TWO NEW JIM REEVES CD ALBUM RELEASES BY BEAR FAMILY RECORDS

 

BCD 16282 DI JIM REEVES AND FRIENDS - RADIO DAYS, Volume 2

On April 11, 2001 Bear Family released this 4 CD album. On these you'll find the performances by Jim Reeves and guests from transcriptions broadcasted on American radio. The shows featured are: COUNTRY STYLE USA: #58, #66, #127, #90, #119, #146, #205, #216, #250, #276, NAVY COUNTRY HOEDOWN #25, #28, #29B/30, #57, LEATHERNECK JAMBOREE #14, #26 and TREASURY DEPARTMENT #690. The songs are performed in a true country style, exept for the TREASURY DEPARTMENT show, which features an orchestra. The covers of the 4 jewel cases feature four different pictures of Jim and his beloved dog Cheyenne. As usual, an exellent  24 page book accompanies the album, it features high quality pictures of Jim Reeves at his then new Madision home, plus pictures of the guests of the album. The liner notes have been written by Mike Streissguth. 

 

BCD 16491 AH   5000 MILES AWAY FROM HOME - NASHVILLE STARS IN GERMANY, 1957

 

On April 11, 2001 this album too got released. In April 1957 a group of American country artists did an USA tour to various American forces bases in Europe: France, Germany, England. The Azaores and New Foundland. The group consited of JIM REEVES and the WAGONMASTERS, HANK LOCKLIN, DEL WOOD,THE BROWNS, JANIS MARTIN and TOMMY HILL.

 On April 11, they performed at the Red Cross military hospital of the 2nd American Armed Forces in Munich, Germany. Jim Reeves emceed the show and performed two songs: HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU and a song he never commercially recorded: COURTIN' IN THE RAIN, a T. Tex Tyler song. The 24 minute preformance was either tapes or broadcasted live on AFN Europe radio and was preserved on tape. Shortly before he went on this tour, Jim recorded FOUR WALLS, which became a hit at his absense.

The booklet features memories and pictures of this tour.

The albums can be ordered at Bear Family, address: P.O.Box 1154, D-27727 Hambergen, Germany.
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