Friday, December 13, 2013
Special Xmas post today.
We would be remiss to not acknowledge the passing of "The Voice", "The Possum", one of Country's true legends, George Jones. One of the towering figures in American Music, regardless of the genre. The world's a little lonelier without him.
So today, it's an all George Jones Holiday!
Starting off with a song we haven't posted before, "Maybe Next Christmas" is a bittersweet tale of life on the road at the holidays. Following, we can't post about George Jones without Tammy Wynette, and they both give us a rollicking yuletide duet, a true honky tonk rave-up, in "Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus", which mirrors their classic "We're Not the Jet Set". Only with more tinsel.
Jones keeps the festive boot stomping going with "My Mom and Santa Claus", a boomchicka raver that'll keep ya twistin' 'til the eggnog's gone.
And, finally, "Lonely Christmas Call", one of his finest moments, the golden voice filled with sadness, but not pathos. A fitting tinkling lights farewell to a legend.
These tunes will only be up for 24 hours, and we're running a bit of risk in posting 'em, so grab 'em fast and go out and buy some George Jones rekkids. They make perfect stocking stuffers!
Santa's Coming in a Big Lawn Mower!
George Jones: Maybe Next Christmas (mp3)
George Jones and Tammy Wynette: Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus (mp3)
George Jones: My Mom and Santa Claus (mp3)
George Jones: Lonely Christmas Call (mp3)
Please support the artists you enjoy. Buy some rekkids (vinyl always sounds better, dontcha know)! And have a merry merry!