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George Jones

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Johnny Cash, Maybelle Carter, George Jones, Mac Wiseman, the Glaser Brothers: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Robert Shelton, The New York Times, 11 May 1962

Troupe of Country Musicians Gives Program at Carnegie Hall ...

George Jones & Tammy Wynette: The Playroom, Atlanta; Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty: City Auditorium, Atlanta

Live Review by Gene Guerrero, The Great Speckled Bird, 10 March 1969

THE LAST two weeks have been good ones for country music in Atlanta. George Jones and Tammy Wynette were at the Playroom; Merle Haggard's latest ...

Charley Pride, Tammy Wynette and George Jones: Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta GA

Live Review by Gene Guerrero, The Great Speckled Bird, 31 February 1972


Shower of Stars: George Jones & Tammy Wynette

Profile by Gene Guerrero, The Great Speckled Bird, 5 March 1973

ONCE AGAIN it's Shower of Stars time. A good chance to see some of country music's finest in person at pretty reasonable prices. ...

Tammy Wynette and George Jones: Philharmonic Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 27 March 1973

Wynette and Jones Present, in Songs, Flavor of Nashville ...

Dolly Parton, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Barbara Mandrell, Wanda Jackson et al: Country Music Festival, Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Colin Irwin, Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 5 April 1975

Yee-hah for the cowboys! Colin Irwin and Robert Partridge review Wembley's giant country festival ...

George Jones and Wanda Jackson at Hammersmith Odeon

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, 27 September 1975

THE FOYER OF the Hammersmith Odeon was like Middle America gone London town, except the folks were mostly British and there wasn't a stetson to ...

George Jones, Wanda Jackson: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 27 September 1975

GEORGE JONES is one of the major stars of American country music but, without the help of a chart single to attract the MOR audience, ...

George Jones, August 1976, at Sunset Park, West Grove, PA

Interview by Peter Stone Brown, unpublished, August 1976

NOTE: Originally broadcast on the country/bluegrass show "Sunnyside" on WXPN, FM Philadelphia, in August 1976. ...

George Jones: "I'm Never Gonna Sell Pop"

Interview by Nick Tosches, High Fidelity, May 1977

"I HAVE used strings," says George Jones in the same way that one would say "I have sinned." It is not penance, but regret. "I ...

George Jones: My Very Special Guests (Epic EPC 83163)***

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 8 December 1979

BABY, THIS is the Star Wars of country music. Well, maybe not, but it sure makes for an arresting opening sentence and the concept's a ...

George Jones: My Very Special Guests (Epic)

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 5 January 1980

A VETERAN OF over 50 albums, second cousin to the Nashville addiction, cheap booze, paid dues and bad blues, George Jones continues his flirtations with ...

George Jones: My Very Special Guests (Epic)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, February 1980

FOR OVER 30 years, George Jones has been country's greatest singer, universally admired by both country fans and performers alike in much the same way ...

The Voice Squad

Overview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 12 January 1985

From the raw to the pure, from the sublime to the meticulous — BARNEY HOSKYNS sings the praises of 24 of music's most glorious voices. ...

George Jones: Wembley Arena Country Festival, London

Live Review by Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, 12 April 1986


George Jones: Wine Colored Roses (Epic)

Review by James Hunter, Rolling Stone, 21 May 1987

THIS IS the finest George Jones record in more than five years. Still working with producer-arranger Billy Sherrill, Jones commands a mix of ten songs ...

George Jones, Ricky Van Shelton, Rosie Flores: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Don Waller, Los Angeles Times, 2 November 1987

George Jones' Myth Persists at the Greek ...

George Jones, Loretta Lynn: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Baltimore MA

Live Review by Geoffrey Himes, Evening Sun (Baltimore), The , 14 August 1989

Erratic Jones is nearly perfect at Merriweather ...

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

Book Excerpt by 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. ...

George Jones: Tramps, New York NY

Live Review by Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 7 January 1993

OVERWHELMED BY the adoring crowd that greeted his first New York show in thirteen years, George Jones blinked in disbelief and said shyly, "We may ...

George Jones: High-Tech Redneck (MCA MCAD 10910)

Review by Fred Dellar, Vox, June 1994

AT LEAST George hasn't lost his sense of humour. The album sleeve depicts him leaning on a car that sports the numberplate IDOSHOW. Which kinda ...

Stand By Your Ex: George Jones and Tammy Wynette

Interview by Mark Cooper, MOJO, October 1995

Wait till I get you Splitsville, Tennessee, where George Jones and Tommy Wynette have resided since the classic song D.I.V.O.R.C.E. came true following perhaps ...

George Jones & Tammy Wynette: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, November 1995

LONG AGO, in the days before hats and hi-tech rednecks, country music was a soap opera and George Jones and Tammy Wynette were its Dirty ...

George Jones with Tom Carter: I Lived To Tell It All

Book Review by Tom Graves, The Washington Post, 23 June 1996

I LIVED TO TELL IT ALL, the long-awaited autobiography of country music legend George Jones, has to be one of the bleakest, most disconsolate music ...

George Jones

Guide by Fred Dellar, MOJO, June 1999

Every month we navigate the high-water marks, rapids and stagnant ponds of a prolific artist’s output, so you don’t have to. We continue with... ...

George Jones: The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001 (Bandit)

Review by John Morthland, No Depression, November 2001

IN MOST WAYS, this is a textbook follow-up to George Jones' eerie, surprisingly substantial 1999 album Cold Hard Truth – same basic song ideas only ...

George Jones: Keeping Up With Jones

Profile and Interview by Joe Nick Patoski, AARP The Magazine, July 2006

FLUFFY, HOT BISCUITS, fresh out of the oven and smothered with redeye gravy, with a thick slab of smoked ham on the side, are a ...

George Jones: The Grand Tour

Review by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, October 2008

Hard-living legend's monument to heartbreak. ...

George Jones: Farewell to the King of Heartbreak

Retrospective by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 26 April 2013

THIS MORNING while finishing my first cup of coffee and checking my Facebook notifications, an email came from a good friend of mine.  The title ...

George Jones: 1931-2013 — "He could make you cry with his voice..."

Obituary by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, July 2013

HIS FANS RANGED from Gram Parsons to Frank Sinatra, while Roger McGuinn calls him "more than just the greatest country singer ever". Yet, for much ...

see also Tammy Wynette


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