LAST UPDATED ON 17 SEPTEMBER 2017
 
 
 
 

THE 'ASK LEO JACKSON' SECTION 

For a number of years, the late Leo Jackson answered questions that Jim Reeves fans sent to him through the fan club. Leo replied to each of them as best as he could. He replied to the last question  10 days before his death.

Click here to  read the questions and Leo's replies

 

WELCOME TO THE HOMEPAGE OF THE JIM REEVES FAN CLUB

THIS WEB SITE WAS  ENDORSED BY JIM'S LEAD GUITAR PLAYER THE LATE LEO JACKSON

 

Our objective is to promote the music of Jim Reeves and keep the memory of him alive. Also, we supply the members with a quarterly fan club magazine of 12  pages, full of interesting articles, album reviews, photos, etc.

The fan club was founded as THE NEW DUTCH JIM REEVES FAN CLUB by Arie den Dulk and Bert Bossink in 1975. For the first two years we catered only to Dutch speaking fans, but since the closure of the British Jim Reeves Fan Club in 1977, we have two editions of the club magazine, one in Dutch, the other in English. Some years ago we changed to our present name as for more than  25 years it has  been the only Jim Reeves fan club.

Our approximately 250 members live all over the world, but 80% are Europeans. We have members in the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australasia, India and Japan.

On this website we'll put various information such as discographies, newspaper cuttings and photographs from my own and other collections. Any material from visitors to this site is welcome.

If you wish to join the fan club or would like to know more about it,  or have any questions,  please write to: The Jim Reeves Fan Club.  Or you may send mail to our postal address, which is:  

 

 

Jim Reeves Fan Club
Postbus 66
2280 AB Ryswyk
The Netherlands
 

NEWS

 

17 SEPTEMBER 2017

THE LATEST RELEASES OF JIM REEVES LP AND CD ALBUMS

 

11 SEPTEMBER 2017

DID YOU KNOW JIM REEVES, WHILE HE WAS PARTICIPATING IN A "MARCH OF DIMES" TOUR  IN 1956, FLEW BACK TO NASHVILLE, TO PERFORM AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY? 

Click here to read more about it.

FAN CLUB MEETING POSTPONED TO SPRING 2018

We were going to have a fan club meeting in October but the venue in Hilversum had no spare dates in October or November left. We will have one in the Spring, probably at an other location. A date has not been set  yet.

 

3 SEPTEMBER 2017

A PAGE FROM A CHECK STUBS BOOK  

Click here to read more about it.

 

31 AUGUST 2017

THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE CURRENT WEATHER SITUATION AT CARTHAGE

Today we enquired about the effects of hurricane HARVEY in Carthage.  Darcy Johnson, of the Carthage Flower Shop, reported: "We are about 3 hours North East of Houston. So we are just getting a little rain.  Thanks for checking in on us! Houston and the rest of South Texas need prayers."

 

25 AUGUST 2017

THE LATEST RELEASES OF JIM REEVES LP AND CD ALBUMS

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20 AUGUST 2017

HAPPY  BIRTHDAY JIM REEVES!

Today would have been  Jim Reeves' 94th Birthday.  To celebrate it we share a picture of Jim Reeves, writing his signature for a fan,  taken in South Africa in probably 1962. 

 You can view it  here .
 

 

 19 AUGUST 2017

A CHECK STUB SENT TO THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)

Click here to read more about it.

 

 15 AUGUST 2017

A BLUE BOYS HAND BILL

Click here to read more about it.

 

7 AUGUST 2017

AFM COMBINATION RECEIPT AND REPORT FORM FOR THE JANUARY 18th, 1962 SHOW AT THE RIVERSIDE BALLROOM , PHOENIX, ARIZONA.  

Click here to read more about it.

 

6 AUGUST 2017

OCTOBER 1955 LETTER FROM SYLVESTER CROSS TO TOM DISKIN AND HANK SNOW, MENTIONING  JIM REEVES

Click here to read more about it.

 

5 AUGUST 2017

BGO CHANGED THE RELEASE DATE OF THEIR  LATEST 2 CD (4-LP) JIM REEVES RELEASE AGAIN

BGO announced that the release date for the BGO release Jim Reeves "The International Jim Reeves/Kimberley Jim/My Cathedral/And Some Friends" has been changed for the fourth time in a month, from  August 11 to August 18, 2017. Amazon.co.uk  has announced they will ship the album later than originally planned.  Another Jim Reeves BGO  album, "Yours Sincerely, Jim Reeves/Blue Side Of Lonesome/A Touch Of Sadness/On Stage", suffered from a production delay last year too.  

 

4 AUGUST 2017

JIM REEVES ALBUM ON THE NUMBER 1 POSITION OF MOST VALUABLE COUNTRY MUSIC LP ALBUMS

The WIDE OPEN COUNTRY  website posted a list of the ten most valuable country music albums.  The Jim Reeves album ABBOTT LP5001 - JIM REEVES SINGS is at the number 1 position, it could be worth $1000, depending on the condition of the record itself and / or the sleeve!  5

In the summer of  1982 I took my original copy of that album to the British RCA headquarters in London, where it was photographed and used for the artwork of "JIM REEVES - THE ABBOTT RECORDINGS, volume 1". RCA even promoted the fan club by including the name and the address on the rear cover of volume 2. A very surprising act by RCA, since they never promoted the OFFICIAL BRITISH JIM REEVES FAN CLUB on  sleeves of the British Jim Reeves albums.  

Click here to read more about it.

 

1 AUGUST 2017

FLORAL TRIBUTES FOR JIM REEVES AND DEAN MANUEL

Click here to  view the pictures.

 

TO COMMEMORATE THE 94th BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY OF JIM REEVES ON AUGUST 2O, WE WILL BE POSTING SOME JIM REEVES MEMORABILIA IN THE WEEKS LEADING TO HIS BIRTHDAY

SO CHECK THIS WEBSITE REGULARLY, PLEASE BOOKMARK THIS PAGE

 

31 JULY 2017

FLORAL TRIBUTES FOR JIM REEVES AND DEAN MANUEL

Today we remember that 53 years ago the lives of Jim Reeves and Dean Manuel ended when their single engined Beechraft Debonair crashed in Brentwood, Tennessee, a few miles from the Nashville airport.  Floral tributes will be put at the graves of both Jim Reeves and Dean Manuel today. We will post pictures of the floral tributes as soon as possible.
 

NO JIM REEVES TRIBUTE ON BUCKS BRAUN MORNING SHOW TODAY

For more than a decade Classic Country Radio carried a Jim Reeves tribute show on the Bucks Braun Morning Show. When I asked Bucks if there would be an other  tribute today, he informed me there wouldn't be one.  That's very unfortunate as a number of fans will no doubt tune in to his program today. I asked Bucks to play a Jim Reeves record for all loyal fans of Jim Reeves on his program, this morning. 

 

30 JULY 2017

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE "NEW JIM REEVES"?


For almost a decade fans could buy newly overdubbed recordings of Jim Reeves by an American Indie label by mail order. Those albums got some airplay on country music radio programmes, but the general public wasn't aware of these recordings. In 2014, at the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Jim's death the British record label H&H Music released an 8 CD album of overdubbed Jim Reeves songs, "The Great Jim Reeves". It received quiet a bit of promotion on television, radio, and the Internet in Europe. This should have given the "New Jim Reeves" an enormous boost in popularity and sales.

Three years later it seems that all was to no avail. Radio stations  in Europe (and likely in the rest of the world, too) still play the "Old Jim Reeves", rather than the tracks with modern musical backing. I located copies of the 8 CD set at charity shops in Plymouth, UK, for as little as £7.50. It is very likely that the general public prefers the Jim Reeves they listened to at home when their parents or grandparents played or listened to Jim Reeves records. 

The naked truth is that the original Jim Reeves recordings, usually produced by one of Nashville's all-time best producers, Chet Atkins, and with a musical arrangement by Anita Kerr, have not been  beaten by any modern version yet,  and probably never will. 

I am surprised that Anita Kerr, has not yet been elected to the CMF HALL OF FAME. Ms. Kerr truly deserves it as she played a mayor part in creating THE NASHVILLE SOUND.

The 8CD Set Deluxe Edition, sells at Amazon.co.uk for £29.95 & FREE Delivery in the UK. One can order much cheaper copies of this album from other sellers at Amazon, for  around £20.00 in new and or used condition.

The album is also being offered at an American fan website for $49.99 (£38.81) plus $8.00 (£6.21) shipping. Not quite what I would consider a bargain. 

 

JUNE FORAY, ONE OF THE PERFORMERS FROM THE 1954 USO TOUR (WHICH JIM REEVES WAS A PART OF) HAS DIED, AGED 99.

Several American news media such as NBC and Washington Post reported that one of the performers from the 1954 USO tour (which Jim Reeves was a part of) has died. June Foray was a voice over actress for many years in Hollywood, performing in cartoons such as Rocky and Bullwinkle, and Walt Disney movies. June was born as June Lucille Forer in Springfield, Mass., on Sept. 18, 1917. She died Wednesday at West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest. She was 99 years old.

Bud Widow interviewed the performers of the 1954 USO Tour during the tour, The interviews were recorded on tape and sent to Hollywood. There they were transcribed for Bud's program Bud's Bandwagon, a 30 minute program transmitted by American Forces Radio. Bud interviewed June too and at the end of the interview June performed "live" in a detective story of "Little Red Riding Hood".

I was privileged to have access, and listen to these interviews with are in custody of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Listening to the interviews helped me to write an article about the 1954 USO tour. It was published in two issues of the Jim Reeves fan club magazine in 2015.

The interview with Jim Reeves is believed to be the first one of Jim Reeves transmitted outside the USA. Unfortunately no record company has taken a license from the University of Missouri-Kansas City yet,  to release the interview on a CD.

 

16 JULY 2017

TOM PERRYMAN CELEBRATES HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY TODAY!

Veteran DJ Tom Perryman celebrates his 90th Birthday today. Family and friends threw in a big 90th Birthday Party in the Tyler Senior  Center  last Friday, July 14th.

Bob Mauldin reports Tom is at home and is doing very well, considering the struggle this past year. He has made significant progress, and being around so many friends and fans was very good for him Friday night!

Tom Perryman was a long time friend and business associate of Jim Reeves.

To view Birthday party pictures on Bob Mauldin's FB page, click  here  

 

14 JULY 2017

A THIRD JIM REEVES LP ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED THIS YEAR!

Stargrove Entertainment will release a vinyl LP album of Jim  Reeves, especially for collectors,  in July. It will be the third Jim Reeves album released on vinyl this year.  

To view a collage of recently released Jim Reeves albums  - click  here

 

9 JULY 2017

A RARE POSTER OF THE STRING COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW

To view the poster of that show - click  here

 

5 JULY 2017

DID YOU KNOW JIM REEVES PLAYED AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE IN BLAINE, WASHINGTON ON THURSDAY MAY 16, 1963?

To view the poster of that show - click  here

1 JULY 2017

DID YOU KNOW JIM REEVES PLAYED AT THE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM AT AUSTIN, TEXAS ON MARCH 22, 1964?

To read about it - click  here

 

27 JUNE 2017

 ISSUE# 149 OF FAN CLUB MAGAZINE

 Issue # 149 of the fan club magazine has been put on the mail yesterday. The magazine features articles about the 60th anniversary of the release of the song "Four Walls", the 1958 Cancer Crusade episode of the ABN  THE JIM REEVES SHOW, aired after the regular live program had been cancelled, and about the release of a 4 DVD set of "THE JIMMY DEAN SHOW" and the episode in which Jim Reeves performed a few weeks before his death.   

21 JUNE 2017

 KIMO RADIO HITPARADES

Bob Strack had replaced Jim Reeves on 'RED RIVER ROUNDUP' radio program on KWKH after Jim had left Shreveport for Nashville. In late 1955 Bob  had moved to KIMO, a 1000 watts radio station in Independence, Missouri. In the collection of Dominique Anglares we found two KIMO Radio Hitparades from January 1956 . Each of them featured  a different Jim Reeves recording. 

To view them  - click  here

 

13 JUNE 2017

'WHISPERING HOPE' REVIEW IN 'DISC' MAGAZINE

After Jim' s big hit "He'll Have to Go", which ran for 31 weeks in the UK charts in March and April 1960, RCA released two more Jim Reeves records from US single releases but they failed to enter the charts. Pat considered he had to select a song which would be more attractive to the British record buying public. In March 1961 Pat Campbell picked "Whispering Hope" from a religious album, "God Be With You" Jim had recorded  in 1959.  The song entered the charts at number 50 and stayed in it for only a week. Pat realised he had to continue with the formula and his next pick was "You're The Only Good Thing" which rode the charts for 19 weeks and went to number 17 in November 1961.  Due to Pat's selections, Jims records not only frequently  entered the charts in Britain, but also in the rest of Europe.

 

8 JUNE 2017

KIMN HIT PARADE SURVEYS

KIMN RADIO was located in Denver, Colorado. One could pick KIMN hit Pade surveys at Downtown Woolworth, Villa Music, Woolco, or anywhere fine 45's were sold.  We have posted three surveys from February 1960 when 'HE'LL HAVE TO GO' was being listed in  the US pop and country charts. 

To view them - click  here

5 JUNE 2017

UK CHART ACHIEVEMENTS BY JIM REEVES

JIM REEVES has been on the charts for 13 consecutive years, from 1960 to 1972

"HE'LL HAVE TO GO" was 39 weeks on the charts, on 3 separate chart runs

 

,30 MAY 2017

GENTLEMAN JIM REEVES ON RADIO EXTRA GOLD

Extra Gold is the only radio station who constantly promotes the music of Jim Reeves across a number of programmes tune in for all the best hits on Extra Gold: www.extragold.nl

You can also hear Gentleman Jim Reeves every Friday night for a full hour from 22.00 on Radio Extra Gold.

More info on www.jimreeves.eu  where you can re-listen to all Jim Reeves broadcast programs

 

27 MAY 2017

DID YOU KNOW JIM REEVES WOULD HAVE RECORDED THE SONG "THE ANGEL AND THE STRANGER" IF HE HAD NOT PERISHED IN THE AIR CRASH?

To read about it - click  here

 

18 MAY 2017

BILLY HARLAN FEATURED IN A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE IN THE 'NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN'


Yesterday, May 17, The Nashville Tennessean published an article about 80 year old bass player Billy Harlan. Fans may remember that Billy was a member of both Jim Reeves' bands, "The Wagonmasters" and "The Blue Boys". He'd joined "The Wagonmasters" on January 27, 1957.

On February 5, 1959 Billy played bass on the recording session which produced "If Heartache is the Fashion" , and "Home". The article mentioned that not long after Billy recorded two songs in RCA Studio B: “This Lonely Man,” and “Teen Jean Jive”, he spent a month out of town playing bass in the Jim Reeves’ band. They played four weeks in the Hotel Commercial, Elko, Nevada, in June 1959.

Billy is still active in music and very popular with rockabilly fans and regulary performs in shows in Europe. On April 22nd Bill played at Stoke on Trent for an all day rockabilly festival and on  April 23, Bill performed rocakabilly songs for about half an hour. at the "Cowboy Up" in Waardamme, Belgium.
 

Please  click here to  read the newspaper article online.

 

12 MAY 2017

UPDATE ON MITCHELL TOROK

Mitchell Tork, the song writer of the first big Jim Reeves hit, "Mexican Joe", celebrated his 87th Birthday last October.

Last year, he informed me that he was writing a series of books, to be released on CD by either him or a publisher. One title is "The missing Link", in his own words: "The early trouble I went through to write "Mexican Joe" and eventually how it got to Jim, not in any books because I lived it..", and a book on "Fabor Robinson and how he made Jim and disrupted the entire city music industry..." Mitchell didn´t mention  a publication date yet.
 

Arie den Dulk and Mitchell Torok at the Station Inn, Nashville, November 2001

4 MAY 2017

LEO JACKSON REMEMBERED

Leo Jackson, who played lead guitar for Jim Reeves,  died 9 years ago today. A floral tribute from the fan club has been put on his grave.    

Please  click here to  read about it

 

3 MAY 2017

JOHN REX REEVES PERFORMED TWO SHOWS IN SRI LANKA

The John Rex Reeves website reported that  John Rex Reeves performed two shows  in Sri Lanka on April 28, and 29. It was the first time John Rex performed and sang Jim Reeves' songs in Sri Lanka.

In the 1970s John Rex performed quite a few times in Great Britain and even had a fan club, run by Mrs. Kathleen Oxlade. Unfortunately for his British fans, John Rex has not performed  in Great Britain for many years.  

 

29 APRIL 2017

DID YOU KNOW THAT IN 1967 A WEEKLY JIM REEVES TRIBUTE PROGRAM OF 30 MINUTES ATTRACTED 5 MILLION LISTENERS ?

To read about it - click  here

 

 23 APRIL 2017

DID YOU KNOW JIM REEVES INTENDED GIVING UP PROFESSIONAL SINGING AT THE END OF 1963?

Please  click here to  read  about it

 

16 APRIL 2017

 HAPPY EASTER 

We wish all Jim Reeves fans a Blessed and Happy Easter.

 

15 APRIL 2017

ALEX  ZANETIS, A FORMER JIM REEVES SONGWRITER , WROTE A MUSICAL ABOUT THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST

Probably quite a few visitors to this website have seen the 1973 movie "Jesus Christ Superstar" or have listened to the soundtrack. Very few people know  that a former Jim Reeves song writer, Alex Zanetis ( of  "I'm Gonna Change Everything" and "Guilty"  fame) wrote the words and composed the music of another contemporary musical dramatization of the life of Jesus Christ.

In 1974 Alex Zanetis produced and directed the double LP album "The Carpenter's Son" on the RCA label, (RCA CPL2-0419). The cast list includes such famous Nashville artists as  Ray Walker as Judas, George Jones as Pilate, an Elder, and Old Man, David Cobb as Scribe, and Alex Zanetis as Jesus. Vocal accompaniment by The Jordanaires and The Nashville Edition.

The album got fine reviews by representatives of various nominations, such as The Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Nazarene, Baptist, Episcopal, and Church of Christ. 

In 2000, it got released as a compact audio cassette album on the Royal Masters Records label.

To view pictures of the album sleeves  - click here
 

14 APRIL 2017

JIM REEVES RECORDED A HYMN BEST SUITED TO THE HOLY WEEK

Today is Good Friday, we remember that the Lord died on Good Friday in order to resurrect on the third day, Easter Sunday.

On the Bear Family Jim Reeves 16 CD boxed set you'll find the song "Near The Cross", a song which is very well suited to be listened to today. Jim Reeves recorded the song for his  private use, probably at KRGI in Henderson, Tx., around 1947. The female singer who  accompanied him is probably his wife, Mary.

It is an old hymn, written by Fanny J. Crosby in 1869. The tune was written by William H. Doane before the text had been written. Fanny J. Crosby wrote four stanzas and a refrain.  On Jim's recording only the first and last verses, and the refrain were sung.
 

9 APRIL 2017

JOEY KENT LAUNCHED A CAMPAIGN TO CONNECT HIM WITH POTENTIAL PUBLISHERS FOR HIS BOOK "CRADLE OF T HE STARS", A STORY ABOUT KWKH & THE LOUISIANA HAYRIDE, WHICH WILL INCLUDE PICTURES AND STORIES ABOUT JIM REEVES TOO.

To read about it - click here

 

5 APRIL 2017

  "THE JIMMY DEAN SHOW" EPISODE WITH JIM REEVES HAS FINALLY BEEN RELEASED ON DVD

Several Jim Reeves fans enquiered  if the "Jimmy Dean Show" episode with Jim Reeves could be purchased on DVD. We are happy to announce that indeed it can be obtained on DVD. It got included in a 4 DVD disc release of "THE JIMMY DEAN SHOW, Season 1". That 4 DVD set can be ordered at THEJIMMYDEANSHOW.COM website. The website contains some interesting pages on the history of that show, and a video of a press conference in Nashville,  with Jimmy Dean's widow, two persons who were responsible for the restoration project, and Bill Anderson. 

To visit the Jimmy Dean website and order the 4 DVD set, please click  here.

3 APRIL 2017

 RFD-TV SHOWED "THE JIMMY DEAN SHOW" EPISODE WITH JIM REEVES AMONG THE GUESTS, ON  APRIL 2, 2017

To our surprise the RFD-TV Channel showed the episode of "The Jimmy Dean Show" in which Jimmy Dean's  guests are Eydie Gorme, Jim Reeves, Buck, Smitty & The Virginians, comedians Don Adams, Pat McCormick, and Jim Henson's Muppet Rowlf the Dog. The picture quality of this kinescope recording is excellent, much better than of the  VHS tape copy which is circulating among fans for many years. 

We have a surprise, this episode it is not only available to American and Canadian  satellite and cable TV subscribers, but worldwide on the Internet! Subscription is $10.00 a month or $90.00 per year, payable by Credit Card. RFD-TV schedule a number of  great "classic" country music television shows, such "Country Family Reunion" in which a group of country music entertainers talk about their memories, "Nashville on the Road", and "Pop Goes the Country".   

To visit the "COUNTRY CLUB" page of the RFD-TV website - click  here

 

21 MARCH 2017

 SOME EARLY PICTURES  OF THE JIM REEVES MEMORIAL NEAR  CARTHAGE, TEXAS

We present a few pictures of the Jim Reeves Memorial, taken between 1964 and 1977

To view the pictures - click here

 

1 MARCH 2017 (updated)

SOME RECENT PICTURES  TAKEN AT THE TEXAS COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME, CARTHAGE, TEXAS

An American fan club member sent a few pictures he has recently taken at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. 

To view the pictures - click here

 

25 FEBRUARY 2017

FIRST EPISODE OF "THE VELVET VOICE" ON EXTRA GOLD RADIO STARTS THE 3RD OF MARCH 2017

Extra Gold Radio will start broadcasting a weekly Jim Reeves program. The program will have a mixture of songs in logical USA LP order, a tribute, live recordings, overdubbed songs, promo songs, interviews, commercials etc. It will be broadcast on Fridays from 22:00 - 23:00 hours European Central Time. Tune in on to EXTRA GOLD RADIO here.

The program will be compiled by fan club member Eimbert van den Oetelaar. Fred van Veen presents the radio broadcast.
Fred, an Elvis and Jim Reeves fan, also did the Jim Reeves show last year on Extra Gold Radio. The program will be supported by messages on face-book and the new updated Jim Reeves site www.jimreeves.eu .

For those who are not been able to listen on a Friday night, the broadcast will be stored on www.jimreeves.eu  and people can re-listen to the program when time permits.

24 FEBRUARY 2017

BRITISH JIM REEVES FAN DOLFIE GRIEBLER AND HIS WIFE MARY, CELEBRATED THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

On 25 January, Dolfie Griebler, long time British  fan and promoter of Jim Reeves and his music, and his wife Mary, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Better late than never we offer them our congratulations.

Dolfie Griebler has written many articles about Jim Reeves in British and overseas music periodicals since the late 1960s. Dolfie also imported rare to find Jim Reeves albums from the USA and South Africa and sold these to European fans. Dolfie reflected that back in the 60's, one had to rely  mostly on information that agencies gave you, and research was difficult.

You will find two of his publications from the 1970's here.

 

8 FEBRUARY 2017

JIM REEVES RECORDED 'FOUR WALLS' SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sixty years ago, on 7 February 1957 Jim Reeves recorded 5 songs at the RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission, 1525 McGavock St., Nashville, Tennessee. Besides Jim Reeves on vocal and guitar, the other musicians were Chet Atkins on guitar, Bob Moore on bass, Farris Coursey on drums, Floyd Cramer on piano and vocal backing group The Jordanaires. Chet Atkins was the producer.

The songs put down at that session were: FOUR WALLS. HONEY WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME, LOOK BEHIND YOU, THE GODS WERE ANGRY WITH ME, and I KNOW (AND YOU KNOW) .

According to a story, Jim Reeves knocked over some sheetmusic and a white label acetate demo recording, into a wastebasket.  When he recovered the pile Jim noticed the title on the demo recording. He made an enquiry about it, liked the song and recorded it.  This is only one version of the story, there are others around.

The song 'Four Walls' may have been intended for a female singer. The legendary white label acetate of the song, which survives in the collection of a fan club member, features a demo performed by a female pop style singer in a pop arrangement.  Who that female singer was has remained a mystery up to this day.

Jims recording of 'Four Walls' made it to Number 1 on the country music charts, and to Number 11 on the popular music
charts. The song received both the BMI Country Award and the BMI Pop Award for 1957.

 

21 JANUARY 2017

DID YOU KNOW THAT JIM REEVES DID NOT ALWAYS SING THE COMPLETE LYRICS OF A SONG?

In the latest issue of the fan club magazine (#148), is an article about four songs that Jim Reeves had recorded, either on a commercial record label, or on an acetate record for his own use. On all of those four songs Jim did not sing the full lyrics. The magazine has been mailed to the membership yesterday.
 

13 JANUARY 2017

UPDATE ABOUT TOM PERRYMAN

An update for those friends and fans of Hall of Fame DJ Tom Perryman. Tom Perryman has been allowed to return to his home on a trial basis and will continue his rehabilitation there. He has regained some mobility but for now, he is pretty much wheelchair bound. He is also experiencing some bouts of confusion and/or memory loss. His radio group, Alpha Media USA is taking a wait-and-see attitude regarding his radio show and would welcome him back if and when that becomes possible. They have been very supportive throughout his healing process.

Jack Benner- DGS Senior Sales/Marketing Professional Alpha Media USA (East Texas)

 

 


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  • IN MEMORIAM

    MARY REEVES  

    20 January  1929 - 11 November 1999 

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    List of radio shows issued on transcription records

    The opening of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.

    Pictures of the Jim Reeves Memorial in Carthage.

    Pictures of the former Jim Reeves "EVERGREEN" Museum in Madison  

    Pictures of the mausoleum where Mary Reeves first had been put to rest

     

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