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It took a lot longer than it should have for Del Reeves’ singing career to catch fire. Named after one of America’s most popular presidents, Franklin Delano Reeves was born June 14, 1932 in Sparta, North Carolina. He served in the Air Force, then settled in Sacramento, California and hooked up with country musician Chester Smith. Reeves first recorded for Capitol in February of 1957 in conjunction with Smith, debuting with the country theme You’re Not The Changing Kind (its flip was a C&W duet with Smith on The Clovers’ R&B ditty Love, Love, Love). Del’s Ken Nelson-produced March 20, 1958 date at Capitol Tower was his alone. There Reeves became a rocker, George Brown’s buzzing tenor sax supplanting the fiddle. 

 

Jack McFadden and Tommy Thrasher were responsible for Cool Drool, Del’s first Capitol single, with another future country star, Buck Owens, on lead guitar (its B-side was a sax-led instrumental, The Trot—an odd way to showcase a singer). The same pair handed Del his other Capitol 45 from the date, the blazing Baby, I Love You (Tommy Reiff’s ballad Two Teen Hearts was its flip). Lost in the shuffle was the day’s fifth title, My Baby Loves To Rock, with a dazzling Owens guitar break. 

 

Reeves followed in Johnny Horton’s shoes in 1959 with the McFadden-produced historical saga Johnny Appleseed for the tiny Las Vegas logo. He finally dented the C&W Top Ten in late ’61 with Be Quiet Mind for Decca (his encore He Stands Real Tall just missed). 45s for Reprise and Columbia charted too. But when Del landed with producer Kelso Herston at United Artists at the end of ‘64, he finally basked in full-fledged stardom with the zany novelty Girl On The Billboard, festooned with “doodle-oo-doo-doos” that became his trademark. It sent Del to the top of the C&W hit parade in May of ’65. 

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Hits On The Billboard 1965-1975 (2-CD)
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(Hump Head) 50 tracks In a career that began in the mid-1950s and continued through to the 1990s, he recorded prolifically, releasing more than 25 albums including duets with Billie Jo Spears, Bobby Goldsboro and Penny DeHaven. He placed...
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The Wonderful World Of (CD)
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(1994/RCR) 34 tracks
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The Silver Anniversary Album (CD)
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(1993/Playback Records) 10 Tracks - Featuring his version of 'Achy Breaky Heart'!
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Del Reeves Country Carnival Vol.3
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(2014/Classic Country) NTSC, Code 0, 1970/71, Color, 132 Mins. Del Reeves Country Place - Volume 3 Another great collection. Here is the list of performers and the songs they sing. Show #1 – Guest – Leona Williams – 7/13/1970 Del Reeves...
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Del Reeves Country Carnival Vol.2
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(2014/Classic Country) NTSC, Code 0, 1969/70, Color, 134 Mins. Del Reeves Country Place - Volume 2 The latest release from ClassicCountryDVD. Here is a list of the preformers and the songs they sing. Show #1 – Guest – Billy Ed Wheeler –...
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Del Reeves Country Carnival Vol.1 (1969-70)
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(2009/CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSc, Code 0, Color, 134 Min. Del Reeves enjoyed life and you can see why in these six shows from 1969 and 1970. Del made every show something special with his humor and talent. Country Carnival had a regular group...
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Singing My Songs For Jesus
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(2007/GUSTO) 11 tracks
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All Time Greatest Hits
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(2002/KING) 10 tracks
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My Baby Likes To Rock & Roll (Vinyl LP)
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(Demand) 15 tracks - limited custom pressing (500) blue vinyl.
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