George Jones... R.I.P.

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Earl From CloudNine

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Country mega-star George Jones passed away this morning at the age of 81. Arguably the finest, purest country singing voice that ever was, has been silenced. R.I.P. "Possum", and thanks for the music.
 

bill_smith

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Wow. I got to see him several times, and his ability to poke fun at himself as "no Show Jones" write a song about it, then get straightened out later on was something to see.

I remember a country countdown of the 100 greatest country tunes, he got out there and cranked it out live
and unless I mis remember, he stopped loving her today was No 1 all time, or very close.
 

Bill_Goode

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How sad!

We were planning to see him at the Fox a couple of weeks ago. He canceled the show because of his health.
 

UNDJ

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I remember a country countdown of the 100 greatest country tunes, he got out there and cranked it out live
and unless I mis remember, he stopped loving her today was No 1 all time, or very close.

Yes, it's widely regared as the #1 country song of all time in various countdowns.

Time for a joke: I wonder if the funeral processional will be all tractors? Only hardcore Possum fans will get that one! R.I.P. and thanks for your music!
 

djtunes

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Last night 4/27 my wedding job was at an outdoor ranch venue called Bird Song Barn. Basically a one-walled giant lean-to pole barn the size of a medium ballroom. The client wanted 80% country. I actually played more like 98% country. I played George songs 2 in a row, twice.

First: Golden Ring followed by High-Tech Redneck. Later I played The Race Is On. At the start of that one a couple people hollered quite a bit. Then went right into White Lightning from that one.

I was tempted to play He Stopped... but I didn't want to risk mixed criticism. In retrospect now I wish I had. I also COMPLETELY forgot to play 'Beer Run which I anticipated on playing in the time leading up to the event.

This was a really lazy crowd. The songs that usually work great for the dancing at country music crowds were duds last night. Mainly a couple of slow dances, Electric Boogie, Wobble, and Cupid Shuffle were the only things that got people up. I played a couple of the country line dance songs and nobody did them.

They didn't pick a last dance so the night ended with me playing Angels Flying Too Close To The Ground which had the dance floor packed. :)
 
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