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Thread #150585 Message #3509261
Posted By: catspaw49
26-Apr-13 - 01:39 PM
Thread Name: Obit: George Jones (12 Sep 1931-26 Apr 2013)
Subject: RE: Obit: George Jones
George Jones will remain a star of stars and a true legend in country Music. his lifee was lived large and his contributions as huge as his legendary excesses and weaknesses. he influenced so many both in music and lifestyle, for better of for worse.
What cannot be denied was his talent and his ability to put over a song. And especially one particular type of song. When you listen to The Possum at his best you cannot help but visualize some poor guy sitting in the rear of a darkened bar, chain smoking and crying in his beer. When the song ends he slowly pulls out a gun and blows his brains out. ThAT was the power and strength in George jones' voice.
There was only one although there were thousands who learned from him. Now he's gon and there will not be another quite like him......ever.