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Posted: Apr 26, 2013 9:29 am
'tis true. done at 81.
Posted: Apr 26, 2013 9:45 am
Fuck. I read these "so and so" is a goner threads all the time, about half the time I have to Google them. This one hurts. I can't remember a time when his music was not a part of my life.
Posted: Apr 26, 2013 9:48 am
you knew it was coming with his age and how he treated himself but still seems a bit unreal. as Johnny Cash replied when asked who was the best country singer... "you mean besides George Jones?"

Posted: Apr 26, 2013 10:15 am

BEST ever!
Posted: Apr 26, 2013 10:30 am
"Hopefully [history] will remember me for my music and forgive me of the things I did that let 'em down,"

RIP Possum.
Posted: Apr 26, 2013 11:02 am
So sad. RIP
Posted: Apr 26, 2013 11:10 am
RIP. We'll miss you.
Posted: Apr 26, 2013 12:42 pm
Yeah that sucks he was cool. My Dad's family always played his music alot.
Posted: Apr 26, 2013 12:44 pm
Posted: Apr 26, 2013 1:23 pm
81 years...LIVED HARD! Huge greatness... just HUGE. Go get Tammy, Possum.
Posted: Apr 26, 2013 3:20 pm
He stopped loving her today.
Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:08 pm
he was an abusive husband.
Posted: Apr 29, 2013 11:41 am
hell, they were only married 6 years. got a helluva lot of material out of it.
Posted: Apr 29, 2013 12:56 pm
he was an abusive husband.

I read this, thought "REALLY?!"

and then realized I wasn't reading the Allan Arbus thread.
Posted: Apr 29, 2013 12:59 pm
He played out here about ten years ago. It was right after the start of the Iraq war so there was a pro-military theme to the whole evening. He was selling his...was it BBQ sauce? He also had these t-shirts that showed an F-15, an American flag, and Saddam and Dubya's faces and said "Saddam, can you hear us now?"

Wish I'd bought one of those.

He's not usually thought of as a songwriter but yesterday I was listening to some of the early Starday recordings and was amazed by all the great songs he wrote: "Why Baby Why," "Long Time to Forget," "Seasons of My Heart," "Just One More," "Ragged But Right"...damn.

Posted: Apr 29, 2013 4:05 pm
Posted: Apr 29, 2013 6:56 pm
Well, OK...that's what it said on the record...
Posted: Apr 29, 2013 7:39 pm
He was selling his...was it BBQ sauce?

Yep. I remember him stopping halfway through a show and saying "you know, i love bbq. And let me tell you, if you're gonna eat it, you should put some possum on it!"

I didn't buy any, but i'm sure it twas bangin.
Posted: Apr 30, 2013 2:42 pm
Well, OK...that's what it said on the record...
That's what it says on wikipedia too.

Still, George's rendition is fantastic and a classic in its own right.
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