George Jones, requiescat in pace

The country music legend, George Jones, has died today at age 81. He toured all the way to the end of his life. He came through North Carolina last year, and now I regret missing the tour (I did see Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson’s phenomenal joint tour). Among the remembrances, NBC News has an article calling him the greatest American pop (=popular) singer of all time.

In memory, here is a fine performance:

And, for an uptempo number, here he is with his one-time wife, Tammy Wynette, producing perhaps the greatest country duo of all time. This is a lesser known track, “Milwaukee, Here I Come”:

Enjoy! This would be a good time to open a bottle of whiskey to accompany your listening experience.

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