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  CMT.com : Jim Reeves : Biography
Reeves was capable of singing hard country ("Mexican Joe" went to number one in 1953), but he made his greatest impact as a country-pop crooner.
Reeves was born and raised in Galloway, TX, where he was one of nine children.
Reeves was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967, and two years later, the Academy of Country Music instituted the Jim Reeves Memorial Award.
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  The Jim Reeves Story
Jim Reeves was perhaps the biggest male star to emerge from the Nashville Sound.
Jim Reeves was buried in a specially landscaped area by the side of Highway 79 in Texas.
From the time of Jim Reeves' death in 1964 in the airplane crash until the onset of her Alzheimer's disease in the mid-'90s, Mary was instrumental in keeping Jim Reeves' music and memory alive.
www.auschwitz.dk /Jim.htm   (1062 words)

  
 Jim Reeves - Biography - AOL Music
Reeves was capable of singing hard country ("Mexican Joe" went to number one in 1953), but he made his greatest impact as a country-pop crooner.
Reeves was born and raised in Galloway, TX, where he was one of nine children.
Reeves was at the height of his career when his private plane crashed outside of Nashville on July 31, 1964.
music.aol.com /artist/jim-reeves/1784/biography   (1181 words)

  
 Jim Reeves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Reeves is particularly popular amongst the Zulu population in South Africa and is also known by the monikers "King Jim" and, because of his six feet one inch frame, "Big Jim".
Reeves tragically died when the small aircraft he was piloting crashed during a thunderstorm near Nashville, Tennessee.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jim_Reeves   (1482 words)

  
 Plane Crash
Jim Reeves always included a religious section in his stage show and also sang "Danny Boy" to acknowledge his Irish ancestry.
Jim Reeves was at the height of his career when his private plane crashed outside of Nashville on July 31, 1964.
Jim Reeves was buried in a specially landscaped area by the side of Highway 79 in Texas.
www.shoah.dk /Cult/Reeves/new_page_2.htm   (391 words)

  
 Jim Reeves Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
James Travis Reeves got his start in country music as the announcer of the Louisiana Hayride but in the classic manner of achieving stardom, he replaced the show's star and, as the clichÈ goes, the rest is history.
Signed to a contract, Reeves eventually turned his roots country style into a country-pop ballad style and just two records into his new deal had a No. 1 hit with "Mexican Joe" and took on the lead role on the Hayride.
Born in 1923 in Galloway, Texas, Reeves was one of nine children raised by his mother.
www.timelessmusic.com /Bios/biojimreeves_443.htm   (506 words)

  
 The JIM REEVES Story
Jim Reeves was one of the greatest balladeers of the twentieth century.
Jim Reeves was capable of singing hard country ("Mexican Joe" went to number one in 1953), but he made his greatest impact as a country-pop crooner.
From 1955 through 1969, Reeves was consistently charted in the country and pop charts - an amazing fact in light of his untimely death in 1964.
www.shoah.dk /Cult/Reeves   (261 words)

  
 JIM REEVES | Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum | Nashville, Tennessee
Jim Reeves stands as one of the most distinctive singers in the history of country music.
James Travis Reeves was the youngest of nine children, and his older brothers were forced to leave school to help support the family after their father died, when Jim was still a baby.
At first Reeves generally took a hard country approach to his recordings, but “Four Walls,” a #1 country and #11 pop hit, marked his transition to pop-tinged love ballads sung in an intimate, low register, close to the microphone.
www.countrymusichalloffame.com /site/inductees.aspx?cid=159   (625 words)

  
 Jim Reeves - He´ll have to go - Musikk - NRK
Jim Reeves kunne endt opp som profesjonell idrettsutøver.
Jim Reeves var etter all sannsynlighet den største stjernen som kom fra den fasen av countrymusikken som fikk betegnelsen The Nashville Sound, først og fremst utviklet av gitaristen og produsenten Chet Atkins.
Jim Reeves startet som en mer konvensjonell honkytonksanger tidlig på femtitallet.
www.nrk.no /musikk/1.860226   (545 words)

  
 Biography for Jim Reeves (I)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jim was well known as the singer with the velvet voice and the gentlemanly manner.
Jim's widow, Mary Reeves, kept many of the recordings unreleased after his death in backlog and had them released, little by little over the years, to great success - so much so that younger executives in the record business had to be reminded that Jim has been gone for over 35 years!
Jim had some serious health problems which most fans were unaware of- he had an enlarged heart (which caused him to be rejected by the military in 1941), and suffered from high blood pressure.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0716224/bio   (1894 words)

  
 RARE GLIMPSE OF JIM REEVES IN THE RECORDING STUDIO<
The clips of Jim Reeves appearing on this website are arguably the rarest video of the singer to surface since his death in 1964.
Jim was clearly not satisfied with the recording and wanted to correct a mistake he had made.
Jim wanted to hold the last note a little bit longer and the last part of the song was recorded again.
www.jimreevesfanclub.com /video1.html   (955 words)

  
 Artist Biography - Jim Reeves
Not only that, but Jim made a wide-screen color movie, "Kimberly Jim," in South Africa and it's been outgrossing "Ben Hur" and the "Ten Commandments." The film, soon to be released in the U.S., may turn out to be the first film feature starring a country artist to become a smash.
That this bit of potent philosophy has become a personal creed for Jim Reeves is a profound conviction of ours after watching him devote as much time and attention to the unknown fan as to the great and near-great of the music world.
It was difficult for Jim to realize that his name was on the lips of hundreds of thousands of people; it was surprising to have requests for personal appearances pouring in -- but Jim Reeves had been disappointed before, and he walked the cautious path.
www.countrypolitan.com /bio-jim-reeves.php   (1273 words)

  
 Jim Reeves Country Songs Collection in WAV Format.
James Travis "Jim" Reeves (20 August 1923 - 31 July 1964) was an American country singer known for his warm velvety voice.
The bodies of Reeves and his manager, Dean Manuel, were found two days later and were buried in his home state of Texas.
Jim Reeves was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967.
www.albertarose.org /Music/JimReeves1.htm   (628 words)

  
 Jim Reeves - Sound Clip - MSN Encarta
Jim Reeves - Sound Clip - MSN Encarta
Known as the Nashville sound, this new genre of country music was especially popular with with urban audiences.
This 1960 recording of “I’m Gettin’ Better” showcases American singer Jim Reeves, backed by a group of prominent Nashville musicians.
encarta.msn.com /media_461523776/Jim_Reeves.html   (107 words)

  
 ASK LEO JACKSON
Q.: She said, "No, Jim was a natural talent and if he got better through the years he achieved that all by himself.” Still I wonder if he, while at home, did vocal exercises apart from the obvious rehearsing of songs.
Jim was so professional and caring about his personal appearances that he always went the extra mile for his fans.
A.: Actually, Jim's management was able to keep me out of the army a year and a half after I was drafted so I could do the USO tour of Germany and England in early 1957.
www.jimreevesfanclub.com /ask_leo.htm   (3977 words)

  
 JIM REEVES MEMORABILIA - PAGE 2
Here is the famous award Jim received for "He'll Have to Go," which sold over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone in 1960.
(Left) An award presented to Mary Reeves by RCA in recognition of 5 million records sold by Jim in the previous 10 years; a platinum award for "Distant Drums" from overseas.
This is the last major award Mary was presented to commemorate 40 years of Jim on RCA records.
www.jim-reeves.com /newberry-photos2.html   (170 words)

  
 CHARLEY PRIDE - A Tribute To Jim Reeves   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jim Reeves, from Texas, started out as a traditional sounding Country singer but he soon found his stylistic niche with ‘Four Walls’ which went number one on the Country charts and as high as number 11 on the Pop charts.
Reeves’ style was perhaps borrowed from the likes of Red Foley and Eddy Arnold… take a pop sounding song and treat it to lavish orchestration (lavish by Nashville standards of the time) and adopt a deep, dreamy vocal… "Bing Crosby sings Country" if you will.
Like Reeves, Charley is a true gentleman, beloved around the world and now in his fifth decade of recording.
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 Jim Reeves Fan Club Homepage
He was a close friend of Jim Reeves and wrote about his friendship with Jim in his book "By the seats of my pants", published in 1993.
Jim was asked to fill his slot and he performed a few songs he had recorded in the Jim Beck studio in Dallas some weeks before, Jim sang 'Wagonload of Love', 'What Were You Doing Last Night', and 'How Many'.
Jim recorded that song and 'Butterfly Love', also penned by Mitchell Torok, in the KWKH studio after the station went of air, on January 18th.
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 JIM REEVES Discography
JIM REEVES Distant Drums (1966 UK RCA Victor 'red spot' label 10- track LP, front laminated picture sleeve is in superb condition for it's age, with just a handwritten number on the reverse, and the vinyl looks to have been played just a handfu l of times RD-7814) -
JIM REEVES Jim Reeves On Stage (1969 UK 10-track vinyl LP, recorded 'on stage, live and in the rain at a small park on a mountain in Pennsylvania', front laminated picture sleeve SF8047.
JIM REEVES The Jim Reeves Way (1965 UK RCA Victor 'red spot' label 12-track LP, includes two tracks sung in Afrikaans, front laminated picture sleeve shows some signs of age with slight creasing to the laminate and colouration to the back, but the vinyl is in superb condition!
eil.com /shop/ExtSearch.asp?DiscArtist=Jim-Reeves   (1030 words)

  
 Sports : Jim Reeves -- Star-Telegram.com
Jim Reeves: Tigers are looking tame once again - 10/25/2006 02:01 AM CST
Jim Reeves: Truth may be forever elusive - 9/27/2006 12:19 PM CST
Jim Reeves: The Texas lady who was champ - 9/15/2006 02:01 AM CST
www.dfw.com /mld/dfw/sports/columnists/jim_reeves   (856 words)

  
 Kimberley Jim by Jim Reeves: Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kimberly Jim is the soundtrack to the film in which Jim Reeves starred shortly before his death.
The music runs the gamut, from rousing Broadway-style show tunes with a vocal chorus to a version of "Roving Gambler" that is one of the best and most country-sounding recordings of Reeves' late career.
Other selections, including "Kimberly Jim" and "I Grew Up," are big-band vocal numbers that demonstate Reeves' versatility, and perhaps give further evidence of his continual drift toward the pop...
www.mp3.com /tracks/1875245/reviews.html   (137 words)

  
 Jim Reeves: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Jim Reeves: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more
During this time he began singing as an amateur, appearing both as a solo artist and as the frontman for Moon Mullican 's band.
One of the greatest singers in the history of country music, Patsy Cline also helped blaze a trail for female singers to assert themselves as an integral part of the Nashville-dominated country music industry.
www.music.com /person/jim_reeves/1/biography   (1399 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Jim Reeves - Greatest Hits [2001]: Music: Jim Reeves   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Talkin' to Your Heart/Touch of Velvet ~ Jim Reeves
I introduced my elderly parents to the world of CDs by buying them a very easy CD player to use and the Jim Reeves CD was one of the first CDs I purchased for them.
Jim Reeves was a superstar that far transcended his Nashville country roots.
www.amazon.com /Jim-Reeves-Greatest-Hits/dp/B000052160   (908 words)

  
 Jim Reeves Family Tribute
A great time was had by all at this year's Jim Reeves Jamboree.
John Rex did Jim's biggest hits and was joined twice on the stage by former Blue Boy, Bill Harlan, and fiddler Ron Knuth for some good old fashioned front porch pickin'.
A Family Tribute-Gentleman Jim, part of johnrexreeves.com, is designed, built and maintained by Scott Reeves with input from members of the Reeves family.
johnrexreeves.com /jim.html   (723 words)

  
 Gentleman Jim Reeves Angelfire
NASHVILLE, Aug 2 (AP) ---Jim Reeves, 39 years old, the country music singer, and a companion were found dead in the wreckage of a private, single-engine plane 10 miles south of here today.
Reeves' body was identified from a driver's license taken from the wreckage.
Reeves turned to music when he suffered an arm injury in spring training with the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.
www.angelfire.com /me2/kulacoco/jimreeves.html   (724 words)

  
 Jim Reeves Fan Club Homepage
He was a close friend of Jim Reeves and wrote about his friendship with Jim in his book "By the seats of my pants", published in 1993.
Jim was asked to fill his slot and he performed a few songs he had recorded in the Jim Beck studio in Dallas some weeks before, Jim sang 'Wagonload of Love', 'What Were You Doing Last Night', and 'How Many'.
Jim recorded that song and 'Butterfly Love', also penned by Mitchell Torok, in the KWKH studio after the station went of air, on January 18th.
www.jimreevesfanclub.com   (3620 words)

  
 He'll Have To Go- Live From The Grand Ol Opry, MP3 Album Music Download at eMusic
Jim Reeves was a key figure in the early days of the Nashville Sound, the lush, smoothed-out style (also known as "countrypolitan") that swept Music City during the '50s and '60s — a reaction of sorts to the raw, rough edges of rock & roll.
From today's perspective, though, Reeves' career divides into two distinct halves: straightforward honky-tonker (with a catalogue of up-tempo titles like "Yonder Comes a Sucker" and "Red Eyed and Rowdy") and pop-country crooner.
The latter is the Reeves most people know, thanks to a voice as velvety-smooth as any in country music, which he wrapped deliciously around weepers such as "Just Call Me Lonesome," "Four Walls" and especially "He'll Have to Go," his career-making signature song.
www.emusic.com /album/10747/10747153.html   (342 words)

  
 Jim Reeves : The Essential Jim Reeves (RCA) - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jim Reeves : The Essential Jim Reeves (RCA)
The Essential Jim Reeves runs through 20 of Reeves' biggest hits, throwing a couple of rarities along the way.
It's by no means definitive, but it offers a good introduction to his countrypolitan sound.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,222905,00.html   (149 words)

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