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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 2004 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 Lloyd Green, which he submitted to this site on Thursday 28 October 2004.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Lloyd Green who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Thursday 28 October 2004.
'During the mid 1970s, I had the privilege of often recording with Gene Watson, one of the best voices ever in country music. When I cut records with him, his exceptional singing and songs inspired me to play my best.
If one is a good musician, recording with such a voice enables the player to often get into the 'zone', such as happened when we recorded 'Farewell Party' in just ten minutes. But, in the short span of four or five years, we also cut with Gene some other memorable tunes; 'Paper Rosie' and 'Love In The Hot Afternoon', among others.
Those songs will be remembered and sung long after most of the 'modern', disposable ones are forgotten, not only because they are terrific songs, but because Gene Watson sung them'.
Thank you, Lloyd Green, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Lloyd Green...
Lloyd Green is one of the finest steel guitarists in Nashville and has been one of the busiest session men on the music circuit for many years.
Lloyd Lamarr Green was born on Monday 4 October 1937 in Mobile, Alabama and began to learn how to play the steel guitar when he was seven; he had mastered it sufficiently to play professionally by the time he was ten years old. While he was at high school, he played bars and dances and performed popular songs of the day.
Lloyd Green studied psychology at the University of South Mississippi after which he moved to Nashville and obtained work with Hawkshaw Hawkins (Thursday 22 December 1921 - Tuesday 5 March 1963) and Jean Shepard.
In 1957, Lloyd Green broke into the highly competitive world of session playing and, over the years, has worked with artists such as Johnny Gimble, George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013), Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 - Tuesday 10 December 1996), Lynn Anderson, Billy 'Crash' Craddock, Crystal Gayle, Don Williams and Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998).
Lloyd Green has also recorded a number of distinguished solo albums, including 'Stainless Steel' (1978) and 'Green Velvet' (1982).
Lloyd Green played steel guitar on recording sessions for the following albums:
Gene Watson's 'Love in the Hot Afternoon' (Capitol Records, 1975)
Gene Watson's 'Because You Believed in Me' (Capitol Records, 1976)
Gene Watson's 'Paper Rosie' (Capitol Records, 1977)
Gene Watson's 'Beautiful Country' (Capitol Records, 1977)
Crystal Gayle's 'We Must Believe in Magic' (United Artists Records, 1977)
Gene Watson's 'Reflections' (Capitol Records, 1978)
Gene Watson's 'No One Will Ever Know' (Capitol Records, 1980)
Lloyd Green also played steel guitar on the track 'Beautiful you', which was included on Gene Watson's 'Should I Come Home' (Capitol Records, 1979).
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