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Classic Rewind: George Jones – ‘You Gotta Be My Baby’

2 responses to “Classic Rewind: George Jones – ‘You Gotta Be My Baby’

  1. Paul W Dennis September 25, 2014 at 12:18 am

    George made several recordings of this song for Starday and Mercury. My favorite version is the one that shows up on the Mercury/Wing album titled THE GREAT GEORGE JONES, issued around 1960 or 1961. While somewhat primitive sounding , I love George’s enthusiasm on songs such as “Vitamins L-O-V-E”,”Uh Uh No” and “No Money In This Deal”

  2. Ken September 27, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Great clip Hope.
    This song was George’s third charted single for the Starday label. It peaked at #7 during the summer of 1956. MC Tex Ritter was a few inches off regarding George’s height – George listed his height at 5’7″ but was likely an inch or two shorter without his boots. George’s youthful exuberance at the dawn of his career is a joy to watch. So are the brief instrumental solos by Joe Maphis on his double-neck guitar and Marian Hall on her Bigsby steel guitar.

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