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Classic Rewind: George Jones – ‘Your Heart Turned Left (And I Was On the Right)’

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2 responses to “Classic Rewind: George Jones – ‘Your Heart Turned Left (And I Was On the Right)’

  1. Ken November 10, 2016 at 9:16 am

    In the early 1960’s Don & Bud Mathis – two brothers from Oklahoma City – created a local country music TV show. Their furniture/appliance store sponsored “The Mathis Brothers Country Social” a weekly program that featured national country acts performing live with their bands on tape. One of the early country music programs to be broadcast in color it featured different singers each week until 1966. That year the Mathis Brothers began an exclusive agreement with Buck Owens who had made guest appearances on Country Social to take over the program. “The Buck Owens Show” included his band The Buckaroos and singer Kay Adams. That weekly show featured guest stars and continued to be broadcast locally on WKY-TV plus it was offered for syndication to TV stations around the country. The set resembled a southwest home and began with a camera shot of a sign reading “The Buck Owens Ranch.” Because of that sign the show is often referred to as “The Buck Owens Ranch Show” although it was never the official title. All episodes of Buck’s show remain in the archives at Buck Owens Enterprises in Bakersfield,

    Some surviving segments from Country Social have been posted to youtube. Though many have technical issues with video, audio or both they remain a wonderful time capsule of country music circa mid-1960’s. The George Jones clip of his top five hit from 1964 hit that is posted above is one of them. Here is a link to a youtube playlist that has gathered some others.

    Here’s one of my favorites not on that playlist. A very youthful Johnny Paycheck sings his single “A-11” backed by fellow members of George Jones’ band The Jones Boys.

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