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Encyclopedia > Jim Reeves
Jim Reeves

Promo picture, ca. 1962
Background information
Birth name James Travis Reeves
Born August 20, 1923
Origin Galloway, Texas
Died July 31, 1964 (aged 40)
Genre(s) Country music/Countrypolitan
Occupation(s) Singer/Songwriter
Years active 1949-1964
Label(s) Macy, Abbott, Fabor, RCA Records
Associated
acts
Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, Dottie West
Website The Jim Reeves Way, unofficial site

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Contents

Early life & rise to fame

Reeves was born James Travis Reeves in Galloway, Texas. He became known as a crooner because of his warm, velvety voice. His songs were remarkable for their simple elegance highlighted by his rich light baritone voice. Songs such as "He'll Have to Go," "Adios Amigo," "Welcome To My World," and "Am I Losing You" demonstrated this approach. Jim Reeves' Christmas songs have been perennial favorites, including songs such as "Silver Bells," "Blue Christmas," and "An Old Christmas Card." Left To Right, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Crooner is an epithet given to a male singer of a certain style of popular songs, dubbed pop standards. ... Hell Have to go was 1960 Country Music Billboard (magazine) hit for Jim Reeves and you can find it on the CD called Billboard Country Hits:1960 along with Hell Have To Stay by Jeanne Black which was written to answer Jim Reeves. ... The 2 words combined together Silver Bells refers to: A song by V6, see Silver Bells (J-Pop Song) OR A Christmas Carol, see Silver Bells (Christmas song) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


After an injury cut short his minor-league baseball career within the St. Louis Cardinals farm system, his musical break came while working as announcer on KWKH Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana. Singer Sleepy LaBeef could not make it on time for a performance on the Louisiana Hayride, according to former Hayride emcee Frank Page, and Reeves was asked to fill in. (Other accounts—including Reeves himself, in an interview later released on the RCA album Yours Sincerely—name Hank Williams as the absentee.) Reeves' singing career was launched. Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... , : Port City , River City , Rachet City : The Next Great City of the South United States Louisiana Caddo 117. ... The Louisiana Hayride was a radio broadcast from the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States that during its heyday from 1948 to 1960 helped launch the careers of the some of the greatest names in American music. ... It has been suggested that Audrey Williams be merged into this article or section. ...


Initial success in the 1950s

His first country hits included "I Love You" (a duet with Ginny Wright), "Mexican Joe", "Bimbo" and other songs on both Fabor Records and Abbott Records. Eventually, Reeves began to tire of the novelty bracket he had been forced into, and left for RCA Victor. This article needs cleanup. ...


Indeed, by 1955 it was becoming apparent that RCA was very willing to sign Jim, and offered him a 10-year recording contract. Reeves signed, and the Abbot label had released a singer who was due to become one of country music's biggest and brightest stars. (Incidentally. the man who clinched the deal for RCA, Stephen H. Sholes, produced some of Jim's first recordings at RCA, and later in 1955 he completed a memorable "double" when he signed a young Elvis Presley for the company. )


In his earliest RCA Victor recordings, Reeves was still singing in the loud style of his first recordings, a style considered standard for country-western performers at that time. He sought to soften his volume, using a lower pitch and singing with lips nearly touching the microphone, but ran into some resistance at RCA—until in 1957, with the support of his producer Chet Atkins, he used this new style on his version of a demo song of lost love, written from a woman's perspective (and intended for a female singer). "Four Walls" not only took top position on the country charts, but went top-ten on the popular charts at the same time. Reeves had not only opened the door to wider acceptance for other country singers, but had also helped usher in a new style of country music, using violins and lusher background arrangements, soon called "The Nashville Sound." Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... The Nashville sound in country music arose during the 1950s in the United States. ...


His hits in the 1960s

Jim Reeves on one of his albums
Jim Reeves on one of his albums

In 1959–60 Reeves scored his greatest hit with the Joe Allison composition "He'll Have to Go," which earned him a platinum record. He had a posthumous No.1 hit on the United Kingdom pop charts in 1966 with "Distant Drums," a song written for him by Cindy Walker. Jim Reeves was one of the few Western singers, including music acts such as Boney M and ABBA, who became widely known in the non-European world, including Africa, India and Southeast Asia. To this day he is affectionately referred to as "Gentleman Jim" in those parts. Image File history File links JimReevesAlbum. ... Joe Marion Allison (October 3, 1924 - August 2, 2002) was an American Hall of Fame songwriter, a radio and television personality, a record producer, and a country music business executive. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 1960s. ... Cindy Walker Cindy Walker, (July 20, 1918 - March 23, 2006) was an American singer/songwriter and dancer. ... Boney M was a Eurodance, pop, and disco group, comprising four West Indian singers and dancers and masterminded by West German record producer Frank Farian, and who were successful during the 1970s. ... ABBA was a Swedish pop music group active from 1972 until 1982. ...


Death

Reeves died when the small aircraft he was piloting crashed during a thunderstorm near Nashville, Tennessee. His business partner and manager Dean Manuel (who was also the pianist in Reeves' backing group) was also killed in the crash. On July 31, 1964 Reeves and Manuel left Batesville, Arkansas en route to Nashville, having just secured a deal on some property. While flying over Brentwood, they encountered a violent thunderstorm which proved more than a match for the tiny, single-engined Beechcraft 'Debonair' aircraft. The plane faded from the radar screens at around 17:02, and all radio contact with the craft was lost. Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Batesville is a city in Independence County, Arkansas, 114 miles (183 km) north by east of Little Rock, the State capital. ... Brentwood is a city in Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. ... The Beech Aircraft Corporation, purchased by Raytheon Aircraft on February 8, 1980, and often called Beechcraft after the name they give their aircraft, is a manufacturer of general aviation and military aircraft, ranging from light single engine aircraft to business jets and light military transports. ... The Fork Tailed Doctor Killer. ...


One of the major causes of the crash was deemed to have been that the small airplane had become caught in the centre of the thunderstorm and that Reeves had become disorientated by "pilot's vertigo", which would have resulted in him not realizing in which direction the plane was travelling, be it up, down, left or right.


Both Reeves and the pilot of Patsy Cline's ill-fated plane were trained by the same instructor. Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer, who enjoyed pop music cross-over success during the era of the Nashville Sound in the early 1960s. ...


Controversy over his death

It is now understood that Reeves was, in fact, flying the plane upside down and he assumed he was raising the craft some distance in an attempt to clear the path of the storm. Of course, this disastrously (and fatally) resulted in him taking the airplane downward and straight to the ground. This would have explained why, when the wreckage was eventually found some 42 hours later, the engine and nose of the plane were buried deep in the ground.


On the morning of August 2, 1964, after an agonizing and intense search (aided by such people as Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, Stonewall Jackson and Ernest Tubb) the bodies of Jim Reeves and Dean Manuel were found amongst the wreckage of the shattered plane. At 13:00 that afternoon, radio stations across the United States announced to their shocked and stunned audiences that Jim Reeves had been killed in a plane crash. In what can only be described as sad irony, riding high in the UK singles chart at the time was I Won't Forget You. The song later became a top ten hit in the United States. August 2 is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918) is an American country music singer. ... Stonewall Jackson (born November 6, 1932) was a Country musician. ... Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 - September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ...


Many thousands of people turned out to pay their last respects to Jim Reeves at his funeral, which took place on August 4, 1964. The coffin, draped in flowers from respectful fans, was driven through the silent streets of Nashville and to Jim's final resting place near his home town of Carthage, Texas. is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Carthage is a city located in Panola County, Texas. ...


Legacy

Reeves' records continued with good sales for both the old albums and a series of new ones. His widow, Mary, combined unreleased tracks with rerecorded previous releases (placing updated instrumentals alongside Reeves' original vocals) to produce a regular series of "new" albums after her husband's death. She also operated The Jim Reeves Museum in Nashville, Tennessee from the early 1980s until 1996. Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ...


Indeed, Jim scored a major success when, in 1966, his record "Distant Drums" went to number one in the British singles chart and remained in pole position for a remarkable six weeks - beating off stiff competition from such acts as The Beatles with "Yellow Submarine" and "Eleanor Rigby" (a double-sided "A" release) and the Small Faces' "All Or Nothing". In addition, "Distant Drums" also held off many other songs from living artists who were in the UK charts at that time. In all, "Distant Drums" remained in the UK charts for a staggering forty-five weeks as well as topping the US country music charts. Not bad going for a song which had only been recorded by Jim for its composer Cindy Walker under the impression it was for her personal use only and had been deemed "unsuitable" for general release by Chet Atkins and the RCA record company. "Distant Drums" was named 'Song of the Year' in the UK in 1966 and Jim had the distinction of being the first American artist to receive that particular accolade.


Although he no longer features in the singles charts, Jim Reeves compilation albums containing well-known standards continue to sell well. "The Definitive Collection" reached #21 in the UK album charts in July 2003 and "Memories are made of this" #35 in July 2004. Bear Family Records in Germany and some smaller outlets in USA continue to release "new" and rare material on a fairly regular basis. Reeves fans have urged BMG to re-release some of the songs overdubbed in the years after Jim's death which have never appeared on CD.


He was elected posthumously to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967, and in 1998 he was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, Texas, where the Jim Reeves Memorial is located. This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame is located in Carthage, Texas. ... Carthage is a city located in Panola County, Texas. ...


Reeves' inscription at the Country Music Hall of Fame reads -


"The velvet style of 'Gentleman Jim Reeves' was an international influence. His rich voice bought millions of new fans to country music from every corner of the world.


Although the crash of his private aeroplane took his life, posterity will keep his name alive because they will remember him as one of country music's most important performers."


The inscription on the Jim Reeves Memorial has:


"If I, a lowly singer, dry one tear, or soothe one humble human heart in pain, then my homely verse to God is dear, and not one stanza has been sung in vain."


International success

South Africa

In the early 1960s, Reeves was more popular than Elvis Presley in South Africa. During this period, he recorded several albums in Afrikaans. In 1963 he starred in a South African movie, Kimberley Jim, which was the biggest South African production up to that date. The film's working title was "Strike It Rich" and was released with a special prologue and epilogue in South African cinemas after Reeves' passing, praising Reeves as a true friend of South Africa. The film was produced, directed and written by Emil Nofal. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... Afrikaans is a West Germanic language mainly spoken in South Africa and Namibia. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Reeves is particularly popular amongst the Zulu population in South Africa and is known amongst this community by the monikers "King Jim" and (because of his 6'1" frame) "Big Jim".


Norway

Jim Reeves was very big in Norway throughout the 1960s. His first hit in Norway was "He'll Have to Go" which reached #1 in the Top 10 and stayed in the list for 29 weeks. "I Love You Because", though, was his biggest hit here. It reached #1 in 1964 and stayed in the list for 39 weeks. Hell Have to go was 1960 Country Music Billboard (magazine) hit for Jim Reeves and you can find it on the CD called Billboard Country Hits:1960 along with Hell Have To Stay by Jeanne Black which was written to answer Jim Reeves. ...


Reeves visited Njårdhallen, Oslo on April 16 1964. Along with Bobby Bare, Chet Atkins, The Blue Boys and The Anita Kerr Singers. They held two successful concerts. The last concert was filmed and televised by the Norwegian broadcasting network (NRK - Norsk Rikskringkasting). They ran out of tape so the complete concert was not recorded in its entirety and included, unfortunately, some of the last songs of Jim's segment of the show. There are reports that he perfomed his hit song "You're the Only Good Thing (That's Happened To Me)" in this section of the concert. The show has been re-run many times over the years. Bobby Bare Bobby Bare (born Robert Joseph Bare on April 7, 1935 in Ironton, Ohio) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... Anita Kerr (born Anita Jean Grilli on October 31, 1927, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer, composer and music producer. ...


In total Reeves had 696 weeks in the Norwegian Top 20 album chart, by far making him one of the most beloved and popular artists in the history of Norway.


India

Jim Reeves has a huge fan following in India. Walk around Christian houses in India during Christmas season and you are certain to hear Jim's carols. Jim's velvety voice is a big hit in India. Young and old, Jim has captured them all since the '60s. Walk into any music store and you will find Jim's CDs or audio cassettes readily available even in 2007. Two of Reeves' songs, "There's a Heartache Following Me" and "Welcome to My World," were favorite songs of Indian guru Meher Baba, leading Baba follower Pete Townshend of The Who to record his own version of "There's a Heartache Following Me" on his first major solo album Who Came First in 1972. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Who Came First is the first major-label solo album by Pete Townshend, guitarist and lead songwriter of The Who. ...


Also, Robert Svoboda in his trilogy on aghora and the Aghori Vimalananda, mentions that Vimalananda, considered Jim Reeves a gandharva, ie. in indian tradition, a heavenly musician, who had taken birth on earth. Jim's songs were precious to Vimalananda, and he had Svoboda play "Precious Lord, take my hand" of Jim Reeves, at his cremation. Robert Edwin Svoboda (born 1953 - Texas, USA) is an American author and ayurvedic doctor who continually travels the globe giving lectures and courses related to the subjects of Ayurveda, Jyotish, Tantra and Eastern religious thought. ... This article is about the Hindu God. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... // In Hinduism, the Gandharvas (Sanskrit: गंधर्व, gandharva) are male nature spirits, husbands of the Apsarases. ...


Discography

Selected Hit Singles

Year Single Album U.S. Country U.S. Pop UK Norway Top 10
1953 "Mexican Joe" Bimbo #1 #23 - -
1954 "Bimbo" Bimbo #1 #26 - -
1954 "I Love You" (with Ginny Wright) single only #3 - - -
1955 "Drinking Tequila" Bimbo #9 - - -
1955 "Penny Candy" Bimbo #5 - - -
1956 "According to My Heart" According to My Heart #4 - - -
1956 "My Lips Are Sealed" According to My Heart #8 - - -
1956 "The Mother of a Honky Tonk Girl" Jim Reeves and Some Friends #4 - - -
1957 "Am I Losing You?" - #3 - - -
1957 "Four Walls" The Best #1 #11 - -
1957 "Two Shadows On Your Window" Up Through the Years #9 - - -
1957 "Waitin' For a Train" Country Side #3 - - -
1957 "Young Hearts" Up Through the Years #12 - - -
1958 "Anna Marie" Girls I Have Known #3 #93 - -
1958 "Blue Boy" The Best #2 #45 - -
1958 "Billy Bayou" He'll Have to Go #1 #95 - -
1959 "Home" He'll Have to Go #2 - - -
1959 "Partners" He'll Have to Go #5 - - -
1960 "Am I Losing You?" The Best #8 #31 - -
1960 "He'll Have to Go" He'll Have to Go #1 #2 #12 #1
1960 "I Know One" Up Through the Years #6 #82 - -
1960 "I Missed Me" Distant Drums #3 #44 - -
1960 "I'm Gettin' Better" The Intimate #3 #37 - -
1961 "Stand At Your Window" The Best #16 - - -
1961 "What Would You Do?" The Best #15 - - -
1961 "The Blizzard" Tall Tales and Short Tempers #4 #62 - -
1962 "Adios Amigo" The Best #2 #90 - #2
1962 "I'm Gonna Change Everything" Have I Told You Lately #2 #95 - -
1962 "Losing Your Love" Distant Drums #2 #89 - -
1962 "Pride Goes Before a Fall" Up Through the Years #18 - - -
1962 "You're the Only Good Thing (That's Happened to Me)" The Intimate - - #17 #2
1963 "Guilty" International #3 #91 - -
1963 "Is This Me?" The Best 2 #3 - - -
1964 "I Guess I'm Crazy" The Best 2 #1 #82 - #2
1964 "Not Until the Next Time" Distant Drums - - #13 #6
1964 "Love Is No Excuse" (with Dottie West) Jim Reeves and Some Friends #7 - - -
1964 "Welcome to My World" A Touch of Velvet #2 - #6 #3
1964 "I Love You Because" Gentleman Jim - - #5 #1
1964 "There's a Heartache Following Me" Good 'N' Country - - #6 #3
1965 "I Won't Forget You" The Country Side #3 - #3 #1
1965 "Is It Really Over?" Distant Drums #1 #79 - -
1965 "This Is It" Distant Drums #1 #88 - #9
1965 "Rosa Rio" Moonlight and Roses - - - #3
1965 "It Hurts So Much (To See You Go)" The Jim Reeves Way - - #8 #4
1965 "How Long Has It Been" God Be With You - - - #9
1966 "Blue Side of Lonesome" The Blue Side of Lonesome #1 #59 - -
1966 "Snowflake" Distant Drums #2 #66 - #2
1966 "Distant Drums" Distant Drums #1 #45 #1 #2
1967 "I Won't Come In While He's There" The Blue Side of Lonesome #1 - #12 #7
1967 "The Storm" The Best of Jim Reeves #16 - - -
1968 "I Heard a Heart Break Last Night" The Best of Jim Reeves #9 - - -
1968 "When You Are Gone" A Touch of Sadness #7 - - -
1969 "When Two Worlds Collide" Jim Reeves Writes You a Record #6 - #17 -
1970 "Angels Don't Lie" Jim Reeves Writes You a Record #4 - - -
1970 "Nobody's Fool" Jim Reeves Writes You a Record #10 - - -
1971 "Gypsy Feet" My Friend #16 - - -
1972 "Missing You" Missing You #8 - - -
1972 "The Writing's On the Wall" My Friend #15 - - -
1973 "Am I That Easy to Forget?" Am I That Easy To Forget #12 - - -
1974 "I'd Fight the World" I'd Fight the World #19 - - -
1977 "It's Nothin' To Me" It's Nothin' To Me #14 - - -
1977 "Little Ole Dime" Nashville '78 #23 - - -
1978 "You're The Only Good Thing (That's Happened To Me)" Nashville '78 #29 - - -
1979 "Don't Let Me Cross Over" (with Deborah Allen) Don't Let Me Cross Over #10 - - -
1980 "Oh, How I Miss You Tonight" (with Deborah Allen) Don't Let Me Cross Over #6 - - -
1980 "Take Me In Your Arms and Hold Me" (with Deborah Allen) Don't Let Me Cross Over #10 - - -
1981 "There's Always Me" There's Always Me #35 - - -
1982 "Have You Ever Been Lonely?" (with Patsy Cline) Greatest Hits #5 - - -
1982 "I Fall to Pieces" (with Patsy Cline) I Fall to Pieces #54 - - -
1983 "The Jim Reeves Medley" (medley of several Jim Reeves hits) single only #46 - - -
1984 "The Image Of Me" single only #70 - - -

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Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Deborah Allen (b. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Oh, How I Miss You Tonight is a popular song, oublished in 1925, written by Benny Davis, Joe Burke, and Mark Fisher. ... Deborah Allen (b. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Deborah Allen (b. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer, who enjoyed pop music cross-over success during the era of the Nashville Sound in the early 1960s. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... I Fall to Pieces is a famous Country/Pop ballad written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard and was first recorded and released as a single by Patsy Cline in 1961. ... Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer, who enjoyed pop music cross-over success during the era of the Nashville Sound in the early 1960s. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ...

Selected Albums

Year Album U.S. Country U.S. Pop Norway Top 20
1956 Bimbo - - -
1957 Jim Reeves - - -
1958 Girls I Have Known - - #20
1958 God Be With You - - #4
1959 Songs to Warm the Heart - - #18
1960 According to My Heart - - #16
1960 The Intimate - - #10
1960 He'll Have to Go - #18 #15
1961 Tall Tales and Short Tempers - - -
1961 Talkin' to Your Heart - - -
1962 Country Side - - #8
1962 A Touch of Velvet - #97 #8
1962 We Thank Thee - - #12
1963 Gentleman Jim - - #2
1963 International - - #5
1963 Good 'n' Country #13 - #7
1963 Twelve Songs of Christmas - #15 #3
1964 Kimberley Jim - - #11
1964 Moonlight and Roses #1 #30 #2
1964 The Best #1 #9 #1
1964 Have I Told You Lately #5 - #8
1965 The Jim Reeves Way #2 #45 #5
1965 Up Through the Years #1 - #10
1965 The Best 2 #4 #100 #7
1966 Distant Drums #1 #21 #2
1966 Yours Sincerely #3 - #15
1967 Blue Side of Lonesome #3 #185 #15
1969 Jim Reeves and Some Friends #18 - -
1969 The Best 3 #12 - -
1971 Jim Reeves Writes You a Record #34 - -
1971 Something Special #13 - -
1973 Am I That Easy to Forget? #11 - -
1974 I'd Fight the World #13 - -
1975 Songs of Love #34 - -
1979 The Best 4 - - -
1979 Don't Let Me Cross Over #23 - -
1980 There's Always Me #56 - -
1981 Greatest Hits (with Patsy Cline) #8 - -
1985 Collector's Series - - -
1995 The Essential Jim Reeves - - -
1997 Golden Memories - - -
1998 All Time Gospel Favorites - - -
1999 Super Hits - - -
1999 Radio Days - - -

Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer, who enjoyed pop music cross-over success during the era of the Nashville Sound in the early 1960s. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...

References

  • All Music Guide
  • Discography for Jim Reeves at 'LP Discography - Covers & Lyrics' (US charted singles and albums)
  • "Store Rock- Og Pop- Leksikon" ("Big Rock and Pop Encyclopedia") by Jon Vidar Bergan, Kunnskapsforlaget, Oslo, 2006 (UK charted singles)
  • "Den Store Norske Hitboka" ("The Big Norwegian Hit Book") by Tore Gilde, Exlex Forlag A/S, Oslo, 1994 (Norway charted singles and albums)

External links

  • All Music Guide Biography and discography at The All Music Guide AMG
  • The Jim Reeves Way, a page dedicated to the memory of Jim Reeves
  • Jim Reeves at the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Dutch language Jim Reeves site. Large collection of Jim Reeves information
  • Jim Reeves Forum, a fan forum dedicated to Jim Reeves
  • Jim Reeves fan club. The fan club issues the fan club magazine in two editions: Dutch and English. It was founded in 1975 and is the longest running Jim Reeves fan club/ organisation.
  • Jim Reeves Memorial site Jim Reeves' Memorial
  • Discography to the left: scroll down to 'R' and 'REEVES Jim' (this discography is quite complete w/ original picture sleeves, chart positions and lyrics)

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