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Old 26-04-2013, 18:06
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George Jones, 1931-2013 R-I-P

George Jones legend will live on forever in our hearts.
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Old 26-04-2013, 18:20
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Elvis Costello's favourite artist, I believe.

RIP.
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Old 26-04-2013, 20:14
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Definitely a legend and favourite in my family. My parents were big fans and I grew up with his music. Rest in peace George.
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Old 26-04-2013, 20:41
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NO! I love his music so much! He has one of the best voices in music! Some of his songs have a permanent space on my ipod.
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Old 26-04-2013, 20:46
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Also may I add, he was the all time greatest vocalist in country music in the opinions of many including myself.
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Old 26-04-2013, 21:09
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The 26th of April 2013 will be remembered like the 16th of August, 1977... as the day we lost one of the true greats of music.
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Old 26-04-2013, 21:55
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Yes so sad, been playing a couple of George's song's on YouTube here's a few

George Jones, White Lightning 1959
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onfce-UNmmE

George Jones - The Race Is On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERW8z8Y6MHk

George Jones - "Choices" on Opry Live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPurPhG65AQ

George Jones - Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi3GgoLtlWk

George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VExw77xJsBQ
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Old 26-04-2013, 22:35
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R.I.P. a great country legend and ex-husband of Tammy Wynette. He recorded many songs with her too, whole albums in fact.
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Old 26-04-2013, 22:56
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Yes i have a few here in my collection, Many turbulent times indeed ...
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Old 26-04-2013, 23:53
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I have an uncle who actually used to "hang" with George after his shows in Chicago when they were younger because that is where my uncle lived at the time and when I say "hang", I mean do what George was known for back in them days. On April 10th, my uncle lost one of his sisters who happened to be the only grandparent that I had left. She was 91. I am so ready for the month of May to be here because the month of April has been way too death filled and it isn't even over yet. (burying my head)

God bless you and my uncle and George's family always!!!

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Old 27-04-2013, 07:57
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Hi Holly, nice to here some story's about Possum, i know in his past he had..let's say a colorful one, but they will never be a more or, greater voice than his in Country Music ever in my opinion.
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Old 27-04-2013, 08:56
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^^^ Thank for saying that to me. I actually have a picture of my uncle with George from back in them earlier days, but sadly I don't have a scanner, or I would show it to y'all here.

God bless you and my uncle and George's family always!!!

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Old 27-04-2013, 09:28
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Thank you very nice of you Holly.

From a UK fan.

Simon.
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Old 27-04-2013, 13:39
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^^^ Thank you for being good to me.

God bless you always!!!

Holly
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Old 27-04-2013, 15:22
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Sorry to hear it. Big name on the C&W scene, but not sure if that well known outside of it. Probably better known in the USA. RIP GJ.
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Old 27-04-2013, 17:24
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Yes shame only the Usa peeps, only know about True music...
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Old 27-04-2013, 17:40
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My father had one of his CDs on in the car today and I mentioned something about it being a tribute but he never knew he had died. It wasn't mentioned on the news or newspapers here at all.
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Old 27-04-2013, 17:57
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^^^ That is a shame if his passing is not being addressed in your area. The man has been on the radio ever since the mid 1950s. Go here for a list of what went to radio from him.

Sorry to hear it. Big name on the C&W scene, but not sure if that well known outside of it. Probably better known in the USA. RIP GJ.
If he wasn't well known outside the USA, I can't help but be dumbfounded, especially with George being the controversial cat that he was back in the day.

God bless you and his family always!!!

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Old 27-04-2013, 21:07
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Very well known in the UK by those of jus of a certain age
I was not a huge C&W fan but he undoubtedly had a great voice and will be remembered. I am surprised by the lack of interest/response. They don't know what they missed!
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Old 27-04-2013, 21:53
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. yup
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Old 27-04-2013, 22:36
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I love his two duets with Kenny Chesney named "From Hillbilly Heaven" and "Small Y'all" as well as his song with Brad Paisley named "Too Country".

God bless you and Brad and Kenny and George's family always!!!

Holly
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Old 28-04-2013, 01:47
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Condolences to George Jones and his friends, may he rest in peace.
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Old 29-04-2013, 17:09
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I was hooked after hearing him 'live'. Amazing voice, especially on his bass notes.
If you're not familiar and want to hear him at his best, get a 'live' album or anything he recorded in the eighties.
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Old 04-05-2013, 23:58
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From a UK fan - I love GJ = my childhood hero xx
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