Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
24 of George's classics
Jerry McDaniel | 03/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"George's MUSICOR recordings have often been the victim of terrible, cheaply made CDs and cassettes. TeeVee Records advertised this project on TV and King Records distributed it. So, the sound quality is as good as can be expected and so much better than any release on the Hollywood label. earlier classics like "Accidentally on Purpose" and "Sometimes You Just Can't Win" were re-recorded on MUSICOR and with the case of the second song, it became a hit twice. first it was a #17 hit in 1962 and then the re-recording hit #10 in 1971. a little known duet with Gene Pitney, "Sweeter Than the Flowers", is also included and the CD kicks off with re-recordings of "Tender Years" and "She Thinks I Still Care" and further along you'll hear a re-recording of his 1963 Top-10 "You Comb Her Hair" but everything else are actual hits and some very rare ones too! "Right Won't Touch a Hand" was a Top-10 hit in 1971 but nobody remembers it. same goes for the amazing Top-20 "Tell Me My Lying Eyes Are Wrong"; "Where Grass Won't Grow"; or his up-beat duet with Brenda Carter on "Milwaukee, Here I Come". some more forgotten Top-10 smash hits on this collection are "As Long As I Live"; "If Not For You"; "I Can't Get There From Here"; and the hauntingly fabulous "When The Grass Grows Over Me". this is the collection i'll recommend to younger fans who want to hear the 1965-1971 songs of George Jones with good sound quality. no other collection out there, that i'm aware of, gives long over-due spotlight on some of his MUSICOR hits with such good and listenable sound. There are several big hits that aren't on here from that era: "Take Me", "She's Mine", "Say It's Not You", "A Good Year For The Roses", and perhaps one of the biggest omissions is the absence of his 1967 #1 "Walk Through This World With Me". i don't know how THAT was left off but his 1966 duet with Melba Montgomery called "Close Together" which peaked at #70, is on here!!?! but even without his 1967 #1, the album is still 5 star material because of the abundance of songs and their obscurity."