George Jones Unlikely Pairing with Gene Pitney

 

A nice country song by unlikely duo
Interesting angle on George Jones passing… ‘the world’s greatest country singer. ‘  George just happened to record at the same record label, Musicor, as Gene Pitney,   rock and roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter but who really defied categorization. What seemed like an unlikely pairing recorded over 20 songs and an album together… and it worked… witnessed by this sampling. George called Gene his younger, ‘little friend,’ and ironically the hard-living Jones outlived Gene by 15 years. More @ http://oldiescountry.blogspot.com/
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‘WORLD’S GREATEST COUNTRY SINGER’…

http://todayentertainment.today.com/_news/2013/04/26/11292071-george-jones-the-greatest-american-pop-singer-ever-recorded?lite

By Matthew Diebel, NBC News
Opinion: Johnny Cash had a stock answer to that oft-asked question, “Who is your favorite singer?” “You mean,” he teased, “apart from George Jones?”
Yes, there’s pretty much universal agreement among country singers that Jones, who died Friday at age 81, was the greatest of all time. From the oldies – Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard – to the relative newbies – Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis – all were of one mind.

 

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GEORGE JONES FUNERAL WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC…

‘That’s the way he would have wanted it,’ says wife Nancy….

from Grand Ole Opry May Thursday May 2

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Vince Gill: ”There aren’t words in our language to describe the depth of his greatness. I’ll miss my kind and generous friend.”

Garth Brooks: ”The greatest voice to ever grace country music will never die. Jones has a place in every heart that ever loved any kind of music.”

Alan Jackson: “Well, heaven better get ready for some great country music. While George was known for his wild and crazy days, I’ve known him for 25 years as a friend. He had grown into a real good man. Of course, he will always be the greatest singer and interpreter of real country music – there’ll never be another. Like the song says, ‘You know this old world is full of singers, but just a few are chosen to tear your heart out when they sing. Imagine life without them…Who’s gonna fill their shoes.’”

Hank Williams Jr.: “Today is a sad day in Country music. We have lost another piece of history. George Jones was not only a good singer, but was a good friend. He will be missed by many.”

Merle Haggard: ”The world has lost the greatest country singer of all time. Amen.”