Elvis/George Jones , Stranger In The House

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Elvis/George Jones , Stranger In The House

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:39 pm

The quotes from Elvis in this look new to me -

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GEORGE JONES -
"My Very Special Guests: Legacy Edition" 2-CD (Epic/Legacy)
Arrives in stores June 14, 2005



(extract)


An eclectic musical combination of Jones’ peers and acolytes rounds out the other seven tracks on the original My Very Special Guests platter. Among the former is duet aficionado Willie Nelson, who in the early- and mid-1970s had garnered several hits with the late Waylon Jennings. Nelson’s “I Gotta Get Drunk” receives a rambunctious reading from Jones and Nelson. Jennings, who, like Jones and Nelson, hails from the Lone Star State, here adds his distinctive baritone to the early Nelson gem “Night Life” – one of Jones’ favorite tracks on the record. “I loved having Waylon Jennings sing a duet with me on the album,” says Jones, “as well as Elvis Costello.”

At the time, Costello was a young turk leading Britain’s New Wave movement. He was also a closet George Jones fan and wrote “Stranger in the House” specifically with Jones in mind. “When I was on the road back then, I used to have to hide my George Jones albums,” Costello reports. “My manager used to say, ‘Turn that George Jones off’” – fearing that Costello’s thing for twang would scare away his punk-rock fans. But according to Costello, “George Jones was my guiding light whenever I wrote in a country idiom.” Costello joined Jones and Sherrill in Nashville in July 1978, to cut the song. (He returned to Music City in 1981 to record his country-tinged Almost Blue.) “When George Jones sings a song,” Costello adds admiringly, “it just becomes a George Jones song – it becomes country.”


Stranger In The House (3:37)
—with Elvis Costello
(D. P. A. MacManus) BMG Songs, ASCAP
Recorded July 18, 1978
Produced by Billy Sherrill

Elvis Costello, Tommy Allsup, Phil Baugh, Billy Sanford, Pete Wade, guitars;
Pete drake, steel guitar; Johnny Gimble, fiddle; Hargus “Pig” Robbins, piano;
Henry Strzelecki, bass; Karl Himmel, drums


Tommy Allsup is highlighted because I've always been fascinated by the fact that he's the only guy who has recorded with Buddy Holly and Costello .

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Re: Elvis/George Jones , Stranger In The House

Postby And No Coffee Table » Sun May 25, 2014 10:45 am

New compilation:

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1. Two Story House - duet with Tammy Wynette (2:42)
2. I Always Get It Right with You - duet with Shelby Lynne (3:40)
3. You Can't Do Wrong and Get By - duet with Ricky Skaggs (2:43)
4. You Don't Seem to Miss Me - duet with Patty Loveless (4:07)
5. Don't Cry Darlin' - duet with David Allan Coe (2:50)
6. I Still Miss Someone - duet with Johnny Cash (2:51)
7. All That We've Got Left - duet with Vern Gosdin (2:58)
8. Stranger in the House - duet with Elvis Costello (3:38)
9. I Gotta Get Drunk - duet with Willie Nelson (2:12)
10. Night Life - duet with Waylon Jennings (3:44)
11. Yesterday's Wine - duet with Merle Haggard (3:15)
12. We Didn't See a Thing - duet with Ray Charles (2:12)
13. When You're Ugly Like Us (You Just Naturally Got to Be Cool) - duet with Johnny Paycheck (2:23)
14. Southern California - duet with Tammy Wynette (2:52)

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Re: Elvis/George Jones , Stranger In The House

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Re: Elvis/George Jones , Stranger In The House

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:13 pm

Tommy Allsup RIP.


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