Live Recordings From The Louisiana Hayride

This Item is no longer available
We're unable to show you buying options for this item.

About this item

Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information.

About this item

Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information.

Of all the George Jones recordings out there (and there are many), no single volume better charts his development as a singer and performer than this one. Loaded with 16 tracks, the earliest material here predates the existing issued sources of Jones live performances by nearly ten years. Much of this has to do with the fact that the singer didn't authorize any live recordings until 1985, when he okayed First Time Live on Columbia. But what really matters is how much this reveals about Jones and his ever-changing approach to his craft. The earliest material here, from 1956 and '58, offers a view of Jones as a singer trying to master the delivery of Hank Williams. The 1950's performances are all original tunes, among them the classic "Nothing Can Stop My Loving You," a hillbilly stomper that walks the edge of honky tonk and rockabilly. And while they are all cut from the Williams mold, they are nonetheless exciting and fueled by something mercurial. By 1960, Jones was moving into his own, as evidenced by his tough honky tonk stroller "I'm Ragged but I'm Right," and "Don't Stop the Music." By the time the listener gets to the 1968 live version of "White Lightnin" and "The Race Is On," Jones is fully formed -- the great country singer who had invented a style from the shards of his earlier influences -- from Williams to Gibson to be sure, but also from hillbilly, rockabilly, barroom honky tonk and, of course, the newly emergent countrypolitan. As for the great balladeer, versions of "She Thinks I Still Care," "Things Have Gone to Pieces," "Walk Through This World With Me," and "When the Grass Grows Over Me," (the latter two from 1969, where the collection ends), offer glimpses of the performer who influenced everyone who came after him. The sound quality of these sides isn't great, but it's plenty good enough, and the music come through with great presence and emotion. The audience seems to really spur Jones on, to dig into the nuances of these songs, even as the years pass. The confidence level of the mid-and late-1960s material is astonishing, not only in terms of his delivery, but in his willingness to take chances with the material and his band. Jones fans will need this one to fill in the gaps, and those who love raw, hard, country music will want to add this one to the shelf as well. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi

Explore this item

Specifications

Title: 73513
Record Label: CD
Digital Video Formats: CD
Performer: George Jones
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 0.40 x 5.00 x 5.60 IN
Release Date: 05/03/2004
Show

Track Listing

1. You Gotta Be My Baby
2. Color Of The Blues
3. Nothing Can Stop My Loving You
4. I'm Ragged But I'm Right
5. Too Much Water
6. Accidentally On Purpose
7. Big Harlan Taylor
8. Don't Stop The Music
9. White Lightning
10. Things Have Gone To Pieces
11. Race Is On
12. Say It's Not You
13. She Thinks I Still Care
14. You Better Treat Your Man Right
15. Walk Through This World With Me
16. When The Grass Grows Over Me
Show

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this item. Share your rating and review so that other customers can decide if this is the right item for them.

Customer Q&A

Back
Questions & Answers 0 questions

Ask a question

If you would like to share feedback with us about pricing, delivery or other customer service issues, please contact customer service directly.


Q&A tips and guidelines

Q&A Exchange Guidelines

When writing your question or answer, please follow these guidelines:

  • Do: Make sure your question is directly related to the product
  • Do: Be specific and provide as many details as possible
  • Do: Include the model number (if applicable)
  • Do: Write your question in English
  • Do Not: Include personal information (such as your full name)
  • All submitted questions and answers are subject to the terms set forth in our Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right not to post your question or answer if it contains any of the following:

  • Any information not related to the actual merchandise or topic
  • Obscenities, discriminatory language or other language not suitable for a public forum
  • Advertisements or “spam” content
  • Email addresses, physical addresses or other forms of contact information
  • Critical or spiteful comments on other questions or answers posted on the page or their authors
  • Any imagery that demonstrates incorrect use of the merchandise
  • Anything that Walmart deems to be inappropriate, at Walmart's discretion

Provide as many details as possible, including the model number (if applicable).

Remember: Don’t include personal information (such as your full name).


Preview Question

Walmart does not sponsor, recommend or endorse any third party product or service, or any customer ideas or advice.

Thank you.

Questions will be checked against our question guidelines and posted within five to seven business days.

Policies & Plans

See any care plans, options and policies that may be associated with this product.

Gifting plans

Gift options are not available for this item.

Pricing policy

About our prices
We’re committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. So if you find a current lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we’ll match it. See more details at Online Price Match.