For the First Time! Two Great Stars - George Jones and Gene Pitney

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George Jones and Gene Pitney: For the First Time! Two Great Singers
Studio album by George Jones and Gene Pitney
Released June 1965
Genre Country
Label Musicor (United States)
Stateside (United Kingdom)
George Jones chronology
Famous Country Duets First Time! Two Great Stars - George Jones and Gene Pitney
(1965)
It's Country Time Again!
(1965)
Gene Pitney chronology
Gene Pitney's Big Sixteen, Volume Two
(1965)
George Jones and Gene Pitney: For the First Time! Two Great Singers
(1965)
I Must Be Seeing Things
(1965)

For the First Time! Two Great Stars - George Jones and Gene Pitney is an album by American country music artist George Jones and rock and roll artist Gene Pitney. It was released in 1965 on the Musicor label in the United States and on the Stateside label in the United Kingdom.

Background[edit]

After Jones left United Artists to join Musicor in 1965, it was decided that he start off with a duet recording session with teen idol Gene Pitney, and this release was motivated more by the fact that Pitney was also signed to Musicor rather than any musical compatibility. However, Pitney manages to hold his own with Jones and the album because a hit, rising to number three on the country album chart. The album was Pitney's eleventh for Musicor, and the pair would record one more duet album together called It's Country Time Again in 1966. The Bear Family record label would reissue both albums under the title George Jones & Gene Pitney, collecting 31 sides that the pair recorded together.

Reception[edit]

Chris Woodstra of AllMusic writes, " For a seemingly unlikely pairing, the two complemented each other well, with Pitney proving himself not only a fan of the genre but also a competent country singer as well."

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night" (Ted Daffin)
  2. "I Really Don't Want to Know" (Howard Barnes, Don Robertson)
  3. "I'm a Fool to Care" (Daffin)
  4. "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You" (Lee Ross, Bob Wills)
  5. "Sweeter Than the Flowers" (Morrey Burns, Syd Nathan, Ervin T. Rouse)
  6. "Wearing My Heart Away" (Charles K. Harris)
  7. "One Has My Name" (Hal Blair, Eddie Dean, Lorene Dean)
  8. "Things Have Gone to Pieces" (Leon Payne)
  9. "I've Got a New Heartache" (Wayne Walker)
  10. "Don't Rob Another Man's Castle" (Jenny Carson)
  11. "Wreck on the Highway" (Dorsey M. Dixon)
  12. "Born to Lose" (Frankie Brown, Daffin)

Chart positions[edit]

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1965 Big Job Country Singles 50
1965 I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night Country Singles 16
1965 I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night Pop Singles 99
1965 Louisiana Man Country Singles 25
1965 That's All It Took Country Singles 47

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