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Here are Jim's early years on RCA, including hits like According To My Heart, Four Walls, Anna... more

REEVES, Jim: Gentleman Jim (4-CD & Book-Buch)

Here are Jim's early years on RCA, including hits like According To My Heart, Four Walls, Anna Marie, Blue Boy, Billy Bayou, Yonder Comes A Sucker, I'm Beginning To Forget You, Home and He'll Have To Go. Over the course of these four CDs, Jim Reeves virtually invented the Nashville Sound - and the Jim Reeves Sound. Many of the songs have been newly remixed to stereo.
The image that survived the death of the legendary singing star Jim Reeves is primarily the one current at the time he died - Gentleman Jim. He was a velvet-voiced, song-caressing, pop and country star with broad crossover appeal in the United States and a wider following in Europe and Africa than that of most any other American singer. We remember him pictur-ed in dinner jackets, bow ties, cuff links, more comfortable with sentimental pop mood music or beautiful hymns than with hard-hitting, raw-edged country songs. By the end of his life he resisted strict categorization of his music: "Am I country? I don't know really. What would you call somebody who can sell a half million singles in England? ... Actually I'm very grate-ful that you no longer have to be fish or fowl in this business."

In the beginning, though, neither Reeves nor any of his listeners would have had any doubts. Back when singers were either fish or fowl, Jim Reeves first made his mark as a country artist, rising to prominence along with the West Coast independent label for whom he worked, Abbott Records. Those Abbott performances, along with a much more detailed examination of Reeves' early life, will be included in a forthcoming Bear Family package. Perhaps it will suffice for this time to include only a bare outline of Reeves's early life, then a much closer look at his earliest RCA Victor years, that transitional, exploratory phase you'll hear in these recordings from 1955 to 1959.

James Travis Reeves began life August 20, 1923, as the ninth child of a widowed share-cropper in the piney woods of Panola County, Texas. His older brothers generally escaped the hard lot of the farmer with not much easier (but better paying) jobs with the gas company laying pipeline or with the state of Texas laying down roads. Jim briefly tried his hand at the former, but had discovered in high school a great talent for throwing fastballs and curves in the great American game of baseball.

This proficiency led to a college scholarship (the Uni-versity of Texas at Austin), but his chance for higher education came just as America entered World War II at full speed (1942). Turned down for service as a volunteer, Reeves did not return to college but started a round of blue-collar work in the winters and professio-nal baseball in various minor leagues during the summers. When an injury ended his base-ball career in 1947, Reeves took his first radio job in Henderson, Texas, where he had last played ball. East Texas radio work was his livelihood for the next several years, but all the time he worked to build a career as a singer songwriter, a desire traceable to his childhood exposure to the music of Jimmie Rodgers.

His big break came in late 1952 when Horace Logan of KWKH, Shreveport, hired him as disc jockey, announcer, and part-time MC forthat station's famous weekly hillbilly show, the Louisiana Hayride. Filling in as a singer when scheduled artists missed their turn or when the roster was particularly slim for a given Saturday, Reeves got his first big chance to show off his vocal skills. Reeves's singing ability had already impressed entrepreneur/talent scout Fabor Robison of Abbott Records, who signed him to a contract with that label about this time. From his first Abbott Records session on January 18, 1953 came the song that was to make Jim Reeves a familiar name in hillbilly music, a tune that became Cash Box magazine's Top Country & Western Record of 1953 - Mexican Joe...

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  • Interpret: REEVES, Jim

  • Album titlle: Gentleman Jim (4-CD & Book-Buch)

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 1989
  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Price code DH
  • Artikelart Box set

  • EAN: 4000127154392

  • weight in Kg 1.2
Reeves, Jim - Gentleman Jim (4-CD & Book-Buch) Box set 1
01 I'm Hurtin' Inside
02 If You Were Mine
03 That's A Sad Affair
04 Yonder Comes A Sucker
05 Jimbo Jenkins
06 I've Lived A Lot In My Time
07 Ichabod Crane
08 My Lips Are Sealed
09 Your Old Love Letters
10 Waltzing On Top Of The World
11 Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt
12 Love Me A Little Bit More
13 According To My Heart
14 Each Time You Leave
15 Highway To Nowhere
16 Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me)
17 Roly Poly
18 Tweedle O'Twill
19 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
20 Oklahoma Hills
21 My Lips Are Sealed
22 Pickin' A Chicken
23 I've Got Just The Thing For You
24 (I'm) The Mother Of A Honky Tonk Girl
25 Am I Losing You
26 According To My Heart
27 Don't Tell Me
28 I Can't Fly
29 Don't Ask Me Why
30 Waiting For A Train
31 Look Behind You
Reeves, Jim - Gentleman Jim (4-CD & Book-Buch) Box set 2
01 Honey Won't You Please Come Home
02 Look Behind You/The Gods Were Angry With Me
03 I Know (& You Know)
04 Honey, Won't You Please Come Home
05 Young Hearts
06 I Heard My Heart Break Last Night
07 The Image Of Me
08 Anna Marie
09 Seabreeze
10 Blue Without My Baby
11 I Love You More
12 Theme Of Love
13 Wishful Thinking
14 I Know (And You Know) (take 1)
15 Two Shadows On Your Window
16 Everywhere You Go (singleversion)
17 Teardrops In My Heart
18 Yours
19 I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore
20 I Get The Blues When It Rains
21 I Care No More
22 Final Affair
23 You Belong To Me
24 My Happiness
25 Everywhere You Go
26 Blues In My Heart
27 Need Me
28 That's My Desire
Reeves, Jim - Gentleman Jim (4-CD & Book-Buch) Box set 3
01 In A Mansion Stands My Love
02 Billy Bayou
03 I'd Like To Be
04 Partners
05 I'm Beginning To Forget You
06 If Heartache Is The Fashion
07 Home
08 After Awhile
09 Overnight
10 Blue Boy
11 Charmaine
12 Mona Lisa
13 Marie
14 Goodnight Irene
15 Linda
16 Mara Elena
17 My Mary
18 Ramona
19 Margie
20 My Juanita
21 Sweet Sue, Just You
22 Snowflake
23 But You Love Me Daddy (& STEVE MOORE)
24 But You Love Me Daddy (& DOROTHY DILLARD)
Reeves, Jim - Gentleman Jim (4-CD & Book-Buch) Box set 4
01 Making Believe
02 `Til The End Of The World
03 How's The World Treating You
04 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
05 Just Call Me Lonesome
06 (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
07 May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You
08 Dear Hearts And Gentle People
09 Am I Losing You
10 Satan Can't Hold Me
11 Scarlet Ribbons
12 How Long Has It Been
13 Teach Me How To Pray
14 An Evening Prayer
15 The Padre Of Old San Antone
16 Suppertime
17 It Is No Secret
18 God Be With You
19 A Beautiful Life
20 In The Garden
21 Precious Memories
22 Whispering Hope
23 The Flowers, The Sunset, The Trees
Jim Reeves Geb. 20. 8. 1923 in Galloway - Panola County - Texas Gest. 31. 7. 1964 Record... more
"REEVES, Jim"

Jim Reeves

Geb. 20. 8. 1923 in Galloway - Panola County - Texas
Gest. 31. 7. 1964
Record Labels: Macy, Abbott, Fabor, RCA, London, CMF
Erster No. 1 Hit: Mexican Joe (1953)

James Travis Reeves, in frühester Jugend von Jimmie Rodgers beeinflusst, besuchte die Universität, arbeitete als D.J. bei diversen Radiostationen und landete schließlich als Ansager bei der Louisiana Hayride Show in Shreveport, wo er ab und zu auch einmal vertretungsweise singen durfte. Dort wurde er von dem Schallplattenboss Fabor Robinson entdeckt und unter Vertrag genommen. Zuvor hatte er schon einmal für das Kaufhaus-Label „Macy“ zwei Singles eingespielt. Schon Jim Reeves” zweite Single für Abbott Records wurde ein No. 1 Hit, und damit hatte er es auch schon geschafft. Er wurde mitsamt seinem bisher eingespielten Material für Abbott von der RCA übernommen und zum Weltstar gemacht. Seine samtweiche Stimme eignete sich vorzüglich für jenen Pop-Country-Sound, der unter der Bezeichnung „Nashville Sound“ damals in den 50erJahren gerade in Mode kam.

Jim Reeves wurde einer der größten Stars der 50er und 60er Jahre mit unzähligen Hits, die auch zum Teil in den Pop Charts erfolgreich waren. 1955 schon war er Mitglied der Grand Ole Opry geworden. Große Tourneen führten ihn um die ganze Welt. Dann, auf dem Höhepunkt seiner glanzvollen Karriere, kam Jim Reeves bei einem Flugzeugunglück um's Leben. Die kleine Maschine war auf dem Flug von Arkansas nach Nashville an einem trüben, regnerischen Tag kurz vor der Landung in den Hügeln von Tennessee zerschellt. Jim Reeves und sein Manager konnten nur noch tot geborgen werden.

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Tracklist
Reeves, Jim - Gentleman Jim (4-CD & Book-Buch) Box set 1
01 I'm Hurtin' Inside
02 If You Were Mine
03 That's A Sad Affair
04 Yonder Comes A Sucker
05 Jimbo Jenkins
06 I've Lived A Lot In My Time
07 Ichabod Crane
08 My Lips Are Sealed
09 Your Old Love Letters
10 Waltzing On Top Of The World
11 Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt
12 Love Me A Little Bit More
13 According To My Heart
14 Each Time You Leave
15 Highway To Nowhere
16 Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me)
17 Roly Poly
18 Tweedle O'Twill
19 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
20 Oklahoma Hills
21 My Lips Are Sealed
22 Pickin' A Chicken
23 I've Got Just The Thing For You
24 (I'm) The Mother Of A Honky Tonk Girl
25 Am I Losing You
26 According To My Heart
27 Don't Tell Me
28 I Can't Fly
29 Don't Ask Me Why
30 Waiting For A Train
31 Look Behind You
Reeves, Jim - Gentleman Jim (4-CD & Book-Buch) Box set 2
01 Honey Won't You Please Come Home
02 Look Behind You/The Gods Were Angry With Me
03 I Know (& You Know)
04 Honey, Won't You Please Come Home
05 Young Hearts
06 I Heard My Heart Break Last Night
07 The Image Of Me
08 Anna Marie
09 Seabreeze
10 Blue Without My Baby
11 I Love You More
12 Theme Of Love
13 Wishful Thinking
14 I Know (And You Know) (take 1)
15 Two Shadows On Your Window
16 Everywhere You Go (singleversion)
17 Teardrops In My Heart
18 Yours
19 I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore
20 I Get The Blues When It Rains
21 I Care No More
22 Final Affair
23 You Belong To Me
24 My Happiness
25 Everywhere You Go
26 Blues In My Heart
27 Need Me
28 That's My Desire
Reeves, Jim - Gentleman Jim (4-CD & Book-Buch) Box set 3
01 In A Mansion Stands My Love
02 Billy Bayou
03 I'd Like To Be
04 Partners
05 I'm Beginning To Forget You
06 If Heartache Is The Fashion
07 Home
08 After Awhile
09 Overnight
10 Blue Boy
11 Charmaine
12 Mona Lisa
13 Marie
14 Goodnight Irene
15 Linda
16 Mara Elena
17 My Mary
18 Ramona
19 Margie
20 My Juanita
21 Sweet Sue, Just You
22 Snowflake
23 But You Love Me Daddy (& STEVE MOORE)
24 But You Love Me Daddy (& DOROTHY DILLARD)
Reeves, Jim - Gentleman Jim (4-CD & Book-Buch) Box set 4
01 Making Believe
02 `Til The End Of The World
03 How's The World Treating You
04 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
05 Just Call Me Lonesome
06 (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
07 May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You
08 Dear Hearts And Gentle People
09 Am I Losing You
10 Satan Can't Hold Me
11 Scarlet Ribbons
12 How Long Has It Been
13 Teach Me How To Pray
14 An Evening Prayer
15 The Padre Of Old San Antone
16 Suppertime
17 It Is No Secret
18 God Be With You
19 A Beautiful Life
20 In The Garden
21 Precious Memories
22 Whispering Hope
23 The Flowers, The Sunset, The Trees