But I think the best of all was Dave the Spazz’s show on WFMU last week. Just check out the playlist to see why this 3 hour show really is the best tribute Jones could have had. Can’t recommend this enough……
Possum’s passing was a big deal to me. I’ve come back to the GRAND catalog of Jones at least 3 times in my life, and probably will many more times. (I also watched Hee Haw with my grandparents every Saturday night in the 70’s.) I do find it a little disrespectful that his drunken antics are mentioned more than the fact that he found a way to stay relevant in country music for almost 4 decades. His antics made good copy, because like his music, they were real. Jones could make heartache sound so convincing. Though it’s not an adjective I often associate with country music; Jones was one of the most soulful singers I know.