WorldCat Identities

Jones, George 1931-2013

Works: 1,064 works in 1,931 publications in 2 languages and 25,816 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Country music  Music videos  Rock music  Honky-tonk music  Country rock music  Documentary films  Rhythm and blues music  Live sound recordings  Filmed performances 
Roles: Performer, Author, Singer, Instrumentalist, Composer, Other, Actor, per, Originator
Classifications: ML420.J756, 782.421642
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by George Jones
Hemingway's whiskey by Kenny Chesney( Recording )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney presents his first album of new material since 2008's Lucky Old Sun. Hemingway's Whiskey builds on many of Chesney's musical trademarks by pushing them further and in new directions. Features the pensive title track and special guest performers Grace Potter and George Jones
Super hits by Willie Nelson( Recording )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. On the road again 2. My heroes have always been cowboys 3. Blue eyes crying in the rain 4. Nothing I can do about it now 5. Georgia on my mind 6. Living in the promiseland 7. Poncho and lefty (with Merle Haggard) 8. Always on my mind 9. City of New Orleans 10. Angel flying too close to the ground
All-time greatest hits by George Jones( Recording )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last man standing by Jerry Lee Lewis( Recording )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It often seems like there are only two ways for rock, country, and blues veterans to launch comebacks when they're senior citizens: confront mortality head on or surround yourself with superstar guests to help carry you through a half-hearted stroll through your back catalog, scattering a few new tunes along the way. At first glance, Jerry Lee Lewis' Last Man Standing seems to fall into both categories: the title suggests that Jerry Lee is in the mood to take a long look back, and certainly the very concept of the album -- pairing Lewis with 21 other stars for a succession of duets, often on material that his guests either wrote or made famous -- seems like a typical superstar duet record. But the Killer has never been predictable, and nowhere is that truer than it is here, where Jerry Lee treats Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, and 16 other stars as he treated the Nashville Teens at {the Star Club in 1964 -- as game amateurs who have to sprint to keep up with the master. This is the only guest-studded superstar album where all the guests bend to the will of the main act, who dominates the proceedings in every conceivable way. Jerry Lee doesn't just run the guests ragged; he turns their songs inside out, too -- and nowhere is that clearer than on the opening "Rock and Roll," the Led Zeppelin classic that is now stripped of its signature riff and sounds as if it were a lost gem dug out of the Sun vaults. Far from struggling with this, Jimmy Page embraces it, following the Killer as he runs off on his own course -- he turns into support, and the rest of other 20 guests follow suit (with the possible exception of Kid Rock, who sounds like the party guest who won't go home on an otherwise strong version of "Honky Tonk Woman"). The label might sell Last Man Standing on the backs of the duet partners -- after all, it's awful hard to drum up interest in a record by a 71-year-old man no matter how great he is, so you need a hook like superstars -- but the album by no stretch of the imagination belongs to them. This is completely Jerry Lee's show from the second that he calls out, "It's been a long time since I rock & rolled," at the beginning of the record -- and those are true words, since he hasn't rocked on record in a long, long time. Ten years ago he cut the Andy Paley-produced Young Blood, but that was a typically tasteful self-conscious comeback record; it was driven as much by the producer's conception of the artist as it was the artist himself. The opposite is true here, where the production is simple and transparent, never interfering with the performances; it has the welcome effect of making it sound like there is simply no way to tame Jerry Lee, even though he's now in his seventies. And that doesn't mean that this is merely a hard-rocking record, although "Rock and Roll," "Pink Cadillac," and "Travelin' Band" do indeed rock harder than anything he's done since the '70s -- so hard that they stand proudly next to his classic Sun records, even if they don't have the unbridled fire of those peerless sides. No, this album touches on everything that Jerry Lee has done musically through his career, as the furious rock & roll is balanced by pure hardcore country, piledriving boogie-woogie, rambling blues, old-timey folk songs, and, especially, reinterpretations of familiar songs that are so thoroughly reimagined they seem like they were written specifically for Jerry Lee. And he does this the same way he's always done it: by singing and playing the hell out of the songs. His phrasing remains original and unpredictable, twisting phrases in unexpected ways -- and, yes, throwing his name into the mix frequently, too -- and his piano is equally vigorous and vital. This is a record that stays true to his music, and in doing so, it's not so much a comeback as it is a summation: a final testament from a true American original, one that explains exactly why he's important. But that makes Last Man Standing sound too serious, as if it were one of those self-consciously morbid Johnny Cash records -- no, this is a record that celebrates life, both in its joys and sorrows, and it's hard not to see it as nothing short of inspiring. Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Now that's what I call ACM Awards : 50 years( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Academy of Country Music adds to the celebration surrounding the fiftieth anniversary of their annual awards with a two-disc collection featuring some of the biggest names in the genre
Burn your playhouse down : the unreleased duets by George Jones( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country legend George Jones is joined by an eclectic array of artists for a collection of unreleased duets. Included are collaborations with Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton, Keith Richards, and Marty Stuart
Rhythm country and blues by Willie Nelson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country music and R&B singers team for duets
GP ; Grievous angel by Gram Parsons( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

25 anniversary celebration by Randy Travis( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroes & friends : duets by Randy Travis( Recording )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold hard truth by George Jones( Recording )

8 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doo wop box( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem is a naked person( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Les Blank considered this free-form feature documentary about singer-songwriter Leon Russell, filmed between 1972 and 1974 while Blank was living at the Russell/Shelter Records recording studio compound on Grand Lake of the Cherokees in NE Oklahoma, but unreleased due to creative differences and music clearance problems, to be one of his greatest accomplishments. Includes scenes of Russell and his band and others performing, both in concert and in the studio. Also features footage of everyday life in Oklahoma
16 biggest hits by George Jones( Recording )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of George Jones by George Jones( Recording )

32 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crazy heart : original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four-time Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges stars as the richly comic, semi-tragic romantic anti-hero Bad Blake in the debut feature film from writer-director Scott Cooper. The soundtrack features original music performed by film stars Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell, as well as tracks from Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, and Townes Van Zandt
The ultimate hits by Garth Brooks( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garth Brooks offers fans one of the most comprehensive collections of hits to date with a double-disc collection spanning his entire career. Among the many hits featured are The Dance; The Thunder Rolls; Two Pina Coladas; and more
The great lost hits by George Jones( Recording )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Jones is one of country music's most legendary voices, but many of his biggest hits have not been made available on CD until now. This collection features 34 of George's hits from his years at Musicor Records, 1965 through 1972
Put the O back in country by Shooter Jennings( Recording )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hits I missed-- and one I didn't by George Jones( Recording )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most of these songs were sent to George Jones to record over the years. All of them went on to become big hits and, as he'd hear them on the radio, he'd laugh about the 'hits he missed'".--Insert note
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Alternative Names
George Jones Amerikaans zanger

George Jones amerikansk låtskrivar og songar

George Jones amerikansk låtskrivare och sångare

George Jones amerikansk låtskriver og sanger

George Jones amerikansk sanger og sanger

George Jones cantante estadounidense de música country

George Jones cantante statunitense

George Jones chanteur de musique country américain

George Jones musicen américain

George Jones US-amerikanischer Country-Musiker

Georges Jones

Jones, George Glen 1931-2013

Jones, George Glenn.

Jones, George Glenn 1931-2013

Jones, The Possum.

Jones, Thumper.

No, Show.

No Show Jones


The Possum

Τζορτζ Τζόουνς

Джонс, Джордж

Джордж Джонс

ג'ורג' ג'ונס

ג'ורג' ג'ונס מוזיקאי אמריקאי

جورج جونز

جورج جونز خواننده و ترانه‌سرا آمریکایی

조지 존스



English (174)

German (1)

The three of us : growing up with Tammy and GeorgeGeorge Jones : the life and times of a honky tonk legendHe stopped loving her today : George Jones, Billy Sherrill, and the pretty-much totally true story of the making of the greatest country record of all timeGeorge Jones : Why baby whyAmerica's music : the roots of countryContemporary musicians : profiles of the people in music