Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Record #0197: The Race Is On / She’s Lonesome Again – GEORGE JONES

United Artists 751 (original) USA, 1964
Words & Music by:  Side A – Don Rollins; Side BGeorge Jones, George Riddle
Musicians:  Side A – George Jones (vocals), Kelso Herston (bass), others unknown; Side B – George Jones (vocals and guitar), Hal Rugg (steel guitar), Bob Moore (bass), The Jordanaires (backing vocals), others unknown
Recording sessions:  Produced by Pappy Daily at Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN, Side A – June; Side B – May 20, 1963
Highest chart positions: US #96, US Country #3

While this is good 60’s country, I still prefer the cover version recorded by Dave Edmunds & the Stray Cats in 1981.

List price:  Very Good+ $5, Near Mint $10

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