Check out the latest Gene Watson Peers Quotes Click hereArrow up
Gene Watson's peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!
All of Gene Watson's Peers who were contacted during 2007 were most gracious with their time and words. It is here, within this special part of the Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Jimmy Pasquale, which he submitted to this site on Tuesday 2 January 2007.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Jimmy Pasquale who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 2 January 2007.
'Gene is a singer's singer.
One of the best voices country music has had the privilege to know.
I'm proud that he chose 'Bottle Of Tears' as one of his songs to record, and honoured to be able to call him a friend'.
Thank you, Jimmy Pasquale, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Jimmy Pasquale...
Jimmy Pasquale was the co-founder and recording guitarist of the Meridian, Mississippi-based group Darryl Vincent and The Flares between 1955 and 1959 and they saw the release of several recordings including 'Daddy's Goin' Batty', 'Mercy Me', 'Wild Wild Party' and 'Because I Love You'.
George Cummings, who named and was the co-founder of the now legendary group Dr. Hook, joined The Flares in 1959. In 1960, the band recorded two singles for New Orleans-based Krash Records, 'Little Girl' and 'Unexpectedly'.
In 1971, the band signed with Astro Records, based in Mobile, Alabama where they recorded one album.
Jimmy Pasquale's career expanded over forty years since those early teenage days. In 1986, he co-founded the Nashville recording studio Magic Tracks with jazz guitarist Mike Elliott and business man Charles Tucker.
Jimmy Pasquale has co-written with Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Mickey Newbury, Bobby Whitlock (of Derek and the Dominoes fame) and Grammy Award Winner Johnny Christopher.
Jimmy Pasquale's publishing company, Jimette Publishing, was formed in 1986 and was changed to J. Pasquale Music in 2001.
Jimmy Pasquale's compositions have been recorded by a number of very important artists:
Ed Bruce recorded Jimmy Pasquale's 'Someone Who Would Care' and included the track on 'Tell 'Em I've Gone Crazy' (MCA Records, 1984).
Gene Watson recorded Jimmy Pasquale's 'Bottle Of Tears' and included the track on 'Starting New Memories' (Epic Records, 1986).
Ray Charles (Tuesday 23 September 1930 - Thursday 10 June 2004) recorded Jimmy Pasquale's 'Slip Away' and included the track on 'From The Pages Of My Mind' (Columbia Records, 1986).