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Gene Watson has been singing professionally since the late 1950s & has been a country music (album) recording artist since the late 1960s.
Gene Watson steps into a recording studio and, like a great chef, uses the perfect ingredients to create an aural feast. When Gene Watson takes a step behind the microphone, magic happens.
Gene Watson's contribution to the country music genre is immeasurable and it is here that you have an opportunity to read reviews of Gene Watson's albums, as published in Country Music People.
Country Music People is the United Kingdom's No. 1 Award Winning Country Music Magazine, and was the recipient of the Country Music Association's 2003 Wesley Rose International Achievement Award.
Country Music People was first published in 1970 and protects its integrity fiercely. The magazine has always brought its readers detailed, honest record reviews untainted by advertising considerations, as well as genuine interviews with country stars that are not faked from interview discs sent out by publicists and record labels.
Country Music People have long ago nailed its colours to the mast where Gene Watson is concerned. The magazine has rigorously championed Gene's cause down through the years and have published a number of reviews of his album releases.
All reviews have been reproduced with the kind permission of Country Music People.
This review by Alan Cackett, which was published in the July 1983 issue of Country Music People, is reproduced here with the kind permission of the publishers.
Album Review by Alan Cackett
(**** out of 5)
'Gene Watson has once again put together a fine new album containing country songs old and new. This is a bit shorter on classics than Gene's previous releases, but for those who are dedicated Watson fans, this is just for you. The finest cut on an album filled with good ones is Sonny Throckmorton's 'She Sure Makes Leavin' Seem Easy'. Here Watson summons up the precise tone of pain and pride to burn in Throckmorton's precise images.
He does it again with his incisive interpretation of 'Thinkin' 'Bout Leaving', a song tailor-made for the Watson style. As usual the album is full of soft ballads, but he does include a couple of up-tempo honky-tonkers like 'You're Just Another Beer Drinkin' Song', a message song with a sing-along chorus that comes across both lively and heartfelt, and his latest single, 'You're Out Doing What I'm Here Doing Without'.
For the first time on record he is accompanied by his excellent road band, and the overall sound is little different to that usually provided by the famed Nashville session men. Assisting the Farewell Party Band are Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) on guitar and Lisa Silver and Buddy Spicher on fiddle'.
Country Music People
Since the publication of this review of Gene Watson's 'Sometimes I Get Lucky' (MCA Records, 1983), in the July 1983 issue of Country Music People, Dave Kirby has passed away:
Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004)