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Hits I Missed & One I Didn't

George JonesAudio CD
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GEORGE GLENN JONES was born in 1931 in the East Texas town of Saratoga. As a kid he sang for tips on the streets of nearby Beaumont. By age 24, he had been married twice, served in the Marines and was a veteran of the Texas honky-tonk circuit. On a recording session in 1955 for Starday Records, producer Pappy Dailey suggested he quit singing like his idols, Lefty Frizzell, Roy Acuff and Hank ... Read more in Amazon's George Jones Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 13, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bandit Records
  • ASIN: B000A8AXEA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,809 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It's an interesting concept: George Jones, still the gold standard for country singers after nearly half a century, finally recording material submitted to and rejected by him from the '60s through the '90s--songs that would go on to become hits for others. Superbly produced by Keith Stegall, Jones masterfully tackles Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away"; Randy Travis's "On the Other Hand"; "Detroit City," the Mel Tillis composition that became Bobby Bare's signature tune; and Merle Haggard's "Today I Started Loving You Again." A new version of Hank Williams Jr.'s "The Blues Man" with a cameo from Dolly Parton is reflective and thoughtful. Jones does equally well with "Too Cold at Home," the introductory hit for his friend Mark Chesnutt. While the remake of his own 1981 landmark hit "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is austere and dignified, the biggest surprises are finding Jones had first crack at Henson Cargill's socially relevant 1968 ballad "Skip a Rope" and "Pass Me By," Johnny Rodriguez's 1972 debut hit. Jones's brief notes on each tune provide some interesting hindsight perspectives. --Rich Kienzle

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The hits he missed September 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD
With this CD, we hear a lot of songs from George that he had first shot at recording but turned down. It's interesting hearing George sing songs that others had hits with...well, what i mean is, the concept-hook of this CD is listening to songs that became hits for others. I love all the songs on this CD...the stand-out for me is his duet with Dolly Parton on "The Blues Man". "Skip a Rope" and "Busted" are surprises. I love his take on Vern Gosdin's "If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong" plus "Too Cold At Home", a hit for Mark Chesnutt in the early '90s. We also hear George doing his version of Alan Jackson's "Here In The Real World"!! The highlight of the CD is listening to his re-recording of "He Stopped Loving Her Today", which is 25 years old this year {he had a hit with it in 1980}. "Today I Started Loving You Again" and "On the Other Hand" are also great!! I didn't know George was pitched hardly any of these songs before!! It's mind boggling thinking of all the songs George turned down in his career!! The CD opens up with Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away" and then glides into Bobby Bare's hit, "Detroit City". The 12 songs are all wonderful and it's eerie to realize that George is 74 years old and STILL able to create one of kind vocal performances of these songs!!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars George Jones delivers cover songs worth hearing October 15, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Enough has been said about George Jones as a singer. In summary: you can't say enough about George Jones as a singer. He has the ability to truly inhabit a lyric, to bring it to life without getting in its way. He has been called the greatest country singer alive, and rightly so.

What's surprising here, then, is not so much Jones' performance as the way in which he sheds new light on the material itself. I've heard Vern Gosdin's "If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong" a hundred times, but hearing Jones' version of the song is still a revelation. Slight changes in phrasing and the very experience of hearing it done by someone else (after ninety-nine times, you start taking Gosdin's version for granted) challenge us to reexamine the songs and appreciate them in new ways.

The selection of material here is stellar. Covers of songs famously performed by Randy Travis, Mark Chesnutt, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Johnny Rodriguez, and others remain faithful to the originals. For those of us who heard these songs the first time around, this plays like a tribute to classic country songs... which is not to say oldies - "On the Other Hand" holds up admirably beside "Today I Started Loving You Again." The cover songs here probably won't unseat any of the original classic performances, but the album is enjoyable from beginning to end and it serves as a nice reminder of what real country music sounds like - before Nashville became more interested in bubble gum, soccer moms, sippy cups, and pop instrumentation.

When lyrical eloquence and emotional depth mattered and a guy like the Possum could be heard on country radio.

Those were the days.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GEORGE JONES IS THE GREATEST SINGER EVER September 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I think this is without a doubt one of the best cd's The Possum has ever recorded and I have listened to him all my life and he is without a doubt the greatest singer ever and it's sad that he is getting up there in age and probably will be winding down his great career soon and it's also sad that most radio stations will not play him or any of the greats like Hag and Waylon. On some of the songs on this cd you can tell his voice is cracking a little but it's still George at his best. I have said it a million times he could sing the phone book and I would buy it. I have not took this cd out of my player since I bought it. Thats how great it is. That's how great of a singer he is....
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It September 14, 2005
Format:Audio CD
If you truly love the way George Jones sings I think you will love this album. It is fascinating to hear him work his way through these great songs with all of his pure grit and somewhat diminished range. His ability to sing a song is still haunting. I think any fan of George Jones has to have this album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hits I Missed December 17, 2005
By Roland
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This is a very good album. I loved the original versions when they were new but back then they were getting a lot of radio play, which is to say to much play and I grew tired of them. It is great to hear a new take on these great songs. Mr. Jones does a great job of making these songs his own. All of the songs are good but my favorite is "Blues Man" with Dolly Parton, I think both Hank's would be proud of this version. I also like his new version of "He Stopped Loving Her Today" I think that it better than his original. Quite an acomplishment, from an already very acomplished artist.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The one and only Jones October 29, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I have to admit, I was a little disappointed initially when I saw the song lineup for this CD (most of the songs are so familiar, and the recent decline in Jones' voice had me worried he wouldn't pull it off). I'm really happy to say that I was wrong! This is an excellent disc. George may not be in his prime, but he rivals Chesnutt on "Too cold at home", at least equals Alan on "Here in the real world", and does great versions of "Blues man" (great performance!)and "Funny how time slips away" and "Detroit city". He certainly bests the original of "Skip a rope". I'll still give Hag the nod on "Today I started loving you again", Randy on "On the other hand", Vern on "If you're gonna do me wrong" and Rodriguez on "Pass me by", but Jones does good versions of every song. "Busted" is excellent, and even the re-recording of "He stopped loving her today" is real good (and leaves out the strings from the original). 50 years after "Why, baby, why" it's amazing how good he still sounds. God bless George Jones, and buy this CD! (Note; One major complaint - the sound on this disc is awful! The vocals distort frequently, and this is easily the worst recorded new disc I can remember buying. Turn down the meters, guys, didn't you even play this back before you put it out?!).
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Published 16 hours ago by mike villarreal jr
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 11 days ago by Virgil
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Published 21 days ago by ron r summers
5.0 out of 5 stars I have this audio CD and love it
George Jones is my favorite male singer. I go to bed every night listening to him on my IPod - I have most of his CDs and love them all
Published 2 months ago by Michael R. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Possum
This is a classic G Jones album. Not sure when it was recorded but sounds like it was in his later yrs. His voice is a little weak and scratchy which makes it so good. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Harlan Willis
5.0 out of 5 stars He will be missed
not his best cd but I would buy it again. no one will ever take his place in pure country music
Published 3 months ago by Micheal Breedlove
5.0 out of 5 stars Love George Jones
I love this guy and all his albums. He is the greatest that ever lived. and will buy more of his albums
Published 4 months ago by Carmen Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Where's the notes?
The review by Rich Kienzle said "Jones's brief notes on each tune provide some interesting hindsight perspectives" but there aren't any notes which is disappointing I would... Read more
Published 6 months ago by SDJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for GJ fans
Good quality and a bunch of favorites. I don't get why buying a cd is $3 less than buying the download. Weird.
Published 6 months ago by Jim C
4.0 out of 5 stars great cd
the cd is an excellent buy it was in very good condition and packaged so it wouldn't be damaged , the cd plays great and is a good deal
Published 6 months ago by jeff rabon
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