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Albums: 1969 - 2016

• Gene Watson
• Love in the Hot Afternoon
• Because You Believed in Me
• Paper Rosie
• Beautiful Country
• The Best of Gene Watson
• Reflections
• Should I Come Home
• No One Will Ever Know
• The Best of Gene Watson, Volume 2
• Between This Time and The Next Time
• Old Loves Never Die
• Greatest Hits - 1982
• This Dream's On Me
• Sometimes I Get Lucky
• Heartaches, Love & Stuff
• Little by Little
• Texas Saturday Night
• Memories To Burn
• Greatest Hits - 1985
• Starting New Memories
• Honky Tonk Crazy
• Back in the Fire
• Greatest Hits - 1990
• At Last
• In Other Words
• Uncharted Mind
• Best of Gene Watson
• The Good Ole Days
• Jesus is All I Need
• A Way to Survive
• Eighteen Greatest Hits
• From The Heart
• Ultimate Collection
• Love in the Hot Afternoon & Paper Rosie
• Gene Watson Sings
• The Gospel Side of Gene Watson
• Gene Watson: Then & Now
• Because You Believed in Me & Beautiful Country
• Love in the Hot Afternoon (compilation)
• Gene Watson: At His Best
• Gene Watson: Gospel At Its Best
• In a Perfect World
• 14 Carat Mind
• Matters of the Heart
• Reflections & Should I Come Home
• A Taste of the Truth
• 22 Golden Country Greats
• 16 Super Hits
• 40 Greatest Hits
• Memories to Burn & Starting New Memories
• Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent: Your Money & My Good Looks
• Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits
• My Heroes Have Always Been Country
Best of The Capitol Years
Barrooms & Bedrooms: The Capitol & MCA Years
 Real.Country.Music
• Back in the Fire & At Last

Featured Album



'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)
(Official release: Friday 26 February 2016)



'Paper Rosie'

Capitol Records ST-11597 (1977) / re-issued as SN-16124
(EST-11597 in United Kingdom and Ireland)

Gene Watson's 'Paper Rosie' was released by Capitol Records in February 1977, and reached No.22 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1977.

Gene Watson's 'Paper Rosie' discography information is presented on the Gene Watson Fan Site for educational purposes only and no infringement of copyright is intended.

About Gene Watson's 'Paper Rosie'...

Album Sleeve Notes
'There is that particular something in the voice of Gene Watson that reaches out and attracts almost every listener.

Whether its special warmth or extra feeling, it has caused this talented Texan to emerge in the past two years as one of the top new singers in country music.



It started with the album 'Love In The Hot Afternoon' which contained three smash hit singles - the title tune, 'Where Love Begins' and 'You Could Know as Much About a Stranger'.  He followed his initial success with more of the same.  With the release of his second Capitol album, 'Because You Believed in Me', his legions of fans just kept growing.  That album contained two more hits, the title song and 'Her Body Couldn't Keep You (off my mind)'.

Now Gene is exploring new themes and showing everyone he has no limitations as a singer and total country entertainer.  With this album he is once again touching the hearts and souls of everyone who takes the time to listen'.

Gene Watson's 'Paper Rosie' was recorded at Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) Studios in Nashville (Recording Engineer: Jim Williams).

'Paper Rosie'
Capitol Records ST11597 (1977)
(EST11597 in United Kingdom & Ireland)

1 'Paper Rosie'
Writer: by Dallas Harms
Publishers: Doubleplay Music / Quality Music
Produced by Russ Reeder



Don Walser (Friday 14 September 1934 - Wednesday 20 September 2006) recorded 'Paper Rosie' (written by Dallas Harms) and included the track on 'Here's to Country Music' (Sire Records, 1999).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'Paper Rosie' (written by Dallas Harms) and included the track on 'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012).

2
'You Gave Me a Mountain'
Writer: Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982)
Publishers: Carlin Music Corporation
Produced by Russ Reeder



Bill Anderson's Po' Boys, featuring Larry Fullam on lead vocals, recorded 'You Gave Me a Mountain', which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on 'That Casual Country Feeling' (Decca Records, 1967).



Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982) recorded 'You Gave Me a Mountain' (written by Marty Robbins) and included the track on 'It's A Sin' (Columbia Records, 1969).



Frankie Laine (Sunday 30 March 1913 - Tuesday 6 February 2007) recorded 'You Gave Me a Mountain', which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on 'You Gave Me a Mountain' (ABC Records, 1969); the track reached No.24 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1969, and No.1 on the Billboard Easy Listening Chart in 1969.

Frankie Laine's 'You Gave Me a Mountain' (ABC Records, 1969) was subsequently re-issued as 'You Gave Me a Mountain' on Pickwick Records in 1979.



Johnny Bush recorded 'You Gave Me a Mountain', which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on 'You Gave Me A Mountain' (Stop Records, 1969).



Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) recorded 'You Gave Me a Mountain', which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on 'The Glory of Love' (RCA Records, 1969).



Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013) recorded 'You Gave Me a Mountain', which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on 'Sweetheart of The Year' (Columbia Records, 1969).



Margie Singleton recorded 'You Gave Me a Mountain', which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on 'You Gave Me a Mountain' (Hilltop Records, 1969).



The Jordanaires
recorded 'You Gave Me a Mountain', which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on 'Monster Makers' (Stop Records, 1969).

Jerry Vale: 'Where's The Playground, Susie' (Columbia Records, 1969)

Jerry Vale recorded 'You Gave Me a Mountain', which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on 'Where's The Playground, Susie' (Columbia Records, 1969).



Don Gibson (Tuesday 3 April 1928 - Monday 17 November 2003) recorded 'You Gave Me a Mountain', which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on 'Hits Hits The Don Gibson Way' (Hickory Records, 1970).

Elvis Presley: 'Aloha From Hawaii' (RCA Victor Records, 1973)

Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977) recorded 'You Gave Me a Mountain', which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on 'Aloha From Hawaii' (RCA Victor Records, 1973).



Gene Watson re-recorded 'You Gave Me a Mountain', which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on 'Uncharted Mind' (Step One Records, 1993).



Don McLean recorded 'You Gave Me a Mountain', which was written by Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982), and included the track on 'Don McLean Sings Marty Robbins' (Madacy Recordings, 2001).

3
'If The Shoe Fits, Wear It'
Writer: Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 - Wednesday 9 March 2016)
Publishers: Blue Echo Music / MCPS
Produced by Russ Reeder

4
'Tennessee Sunshine'
Writer: Porter Wagoner (Friday 12 August 1927 - Sunday 28 October 2007)
Publishers: Carlin Music Corporation
Produced by Russ Reeder

5
'Desperation'
Writers: G. Simmons and G. Mabry
Publishers: Commercial Hurshel Music
Produced by Russ Reeder & Bob Webster

6
'Til You Can Make it on Your Own'
Writers: Arthur Leo 'Doodle' Owens (Friday 28 November 1930 - Monday 4 October 1999) and Johnny MacRae (1929 - Wednesday 3 July 2013)
Publishers: Carlin Music Corporation
Produced by Russ Reeder

7
'Most of All Why'
Writer: Dolly Parton
Publishers: Carlin Music Corporation
Produced by Russ Reeder



Dolly Parton recorded 'Most of All Why' (written by Dolly Parton) and included the track on 'The Seeker / We Used To' (RCA Victor Records, 1975).



Holly Dunn
 (Thursday 22 August 1957 - Tuesday 15 November 2016) recorded 'Most of All Why' (written by Dolly Parton) and included the track on 'The Blue Rose of Texas' (Warner Bros. Records, 1989).

8
'Just at Dawn'
Writers: B. Emerson and T. Hamilton
Publishers: Acuff-Rose Music Ltd.
Produced by Russ Reeder

9
'Don’t Look at Me (in that tone of voice)'
Writer: Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 - Wednesday 9 March 2016)
Publishers: Blue Echo Music / MCPS
Produced by Russ Reeder



Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 - Wednesday 9 March 2016) recorded 'Don't Look at Me (in that tone of voice)', which was written by Ray Griff (Monday 22 April 1940 - Wednesday 9 March 2016) and included the track on 'Ray Griff Sings' (GRT Records, 1972).

10
'I’d Settle For Just Crossing Her Mind'
Writer: Jollie Hollie
Publishers: London Tree Music Ltd.
Produced by Russ Reeder



On Tuesday 3 December 2002, England's Hux Records released 'Paper Rosie', along with 'Love In The Hot Afternoon' (Capitol Records, 1975), as a special 2-for-1 CD set.

'Paper Rosie'
Capitol Records ST11597 (1977)
(EST11597 in United Kingdom and Ireland)

Musician Credits
Guitar: Dale Sellers, Jimmy Colvard (1943 - 1977), Dave Kirby (Sunday 10 July 1938 - Saturday 17 April 2004) and Harold Bradley
Steel Guitar: Lloyd Green
Bass: Joe Allen
Drums: Buddy Harman (Sunday 23 December 1928 - Thursday 21 August 2008) and Kenny Malone
Piano: Hargus 'Pig' Robbins
Fiddle: Buddy Spicher and Tommy Williams
Vocals: Nashville Edition: Joe Babcock, Hurshel Wayne Wiginton (Saturday 29 January 1938 - Monday 6 March 2017), Dolores Edgin and Wendy Suits

Album Chart Positions



'Love In The Hot Afternoon'
(Capitol Records, 1975)
Billboard (USA): No.5, 1975




'Because You Believed In Me'
(Capitol Records, 1976)
Billboard (USA): No.24, 1976




'Paper Rosie'
(Capitol Records, 1977)
Billboard (USA): No.22, 1977




'Beautiful Country'
(Capitol Records, 1977)
Billboard (USA): No.32, 1977




'The Best of Gene Watson'
(Capitol Records, 1978)
Billboard (USA): No.29, 1978
Canada: No.12, 1978




'Reflections'
(Capitol Records, 1978)
Billboard (USA): No.23, 1978
Canada: No.14, 1978




'Should I Come Home'
(Capitol Records, 1979)
Billboard (USA): No.16, 1979




'No One Will Ever Know'
(Capitol Records, 1980)
Billboard (USA): No.45, 1980




'Between This Time & The Next Time'
(MCA Records, 1981)
Billboard (USA): No.38, 1981




'Old Loves Never Die'
(MCA Records, 1981)
Billboard (USA): No.57, 1981




'This Dream's On Me'
(MCA Records, 1982)
Billboard (USA): No.27, 1982




'Sometimes I Get Lucky'
(MCA Records, 1983)
Billboard (USA): No.16, 1983




'Little By Little'
(MCA Records, 1984)
Billboard (USA): No.34, 1984




'Heartaches, Love & Stuff'
(MCA Records, 1984)
Billboard (USA): No.21, 1984




'Memories To Burn'
(Epic Records, 1985)
Billboard (USA): No.35, 1985




'Starting New Memories'
(Epic Records, 1986)
Billboard (USA): No.49, 1986




'Honky Tonk Crazy'
(Epic Records, 1987)
Billboard (USA): No.54, 1987




'Back In The Fire'
(Warner Bros. Records, 1988)
Billboard (USA): No.42, 1988




'At Last'
(Warner Bros. Records, 1991)
Billboard (USA): No.74, 1991




'Your Money & My Good Looks'
(with Rhonda Vincent)
(Upper Management Music, 2011)
Billboard (USA): No.56, 2011




'Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2012)
Billboard (USA): No.64, 2012




'My Heroes Have Always Been Country' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2014)
Billboard (USA): No.48, 2014




'Real.Country.Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)
Billboard (USA): No.

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