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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The First Mrs. Jones

Porter Wagoner's The First Mrs. Jones is a perfect example of why he established a reputation for an artist who didn't shy away from intense topics. The song, written by Bill Anderson, is the story of a marriage gone bad and the resulting mayhem.

6 Comments:

boleroid said...

Love Porter Wagoner... What Ain't To Be Just Might Happen, Sorrow Comin' Down, Comes and Goes, Be a Little Quieter. Good stuff.

Debbie D said...

Greatest Album Cover Ever.

boleroid said...

Porter Wagoner has a number of different album covers in the running for that title.

Manfred Jones said...

I came to this song by way of "Whisperin' Bill" Anderson. His vocals, to me at least, just have a bit more of an edge, especially those little beads of perspiration that dot her clothes. And I should know, cause I'm Mr. Jones. :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSSkXGH8mNs

Greg G said...

As much as I love Porter Wagoner, Manfred may just have a point here.

Anderson's delivery makes him sound like an ultra-creepy stalker dude who giggles with satanic glee while doing unspeakable things.

Robert said...

Let's not forget the on-the-ground research that has been done to show us what the apartment on this album cover looks like in modern times...

http://www.atlantatimemachine.com/Misc/porter2.htm

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