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Country Music On Broadway (1965)

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This isn’t so much of an actual movie as it is a chance to get a cast of Grand Ole Opry members together for a stage bound hoe down. My reason for posting this rare title is strictly to honor the greatest voice in the history of Country Music. George Jones.

george-jones_sm  me and jones

It was one year ago today that he passed on to join his heroes Hank Williams and Bill Monroe in heavens choir. Unlike some of his friends and contemporaries like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, Jones never bothered to drift into movies so it’s all the more rare to see him on a big screen even though it’s strictly a concert film with no plot in sight.

Jones has always been my singing hero since I was old enough to sing along and hold a guitar. The above pic is my son and I joining Jones back stage with a special edition Jones Martin guitar that is one of my prized possessions. He was kind enough to allow us to join him for a photo opportunity.

Attached are a couple of time capsules from the concert film featuring Jones’ singing two of his earliest classics. Enjoy.

 

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  1. Wow. These clips are great, thanks for sharing. I am a big fan of George Jones and country, and would love to see this entire film someday. I only noticed two people on the poster that are still with us – Hank Jr and Ralph Emery. Sigh!

    • Hi Tom: George was my hero as you can tell by the post. Traveled many times to see him and was at the tribute concert in Nashville this past November. What a show!!! Thanks for stopping in. Y’all come back now.

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