Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
One Woman Man
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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It'll turn you into a country music fan!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the kind of CD that can turn anyone into a country fan! On a recent road-trip with my brother, he played a few of the songs on this CD and I was hooked. I made him play the whole CD more than a few times. The song One Woman Man is about as good as they come and The King is Gone is my kind of song. Even a Heavy Metal fan would appreciate those lyrics."
ONE OF HIS BEST
curtis smith | flemingsburg, kentucky United States | 06/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I HAVE BEEN AN AVID FAN OF GEORGE JONES MY WHOLE LIFE, BUT THIS ALBUM IS ONE OF HIS BEST. ONE WOMAN MAN SHOWS THAT JONES CAN SING NOT ONLY THE TEAR-JERKING-SONGS, BUT UP-TEMPO FUN TO LISTEN TO SONGS JUST AS WELL. IF YOU LIKE JONES, OR ARE JUST A COUNTRY MUSIC FAN, THIS ALBUM IS A MUST HAVE!"
...just out of reach...
Jerry McDaniel | 10/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoy this George Jones album quite a lot. I call my review "just out of reach" for two reasons. The first, it's the name of one of the songs on the album and the second, it's out of print and hardly available anywhere anymore. The album as you saw came along in February 1989...why such an odd release for an album one may ask? The album was rush-released because of the runaway success of the late 1988 single "I'm a One Woman Man"...which hit the Top-10. This album, because of the nature of it's release, features quite a few previously recorded tracks. "Burning Bridges" and "Radio Lover" were both from 1983...and they're both on the JONES COUNTRY album that George had out that year. The thing that's ironic though is Epic released that 1983 song as a single in 1989 because it was put on this ONE WOMAN MAN album...becoming one of his last chart hits for Epic in the process. The album did quite well, too. It isn't accidental that a lot of these songs were honky-tonk and mid-tempo...plus, with this being what i would think was a quickly put together album, i assume producer Billy Sherrill wanted some familiar songs for George to cover: "Burning Bridges" was a previous hit for Roy Drusky as well as a pop hit for Jack Scott; "Just Out of Reach" is more popular as a Patsy Cline hit; "Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me" was a big hit for Ronnie Milsap; "My Baby's Gone" was a hit for the Louvin Brothers; and "I'm a One Woman Man" was a hit for Johnny Horton. George makes those songs his own in his unique kind of way...i was so used to Milsap's version of "Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me" that it was new and different hearing the song end as a love ballad instead of as the high, top of the lungs big finish that Ronnie Milsap added to the song. There are several other good songs as well...there's the bouncy album closer, "Pretty Little Lady From Beaumont, Texas". Then there's the heartache ballad, "Writing On the Wall", a minor hit for George in 1989. And then there's the most remembered song from the album aside from the title track and that's the novelty hit, "The King is Gone". That single, originally called "Ya Ba Da Ba Doo", is one of the most cleverest songs as far as marrying the subject of alcohol with a relationship on the decline. The single's original spelling caught the attention of Hanna-Barbera associates...and the song's title was changed to "The King is Gone". There is a really aching ballad on here...the weeping "A Place Out in the Country". It's just one of those sad songs that have become a hallmark in George's career...no real story behind the song other than it's one of those tear-jerker kind of songs he likes to record. It's about a man who dreams of having a house out in the country away from the city lights. All in all, this is a great George Jones album...and Billy Sherrill deserves some praise for putting together this album and stocking it with a lot of familiar songs aside from the hits."