Sunday, July 06, 2008
My Dad turned 78 last December and back in April Cece and I took him (and his girlfriend) to their FIRST concert! An appropriate choice too as Dad grew up with the likes of Hank Williams providing the soundtrack to his youth.
They seemed to enjoy the whole thing. Of course, Massey Hall's not a bad place to bust your concert cherry.
George Jones ain't as strong as he used to be but at least he showed up. The show had an Opry feel to it, much like the ensemble Loretta Lynn brought through here a couple years ago.
The set list was full of George's best, including a smattering of covers.
(For a more complete review please read between the lines)
"Jones ain't as strong as he used to be" = " couldn't hit a high note if you kicked him in the gonads"
"the show had an Opry feel to it" = "real hokey, with everything from familial-sing-a-longs to hawking George Jones Tennessee Sippin' Water"
"including a smattering of covers" = "arrgghhhh, but no Hank Williams"
Highlight of the evening was the sentimental presentation of "Who's Going To Fill Their Shoes" complete with pictures of all the great traditional country singers splashed across a screen.
Best songs were He Stopped Loving Her Today and the Medley.
My favourite was The Race Is On as it reminded me of a terrific afternoon cruising through the rolling hills of Kentucky and listening to Dave Edmunds' version.
Mp3's, right-click and save.
The Race Is On
Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?
Medley: The Window Up Above/The Grand Tour/Walk Through This World With Me/She Thinks I Still Care/White Lightning
He Stopped Loving Her Today
George Jones and the Jones Boys (w. Brittany Allen)
The Jones Boys
Track 01 Victim of Life's Circumstances (V.Gill)
Track 02 Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line (W. Jennings)
Track 03 I'll Be There (M McBride)
Track 04 I Will Always Love You (D Parton)
Track 05 Whole Lotta Shakin' (J.L.Lewis)
Track 06 Why Baby Why
Track 07 Once You've Had the Best
Track 08 The Race Is On
Track 09 Bartenders Blues
Track 10 Choices
Track 11 I Always Get Lucky With you(M Haggard)
Track 12 Black Mountain Rag (instr)
Track 13 I'm Not Ready Yet (T.T.Hall)
Track 14 Sinners and Saints
Track 15 A Picture of Me Without You
Track 16 The Corvette Song
Track 17 Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?
Track 18 Fiddle Tune(?, instr)
Track 01 Yesterday's Wine (w. Jason Byrd)
Track 02 Me and Jesus (T.T. Hall) (w. Brittany Allen)
Track 03 Same Old Me (F.Lewis?)
Track 04 Take Me (w. Brittany Allen)
Track 05 I'm A One Woman Man
Track 06 Near You (w. Brittany Allen)
Track 07 Fire On The Mountain (instr)
Track 08 Medley: The Window Up Above/The Grand Tour/Walk Through This World With Me/She Thinks I Still Care/White Lightning
Track 09 Band Intro
Track 10 He Stopped Loving Her Today
Track 11 Golden Rings (w. Brittany Allen)
Track 12 I Don't Need Your Rocking Chair (w. Jason Byrd)