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Classic Rewind: George Jones – ‘When The Grass Grows Over Me’


5 responses to “Classic Rewind: George Jones – ‘When The Grass Grows Over Me’

  1. Paul W Dennis June 17, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Probably my favorite George Jones song, It seems like most of my favorite Jones songs come from the 1960s

    • Luckyoldsun June 19, 2017 at 2:29 am

      It seems like Jones-or a claymation figure of Jones–is lip synching to a vocal track.
      It’s odd, because in every other Wilburn Brothers Show clip that I’ve seen–whether of Loretta Lynn or Dolly Parton, or Cal Smith or anyone else–the artist seems to be engaged with the hosts and other artists and with the studio audience.
      Maybe George was not in condition to actually sing the song.

      • Paul W Dennis June 19, 2017 at 10:58 pm

        George was a rather unanimated performer at this stage of his career – it was actually possible to mimic George’s singing while by clenching your teeth together and almost not moving your lips at all (assuming your voice was strong enough to generate sufficient volume – mine was , and is). In fact I’ve done it while singing “I’ll Share My World With You” on stage !

  2. Ken June 19, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Perhaps if your primary goal wasn’t to constantly search for something to make snarky, negative comments about you might be able to appreciate an excellent live performance of a classic song.

    First of all this – like MANY other Youtube videos – has the video and audio OUT OF SYNCH. When this happens it can create the impression that the artist is doing a poor job of lip-synching. This situation has been pointed out to you in response to your previous postings yet you continue to pursue this false narrative.

    Show like the Wilburn Brothers back in the 1960’s & 70’s were very low budget productions. They usually had no budget to pre-record new instrumental backing tracks beforehand . So the artist either sang live with the studio band or in some rare cases might lip-synch their commercial recording. The audio from this clip is definitely NOT the Musicor the arrangement is different and there are no backing vocalists. You can hear studio ambience and George’s rhythm guitar picked up by his stage microphone. No question that this is a LIVE performance.

    George sounds in excellent voice here and does not appear to be under the influence. There are a few clips of shows when George was not fully present but this is not one of them. George was never the most animated onstage performer but your “claymation” comment is ridiculous and insulting to a country legend. George was performing a very sad song so I don’t know what “audience engagement” he should have been doing. The clip ends with George walking over to Doyle Wilburn so you can’t see the dynamic in the following segment after he sang. Also many other acts from these shows are similarly staged but because you are completely unaware of this era you seem to think George’s performance is somehow vastly different. Even many of the Hee-Haw performances by guest singers received similar staging. It was typical to that era.

    You continue to embarrass yourself by your lack of knowledge about this era of country music and classic country performers in general. Reminds me of an immature child that makes fun of everything that he doesn’t understand or fully comprehend. Oddball perceptions and comments such as these are tedious and only serve to demonstrate your ignorance.

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