40th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTES ON RADIO AND THE INTERNET
Postcard, circa 1965
Iuly 31, 2004 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of the legendary Jim Reeves
and the Internet Country Show commemorates the occasion with a Special Tribute Show.
Hosted by David Allan, the 45 minute show traces the Texas born singer’s career from the early, hardcore country sounds of his early Abbott and Fabor recordings to the
smooth, easy listening styling of his latter RCA work which firmly established him as a worldwide favourite, consolidating the Nashville Sound and opening up the doorways
for other country-pop “crossover” artists.
Among the titles featured on the show are I Love You Because, Mexican Joe, He’ll Have To Go, Yonder Comes A Sucker, Four Walls, Welcome To My World, Distant
Drums and Adios Amigo alongside several duets, recorded both when Reeves was alive (with Ginny Wright and Dottie West) and, thanks to the wizardry of studio
technology, posthumously (Patsy Cline). There is also a segment of the artist’s shortlived daily radio show, the title song of the singer’s only starring role in a feature film, Kimberley Jim and a musical tribute from the late Charlie Rich.
In presenting the show, CMA award winning broadcaster David Allan feels that he has come full circle as he was the first person to present a regular Jim Reeves show
on radio – back in the halcyon days of pirate radio on the Thames Estuary’s Radio 390.
“Back then Jim Reeves had only just left us and his records were topping the charts. Certainly he was the most requested artist as far as country and easy listening music
was concerned” says Allan. “What is amazing is that, although he’s no longer a chart singles artist, his albums still sell in substantial amounts and he remains much
requested both in the U.K. and many overseas countries. In some ways, it’s almost like he’s still living.”
In addition to the programme, the Internet Country Show is making available Jim Reeves product – including the new DVD release of Kimberley Jim – at competitive
prices and encouraging surfers to add their own personal thoughts on the website’s Message Board.
The programs on the Internet Country Show are co-ordinated and produced by Tony Byworth for Barry Ainsworth’s Freeway internet group. All musical content
strictly adheres to copyright and royalty regulations. The site was presented with a Golden Web Award at the beginning of this year in recognition of originality, content
The website address is www.internetcountryshow.com
Op zaterdag 31 juli staat het programma "Country Classics" op Nashville FM geheel in het teken van Jim Reeves.
Dit ter nagedachtenis aan Jim die 40 jaar geleden op 39 jarige leeftijd bij een vliegtuigongeluk om het leven kwam.
Het programma "Country Classics" is (dagelijks) te beluisteren van 20.00 - 22.00 uur met ook geregeld aandacht voor Jim Reeves.
Nashville FM ( de opvolger van Country FM) is UITSLUITEND via internet te beluisteren via www.nashvillefm.nl
On Saturday July 31st, the program 'Country Classic' will be dedicated to the memory of Jim Reeves.
a tribute to Jim who died in an aircrash at the age of 39, fourty years ago.
The program 'Country Classic" is to be heard daily from 20.00 till 22.00, Jim Reeves songs will be played regularly.
Nashville FM (successor to Country FM) can be heard only on the internet at www.nashvillefm.nl
Various local Dutch radio stations will be featuring Jim Reeves tributes this coming week. I've been invited for 2 interviews by phone and to be guest on 2 live radio programs. In one of them, Gerard de Vries, has been invited too. Gerard is a former deejay of Radio Veronica and TROS (Tros Country), many British Jim Reeves fans listened to his country music programs on their medium waves radio in the sixties and seventies. It is known that two of our fan club members are deejay of a country music radio program and they will play tributes to Jim too.
Verscheidene lokale radiozenders besteden komende week aandacht aan het overlijden van Jim Reeves. Hieronder volgt een overzicht van de ons bekende uitzendingen. Met dank aan Eimbert van de Oetelaar , Gerard v.d. Linden en 'Country Gazette'.
Dinsdag 27 juli
20:00 - 21:00
Radio Vlistam FM 105.5 MHZ "Country between the dijkes" met als gast Arie den Dulk (1e uur), samengesteld en gepresenteerd door ons clublid Aart Mourik.
Aart Maurik and Arie den Dulk display the LP and CD albums used for the tribute program.
Woensdag 28 juli
RTW (Waddinxveen ) FM 105.8 MHZ Een Jim Reeves special door Leendert v.d. Hoeven. Herhaling 1 augustus van 19:00 - 20.00.
Zaterdag 31 juli
Radio de Golfbreker (Amersfoort) FM 97.8 MHZ, uitzending met als gasten Gerard de Vries en Arie den Dulk.
14:00 - 15:00
TOUCHRADIO FM 96.9 MHZ Winschoten, FM 97.1 MHZ Assen en FM 104.4 MHZ Groningen. 'TOUCH OF COUNTRY'
15:00 - 17.00
Lokale Omroep Echt-Susteren - FM 106.9 'Moon River'
19:00 - 21:00
Radio Barneveld 107.6 MHZ 'Country Land' - Jim Reeves Special.
Michel Hendriks interviewed Joyce Jackson, Leo Jackson and Arie den Dulk in his program.
We got permission to put the interviews with Joyce and Leo on our website.
Click here to listen to the interview with Joyce (in Real Audio format).
Click here to listen to
the interview with Leo (in Real Audio format).