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Redneck Soul: George Jones and the White Man's Blues

Barney Hoskyns, 'From a Whisper to a Scream' (Fontana), 1991

NO ONE IS FONDER of saying that country music is "the white man's blues" than black artists like B.B. King, Etta James and Bobby Womack. Few people, moreover, have paid higher tributes to singers such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and George Jones than southern African-Americans who might be thought to abhor country music and all it stands for.

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