Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mark Eitzel and George Jones: The Kings of Broken Hearts

When I saw Jim Lauderdale open up for Lucinda Williams back in 1998 (he was also singing backup vocals for Lu), he played the song King of Broken Hearts (from his very fine debut Planet of Love). I can't remember if he said it wrote it as an homage to George Jones or if he wrote it with the intention of George Jones covering it. Either way, I thought of the song when I was putting tonight's Mark Eitzel - George Jones comp. Now Mr. Eitzel may not be quite the king of broken hearts that Mr. Jones is, but I think he'd put up a pretty good fight. :) I'll post Volume two next week.

How Many Six Packs Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb American Music Club
I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin' George Jones
You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) George Jones
Queen Of No One Mark Eitzel
Big Fool Of The Year George Jones
Sleeping Beauty Mark Eitzel
She Knows What She's Crying About George Jones
What Holds the World Together American Music Club
I've Been A Mess American Music Club
I'm A Fool For Loving Her George Jones
Live Or Die Mark Eitzel
Wine (You've Used Me Long Enough) George Jones
I'm All She's Got George Jones
What The Pillar Of Salt Held Up American Music Club
Things Have Gone to Pieces George Jones


Miles said...

Two of my favorites! I look forward to hearing your handiwork. Just remind me not to be anywhere close to a bar stool when I do.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Hope you like it. I should also say that I was partly inspired by your excellent Eitzel/American Music Club comp

(and I couldn't resist including some of the tracks you have on yours)