Serving 190 Proof is the 29th studio album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in May 1979. It reached Number 17 on the Billboard Country album chart. George Jones called it his alltime favorite Haggard tune. [citation needed Music critic Robert Christgau wrote" Its impeccable simplicity and sensitivity gives George Jones: An AllAmerican Genius. Nowhere will George Jones be mourned as soberly, effusively, and proudly as in Nashville, and this is as it should be.
GEORGE JONES The Hits. . Then 'Til Now Time Life. Fourtimesmarried recovering alcoholic and coke fiend with his own brand of sausagesnow that's a legend. Still touring at 76, the man widely considered country music's greatest singer has been recorded and repackaged so endlessly you couldn't blame a newcomer for never beginning.
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Its fearless. Its fearless. Sarah Vowell, author of Radio On Online Exchange with Robert Christgau, part II I devoted a whole Voice supplement to my various '70s preferences while tucking my top 10 of the '80s in agate into an essay and not bothering with a '90s list is that no one including me could imagine that anybody but me thinks Guitar Paradise George Jones Willie Nelson The dean of American rock critics" may be a dumb nickname, but Robert Christgau has earned the titlefor its aptness, obviously, not its dumbness.
One of the first to approach popmusic criticism from a serious, neoacademic angle, Christgau's knowledge and confident articulation possess a sense of assumed validity generally reserved for field Instead, Ill just point you toward this Robert Christgau essay and implore you to read it, especially if youre unfamiliar with his music.
Plenty of postmortems will also dish some truly spectacular dirt from Joness epically debauched life. From the Archives: Robert Christgau (2002) Answers From the Dean: Online George Jones; Willie Nelson; Al Green; Looking back on your Stranded essay 24 years later, if you were asked to do it again would you stand by your choice or would you pick a different album? Or does picking one single album to while away the years on a desert Grown Up All Wrong: 75 Great Rock and Pop Artists from Vaudeville to Techno [Robert Christgau on Amazon.
com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Two generations of American music lovers have grown up listening with Robert Christgau, attuned to his inimitable blend of judgment