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    Liner Note Author: Dave Penny. George Jones' early career was tied directly to record producer Pappy Daily, who discovered Jones and signed him to his local Texas label Starday Records in 1953, releasing Jones' first single in 1954. When Starday was ab......more

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Artist: Jones, George
Description:
Liner Note Author: Dave Penny. George Jones' early career was tied directly to record producer Pappy Daily, who discovered Jones and signed him to his local Texas label Starday Records in 1953, releasing Jones' first single in 1954. When Starday was absorbed into Mercury Records, Daily continued to produce Jones' releases for that label, and when Daily became a staff producer for United Artists Records in 1962, Jones followed him to that label. This three-CD, 86-track set includes the A- and B-sides of all of Jones' singles for Starday as well as some of his early sides for Mercury, and it shows Jones searching for a signature style, trying on rockabilly, imitating Hank Williams, recording under pseudonyms like Thumper Jones or Hank Smith, and even tracking cover versions of country hits for mail-order record companies, making this collection a true treasure for fans interested in Jones' early years before he became a country legend and icon. ~ Steve Leggett
See Also:
The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country, Anniversary: Ten Years of Hits, The Best of George Jones (1955-1967), I Am What I Am, Memories of Us/The Battle, The Hits...Then 'Til Now, Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years, The George Jones Sings the Great Songs of Leon Payne, A Picture of Me (Without You)/Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half as Bad as Losing You)
See Influences:
The Carter Family, Little Jimmy Dickens, Hank Snow, Bob Wills, Ferlin Husky, Ernest Tubb, Floyd Tillman, Woody Guthrie, Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, Lefty Frizzell, Leon Payne, Eddy Arnold, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, Jimmie Rodgers (Country), Tex Ritter
See Contemporaries:
Conway Twitty, Johnny Horton, Kitty Wells, The Big Bopper, Sleepy LaBeef, Hank Locklin, David Houston, Wynn Stewart, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Little Jimmy Dickens, Ernest Tubb, Johnny Paycheck, Gene Pitney, Floyd Cramer, Faron Young, Loretta Lynn, Melba Montgomery, Hank Thompson, Bobby Bare, Ray Price, Clint Black, Vern Gosdin, Webb Pierce, Moe Bandy, Stonewall Jackson, Randy Travis (Country), Stoney Edwards, Dolly Parton, Leon Payne, Dwight Yoakam, Patsy Cline, Carl Smith, Carl Butler, Porter Wagoner, Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, Harlan Howard, Charlie Rich, Willie Nelson, Johnny Preston, Mickey Gilley, The Jones Boys (Country), Roger Miller (Country), Jim Reeves, Elvis Costello, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buck Owens, Carl Perkins (Rockabilly), Tibby Edwards
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 No Money In this Deal
  2. 2 You're In My Heart
  3. 3 Play it Cool Man, Play it Cool
  4. 4 Wrong About You
  5. 5 Let Him Know
  6. 6 You All Goodnight
  7. 7 Heartbroken Me
  8. 8 Hold Everything
  9. 9 What's Wrong With You
  10. 10 Why Baby Why
  11. 11 Seasons Of My Heart
  12. 12 Still Hurtin'
  13. 13 What Am I Worth?
  14. 14 Your Heart
  15. 15 I'm Ragged But I'm Right
  16. 16 Rock It
  17. 17 How Come It
  18. 18 It's OK
  19. 19 You Gotta Be My Baby
  20. 20 Boat Of Life
  21. 21 Taggin' Along
  22. 22 Gonna Come Get You
  23. 23 Just One More
  24. 24 Yearning
  25. 25 Uh, Uh, No
  26. 26 Don't Stop the Music
  27. 27 Too Much Water
  28. 28 All I Want to Do
  29. 29 Opry Rags
Disc 2:
  1. 1 Flame In My Heart
  2. 2 No No Never
  3. 3 Hearts In My Dreams
  4. 4 Tall Tall Trees
  5. 5 Cup of Loneliness
  6. 6 Take the Devil Out of Me
  7. 7 New Baby for Christmas
  8. 8 Maybe Next Christmas
  9. 9 Color of the Blues
  10. 10 Eskimo Pie
  11. 11 Nothing Can Stop My Love
  12. 12 I'm With the Wrong One
  13. 13 (I'm A) Wandering Soul
  14. 14 Jesus Wants Me
  15. 15 Treasure of Love
  16. 16 If I Don't Love You (Grits Ain't Groceries)
  17. 17 White Lightnin'
  18. 18 Long Time to Forget
  19. 19 Into My Arms Again
  20. 20 Who Shot Sam?
  21. 21 If You Want to Wear a Crown
  22. 22 My Lord Has Called Me
  23. 23 Big Harlan Taylor
  24. 24 Money to Burn
  25. 25 Accidently On Purpose
  26. 26 Sparkling Brown Eyes
  27. 27 Have Mercy On Me
  28. 28 If You Believe
Disc 3:
  1. 1 Ragged But Right [Alt. Take] - (take)
  2. 2 Yearning [Atl. Take] - (take)
  3. 3 Hold Everything [Alt. Take] - (take)
  4. 4 Any Old Time
  5. 5 I'll Take the Chance
  6. 6 Sweet Dreams
  7. 7 Heartbreak Hotel
  8. 8 Singing the Blues
  9. 9 One is a Lonely Number
  10. 10 Maybe Little Baby
  11. 11 Run Boy
  12. 12 I'm A One-Woman Man
  13. 13 Settle Down
  14. 14 Heartbroken Me [Alt. Take]
  15. 15 Rain, Rain
  16. 16 Frozen Heart
  17. 17 I've Got Five Dollars (And It's Saturday Night)
  18. 18 'Cause I Love You
  19. 19 You Never Thought
  20. 20 Don't Do This To Me
  21. 21 Gotta Talk to Your Heart
  22. 22 Good Old Bible
  23. 23 Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  24. 24 We'll Understand It
  25. 25 That's the Way I Feel
  26. 26 Give-Away Girl
  27. 27 No Use to Cry
  28. 28 You're Back Again
  29. 29 Life to Go
Type:
Boxed Set
Genre:
Oldies
Subgenre:
Rockabilly
Label:
Fantastic Voyage
Number of Discs:
3
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
206 : 58
Editorial Reviews:
Mojo (Publisher) (p.119) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] shock-haired country, honky tonk and untamed rockabilly..." Uncut (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hree discs devoted to this earliest recordings for the Texas-based Starday label are very welcome..."
UPC:
5055311001074
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