Winds of change • 6. Class reunion • 7. Booked tonight in heaven • 8. Mr. Candyman • 9. Shes no lady • 10. In other words
At Last
At Last
1. At Last Sign In to • 2. You Can't Take It With You When You Go Sign In to • 3. Gifted Hand Sign In to • 4. You Can't Get Arrested in Nashville Sign In to • 5. She's Leavin' Looking Good Sign In to • 6. This Could Go on Forever Sign In to • 7. I Catch Myself Sign In to • 8. Workin' End of a Hoe Sign In to • 9. Only Yesterday Sign In to • 10. This Country's Bigger Than Texas Sign In to
Back in the Fire
Back in the Fire
1. Don't Waste It on the Blues • 2. Dreams of a Dreamer • 3. Somewhere Over You • 4. Back in the Fire • 5. Ain't No Fun to Be Alone in San Antone • 6. Great Divide • 7. Just How Little I Know • 8. She Found the Key • 9. Jukebox Played Along • 10. When a Fool Learns
Honky Tonk Crazy
Honky Tonk Crazy
1. Honky Tonk Crazy • 2. Her Heart or Mine • 3. I Didn't Think of You at All • 4. Getting Used to Being Loved Again • 5. Nobody's Baby Tonight • 6. I Always Get It Right With You • 7. When She Touches Me • 8. Ashes to Ashes • 9. Everybody Needs a Hero • 10. You Took Her off My Hands
Starting New Memories
Starting New Memories
1. Completely out of love • 2. Almost like having you here • 3. Take it from me • 4. Sittin on a gold mine • 5. Bottle of tears • 6. Atlanta anymore • 7. Starting new memories today • 8. Everything I used to do • 9. I saved your place • 10. Rollin home
Memories To Burn
Memories To Burn
1. Memories To Burn • 2. The Note • 3. Cold Summer Day In Georgia • 4. If I Painted A Picture • 5. I Want My Rib Back • 6. Carmen • 7. Stranger In Our House Tonight • 8. The New York Times • 9. Speak Of The Devil • 10. Get Along Little Doggie
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
1. Between this time & the next time • 2. Maybe I should have been listening • 3. Fourteen carat mind • 4. Speak softly (youre talking to my heart) • 5. This dreams on me • 6. What she dont know wont hurt her • 7. Youre out doing what Im here doing without • 8. Sometimes I get lucky and forget • 9. Drinkin my way back home • 10. Forever again
Little by Little
Little by Little
1. Little by Little • 2. My Memories of You • 3. The Chesapeake Bay • 4. Leavin's Been Comin' (For a Long, Long Time) • 5. The Ballad of Richard Lindsey • 6. Forever Again • 7. With Any Luck at All • 8. Growing Apart • 9. She Has No Memory of Me • 10. Drinkin' My Way Back Home
Heartaches, Love & Stuff
Heartaches, Love & Stuff
1. I guess you had to be there • 2. One hell of a heartache • 3. Got no reason now for going home • 4. Winos prayer • 5. Texas Saturday night • 6. A memory away • 7. Independence day • 8. Sailing home to me • 9. I must be somebody else • 10. Thats when you know its over
Sometimes I Get Lucky
Sometimes I Get Lucky
1. Speak well of me • 2. In love all alone • 3. Youre out doing what Im here doing without • 4. Sometimes I get lucky and forget • 5. She sure makes leaving seem easy • 6. You waltzed yourself right into my life • 7. You put out an old flame last night • 8. Youre just another beer drinkin song • 9. Thinking bout leaving • 10. If I were you, Id fall in love with me
This Dream's on Me
This Dream's on Me
1. This dreams on me • 2. Fightin fire with fire • 3. Baby me baby • 4. Full time fool • 5. This torch that I carry for you • 6. What she dont know wont hurt her • 7. From cotton to satin • 8. You sure make cheatin seem easy • 9. The last thing that I planned to do today was cheat • 10. Somethin bout being gone
Old Loves Never Die
Old Loves Never Die
1. Old loves never die • 2. The girl I used to run around on • 3. Roads & other reasons • 4. Til Melinda comes around • 5. Speak softly (youre talking to my heart) • 6. Nothing about her reminds me of you • 7. Fourteen carat mind • 8. Lonely me • 9. The sun never comes up • 10. Missing you just started hitting home
Between This Time & the Next Time
Between This Time & the Next Time
1. Between this time & the next time • 2. Im telling me a lie • 3. Maybe I should have been listening • 4. Come back home • 5. Three • 6. Down here on my knees • 7. Even at its worst, its still the best • 8. We got a bad thing going • 9. The look in babys eyes • 10. Im gonna kill you
The Best of Gene Watson, Volume 2
The Best of Gene Watson, Volume 2
1. No one will ever know • 2. Pick the wildwood flower • 3. Should I come home (or should I go crazy) • 4. Bedroom ballad • 5. Nothing sure looked good on you • 6. I cant help it (if Im still in love with you) • 7. Raisin cane in Texas • 8. Cowboys dont get lucky all the time • 9. Farewell party • 10. That evil child
No One Will Ever Know
No One Will Ever Know
1. Raisin cane in Texas • 2. If love could find us now • 3. A cold day in July • 4. We robbed trains • 5. Have a good day • 6. One too many times • 7. Tryin to satisfy you • 8. No one will ever know • 9. Ive been down some roads • 10. Down and out this way again
The Best of Gene Watson
The Best of Gene Watson
1. Love in the hot afternoon • 2. You could know as much about a stranger • 3. Because you believed in me • 4. Bad water • 5. Shadows on the wall • 6. Paper Rosie • 7. Where love begins • 8. If Im a fool for leaving • 9. Johns back in town • 10. Her body couldnt keep you (off my mind)
Paper Rosie
Paper Rosie
1. Paper Rosie • 2. You Gave Me A Mountain • 3. If The Shoe Fits Wear It • 4. Tennessee Sunshine • 5. Desperation • 6. Til You Can Make It On Your Own • 7. Most Of All Why • 8. Just At Dawn • 9. Don't Look At Me (In That Tone Of Voice) • 10. I'd Settle For Just Crossing Her Mind
Love in the Hot Afternoon
Love in the Hot Afternoon
1. Love in the hot afternoon • 2. Through the eyes of love • 3. Bad water • 4. Long enough to care • 5. Harvest time • 6. Where love begins • 7. This just aint no good day for leaving • 8. For the first time • 9. You could know as much about a stranger • 10. This is my year for Mexico
Gene Watson
Gene Watson
1. If Im a fool for leaving • 2. Its just a matter of time • 3. Ill feel fine • 4. Walking back to Birmingham • 5. I feel a sin coming on • 6. Listen, theyre playing my song • 7. This song is just for you • 8. When my daddy danced • 9. Im not strong enough • 10. Two right people • 11. My eyes are jealous • 12. Eli Funkelby
Don't Waste It on the Blues  1990
Nothing Sure Looked Good On You  1999
Rollin' Home
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