George Jones – in memoriam

Music Monday comes two days early this week with the announcement of George Jones’ passing. Here is a link to the excellent New York Times obituary.

As I have written here elsewhere:

George Jones’ voice has always seemed to me to be the perfect Country voice… the voice I would most want to have if I had any musical ability and could sing.

The first 70-degree day of the year and I sat outside on my deck, looking at the neighbor’s big bare cottonwood tree, drinking beer, and listening to “the voice.”

In the North Country the world is ready to renew itself at last, but still I could not help but feel just a bit melancholy as I wondered who is ever going to be able to fill his shoes.

requiescat in pace George Jones.



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