December 7, 2012 – 4:43 am

GEORGE JONES R.I.P. 1931-2013

George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81. Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones, fondly known as The Possum, died Friday (April 26) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure. Billboard reported that Jones, known for his clenched, precise baritone, had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s, and was idolized not just by fellow country singers, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others.

George Jones - The Cold Hard Truth, by David Cantwell (click here)

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Radio Jamboree 1963 [no label, 1CD]

Live in the studio, 1963. Very good to excellent soundboard.

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2007.

Uploader’s notes:

I don’t know anything about this set, which was given to me by a generous and very knowledgeable musician and music fan from Ohio. George does a lot of Hank Williams songs here, but I don’t think he was promoting My Favorites of Hank Williams - his second album of Hank’s material that had come out on United Artists in 1962. He refers to I Can’t Change Overnight as coming from “our latest album” and that’s on I Wish Tonight Would Never End from 1963, so that’s the date I’ve established here. I don’t think that song was ever re-recorded during the Musicor years (1965-71).

This material has never been released. In an effort to add a bit of period flavor I put together the faux-LP sleeve with the title Radio Jamboree 1963 using the photo from his Golden Hits Volume 2 album on UA. George’s spoken introductions are worth the price of admission alone, but it’s great to hear the Jones Boys knocking out these performances; nearly every track commences with a sawing fiddle. Real country music for real country music fans (and if you’re not one you should be).

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Track 01. Can’t Get You Off My Mind (2.7MB)
Track 02. World’s Worst Loser (3.0MB)
Track 03. Baby We’re Really In Love (2.9MB)
Track 04. I’ll Be A Bachelor Till I Die (2.9MB)
Track 05. Cold Cold Heart (4.2MB)
Track 06. House of Gold (3.7MB)
Track 07. Howlin at the Moon (3.5MB)
Track 08. I Can’t Change Overnight (3.5MB)
Track 09. I Could Never Be Ashamed of You (3.6MB)
Track 10. I Don’t Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes) (3.0MB)
Track 11. I Just Don’t Like This Kind Of Livin’ (3.8MB)
Track 12. Yes I Know Why (2.6MB)
Track 13. You Gotta Be My Baby (2.7MB)
Track 14. Imitation of Love (2.1MB)
Track 15. Just One More (2.2MB)
Track 16. Let’s Turn Back The Years (3.1MB)
Track 17. I’m A Long Gone Daddy (3.0MB)
Track 18. Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door) (2.7MB)
Track 19. Open Pit Mine (4.2MB)
Track 20. Something I Dreamed (3.5MB)
Track 21. I’d Still Want You (3.3MB)
Track 22. I’m Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing (3.2MB)
Track 23. I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) (2.8MB)

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  1. 10 Responses to “GEORGE JONES - RADIO JAMBOREE 1963”

  2. The possum! Show me a better Country voice. You can’t.

    Blessings, BigO.

    By kingpossum on Dec 7, 2012

  3. This is awesome - what a find!

    Thanks for sharing Big O - this is REAL country music as it was meant to be …

    thank you from Canada

    By Atlas on Dec 7, 2012

  4. This is stupendous! Thanx…………..

    By Timmy on Dec 8, 2012

  5. Very good, where’s Tammy? Or Tammy & George?

    By jimg on Dec 10, 2012

  6. INCREDIBLE!! One of my favorite country recordings ever, thanks Big-O!!! This should be officially released!

    By Elvislives on Dec 12, 2012


    By DROPKICKSARGE on Dec 13, 2012

  8. thanks, big-O, for this classic!


    By I-) on Dec 13, 2012

  9. Once, you posted a 1979 concert from Houston. I’ve listened to that all day. Truly fabulous show. Before one song, he says, “I want to apologize for not being up to par here tonight. They got me drunk the night before last and the night before that, and I new I was comin to Houston and I wanted to be right when I got here and I was too right when I got here.”

    I have it, but it would be good to post it again if you can.


    By Brad on Apr 27, 2013

  10. thanks, this is great.

    By sluggo on Apr 27, 2013

  11. Love George Jones! Thank you!

    By Paul on Mar 22, 2014

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