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Few voices evoke the pathos of country and western tragedy as genuinely as the rich, honeyed timbre of George Jones. By 1962, the year Jones signed with the United Artists label, the East Texan had been divorced, jailed, and was already as legendary for his hard drinking as his handful of top-ten singles. She Thinks I Still Care: The George Jones Collection (Razor and Tie) chronicles his four watershed years with UA, which produced his teary duets with Melba Montgomery along with such singles as “The Race Is On” and the monumental title track. She Thinks I Still Care highlights these and other more-obscure treasures from an incomparable singer on the cusp of superstardom. Jeff Mccord

Blues Across America/The Dallas Scene(Cannonball) makes a fine case for Big D as one of the nation’s last great indigenous blues centers. The diversity among

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