WorldCat Identities

Jones, George 1931-2013

Works: 1,153 works in 1,952 publications in 2 languages and 25,529 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Country music  Rock music  Honky-tonk music  Country rock music  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Author, Singer, Instrumentalist, Composer, Other, per, Originator
Classifications: ML420.J756, 782.421642
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by George Jones
Hemingway's whiskey by Kenny Chesney( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 854 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 George Jones( Recording )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last man standing by Jerry Lee Lewis( Recording )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 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
All-time greatest hits by George Jones( Recording )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burn your playhouse down the unreleased duets by George Jones( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 376 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
GP Grievous angel by Gram Parsons( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

25 anniversary celebration by Randy Travis( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroes & friends duets by Randy Travis( Recording )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold hard truth by George Jones( Recording )

7 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that's what I call ACM Awards : 50 years( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential George Jones by George Jones( Recording )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of George's career from 1954 to 2001. Includes 40 tracks of his best like: Why baby Why; White Lightning; He Stopped Loving Her Today. George is still touring and is a major contributer to country music
The doo wop box( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great lost hits by George Jones( Recording )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of George Jones by George Jones( Recording )

26 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

16 biggest hits by George Jones( Recording )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crazy heart original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 244 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 )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 233 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
Hits I missed-- and one I didn't by George Jones( Recording )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 224 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
Put the O back in country by Shooter Jennings( Recording )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rock stone cold country 2001 by George Jones( Recording )

8 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
George Jones Amerikaans zanger

George Jones amerikansk ltskrivar og songar

George Jones amerikansk ltskrivare och sngare

George Jones amerikansk ltskriver og sanger

George Jones amerikansk sanger og sanger

George Jones cantante estadounidense de msica country

George Jones cantante statunitense

George Jones musicen amricain

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

جورج جونز

جورج جونز خواننده و ترانه‌سرا آمریکایی

조지 존스



English (159)

German (3)

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 timeContemporary musicians. profiles of the people in musicGeorge Jones : Why baby whyAmerica's music the roots of country