michael gallucci

REVIEW — GEORGE JONES: A PICTURE OF ME/NOTHING EVER HURTS ME

In Uncategorized on 04/29/2009 at 4:13 am

GEORGE JONES

A Picture of Me/Nothing Ever Hurts Me

(American Beat)



These two early-‘70s albums (doubled up on a single CD that still clocks in at less than an hour) mark some of Jones’ earliest work with producer Billy Sherrill. It’s countrypolitan at its most stylized and extravagant, with swirling strings and goopy backing vocals embracing the country legend at almost every turn. The albums were released within seven months of each other in 1972/73, so there isn’t much distinction between them. Sherrill piles on the hick-sophisticate arrangements, top songwriters like Tom T. Hall and Spooner Oldham contribute songs, and Jones sings the hell out of them. The title tunes of each album and Nothing Ever Hurts Me’s “What My Woman Can’t Do” were country hits, but almost everything here soaks in the elegant sounds of the era

Michael Gallucci

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  1. Hey Michael, I’m a fan of your writing.I actually wrote a song about you,Would you want to check it out?I can send you a mp3.Love from Clevelandand Brooklyn NYNICHOLAS MEGALIS

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