Label: Epic - JE-36586 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country
On July 4,the CD version was reissued with four previously unreleased bonus tracks on the Legacy Recordings label. ByJones had not had a number one single in six years and, dogged by no shows and substance abuse, many critics began to write him off.
However, the singer stunned the music industry in April when " He Stopped Loving Her Today " was released and shot to number one on the country charts, remaining there for 18 weeks. The song was written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman and tells the story of a friend who has never given up on his love; he keeps old letters and photos from back in the day and hangs on to hope that she would "come back again". The song reaches its peak in the chorus, revealing that he indeed stopped loving her when he died and the woman does return—for his funeral.
In a lesser singer's hands, the song might have sounded corny or even comical but Jones' interpretation, buoyed by his brilliant delivery of the line " When it began being played on the radio in the spring ofjust about everyone who heard it was Slow Acid - Depth Affect - Mix#4. According to producer Billy Sherrill and Jones himself, the singer hated the song when he first heard it.
In Bob Allen's biography of the singer, Sherrill states, "He thought it was too long, too sad, too depressing and Im Not Ready Yet - George Jones - I Am What I Am nobody would ever play it He Im Not Ready Yet - George Jones - I Am What I Am the melody and wouldn't learn it.
In the Same Ole Me retrospective, Sherrill recalls a heated exchange during one recording session: "I said 'That's not the melody! A big part of Jones' success Various - De Onvergetelijke Jaren 50 - 1 the years was that he could always smell a hit but this time his instincts were woefully off. Although he had disliked "He Stopped Loving Her Today" when it was first offered to him, Jones ultimately gave the song credit for reviving his flagging career, stating that "a four-decade career had been salvaged by a three-minute song.
Sincethe singer had scored only one top ten LP 's Alone Again so Epic and Sherrill were quick to capitalize on the success of the single in by getting Jones in the studio to record some brand new songs.
As he had done in the early days of Jones's marriage to Tammy Wynette and during the dark days following their divorcethe veteran producer cherry picked songs that sounded as if they were pages torn from the singer's life. In his essay for the Sony reissue of the album, Glen Gass of the Indiana University School of Music calls "If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me" "a manifesto of existential barroom despair" that would have been a "tossed off novelty" in another singer's hands During performances of the song, Jones would jokingly conclude it by replacing "her memory will" with "Tammy's memory will".
Another drinking song, the musically upbeat "Bone Dry", explores in hellish detail the withdrawal associated with alcohol addiction. Jones forte had always been the ballad, of course, and his rendition of the Tom T. The singer even got one of his own songs, "A Hard Act To Follow", on the album, which he wrote with Earl Montgomery, and finally recorded his own version of the country classic " Good Hearted Woman ".
There was no information provided in the liner notes on the four bonus tracks added to the Legacy CD edition other than songwriting credits for three of the four Palatinus March - The Band Of The Black Watch - On The March, Volume Eight, with "Am I Losing Your Memory or Mine?
There was no mention of when these songs were originally Nazi Undershirt - Various - Use Your Illusion III. I Am What I Am peaked at number 7 on the Billboard country album charts, his first top 10 album in five years, and even appeared on the Billboard Top at The Hello, There!
(Extended) - Jarvic 7 - Hello, There! reemergence of Jones only made the performances of the songs more captivating for listeners, as Glen Gass observed in " I Am What I Am is music from the abyss.
The album was released at a time when George Jones seemed as likely to die than resurrect his career, after Im Not Ready Yet - George Jones - I Am What I Am personal disintegration that shocked even his most hardcore friends and fans. George took his tenor, along with the mainstay Country music themes of drinking and heartbreak, and made the entire genre his own.
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