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She Thinks I Still Care: The George Jones Collection
George Jones
She Thinks I Still Care: The George Jones Collection
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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From the day he first recorded in 1954, George Jones seemed to care not so much about the quality of the songs, but reveled, like the rest of us, in the thrill of hearing his voice as it snaked from surreal honky-tonk yelp...  more »

      
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All Artists: George Jones
Title: She Thinks I Still Care: The George Jones Collection
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Razor & Tie
Original Release Date: 4/22/1997
Release Date: 4/22/1997
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 793018213622, 793018213646

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From the day he first recorded in 1954, George Jones seemed to care not so much about the quality of the songs, but reveled, like the rest of us, in the thrill of hearing his voice as it snaked from surreal honky-tonk yelps and dips, to novelty-number skips and romps, to the elongated vowels of his wringing ballads. The result is that Jones, for all his celebrated greatness, also recorded more than his share of junk. Of the repackaging of his early work, this Razor & Tie collection is among the best. But the big Starday and Mercury hits are nowhere to be found, as the two-disc, 40-song compilation covers his United Artists sides from 1962 to 1965 ("She Thinks I Still Care," "The Race Is On"), including six duets with Melba Montgomery ("We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds") that preceded his union with Tammy Wynette. Long underrated, these recordings capture Jones in his transition from stark honky-tonk to the florid emotionalism of his Epic years, developing his intensely personal style along the way. --Alanna Nash

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George's UA classics, 1962-1965
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 07/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"George recorded for several record labels. This 40-track collection covers his United Artists recordings, which are as good as any of them. His first UA hit (a number one) was She thinks I still care (later a hit for Anne Murray as He thinks I still care). The B-side (Sometimes you just can't win) also charted.Plenty of hits followed, including Open pit mine, A girl I used to know (later a hit for Porter and Dolly as Just someone I used to know), Not what I had in mind, You comb her hair, Your heart turned left, Where does a little tear come from and The race is on (later a hit for Sawyer Brown). All these and other lesser hits from this period are included.George's duet partner of the time, Melba Montgomery, is seriously under-represented on CD, but seven of their duets are included here - three hits (We must have been out of our minds, Let's invite them over and What's in our hearts) plus Please be my love, Multiply the heartaches and two tracks from their Bluegrass Hootenanny album, Blue moon of Kentucky and Rollin' in my sweet baby's arms.George recorded plenty of covers during this period too. You won't find many here, but they are represented by Running bear, Precious jewel, Peace in the valley, You win again, Lonesome whistle, Faded love and We could.If you haven't got any of George's music, the best place to begin is Essential George Jones Spirit, a brilliant double CD devoted primarily to his 70's and 80's music, but which also includes the most famous songs from the 50's and 60's (in their original versions - Sony got the agreement of the other record labels involved). However, only three of the tracks here are included in that set (She thinks I still care, The race is on and We must have been out of our minds) so this is a great choice for a second collection.Every George Jones fan should have this collection."