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George Jones: Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD)

6-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 174-page hardcover book, 200 tracks. Total playing time approx. 458 minutes.

His fans and country music lovers have been asking for this definite set with George Jones’ early Starday and Mercury recordings for years.

•    One of Bear Family's most requested sets ... ever!
•    The beginning of the greatest career in country music
•    All of George Jones' classic early recordings, including Why Baby Why, White Lightning, Treasure Of Love, Window Up Above, Tender Years, and twenty more charted hits!
•    More than 20 previously unissued takes and songs!
•    Includes the Thumper Jones rockabilly single and all of George Jones' soundalike recordings for Dixie!
•    All the era's duets with Jeanette Hicks, Bobbie Ellison, Margie Singleton, Virginia Spurlock, as well as harmony vocals by Sonny Burns, Darrell McCall, James O'Gwynn, Floyd Robinson, and Donny Young (aka Johnny Paycheck).
•    Exhaustive newly researched biography and discography!
•    6 CDs with a 174 page book, featuring photos from the Jones' family's personal scrapbook!

How It Happened
Almost from the beginning of Bear Family forty years ago, there has been a steady flow of requests to reissue all of George Jones' Starday and Mercury recordings. They've been issued and reissued on scattershot compilations on myriad labels, sometimes rechanneled into fake stereo, sometimes overdubbed, sometimes edited, and usually without any logic behind the compilation. As a first step, Bear Family founder Richard Weize asked Otto Kitsinger, Don Roy and Dave Sax to try to take the first shot at a discography of George Jones' early recordings. That was more than twenty years ago.

After the success of Bear Family's anthologies of Jones' United Artists and Musicor recordings, we decided to take another shot at making sense of the frustrating tape logs and session contracts from Jones' earliest sessions. Then we tried to fill in the multitude of missing pieces, and figure out who owned what. And then we commissioned Kevin Coffey to write what is surely the definitive account of Jones' early years. Finally, we contacted the George Jones estate for their photos. The result: the last word on the early recordings of the first name in country music.

Why It Happened

The reason for the years of work behind this set is that it represents the beginning of George Jones ... the greatest singer in country music history. Here he's young and vibrant with everything to prove and nothing to lose. Over the course of seven years, we hear him become the singer we know so well. There were occasional dead ends, like the infamous rockabilly single he recorded as Thumper Jones and the soundalike discs he recorded for Dixie, and there were some unworthy songs that were forced upon him or he forced upon himself, but there were also classic George Jones recordings, on a par with anything else in country music history. We hear the raw, unbridled Texas honky tonk sound give way to classic Nashville. Above all, we hear country music's greatest singer discover himself

The Result
These recordings have never been heard complete and in sequence before. In painstakingly cross-checking, we found unreleased takes and even a few unreleased songs, including little-heard numbers from George Jones' first sessions in the living room studio of Starday Records founder Jack Starns. From there, we take in seven turbulent years that saw George Jones become the gold-standard country music vocalist, setting the stage for another forty years of hits. Truly, one of the essential sets in country music, for historical reasons as much as the pure enjoyment of hearing the genre's greatest stylist at the top of his game.


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Jones, George - Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD) Box set 1
01 No Money in This Deal George Jones
02 No Money in This Deal (alt) George Jones
03 For Sale Or For Lease (take 1) George Jones
04 For Sale Or For Lease (take 2) George Jones
05 Play It Cool Man – Play It Cool George Jones
06 You’re In My Heart George Jones
07 If You Were Mine George Jones
08 Wrong About You George Jones
09 You All Goodnight George Jones
10 Hold Everything George Jones
11 Hold Everything (alt) George Jones
12 Heartbroken Me George Jones
13 Heartbroken Me (2) George Jones
14 Let Him Know George Jones
15 My Sweet Imogene George Jones
16 What’s Wrong With You George Jones
17 What’s Wrong With You (alt) George Jones
18 Painless Heart George Jones
19 Still Hurtin’ George Jones
20 Settle Down George Jones
21 Dancing Mexican Boy George Jones
22 Why Baby Why George Jones
23 Mexican Boogie (Boogie Woogie Mexican Boy) George Jones
24 What Am I Worth George Jones
25 Seasons Of My Heart George Jones
26 Seasons Of My Heart (alt) George Jones
27 What Am I Worth (remake) George Jones
28 It’s OK George Jones
29 Your Heart George Jones
30 Dancing Mexican Boy (alt) George Jones
31 You Never Thought George Jones
32 I’m Ragged But I’m Right George Jones
Jones, George - Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD) Box set 2
01 I’m Ragged But I’m Right (alt) George Jones
02 You Gotta Be My Baby (take 1) George Jones
03 You Gotta Be My Baby (take 2) George Jones
04 You Gotta Be My Baby (take 3) George Jones
05 I’ve Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night George Jones
06 Run Boy George Jones
07 Heartbreak Hotel (short ending) George Jones
08 Yes I Know Why George Jones
09 'Cause I Love You George Jones
10 You Gotta Be My Baby George Jones
11 Rock It George Jones
12 Rock It (alt) George Jones
13 How Come It George Jones
14 Boat Of Life George Jones
15 Taggin’ Along George Jones
16 Yearning George Jones
17 Yearning (alt) George Jones
18 I’m With The Wrong One George Jones
19 Sweet Dreams George Jones
20 I Take The Chance George Jones
21 Any Old Time George Jones
22 Gonna Come Get You George Jones
23 Gonna Come Get You (alt) George Jones
24 Just One More George Jones
25 No Money In This Deal George Jones
26 I’m With The Wrong One (edit) George Jones
27 I’m With The Wrong One George Jones
28 You’re Running Wild George Jones
29 Singing The Blues George Jones
30 Wasted Words George Jones
31 One Woman Man George Jones
32 Before I Met You George Jones
33 Go Away With Me George Jones
34 Radio Spot 1, 1956 George Jones
35 Radio Spot 2, 1956 George Jones
36 Radio Spot 3, 1956 George Jones
Jones, George - Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD) Box set 3
01 You're Back Again George Jones
02 Don't Stop The Music George Jones
03 (That's) All I Want To Do George Jones
04 Uh, Uh, No George Jones
05 Uh, Uh, No (alt) George Jones
06 Cup Of Loneliness George Jones
07 Cup Of Loneliness (alt) George Jones
08 Please Take The Devil Out Of Me George Jones
09 Giveaway Girl George Jones
10 Too Much Water George Jones
11 Flame In My Heart George Jones
12 No, No, Never George Jones
13 Don't Do This To Me George Jones
14 Hearts In My Dreams George Jones
15 Tall Tall Trees George Jones
16 No Use To Cry George Jones
17 One Is A Lonely Number George Jones
18 That's The Way I Feel George Jones
19 Frozen Heart George Jones
20 Never Been So Weary George Jones
21 Maybe Next Christmas George Jones
22 New Baby For Christmas George Jones
23 Wandering Soul George Jones
24 If You Want To Wear A Crown George Jones
25 (I) Gotta Talk To Your Heart George Jones
26 Nothing Can Stop Me George Jones
27 I Always Wind Up Losing George Jones
28 Color Of The Blues George Jones
29 Eskimo Pie George Jones
30 Maybe Little Baby George Jones
31 Rain Rain (Rain Keeps Fallin') George Jones
32 (I Believe) The Good Old Bible George Jones
33 We'll Understand It (Farther Along) George Jones
Jones, George - Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD) Box set 4
01 I’m Gonna Burn Your Playhouse Down George Jones
02 Will The Circle Be Unbroken George Jones
03 Life To Go (1) George Jones
04 Jesus Wants Me George Jones
05 My Lord Has Called Me George Jones
06 All By Yourself George Jones
07 Deep In The Heart Of A Fool George Jones
08 Last Night George Jones
09 Now Tell Me (take 1) George Jones
10 Now Tell Me (take 2) George Jones
11 Now Tell Me (take 3) George Jones
12 Now Tell Me (take 4) George Jones
13 Treasure Of Love George Jones
14 White Lightnin' George Jones
15 Long Time To Forget George Jones
16 If I Don't Love You (Grits Ain't Groceries) George Jones
17 Stay On Board George Jones
18 The Likes Of You George Jones
19 There's Gonna Be One George Jones
20 Into My Arms Again George Jones
21 Who Shot Sam George Jones
22 Mr Fool George Jones
23 Candy Hearts (undubbed) George Jones
24 Candy Hearts George Jones
25 Have Mercy On Me George Jones
26 If You Believe George Jones
27 Big Harlan Taylor George Jones
28 Someone Sweet To Love George Jones
29 Everything Ain't Right George Jones
30 Relief Is Just A Swallow Away George Jones
31 Time Lock George Jones
32 Money To Burn George Jones
33 Talk To Me Lonesome Heart George Jones
Jones, George - Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD) Box set 5
01 Your Old Standby George Jones
02 Watcha Gonna Do George Jones
03 Accidentally On Purpose George Jones
04 Vitamins L-O-V-E George Jones
05 The Last Town I Painted George Jones
06 Revenooer Man George Jones
07 Sparkling Brown Eyes George Jones
08 The First One George Jones
09 You Better Treat Your Man Right George Jones
10 Out Of Control George Jones
11 Glad To Let Her Go George Jones
12 You're Still On My Mind George Jones
13 Just Little Boy Blue George Jones
14 Tarnished Angel George Jones
15 Slave Lover George Jones
16 Why Baby Why George Jones
17 Poor Man's Riches George Jones
18 Heartaches By The Number George Jones
19 I Love You Because George Jones
20 Oh Lonesome Me George Jones
21 (I'll Be There) If You Ever Want Me George Jones
22 If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time) George Jones
23 I Walk The Line George Jones
24 It's Been So Long George Jones
25 Just One More George Jones
26 You Gotta Be My Baby George Jones
27 Life To Go George Jones
28 Settin' The Woods On Fire George Jones
29 Window Shopping George Jones
30 Howlin' At The Moon George Jones
31 There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight George Jones
32 Hey Good Lookin' George Jones
33 Half As Much George Jones
Jones, George - Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD) Box set 6
01 Nobody's Lonesome For Me George Jones
02 Cold, Cold Heart George Jones
03 Why Don't You Love Me George Jones
04 Honky Tonkin' George Jones
05 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) George Jones
06 I Can't Help It George Jones
07 Family Bible George Jones
08 The Window Up Above George Jones
09 I Wouldn't Know About That George Jones
10 With Half A Heart George Jones
11 Aching Breaking Heart George Jones
12 Battle Of Love George Jones
13 Tender Years George Jones
14 When My Heart Hurts No More George Jones
15 Did I Ever Tell You George Jones
16 Not Even Friends George Jones
17 I Want To Be Where You're Gonna Be George Jones
18 Waltz Of The Angels George Jones
19 Are You Mine George Jones
20 One Excuse Is As Good As Another George Jones
21 Yearning George Jones
22 Looking Back To See George Jones
23 One By One George Jones
24 If You Don't Somebody Else Will George Jones
25 When Two Worlds Collide George Jones
26 Baby (You've Got What It Takes) George Jones
27 Talk About Lovin' George Jones
28 I Don't Hear You George Jones
29 Why Baby Why (edited version) George Jones
30 Seasons Of My Heart (remake) George Jones
31 Heartbreak Hotel (long edit) George Jones
32 Let Me Be Your Salty Dog George Jones
33 Back To The Country George Jones
George Jones 12.9. 1931  Saratoga - Texas / 26. 04. 2013 Record Labels: Starday,... more
"George Jones"

George Jones

12.9. 1931  Saratoga - Texas / 26. 04. 2013

Record Labels: Starday, Mercury, Longhorn, Power Pak, Hillside, United Artists, Musicor, RCA, Intercord, Ace, Rounder, Epic.
First Top Ten Hit: Why Baby, Why (1955)
First No. 1 Hit: White Lightning (1959)

In November, 1953, he was fresh out of the Marines, having joined two years earlier in the wake of an unraveling marriage. Before taking the oath, he'd been a denizen of honky tonk stages in and around Beaumont, Texas. Born in a rough-cut log house near Saratoga in East Texas' mysterious, often violent Big Thicket region on September 12, 1931, hillbilly music surrounded him as a kid; his singing voice turned heads even when he was an adolescent.

Jones wasn't back long when he heard about Starday, a new record company. Lefty Frizzell's ex-manager Jack Starnes and hard-bitten Houston area railroader-turned-juke box and slot machine impresario-turned record label owner, distributor and retailer Harold 'Pappy' Daily co-founded it in 1952. George's buddy, aspiring local singer Sonny Burns, had dealings with them, so Jones returned to playing the dives around the area, expanding his profile in 1954 as a disc jockey over KTRM. He soon found Starday interested in auditioning him.

His audition and first session took place in Jack Starnes' living room-turned-improvised recording studio. With an amateur's passion for the era's great singers, he tried to emulate the best of all of them as he sang--until Daily asked with great sincerity, "George, you've sung like Roy Acuff, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams and Bill Monroe. Can you sing like George Jones?"

No Money In This Deal, the first single, came from that session. It didn't take. Neither did the next five singles.

It was single number seven, the Hankish Why Baby Why that landed in the Top Ten in 1955. More Starday hits followed. After a brief, abortive alliance between Starday and Mercury Records, Daily, who still co-owned Starday with his partner Don Pierce, (Jack Starnes had departed earlier) fell out with Pierce in 1958. When the smoke cleared, Pierce took Starday; George wound up contracted to Pappy and remained a Mercury artist. Pappy kept his hand in the regional market. He'd formed Houston-based D and Dart Records as a regional operation aimed at finding new talent, Gabe Tucker helping him run things. Glad Music, Daily's new publishing company, would handle that end of things.

Jones came up with some landmark hits on Mercury, among them Color Of The Blues and the Chuck Berry-influenced White Lightning, from the pen of Daily discovery and Jones buddy, KTRM disc jockey-singer-composer J. P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson. He originally recorded his hard-driving rocker Chantilly Lace for D, until Mercury, who'd initially passed on it, re-released it nationally. That put it over the top and made the Bopper and fulltime rock star from later '58 until February 3, 1959, when the small private plane carrying him, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens crashed killing everyone on board.

At Mercury, Jones's vocal style began evolving, his keening, edgy nasality morphed into a more distinctive type of phrasing. Overtones of Hank and Acuff remained, but Jones's voice moved into a lower register. He could wrench emotion out of a phrase or lyric by bearing down on it as he sang. The new maturity manifested itself in his final Mercury hits: The Window Up Above and especially the #1 single Tender Years, where the formerly twangy accompaniment replaced by muted Nashville Sound backing.

 

The new Jones style quickly began influencing others, Buck Owens among them. Interviewed in 1988, Buck confirmed that point. "I thought that George was the greatest thing since sliced bread. I could not help it and later on in the last years I've tried to make a concerted effort to not get into that, but if you listen on (my records in the) early years, you're sure gonna hear George because he was a big influence on me as far as the singers go," he said. As time passed, George began singing in lower registers that combined with his distinctive phrasing his singular sound brought more admiration among fans and his peers.

Pappy came to know Mercury executive Art Talmadge, who'd left to join United Artists Records. Daily and Jones followed him there. The label was only four years old. Originally created to distribute soundtracks from UA-produced films, it branched out, becoming a hip jazz label and then broadened into other areas. Their newly-created country division consisted mainly of Daily acts with Jones as the flagship, Pappy serving as UA's de facto country producer.

Jones's relationship with Daily was business only, and fostered deep resentment that hadn't abated in his 1996 autobiography 'I Lived To Tell It All,' where he wrote bitterly, "I made a lot of money for Pappy Daily, Starday and Mercury. Basically, I was a naïve guy who was overly trusting of some people who proved to be untrustworthy. I was never paid royalties on a regular basis. It became very frustrating to hear my songs on the radio, see them listed high on the charts and not have enough money to hire a band."

 

His two-year UA contract yielded exactly 151 recordings. Some singles and albums from that period stand among his most memorable. Every album was 'produced by Pappy Daily.' Or so it seemed. In 2001, Jones clarified their 16 year studio relationship, which continued through his 1965-1970 stint with Talmadge's Musicor Records. "A lot of people think (Pappy) was the producer, but he really wasn't. He timed the songs in the studio and he wrote out the paperwork. That was about all he did. I worked with the musicians myself and we worked out the arrangements. I basically left it up to the musicians after we run through the songs. I wanted them to be more a part of the production."

 

Jones created many great moments in the studio during his UA phase. Some were captured on tape, some not. His legendary reputation as a drinker and hellraiser already established, his stature continued to rise. Many Nashville insiders began hanging at George's sessions, both to marvel at the voice and to see what whiskey-fueled mischief he'd make this time. One frequent sideman explained that while Jones was usually well-lubed throughout a recording session, a certain sweet spot existed. Too few drinks didn't loosen him up sufficiently; too many washed out a session. An amount of alcohol in between those extremes unleashed every bit of his unrestrained, uninhibited power.

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1 Oct 2018

Unbelievable!

A fantastic collection including a wonderful book with 176 pages in 30 x 30 cm format, fortunately concentrating on the music and recording sessions. (After all, it is his music we love, is it not? Not his private life!)

19 Jul 2018

Wonderful

Presque étonnant tellement chaques CD est de qualité.

3 Sep 2017

Country at his best

Nie war das "Possum" oder "No Show Jones" authentischer, härter, ursprünglicher, als in diesen Aufnahmen. Das ist Hardcore-Country, und nichts ist weichgespühlt. - Eine wunderbare CD-Box mit einem gleichfalls gut recherchierten Buch, das keine Fragen offen läßt.

2 Apr 2017

Tonträger-Premiere!

AUDIO 3-17 "George Jones erkennt man stets an seinem Stimmumfang vom Falsett bis hinunter zum Bass. Von den 200 Tracks dieser vorbildlichen 6-CD-Box erleben hier 20 ihre Tonträger-Premiere.

20 Mar 2017

Amazing and essential collection!!!

I have been secretly wishing for a Bear family box containing all early recordings by George Jones. These early recordings are what George Jones for me is all about. Raw personality, intensity, emotions, just recorded, not produced or even over-produced and just commercial stuff! This is THE real thing after Hank Williams. I did not dare hope for this collection but when I saw it was indeed issued and available and also very affordable! I directly ordered one. The sound quality is great - although I will not sell my original Starday and Mercury LP's :-) It is very interesting to hear some of the alternative takes/outtakes and unissued sides. Cannot stop listening and wait for the next track, although I already knew most of them. And then as a surprise the high quality bound book!!!! Unbelievable and included in the price of this et! Amazing! Get it! and you won't ever regret it! Thank you Richard Weize!!!! And thanks again for the fantastic Johnny Horton DVD!!!! I bought 3 of them, 1 for my son, 1 for me and 1 spare!

16 Mar 2017

An Incredible Box Set

Bear Family has done all country music fans a great service in compiling every single recording that George Jones made for Starday and Mercury. For various legal reasons, which I don't understand, these recordings have never been compiled in a single offering. The remastering is impeccable, and the accompanying books contains a treasure trove of information about Jones during this period of his career. Of particular interest are two rare tracks Jones recorded with Arlie Duff that feature Jones flatpicking lead guitar, a skill I did not know he had. My understanding is that there are licensing issues that currently prevent this box set from being sold by third party sellers in the United States, which is why I ordered my set directly from Bear Family. It's well worth the price!

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Tracklist
Jones, George - Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD) Box set 1
01 No Money in This Deal
02 No Money in This Deal (alt)
03 For Sale Or For Lease (take 1)
04 For Sale Or For Lease (take 2)
05 Play It Cool Man – Play It Cool
06 You’re In My Heart
07 If You Were Mine
08 Wrong About You
09 You All Goodnight
10 Hold Everything
11 Hold Everything (alt)
12 Heartbroken Me
13 Heartbroken Me (2)
14 Let Him Know
15 My Sweet Imogene
16 What’s Wrong With You
17 What’s Wrong With You (alt)
18 Painless Heart
19 Still Hurtin’
20 Settle Down
21 Dancing Mexican Boy
22 Why Baby Why
23 Mexican Boogie (Boogie Woogie Mexican Boy)
24 What Am I Worth
25 Seasons Of My Heart
26 Seasons Of My Heart (alt)
27 What Am I Worth (remake)
28 It’s OK
29 Your Heart
30 Dancing Mexican Boy (alt)
31 You Never Thought
32 I’m Ragged But I’m Right
Jones, George - Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD) Box set 2
01 I’m Ragged But I’m Right (alt)
02 You Gotta Be My Baby (take 1)
03 You Gotta Be My Baby (take 2)
04 You Gotta Be My Baby (take 3)
05 I’ve Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night
06 Run Boy
07 Heartbreak Hotel (short ending)
08 Yes I Know Why
09 'Cause I Love You
10 You Gotta Be My Baby
11 Rock It
12 Rock It (alt)
13 How Come It
14 Boat Of Life
15 Taggin’ Along
16 Yearning
17 Yearning (alt)
18 I’m With The Wrong One
19 Sweet Dreams
20 I Take The Chance
21 Any Old Time
22 Gonna Come Get You
23 Gonna Come Get You (alt)
24 Just One More
25 No Money In This Deal
26 I’m With The Wrong One (edit)
27 I’m With The Wrong One
28 You’re Running Wild
29 Singing The Blues
30 Wasted Words
31 One Woman Man
32 Before I Met You
33 Go Away With Me
34 Radio Spot 1, 1956
35 Radio Spot 2, 1956
36 Radio Spot 3, 1956
Jones, George - Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD) Box set 3
01 You're Back Again
02 Don't Stop The Music
03 (That's) All I Want To Do
04 Uh, Uh, No
05 Uh, Uh, No (alt)
06 Cup Of Loneliness
07 Cup Of Loneliness (alt)
08 Please Take The Devil Out Of Me
09 Giveaway Girl
10 Too Much Water
11 Flame In My Heart
12 No, No, Never
13 Don't Do This To Me
14 Hearts In My Dreams
15 Tall Tall Trees
16 No Use To Cry
17 One Is A Lonely Number
18 That's The Way I Feel
19 Frozen Heart
20 Never Been So Weary
21 Maybe Next Christmas
22 New Baby For Christmas
23 Wandering Soul
24 If You Want To Wear A Crown
25 (I) Gotta Talk To Your Heart
26 Nothing Can Stop Me
27 I Always Wind Up Losing
28 Color Of The Blues
29 Eskimo Pie
30 Maybe Little Baby
31 Rain Rain (Rain Keeps Fallin')
32 (I Believe) The Good Old Bible
33 We'll Understand It (Farther Along)
Jones, George - Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD) Box set 4
01 I’m Gonna Burn Your Playhouse Down
02 Will The Circle Be Unbroken
03 Life To Go (1)
04 Jesus Wants Me
05 My Lord Has Called Me
06 All By Yourself
07 Deep In The Heart Of A Fool
08 Last Night
09 Now Tell Me (take 1)
10 Now Tell Me (take 2)
11 Now Tell Me (take 3)
12 Now Tell Me (take 4)
13 Treasure Of Love
14 White Lightnin'
15 Long Time To Forget
16 If I Don't Love You (Grits Ain't Groceries)
17 Stay On Board
18 The Likes Of You
19 There's Gonna Be One
20 Into My Arms Again
21 Who Shot Sam
22 Mr Fool
23 Candy Hearts (undubbed)
24 Candy Hearts
25 Have Mercy On Me
26 If You Believe
27 Big Harlan Taylor
28 Someone Sweet To Love
29 Everything Ain't Right
30 Relief Is Just A Swallow Away
31 Time Lock
32 Money To Burn
33 Talk To Me Lonesome Heart
Jones, George - Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD) Box set 5
01 Your Old Standby
02 Watcha Gonna Do
03 Accidentally On Purpose
04 Vitamins L-O-V-E
05 The Last Town I Painted
06 Revenooer Man
07 Sparkling Brown Eyes
08 The First One
09 You Better Treat Your Man Right
10 Out Of Control
11 Glad To Let Her Go
12 You're Still On My Mind
13 Just Little Boy Blue
14 Tarnished Angel
15 Slave Lover
16 Why Baby Why
17 Poor Man's Riches
18 Heartaches By The Number
19 I Love You Because
20 Oh Lonesome Me
21 (I'll Be There) If You Ever Want Me
22 If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time)
23 I Walk The Line
24 It's Been So Long
25 Just One More
26 You Gotta Be My Baby
27 Life To Go
28 Settin' The Woods On Fire
29 Window Shopping
30 Howlin' At The Moon
31 There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
32 Hey Good Lookin'
33 Half As Much
Jones, George - Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD) Box set 6
01 Nobody's Lonesome For Me
02 Cold, Cold Heart
03 Why Don't You Love Me
04 Honky Tonkin'
05 Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
06 I Can't Help It
07 Family Bible
08 The Window Up Above
09 I Wouldn't Know About That
10 With Half A Heart
11 Aching Breaking Heart
12 Battle Of Love
13 Tender Years
14 When My Heart Hurts No More
15 Did I Ever Tell You
16 Not Even Friends
17 I Want To Be Where You're Gonna Be
18 Waltz Of The Angels
19 Are You Mine
20 One Excuse Is As Good As Another
21 Yearning
22 Looking Back To See
23 One By One
24 If You Don't Somebody Else Will
25 When Two Worlds Collide
26 Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
27 Talk About Lovin'
28 I Don't Hear You
29 Why Baby Why (edited version)
30 Seasons Of My Heart (remake)
31 Heartbreak Hotel (long edit)
32 Let Me Be Your Salty Dog
33 Back To The Country