History Music / GeorgeJones

19th Nov '17 12:34:52 PM dlchen145
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George Glenn Jones (19312013) was, to say the least, one of ''the'' most important CountryMusic singers of all time, and given his influence on a large number of ''very'' important rock-and-roll singers, was arguably one of the most important pop singers as well. Active from the early [[TheFifties fifties]] to his death in 2013, he has had an incredibly fruitful career that includes nearly 170 single releases in all. He is widely regarded as one of the most skilled and distinctive vocalists in country music history, and is considered by many country music artists and scholars to be the greatest ever.

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George Glenn Jones (19312013) (September 12, 1931 April 26, 2013) was, to say the least, one of ''the'' most important CountryMusic singers of all time, and given his influence on a large number of ''very'' important rock-and-roll singers, was arguably one of the most important pop singers as well. Active from the early [[TheFifties fifties]] to his death in 2013, he has had an incredibly fruitful career that includes nearly 170 single releases in all. He is widely regarded as one of the most skilled and distinctive vocalists in country music history, and is considered by many country music artists and scholars to be the greatest ever.
27th Sep '17 11:57:40 AM Twentington
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* VocalEvolution: His voice became warmer and richer over the years, reaching its peak in TheSeventies and TheEighties. By TheNineties, he had begun to sound older and more weathered. Jones also told ''Billboard'' that he noticed that after quitting smoking in 1999, his voice became higher again, and he could no longer hit the low notes in "The One I Loved Back Then", but he could sing some of his earlier songs more easily.
27th Sep '17 11:56:08 AM Twentington
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* SpokenWordInMusic: "The Ceremony" (with Tammy Wynette) features an uncredited pastor conducting a wedding ceremony, and "The Telephone Call" features dialogue from Jones's stepdaughter Tina.
6th May '17 10:25:46 PM Ezclee4050
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* LoveIsADrug: "Tennessee Whiskey".
6th May '17 10:21:12 PM Ezclee4050
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* CerebusSyndrome / ReverseCerebusSyndrome: He interestingly alternated back-and-forth between lighthearted and serious phases in his career. After scoring his first #1 hit with the uptempo "White Lightning" in 1959, he abruptly switched to serious ballads ("The Window Up Above", "Tender Years", "She Thinks I Still Care"). Then by the mid-60s he went back to more jivey material ("The Race is On", "Love Bug"), only to get back into ballads by the TheSeventies, starting with "A Good Year for the Roses". After Billy Sherrill took over as his producer, Jones stayed with the more serious material, with a new added element of {{Melodrama}}. But by TheEighties he was mainly releasing heartwarming and comical songs as singles. In a lot of ways it seemed like the instability of his personal life found its way into his music.

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* CerebusSyndrome / ReverseCerebusSyndrome: CerebusRollercoaster: He interestingly alternated back-and-forth between lighthearted and serious phases in his career. After scoring his first #1 hit with the uptempo "White Lightning" in 1959, he abruptly switched to serious ballads ("The Window Up Above", "Tender Years", "She Thinks I Still Care"). Then by the mid-60s he went back to more jivey material ("The Race is On", "Love Bug"), only to get back into ballads by the TheSeventies, starting with "A Good Year for the Roses". After Billy Sherrill took over as his producer, Jones stayed with the more serious material, with a new added element of {{Melodrama}}. But by {{Melodrama}}, but also did jokier things like "Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half as Bad as Losing You)" and "Her Name Is". By the latter half of TheEighties he was mainly releasing heartwarming and comical songs as singles. In a lot of ways it seemed like the instability of his personal life found its way into his music.
21st Mar '17 3:47:36 AM Ezclee4050
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* RealitySubtext: Even at the time they were released, it was hard for people ''not'' to see all those torch songs and songs about failed marriages as comments on his relationship with Tammy Wynette. The fact that she duetted with him on several of them did nothing to discourage that speculation.
21st Mar '17 3:46:51 AM Ezclee4050
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* RealitySubtext: Even at the time they were released, it was hard for people ''not'' to see all those torch songs and songs about failed marriages as comments on his relationship with Tammy Wynette. The fact that she duetted with him on several of them did nothing to discourage that speculation.
21st Mar '17 3:42:29 AM Ezclee4050
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* CerebusSyndrome / ReverseCerebusSyndrome: He interestingly alternated back-and-forth between lighthearted and serious phases in his career. After scoring his first #1 hit with the uptempo "White Lightning" in 1959, he abruptly switched to serious ballads ("The Window Up Above", "Tender Years", "She Thinks I Still Care"). Then by the mid-60s he went back to more jivey material ("The Race is On", "Love Bug"), only to get back into ballads by the TheSeventies, starting with "A Good Year for the Roses". After Billy Sherrill took over as his producer, Jones stayed with the more serious material, with a new added element of {{Melodrama}}. But by TheEighties he was mainly releasing heartwarming and comical songs as singles. In a lot of ways it seemed like the instability of his personal life found its way into his music.
29th Jan '17 12:05:33 PM Twentington
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%%* BreakupSong: "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is one of the best examples out there. And man, is it a doozy.

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%%* * BreakupSong: "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is one of the best examples out there. And man, The breakup is it a doozy.because [[spoiler:the male in the song died]].
* CallAndResponseSong: The last chorus to "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" has ten other country stars echoing Jones's lead.
27th Jan '17 2:44:39 PM MarkLungo
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Among all of his songs, "He Stopped Loving Her Today", a song written about his break-up with his then-wife Tammy Wynette, is often cited as the best country music song of all time. Ironically, its only real competition for the title is "Stand By Your Man" a song Tammy Wynette wrote about her relationship with Jones). Others, such as "A Good Year for the Roses" and "The Grand Tour", have attained legendary status in country music canon.

Jones first recorded for Starday Records in the 1950s, followed by stints on Mercury, Creator/UnitedArtists and Musicor. He was no stranger to the troubles that often plagued A-list musicians in his time, either. By 1968, he began drinking heavily and missing shows. His marriage broke up, but he soon wed fellow singer Tammy Wynette, with whom he would record a large number of duets. A dispute over the label's rights regarding duets between the two led to him jumping ship for Wynette's label, Creator/EpicRecords, where he would stay from 1971 until 1990.

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Among all of his songs, "He Stopped Loving Her Today", a song written about his break-up with his then-wife Tammy Wynette, is often cited as the best country music song of all time. Ironically, (Ironically, its only real competition for the title is "Stand By Your Man" a song Tammy Wynette wrote about her relationship with Jones). Others, such as "A Good Year for the Roses" and "The Grand Tour", have attained legendary status in country music canon.

Jones first recorded for Starday Records in the 1950s, followed by stints [[ChannelHop stints]] on Mercury, Creator/UnitedArtists Creator/UnitedArtistsRecords and Musicor. He was no stranger to the troubles that often plagued A-list musicians in his time, either. By 1968, he began drinking heavily and missing shows. His marriage broke up, but he soon wed fellow singer Tammy Wynette, with whom he would record a large number of duets. A dispute over the label's rights regarding duets between the two led to him jumping ship for Wynette's label, Creator/EpicRecords, where he would stay from 1971 until 1990.



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