#TwoStepTuesday: George Jones
Time again for Two Step Tuesday!
Yup, another oldie but goodie this week. I’m really enjoying sharing these blasts from the past.
Wikipedia tells us this about George Jones:
George Glenn Jones was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best-known song "He Stopped Loving Her Today", as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing. For the last twenty years of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer. Country music scholar Bill Malone writes, "For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in its lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely avoid becoming similarly involved." Waylon Jennings expressed a similar opinion in his song "It's Alright": "If we all could sound like we wanted to, we'd all sound like George Jones." The shape of his nose and facial features earned Jones the nickname "The Possum".
Lived: Sep 12, 1931 - Apr 26, 2013 (age 81)
He was married 4 times and has 4 children.
Today’s Two Steppin’ Playlist:
- He Stopped Loving Her Today
- Still Doing Time
- Tennessee Whiskey
- If Drinking Don’t Kill Me Her Memory Will
- Golden Ring w/ Tammy Wynette
- It’s Finally Friday
- A Picture of Me Without You
- White Lightning w/George Riddle (bonus: A very young Johnny Cash tweaks Jones’ ear at the 1:59 mark)
- Wrong’s What I Do Best
See you again soon! Share with me your thoughts about this playlist or any of the other blog features.