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Great Lost Hits [Import]

George Jones Audio CD
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GEORGE GLENN JONES was born in 1931 in the East Texas town of Saratoga. As a kid he sang for tips on the streets of nearby Beaumont. By age 24, he had been married twice, served in the Marines and was a veteran of the Texas honky-tonk circuit. On a recording session in 1955 for Starday Records, producer Pappy Dailey suggested he quit singing like his idols, Lefty Frizzell, Roy Acuff and Hank ... Read more in Amazon's George Jones Store

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  • Audio CD (24 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • ASIN: B007IJKM9A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 179,564 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars King George at his best,,,,, 4 May 2010
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George Jones can break your heart with a sad song and there are plenty here to choose from in this category. He can also make you marvel at his vocal gymnastics as he swoops up and down the musical scales. This is a very well chosen set of songs from what many consider his finest recording period. Johnny Paycheck joins George on '4033' and the effect is sublime Country Music as it should always be heard. This double album is terrific value and I recommend it without reservation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars George Jones Great Lost Hits 18 July 2011
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I really liked this cd it is pure George Jones great music and if you are a George Jones fan you will like this one. I recommend you order this i don't believe you will be disappointed.

Anne
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5.0 out of 5 stars George Jones at his very best 6 Mar 2013
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Excellent CD which has some hidden gems on it. Well worth buying it and adding it to your collection. Great!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars poor value from time life 22 Jun 2012
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i was very disappointed with this cd .not for the quality ,but come on time life ,ten tracks ?, not worth the money , there are better cds of george jones around ,hence only 3 stars .
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Musicor Hits of George Jones 26 Feb 2010
By Mark Blevins - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This double disc set gathers all the hits Jones cut for the Pappy Daily owned Musicor label from 1965 to 1971, when Jones left to join Epic Records with Tammy Wynette. The recordings have been out of print due to legal issues for years in the U.S., but many cut-rate CDs with inferior recordings and alternate takes have been around. The versions on these CDs are the original versions of the hits.

Some of Jones' best loved hits are here: "Walk Through This World With Me," "A Good Year For the Roses," and "Things Have Gone to Pieces" among them. The sound is outstanding and the liner notes do a nice job of summing up this phase of Jones' career. This two-disc set is the best way for the average fan to get these hits; Bear Family out of Germany recently put out a five and four disc set covering the entire Musicor output, but that's a bit much for most fans and very pricey. Jones recorded more than 200 songs in his time at Musicor, but the best of those are here.

It's my hope that this set sells well and Time-Life sees fit to put out another edition consisting of album cuts and the hidden gems in from Jones' Musicor years. If you don't have these songs, this is a missing piece in the George Jones discography.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great compilation of his best Musicor sides 25 April 2010
By D.E. Hull - Published on Amazon.com
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Jones recorded lots of music during his tenure with the Musicor label. Some of it was awesome, much of it was OK, and the rest was kind of crappy. The two Bear Family boxed sets that compile the entirety of Jones' Musicor output are, to be very honest, kind of difficult to endure. For every great song, you've got to endure ten or so that just don't make (or even come close to making) the grade.

The beauty of this compilation is that it gathers all the gems from that period (both hits and great album tracks) and leaves the crud behind. As far as great 60's country music goes, it really doesn't get much better than this.

Some will argue that this is Jones at his peak. Others will say earlier or later tracks were more definitive. My sense is that, from late 50's through the late 70's, Jones peaked a number of times at different labels. The peaks of each period are all worthwhile, but for different qualities. Which period you prefer will depend on lots of subjective stuff. It's just good now to finally have a definitive document of his Musicor best moments to go along with similar compilations of his best moments for other labels!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Terrific cherry-picked set of Jones' 1965-71 Musicor sides 13 Mar 2010
By hyperbolium - Published on Amazon.com
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George Jones' recordings for the Musicor label weren't so much lost as hung up in legal limbo. When Jones left Musicor for Epic in a rancorous split with label owner and manager Pappy Daily, seven years (1965-71) of prime recordings were left to haphazard reissue and illegitimate copying, and worse yet, inferior contemporary re-recordings. This is a textbook example of the cultural blockades created by the multiparty complexity of music licensing, restrictive copyright laws and the lawyer tax that attaches to just about everything. Jones waxed over 250 master recordings for Musicor during the early prime of his recording life, so the riches that have been locked in the vault are substantial.

True, the Musicor sessions didn't always live up the standard of "Walk Through This World With Me," "Where Grass Won't Grow" or "A Good Year for the Roses," but these simpler productions provide key contrast to the more complex arrangements Billy Sherrill would employ at Epic. Among the thirty-four tracks are twenty-three charting hits (missing only "No Blues is Good News" and the Melba Montgomery duet "(Close Together) As You and Me"), and eleven album sides. Lesser known singles like "Small Time Laboring Man" are complemented by excellent obscurities later resurrected by Keith Whitley, Elvis Costello, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Emmylou Harris and others. Listening to the high quality of these performances it seems criminal for seven prime years of Jones' career to have been available only to collectors who'd maintained a turntable.

Bear Family produced the full Musicor output on a pair of 2009 box sets (Walk Through This World With Me and A Good Year for the Roses), but the price tag of these imports is out of reach for many. Time Life's two-CD set gets to the core of Jones' greatness in the latter half of the 1960s, and though a couple dozen more sides could have fit on these discs (their absence no doubt a by-product of the U.S. per-track royalty structure), what's here is true country gold. A few tracks seem to have been re-mastered from vinyl as there are a few minor pops and ticks, but the fidelity is excellent and the performances uniformly superb. The sixteen page booklet includes terrific photos and informative liner notes by Colin Escott. If you can't afford the box sets, this is a must-have. [2010 hyperbolium dot com]
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 ~ Of Jones ~ 30 ~ Musicor ~ Hits Are Here. 9 Sep 2012
By majormusiclover - Published on Amazon.com
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LOST songs not previously available on C.D.!
This set fills in some blanks from the Musicor years which were 1965 to 1971.
Jones had 30 charted songs on the Musicor label, 23 of those are here.
Of the other eleven tracks here ~ all are explained below.
A sticker on the case states "Includes two previously unreleased recordings" ~
how-ever ~ the listing only makes known one of them.
I felt this pocket of Jones music should be fairly detailed, as it seems these songs, for now, are here only.

Some of Jones most popular and best loved songs of his entire career are here.
Track listing for purpose of detailing what's here.

Disc One ~
1. Walk Through This World with Me ~~~ top ten in 1967.
2. I Can't Get There from Here ~~~ top ten in 1967.
3. Things Have Gone to Pieces ~~~ top ten in 1965.
4. Love Bug ~~~ top ten in 1965.
5. If My Heart Had Windows ~~~ top ten in 1967.
6. Take Me ~~~ top ten in 1965.
7. Four-O-Thirty-Three ~~~ top ten in 1966.
8. I'll Share My World with You ~~~ top ten in 1969.
9. Say It's Not You ~~~ top ten in 1968.
10. Small Time Laboring Man ~~~ top 40 in 1968.
11. Milwaukee, Here I Come ~~~ With Brenda Carter ~ top 20 in 1968.
12. As Long as I Live ~~~ top ten in 1968.
13. When the Grass Grows over Me ~~~ top ten in 1968.
14. If Not for You ~~~ top ten in 1969.
15. I'm a People ~~~ top ten in 1966.
16. She's Mine ~~~ top ten in 1969.
17. Where Grass Won't Grow ~~~ top 40 in 1970.

Disc Two ~
1. A Good Year for the Roses ~~~ top ten in 1970.
2. Tell Me My Lying Eyes Are Wrong ~~~ top 20 in 1970.
3. World of Forgotten People ~~~ Uncharted - album track 1966.
4. Sometimes You Just Can't Win ~~~ top ten in 1971.
5. Right Won't Touch a Hand ~~~ top ten in 1971.
6. A Day in the Life of a Fool ~~~ Uncharted - album track 1971 ~ then released on R.C.A. & a - top 40 in 1972.
7. Burn Another Honky Tonk Down ~~~ Uncharted - album track 1970.
8. Your Angel Steps out of Heaven ~~~ Uncharted - B-side Of "As Long As I Live" 1968.
9. I'll Follow You (Up to Our Cloud) ~~~ top 20 in 1971.
10. Never Grow Cold ~~~ Uncharted - album track - 1971.
11. The Honky Tonk Downstairs ~~~~ Uncharted - Previously unreleased in North America.
12. We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds ~ With Melba Montgomery ~~~ (G. J. - United Artist - top ten in 1963)
(Taken from Melba Montgomery's album on Musicor from 1967)
13. Developing My Pictures ~~~ Uncharted - B-side 0f "Walk Through This World With Me" 1967.
14. Old Brush Arbors ~~~ top 40 in 1966.
15. Beneath Still Waters ~~~ Uncharted - album track in 1969.
16. Feeling Single, Seeing Double ~~~ Uncharted - album track in 1965.
17. Will You Visit Me on Sunday ~~~ Uncharted - album track in 1970.

From ~ TimeLife & has excellent sound.
Comes with a 14 page, colored booklet of career information & photo's.
This is a super great collection of Jones music that any fan of vintage country music will enjoy.

Footnote, for curiosity's sake ~ the titles of the seven Musicor singles that aren't here ~
1. I've Got Five Dollars and it's Saturday Night ~~~ top 20 in 1965. With Gene Pitney.
2. Louisiana Man ~~~ top 40 in 1965. With Gene Pitney.
3. Big Job ~~~ top 50 in 1965. With Gene Pitney.
4. That's All It Took ~~~ top 50 in 1966. With Gene Pitney.
5. Close Together ~~~ top 100 in 1966. With Melba Montgomery.
6. Party Pickin ~~~ top 40 in 1967. With Melba Montgomery.
7. No Blues Is Good News ~~~ top 100 in 1969.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More of George's Best!! 4 May 2010
By RJ from PH - Published on Amazon.com
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I have a huge GJ collection but I still find songs of his I don't have or original versions I don't have. I thought these sounded great especially "Where Grass Won't Grow." I've never listened to another artist that I like as much as George. It's amazing how his voice has lasted as long as it has inspite of what he has done to his body. It's a shame what all of his fans missed from all of his no shows. He is a true original country hero. Great addition for any collector of George's missing songs.
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