Friday, April 26, 2013

farewell possum

RIP George "no show"/"possum" Jones

I thought we were done with Nashville posts for a while and here George Jones up and dies. He who never showed up for concerts, born in Vider Texas, who got in a single car accident near my Nashville home and who sang like a motherfucker. Bye bye George. Please take the time to listen to these masterpieces:

I'M RAGGED BUT I'M RIGHT (complete with weird jerry reed exchanges)

For a more complete characterization of Possum, I recommend the Nick Tosches chapter on him, which is either in County: the Twisted Roots of Rock & Roll or the Nick Tosches Reader, I can't remember. Both are worth your while.