Live with the Possum

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Live with the Possum
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Live album by George Jones
Released November 9, 1999
Genre Country
Length 41:12
Label Asylum Records
George Jones compilation albums chronology
16 Biggest Hits
(1998)
Live with the Possum
(1999)
50 Years of Hits
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Live with the Possum is a live album by American country music singer George Jones released on November 9, 1999 on the Asylum Records label. This is Jones's second and final album with Asylum Records and his second ever live album. Recorded in Knoxville on May 21, 1993 at the Knoxville Civic Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, it is actually the soundtrack of a previously released video of Jones in concert called Live in Tennessee. Alan Jackson introduces the set with a short tribute. Ron Gaddis, Jones' bass player and band leader, provides vocals on "No Show Jones," the concert opener that George originally recorded with Merle Haggard in 1982. In 2006 Jones commented to Billboard, "As long as the people still want to come, I'm gonna be there. I don't care if I'm 95. I'm at the point in life where I really could shut it off, but what would I do?"

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro" (by Alan Jackson)    
2. "No Show Jones"   George Jones, Glenn Martin 3:19
3. "Once You've Had the Best"   Johnny Paycheck 3:19
4. "The Race Is On"   Jones, Don Rollins 2:17
5. "Bartender's Blues"   James Taylor 4:19
6. "A Picture of Me (Without You)"   George Richey, Norro Wilson 3:48
7. "The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song)"   Gary Gentry 3:01
8. "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes"   Max D. Barnes, Troy Seals 3:33
9. "She Loved a Lot in Her Time"   Randy Boudreaux, Sam Hogin, Kim Williams 4:31
10. "I'll Share My World with You/Window Up Above/The Grand Tour/Walk Through This World with Me"   Ben Wilson/Jones/Richey, Carmol Taylor, N. Wilson/Kaye Savage, Sandy Seamons 4:39
11. "One Woman Man"   Tillman Franks, Johnny Horton 2:20
12. "Orange Blossom Special" (instrumental) Ervin T. Rouse 2:16
13. "He Stopped Loving Her Today"   Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman 3:50
14. "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" (with Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Lawrence) Billy Yates, Frank Dycus, Kerry Kurt Phillips  

Personnel[edit]

  • Bobby Birkhead - drums
  • James Buchanan - fiddle
  • Ron Gaddis - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Kent Goodson - keyboards, harmonica
  • George Jones - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Tom Killen - pedal steel guitar
  • Jerry Reid - acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 72

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