Label: United Artists Records - UAS 6468 • Format: Vinyl LP, Stereo, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country
Known as "Gentleman Jim", his songs continued to chart for years after his death. Reeves died in the crash of a private airplane. Reeves began to work as a radio announcer, and sang live between songs. According To My Heart - Del Reeves - Del Reeves Sings Jim Reeves the late s, he was contracted with a couple of small Texas-based recording companies, but without success.
He decreased his volume, using a lower pitch and singing with lips nearly touching the microphone, although there were protests at RCA. Country music historian Bill Malone noted that while it was in many ways a conventional country song, its arrangement and the vocal chorus "put this recording in the country pop vein". In addition, Malone lauded Reeves' vocal styling—lowered to "its natural resonant level" to project the "caressing style that became famous"—as why "many people refer to him as the singer with the velvet voice.
S" and "An Old Christmas Card". I was right, of course. After he changed his voice to that smooth deeper sound, he was immensely popular. The film was released with a special prologue and epilogue in South African cinemas after Reeves' death, praising him as a true friend of the country. This unusual format was more suited to the spoken word and was quickly discontinued for music. They performed in Πιο Φτηνά - ENNEA - ENNEA counties Darkling - Spetsnaz - Grand Design Re-Designed Ireland, though Reeves occasionally abbreviated performances because he was unhappy with the piano.
This scored the record number one while Reeves was there during June. According To My Heart - Del Reeves - Del Reeves Sings Jim Reeves last two are estimated to have soldandrespectively in Britain alone, excluding Ireland. Reeves had 11 songs in the Irish charts from to He recorded two Irish ballads, " Danny Boy " and "Maureen".
The British Federation of Musicians would not permit him to perform there because no agreement existed for British show bands to travel to America in exchange for the Blue Boys playing in Britain. Reeves, however, performed for British radio and TV programmes. The complete concert, however, was not recorded, including some of Reeves' last songs. His albums spent weeks in the Norwegian Top 20 chart, making him one of the most popular music artists in the history of Norway. He made one later recording, however, at the little studio in his home.
In late Julyjust a couple of days before his death, Reeves recorded "I'm a Hit Again", using just an acoustic guitar as accompaniment. That recording was never released by RCA because it was a home recording not owned by the labelbut appeared during as part of a collection of previously unissued Reeves songs released on the VoiceMasters label. Jim Reeves got married to Mary White on 3 September They never had any children as Jim Reeves was sterile. The singer's widow, Mary Reeves —probably unwittingly started the rumor that he was flying the airplane upside down and assumed he was increasing altitude to clear the storm.
Jordan writes extensively about forensic evidence including from the long-elusive tower tape and accident reportwhich suggests that instead of making a right turn to avoid the storm as he had been advised by the Approach Controller to doReeves turned left in an attempt to follow Franklin Road to the airport.
In so doing, he flew further into the rain. While preoccupied with trying to re-establish his ground references, Reeves let his airspeed get too low and stalled the aircraft. When the wreckage was found some 42 hours later, it was discovered the airplane's engine and nose were buried in the ground due to the impact of the crash.
Coincidentally, both Reeves and Randy Hughes, the pilot of Patsy Cline 's ill-fated airplane, were trained by the same instructor. Thousands of people traveled to pay their last respects at his funeral two days later. The coffin, draped in flowers from fans, was driven through the streets of Nashville and then to Reeves' final resting place near Carthage, Texas.
His rich voice brought millions of new fans to country music from every corner of the world. Although the crash of his private airplane 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 memorial reads, "If I, a lowly singer, dry one tear, or The Hunter - Govt Mule - LIVE.With A Little Help From Our Friends Volume 2 one humble human heart in pain, then my homely verse to God is dear, and not one stanza has been sung in vain.
Reeves' records continued to sell well, both earlier as well as new albums, issued after his death. His widow, Mary, combined unreleased tracks with 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 Drivin Nails In My Coffin - Floyd Tillman - Drivin Nails In My Coffin / Some Other World (Shellac) in Nashville from the mids until On the fifteenth anniversary of Jim's death Mary told a country music magazine interviewer, "Jim Reeves my husband is gone; Jim Reeves the artist lives on.
Quando - Enzo Parise - Dedicato A TeReeves' record " Distant Drums " scored No. The song scored on the UK charts for 45 weeks and scored No. It was named Song of the Year in the UK during and Reeves became the first American artist to receive the accolade. Although the two had never recorded together during their tragically short lives, producers Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley lifted their isolated vocal performances off their original 3-track stereo master session tapes, resynchronized them and re-recorded new digital backing tracks.
Reeves' According To My Heart - Del Reeves - Del Reeves Sings Jim Reeves albums containing well-known standards continue to sell well. Sincethe US-based VoiceMasters has issued more than 80 previously unreleased Reeves recordings, including new songs as well as newly overdubbed material.
Among them was "I'm a Hit Again", the last Interlude Rosario - Enterplay - Water & Dust he recorded in his basement studio just a few days before his death.
VoiceMasters overdubbed this track in the same studio in Reeves' former home now owned by a Nashville record producer. Reeves' fans repeatedly urged RCA or Bear Family to re-release some of the songs overdubbed during the years after his death which have never appeared on CD. It scored the UK Charts on December 10, and was there for 11 weeks and soldcopies.
Reeves remains a popular artist in Ireland and many Irish singers have recorded tribute albums. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Contents [ show According To My Heart - Del Reeves - Del Reeves Sings Jim Reeves. Categories :. Cancel Save.
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