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Don't Rock the Jukebox Import


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  • Audio CD (July 2 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: One Way
  • ASIN: B00005Y7LK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Jackson,Alan ~ Don't Rock The Jukebox

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Format: Audio CD
Alan's debut album, Here in the real world, was a hard act to follow but this is certainly impressive. While I slightly prefer Here in the real world, that preference is only marginal. Four of these tracks earned a place on Alan's first hits collection, these being the title track, Dallas, Midnight in Montgomery and Someday. Whether these are the best four tracks here is debatable as every track here is a classic. This is one of those albums - like its predecessor - where choosing what to release as a single must have been a hard but enjoyable job.
The title track was inspired by an event that actually happened, where somebody was leaning on a jukebox and somebody else told him not to rock it. Alan took the phrase and wrote a song in which he changed the meaning of the phrase Don't rock the jukebox - the song is actually a plea to fill the jukebox with country music (especially George Jones records) rather than rock music.
The next song, That's all I need to know, is about a relationship that appears to be ending. Until I heard the song Dallas, I didn't know it was a girl's name as well as a city in Texas, allowing Alan to sing about Dallas leaving Tennessee and going back to Texas. Midnight in Montgomery is a tribute to Hank Williams, the title referring to his death. Love's got a hold on you is a light-hearted song about going to a doctor and discovering that his problem is being in love. Someday is about the end of a relationship. Just playing Possum is about George Jones and features a guest appearance by the man himself.
From a distance is not the famous song of that title, which was originally recorded by Nanci Griffith and later became a UK hit for Cliff Richard in 1990 and a transatlantic hit for Bette Midler in 1991.
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Amazon.com: 19 reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Maybe the greatest album of all-time! Sept. 8 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
'Don't Rock The Jukebox' just may be the best ever. What else can one album accomplish. Alan is an honor to country music. The hits on this cd speaks for its self. The title track is backed with ballads and self-penned songs that pay homage to George Jones(Don't Rock The Jukebox & Just Playin' Possum)and Hank Williams(Midnight In Montgomery),which is an instant classic. This album is a timeless piece that defines country music.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant second album Feb. 19 2004
By Peter Durward Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Alan's debut album, Here in the real world, was a hard act to follow but this is certainly impressive. While I slightly prefer Here in the real world, that preference is only marginal. Four of these tracks earned a place on Alan's first hits collection, these being the title track, Dallas, Midnight in Montgomery and Someday. Whether these are the best four tracks here is debatable as every track here is a classic. This is one of those albums - like its predecessor - where choosing what to release as a single must have been a hard but enjoyable job.
The title track was inspired by an event that actually happened, where somebody was leaning on a jukebox and somebody else told him not to rock it. Alan took the phrase and wrote a song in which he changed the meaning of the phrase Don't rock the jukebox - the song is actually a plea to fill the jukebox with country music (especially George Jones records) rather than rock music.
The next song, That's all I need to know, is about a relationship that appears to be ending. Until I heard the song Dallas, I didn't know it was a girl's name as well as a city in Texas, allowing Alan to sing about Dallas leaving Tennessee and going back to Texas. Midnight in Montgomery is a tribute to Hank Williams, the title referring to his death. Love's got a hold on you is a light-hearted song about going to a doctor and discovering that his problem is being in love. Someday is about the end of a relationship. Just playing Possum is about George Jones and features a guest appearance by the man himself.
From a distance is not the famous song of that title, which was originally recorded by Nanci Griffith and later became a UK hit for Cliff Richard in 1990 and a transatlantic hit for Bette Midler in 1991. No, this is an original song that Alan wrote with Randy Travis about a former relationship.
Walking the floor over me is yet another play on words - this time the subject of the song is a lady who lives in the apartment above Alan's. The album ends with the upbeat Working class hero, about a man reaching retirement.
This is an outstanding traditional country album with a contemporary edge - exactly what you expect from Alan Jackson.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Jackson's songs really "touch a nerve" March 6 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Jackson's "Jukebox" CD has songs that (at the time it was released) really "spoke" to me. I was just then beginning a long distance relationship with my boyfriend, and the song "Dallas" had special meaning for me. I also love the song "Love's Got a Hold on You", as I felt that was actually happening to me then as well. It seems (and maybe I'm not alone here!!) that Jackson somehow goes through emotional events in his life at the same time or pace that I do. This seems strange to me as (naturally) him and I have never met, but somehow through his music, he makes you feel he is "connected" to your innermost thoughts and feelings and he writes a song about it. Isn't that what music is all about?!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Ass kicking, and fingerpicking great Country Music. Jan. 6 2006
By Kurt Olav Helle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Alan Jackson is up there in country heaven with Dont Rock The Jukebox. This is one of his first`s Cd over 15 years old, but still has quality all over, when you compare it with countrymusic nowadays. Why ? It`s the harmony with the voice and music, which melts together, complete in a way. From the first track Dont Rock the Jukebox , to Track 10 Working Class Hero we witness a musical extragavanza with very few wrongsteps qualtiywise. This is "cool" countrymusic, with no screaming,fuzz, and disharmony. Track 4 the ballad Midnight in Montgomery is full of passion, in a very simple and effective way. On Track 5 Love``s got a hold on you, has the right portion of heartbreak in the written "department", and also in the "walkabout" rythm from the muiscal ".department" . It`s the right mix between ballad and uptempo songs all trough this CD that shows the "Jackson quality". To summ it up: This has quality in every department. From the asskicking walk along tempo songs to the ballad fingerpicking songs i know why Alan Jackson smiles more and more when he`s on the stage and on his record cover. He` knows what`s he doing,

that`s for sure. To bring musical joy to country fans.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Song For Song Alan Jackson's best album. March 22 2010
By michael - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album is one of my All-Time favourite country albums.I first bought this on vinyl in 1990 and have listened to it ever since.
Every song on this album is classic old-school country with a huge amount of twang.
If you think today's country is to pop and want steel guitars and fiddles and that down home country sound this is the album to buy.

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