George Jones - The Absolutely Essential (2013)
Country | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 145 min | 346 MB
Label: Ais | Rel: 2013
IThese silly songs are nearly as much a trademark of Jones' style as his signature ballad style, so without them and without the Musicor songs The Essential feels a bit lop-sided toward the serious hardcore honky tonk. Hardly a fatal flaw, of course, since this is where much of Jones' legacy lies, and it is a good, accurate overview of George's career, even if it's not as thorough or lively as The Spirit of Country. Apart from the aforementioned Musicor sides and his MCA work of the '90s (which is hardly a glaring omission), this offers a fair representation of his many labels: there are four cuts from Starday, six apiece from Mercury and United Artists, a whopping 25 sides from Epic which is appropriate, since he spent nearly 20 years on the label and had over 60 charting singles while he was there and, as a coda, a cut from his 1999 album for Asylum.