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50 Years of Hits album for sale by George Jones was released Nov 09, 2004 on the Bandit label. Even the title of the three-disc George Jones collection 50 YEARS OF HITS should be enough to tell you that the man being anthologized is one of the all-time giants of country music. A towering influence on all that followed him, not only in country but in rock and pop as well, Jones started out in the 1950s as a Hank Williams-influenced honky-tonk man who wasn't afraid of a little rockabilly either (the Hank influence is clearly audible on such early tracks as "Just One More"). 50 Years of Hits CD music is a 3-disc set with 50 songs. ...See Full Description
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||The best, Jerry, the best ...|
George Jones is the best ever. Still. And this is one of his best albums. The rest is silence.
By Thomas (Silver Spring, MD, USA)
||50 Yearsof george Jones Aint Enough|
For the George Jones fan who has everything, this is a great addition. For the music lover who does not know who George Jones is (are there such people?) this is a must.
By ritschpat (Victorville, Ca.)
it is great to hear the "old songs" of george. This is my first George Jones CD and I love it.
By joyce (north louisiana, usa)
||Jones at his best|
This is an excellent summary of Jones' six-decade career. Although some key songs ("Lovebug," "Golden Ring," "Tennesee Whiskey," "The Door" and others), this cd is a must for all fans of country music."
By Steve (Houston, Texas, U.S.A.)
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50 Years of Hits songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||6790276|
|Release Date||Nov 09, 2004|
|Producer||Pappy Daily; Billy Sherrill; Norro Wilson; Buddy Cannon; Kyle Lehning; Emory Gordy, Jr.; Keith Stegall; Brian Ahern; Pappy Daily; Billy Sherrill; Norro Wilson; Buddy Cannon; Kyle Lehning; Evelyn Shriver (Compilation); Evelyn Shriver (Compilation)|
|Recording Time||150 minutes|
|Personnel||George Jones - vocals, guitar|
Melba Montgomery - vocals
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Photographers: Jarrett Gaza; Mark Tucker .
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