JIM REEVES PICTURES
DAVID BUSSEY BOWS OUT
WITH A PRESENTATION TO THE UK'S STAUNCHEST JIM REEVES FAN
David Bussey's final public act
in a lifetime of loyal service to the Jim Reeves cause was to journey to
Leeds railway station to meet up with again and present a token of his
thanks to David Pell who had travelled up by rail from his home in Hoyland,
Nr. Barnsley. David is retired and worked 36 years for Hoyland District
council. When it comes to being a fan of Jim Reeves, in the real
old-fashioned meaning of the term, David is the tops.
He was a member of the old Jim
Reeves Fan Club of Great Britain & when that closed in 1977, he refused to
accept that the club had ceased. Since that date he has been continually in
regular contact with David Bussey despite being constantly reminded that he
shouldn't be addressing his correspondence to the "Jim Reeves Fan Club" any
He is your archetype dinosaur
who wishes to remain firmly in the 20th century. He has no phone, no
computer and no cd player. His vast Reeves collection consists of all
variaties of vinyl & cassettes which he listens to in bed on his Walkman.
He did invest in a dvd player in
order to watch Jim, and finally accepted cd's from David Bussey after being
told he could play them on his dvd player.
David still trawls around flea
markets & car boot sales searching for anything he is missing by Jim. So endeavouring
to drag David into the 21st century, albeit kicking & screaming, he was
presented by David Bussey with the 16cd Bear Family set which will provide
him with all Jim's studio material he is missing.
David Pell is a genuine, lovely
human being who will remain a Jim Reeves fan forever. Like many others
over the past 50 years, these fans have been the salt of the Jim Reeves
musical earth. In this digital age we live in, we must never forget them.
David Bussey wishes he could
pass on his personal gratitude and thanks to every single one of them.