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Spanning 45 years of music, The Essential George Jones offers an in-depth survey of this country legend’s hugely influential career. Starting with his 1954 debut, “No Money in This Deal,” and closing with his 1999 single “Choices,” this anthology moves from Jones’ early days as a Hank Williams–style honky tonk artist through his flirtation with rockabilly and into his emergence as one of country’s greatest romantic balladeers. Disc One’s highlights include such hard-twanging favorites as “Why Baby Why” and “The Race Is On,” as well as signature heartbreak anthems like “She Thinks I Still Care” and “A Picture of Me (Without You).” Side Two covers Jones’ storied years with Epic Records, distinguished by the likes of “The Grand Tour,” “If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will),” and—most of all—“He Stopped Loving Her Today.” Along with the Top 10 hits are such lesser-known gems as the barroom lament “Out of Control” and the tormented torch song “Stand on My Own Two Knees.” The Essential George Jones succeeds admirably at touching on Ol’ Possum’s finest moments.

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RIP, George

Thanks for the great music.


Ya gotta have some GEORGE in yur life GET IT

George is great

i think we should be able to buy any of the songs and not some of the say album only


Born: September 12, 1931 in Saratoga, TX

Genre: Country

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

By most accounts, George Jones was the finest vocalist in the recorded history of country music. Initially, he was a hardcore honky tonker in the tradition of Hank Williams, but over the course of his career he developed an affecting, nuanced ballad style. In the course of his career, he never left the top of the country charts, even as he suffered innumerable personal and professional difficulties. Only Eddy Arnold had more Top Ten hits, and Jones always stayed closer to the roots of hardcore country....
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  • Partial Album
  • Genres: Country, Music, Traditional Country, Rock, Honky Tonk, Rockabilly
  • Released: Mar 24, 2006

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