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George Jones: George Jones & Smokey Mountain Boys

George Jones & Smokey Mountain Boys

George Jones

  • CDN $21.99
  • Release Date 10 March 2017
  • In Stock
Product code
1166100183
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Universal Music Canada

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.

Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones remains one of the true giants of country music.

These classic recordings from the early ‘70s, newly mixed from the original master tapes, find George in top form covering a selection of classic bluegrass and folk songs from such songwriters as Fred Rose, A.P. Carter, and Roy Acuff. Recorded in one session, George is backed by the legendary Smoky Mountain Boys who performed with the King of Country Music, Roy Acuff, for decades.

Tracks
LP1
1 The Great Speckled Bird  
2 Low and Lonely  
3 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain  
4 Branded Wherever I Go  
5 We Live In Two Different Worlds  
6 Don't Make Me Go to Bed and I'll Be Good  
7 Beneath That Lonely Mound of Clay  
8 The Great Judgement Morning  
9 Wabash Cannonball  
10 The Precious Jewel  
11 Wreck on the Highway  
12 Night Train to Memphis