The Definitive Collection: George Jones (1955-1962)
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||Why Baby Why||George Jones||2:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'm Ragged But I'm Right||George Jones||2:21||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Just One More||George Jones||2:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Don't Stop the Music||George Jones||2:15||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Too Much Water||George Jones||2:11||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Cup of Loneliness||George Jones||2:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Color of the Blues||George Jones||2:52||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Will the Circle Be Unbroken||George Jones||2:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||If I Don't Love You (Grits Ain't Groceries)||George Jones||1:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Treasure of Love||George Jones||2:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||White Lightning||George Jones||2:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Mr. Fool||George Jones||2:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Who Shot Sam||George Jones||2:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Big Harlan Taylor||George Jones||2:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Money to Burn||George Jones||2:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||You're Still On My Mind||George Jones||2:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Family Bible||George Jones||3:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Life to Go||George Jones||2:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Window Up Above||George Jones||2:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tender Years||George Jones||2:26||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Achin' Breakin' Heart||George Jones||2:49||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||She Thinks I Still Care||George Jones||2:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
There are a few compilations that gather early Starday and Mercury singles by the late, great George Jones, but this one boils it all down to an ample 22 essentials spanning his first seven years. It starts with his very first single, “Why Baby Why”: a honky tonk tune that contrasts upbeat tempos and peppy melodies with lovelorn lyrics of infidelity. Recorded in 1955 at Houston's Gold Star Studios, it featured Jones backed by the house band of lead guitarist Glenn Barber, pedal steel picker Herb Remington, pianist Doc Lewis, and fiddle player Tony Sepolio (who vowed never to work with Jones again due to his heavy drinking during the session). Other gems include the rollicking “I’m Ragged But I’m Right,” which not only became Jones’ theme song but also the title of a 1984 George Jones autobiography penned by Dolly Carlisle. “Just One More” is the first slower song here that lets you intimately hear the palpable ache in Jones' voice. It was this style of singing that earned him the nickname “King of the Broken Hearts.”
The Best Decade of George Jones There Is
This is a great album. This was George Jone's heday. Some may say it's the mid-60's, some say it's when he had all those duets with Tammy Wynett. But that's wrong. Here, what strikes me the most if the variety in these songs that Jones seems to lack in later years. This album has all the great 50's classics you know and love, such as "White Lighting" and some big hits back then like "Who Shot Sam" which carried a hard-driving rockabilly/country beat. But then there's "Tender Years", a nice Honky-Tonk slow-styled ballad. This was his heyday. Don't look at any other George Jones song, except for the classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today" nad 1963's "The Race is On". Besides for that, look here only.
Putting afro45's obvious lack of knowledge aside, George Jones is an American Icon. An incredible collection of music from this artist. For all country music fans, this is a must get. This is Mr. Jones in his earlier, raw-er form, and it's White Lightning!
He looks like Jim Carrey on that cover….
Don't you think?
Born: September 12, 1931 in Saratoga, TX
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s