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George Jones: Tramps, New York NY

Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 7 January 1993

OVERWHELMED BY the adoring crowd that greeted his first New York show in thirteen years, George Jones blinked in disbelief and said shyly, "We may have to stay here until four in the morning." And although he sang for only sixty minutes, he couldn't have accomplished any more at any length. A charming though often forgetful host, the sixty-one-year-old Jones unassumingly confirmed his stature as the greatest living country singer.

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