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(International Business Times)   "Jim Reeves' music is not just music, it is an obsession. I know hardcore Jim Reeves fans in the city who have spent half their lives listening to him"   (ibtimes.com) divider line 51
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2013-09-04 01:38:19 PM
My old man still listens to Jim Reeves. The man had a voice that would make Ron Swanson swoon.
 
2013-09-04 01:42:13 PM
Subheadline: "Searching for Mellow Man."
 
2013-09-04 01:49:58 PM
And his one true obsession proved to be his downfall: Equestrian events.
 
2013-09-04 01:50:42 PM
Rajamani commented that even now when he plays Reeves CDs he is magically transported to the safe and happy childhood he enjoyed in India. "This is odd since I live in Texas, the birth state of Jim Reeves, yet I feel more at home with Jim's music in India," he said. "It is quite strange since there are many who have no clue who Jim Reeves even is in the U.S."

Uh, okay.

HOW did this happen???
 
2013-09-04 02:00:55 PM
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RIP JIM REEVES
 
2013-09-04 02:05:26 PM
Nope! My Mom used to play that when she made us clean the house. Too many bad connotations.

On the other hand, there was an old DJ in Northern Wisconsin who would start playing Johnny Cash's "Trail of Tears" album and then fall asleep while it played the whole album. We would sit around the camp fire and pass around a bottle of blackberry brandy. Those are the good memories.
 
2013-09-04 02:10:14 PM

JolobinSmokin: [static1.businessinsider.com image 769x577]


RIP JIM REEVES


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R.I.P. Superman
 
2013-09-04 02:14:23 PM
When 50 Shades of Gray and Batman are what drive people to rage, don't expect the populist uprising to happen anytime soon in this country.   Seems everyone is genuinely fat and happy.   Well, at least fat.
 
2013-09-04 02:23:42 PM
I think I only know his Christmas tunes. I'm sure if I hear another one, I'll start thinking about egg nog or putting up a tree.

time-life christmas volumes...1 and 2.
 
2013-09-04 02:26:06 PM
Not really bullet proof.

www.eonline.com
 
2013-09-04 02:28:25 PM

whosits_112: JolobinSmokin: [static1.businessinsider.com image 769x577]


RIP JIM REEVES

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R.I.P. Superman


Chuckle Out Loud
/col
 
2013-09-04 02:33:12 PM

InmanRoshi: When 50 Shades of Gray and Batman are what drive people to rage, don't expect the populist uprising to happen anytime soon in this country.   Seems everyone is genuinely fat and happy.   Well, at least fat.


I think you are in the wrong thread, cowboy.
 
2013-09-04 02:45:00 PM

LegacyDL: My old man still listens to Jim Reeves. The man had a voice that would make Ron Swanson swoon.


He and Hank Williams were my old man's favorites too. He did have a great voice. Ray Price is similar.
 
2013-09-04 02:48:49 PM
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Not impressed.
 
2013-09-04 02:53:18 PM
My mom liked Jim Reeves.  She was German, and a lot of Europeans liked Reeves music and other Countrypolitan Crooners of the 50s and 60s.

Reeves still has one of the top selling albums and singles of all time in Norway...a number of Norwegians are big country music fans
 
2013-09-04 03:26:21 PM
Yo Jim, I'm happy for ya & Im'a letcha finish, but 'He'll Have to Go' is one of the biggest country hits of all time.

OF ALL TIME  (15 weeks at #1)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He'll_Have_to_Go
 
2013-09-04 04:00:50 PM

FloridaFarkTag: My mom liked Jim Reeves.  She was German, and a lot of Europeans liked Reeves music and other Countrypolitan Crooners of the 50s and 60s.

Reeves still has one of the top selling albums and singles of all time in Norway...a number of Norwegians are big country music fans


Yeah, swedes are fans as well. I was given directions to my friends summer house and he said: "Go past the Jim Reeves Museum". My first thought was, who the hell would put a museum here, it's like fifteen houses. But there it was, closed (it was midsummers after all) but still very strange.
 
2013-09-04 04:09:44 PM
Along those lines I like Ricky Nelson.
 
2013-09-04 04:20:19 PM
I live within a short driving distance of the Jim Reeves Memorial, and it can be amazing how many visitors we get from all over the world.

Many of my older friends and relatives get nostalgic when Jim Reeves is mentioned.  Suddenly, it's the '60s all over again (and I have to lsten to the same old stories again for the next 45 minutes).
 
2013-09-04 04:35:56 PM
I absolutely freaking detest that music. I would quite happily listen to Zamfir or the theme song from Friends or Bon Jovi rather than be subjected that horrible whiter-than-white mayonnaise crapola on a stick. Of all the western pop music genres this is one that should be purged from our collective cultural memory. Nothing screams, "I'm a goddamned honky!" like that shiat. It should never be listened to seriously, it should only ever be a punch-line from action movies about getting the band back together. Our local grocery store plays that and George Jones and all that 50's honky-tonk auditory vomit and whenever I shop there I feel like grabbing a plastic fork from the deli and stabbing myself in the neck just to make it stop.

/honky
 
2013-09-04 04:56:32 PM

doctor wu: I absolutely freaking detest that music. I would quite happily listen to Zamfir or the theme song from Friends or Bon Jovi rather than be subjected that horrible whiter-than-white mayonnaise crapola on a stick. Of all the western pop music genres this is one that should be purged from our collective cultural memory. Nothing screams, "I'm a goddamned honky!" like that shiat. It should never be listened to seriously, it should only ever be a punch-line from action movies about getting the band back together. Our local grocery store plays that and George Jones and all that 50's honky-tonk auditory vomit and whenever I shop there I feel like grabbing a plastic fork from the deli and stabbing myself in the neck just to make it stop.

/honky


Well, bully for you.
 
2013-09-04 05:30:23 PM

doctor wu: I absolutely freaking detest that music. I would quite happily listen to Zamfir or the theme song from Friends or Bon Jovi rather than be subjected that horrible whiter-than-white mayonnaise crapola on a stick. Of all the western pop music genres this is one that should be purged from our collective cultural memory. Nothing screams, "I'm a goddamned honky!" like that shiat. It should never be listened to seriously, it should only ever be a punch-line from action movies about getting the band back together. Our local grocery store plays that and George Jones and all that 50's honky-tonk auditory vomit and whenever I shop there I feel like grabbing a plastic fork from the deli and stabbing myself in the neck just to make it stop.

/honky


Some of us are able to appreciate the great from all genres. Just saw The Dan last weekend.
 
2013-09-04 05:42:43 PM

happydude45: Some of us are able to appreciate the great from all genres. Just saw The Dan last weekend.


Awesome. I gotta see those guys while I still can.
 
2013-09-04 05:53:19 PM

doctor wu: happydude45: Some of us are able to appreciate the great from all genres. Just saw The Dan last weekend.

Awesome. I gotta see those guys while I still can.


That's what I said. When I was younger and buying their albums as they were released they never toured. When they got back together and started touring they also started charging $100 bucks a ticket, and I couldn't force myself to pay that. This time, there were some decent seats for about $40 bucks, and it was a great show. Whoever they have playing lead guitar is phenomenal, as well as all of their horn section. I'll see them again next time they come through.
 
2013-09-04 05:55:09 PM
But did he do any twerking stuff?
 
2013-09-04 06:38:26 PM

hasty ambush: But did he do any twerking stuff?


probably when the plane crashed.
 
2013-09-04 06:54:51 PM

doctor wu: I absolutely freaking detest that music. I would quite happily listen to Zamfir or the theme song from Friends or Bon Jovi rather than be subjected that horrible whiter-than-white mayonnaise crapola on a stick. Of all the western pop music genres this is one that should be purged from our collective cultural memory. Nothing screams, "I'm a goddamned honky!" like that shiat. It should never be listened to seriously, it should only ever be a punch-line from action movies about getting the band back together. Our local grocery store plays that and George Jones and all that 50's honky-tonk auditory vomit and whenever I shop there I feel like grabbing a plastic fork from the deli and stabbing myself in the neck just to make it stop.

/honky


1/10.   A bit over the top.
 
2013-09-04 07:16:08 PM
Jim Reeves is good, but I'm more of a Johnny Horton fan myself.
 
2013-09-04 07:46:30 PM
'he'll have to go' still makes me blubber and drown my sorrow in beer

I mean, everything makes me drown my sorrows in beer but I rarely bawl like a baby
 
2013-09-04 08:30:01 PM

wellreadneck: Jim Reeves is good, but I'm more of a Johnny Horton fan myself.


I more of a Roger Miller fan
 
2013-09-04 09:00:57 PM
Great voice, but he's no more 'country' than todays crop of country-popsters.
 
2013-09-04 09:01:44 PM

funk_soul_bubby: And his one true obsession proved to be his downfall: Equestrian events.


What you did there? I espied it.
 
2013-09-04 09:07:54 PM

happydude45: LegacyDL: My old man still listens to Jim Reeves. The man had a voice that would make Ron Swanson swoon.

He and Hank Williams were my old man's favorites too. He did have a great voice. Ray Price is similar.


Aw, man.  For The Good Times is an incredible song/performance. Bonus---written by Kris Kristofferson


Link
 
2013-09-04 09:22:54 PM
I grew up listening to my mom's old C&W and hated it. I was a classic rock/metal head in protest. Now that I am older I can appreciate it, in fact a little bit of everything except gangsta rap and pure bubblegum. When my mom was dying and high on Fentanyl, she told me that she named me after Jim Reeves' one and only movie. Yes, my name is Kimberly.
 
2013-09-04 09:45:13 PM

doctor wu: I absolutely freaking detest that music. I would quite happily listen to Zamfir or the theme song from Friends or Bon Jovi rather than be subjected that horrible whiter-than-white mayonnaise crapola on a stick. Of all the western pop music genres this is one that should be purged from our collective cultural memory. Nothing screams, "I'm a goddamned honky!" like that shiat. It should never be listened to seriously, it should only ever be a punch-line from action movies about getting the band back together. Our local grocery store plays that and George Jones and all that 50's honky-tonk auditory vomit and whenever I shop there I feel like grabbing a plastic fork from the deli and stabbing myself in the neck just to make it stop.

/honky


Decaf, look into it.
 
2013-09-04 09:45:28 PM

Three-Headed Dog: doctor wu: I absolutely freaking detest that music. I would quite happily listen to Zamfir or the theme song from Friends or Bon Jovi rather than be subjected that horrible whiter-than-white mayonnaise crapola on a stick. Of all the western pop music genres this is one that should be purged from our collective cultural memory. Nothing screams, "I'm a goddamned honky!" like that shiat. It should never be listened to seriously, it should only ever be a punch-line from action movies about getting the band back together. Our local grocery store plays that and George Jones and all that 50's honky-tonk auditory vomit and whenever I shop there I feel like grabbing a plastic fork from the deli and stabbing myself in the neck just to make it stop.

/honky

Well, bully for you.


Here, let me turn that up for you.
 
2013-09-04 09:48:09 PM

hasty ambush: wellreadneck: Jim Reeves is good, but I'm more of a Johnny Horton fan myself.

I more of a Roger Miller fan


I'm gonna have to go with Eddy Arnold, myself.<p>
More recently, I prefer Rickey Van Shelton.
 
2013-09-04 09:59:20 PM

MoparPower: FloridaFarkTag: My mom liked Jim Reeves.  She was German, and a lot of Europeans liked Reeves music and other Countrypolitan Crooners of the 50s and 60s.

Reeves still has one of the top selling albums and singles of all time in Norway...a number of Norwegians are big country music fans

Yeah, swedes are fans as well. I was given directions to my friends summer house and he said: "Go past the Jim Reeves Museum". My first thought was, who the hell would put a museum here, it's like fifteen houses. But there it was, closed (it was midsummers after all) but still very strange.


Something about Scandinavians liking US Country Music.  There is a good country online station from Iceland....and Norway's NRK uses one of their digital channels for country.  And, in stores in Norway you see CDs like in the rural truck stops here in the US...only they are Norwegian country musicians dressed up full cowboy.
 
2013-09-04 10:01:11 PM

wellreadneck: Jim Reeves is good, but I'm more of a Johnny Horton fan myself.


Did you know that, for a few yrs before his death, Horton was the step-father of Hank Williams, Jr. ?  Hank Jr mom married Horton after Hank Sr died
 
2013-09-04 10:10:47 PM

FloridaFarkTag: MoparPower: FloridaFarkTag: My mom liked Jim Reeves.  She was German, and a lot of Europeans liked Reeves music and other Countrypolitan Crooners of the 50s and 60s.

Reeves still has one of the top selling albums and singles of all time in Norway...a number of Norwegians are big country music fans

Yeah, swedes are fans as well. I was given directions to my friends summer house and he said: "Go past the Jim Reeves Museum". My first thought was, who the hell would put a museum here, it's like fifteen houses. But there it was, closed (it was midsummers after all) but still very strange.

Something about Scandinavians liking US Country Music.  There is a good country online station from Iceland....and Norway's NRK uses one of their digital channels for country.  And, in stores in Norway you see CDs like in the rural truck stops here in the US...only they are Norwegian country musicians dressed up full cowboy.


The more modern Scandanavians apparently graduated to disco-rock.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yo4glASbEh4
 
2013-09-04 10:33:39 PM

FloridaFarkTag: wellreadneck: Jim Reeves is good, but I'm more of a Johnny Horton fan myself.

Did you know that, for a few yrs before his death, Horton was the step-father of Hank Williams, Jr. ?  Hank Jr mom married Horton after Hank Sr died


Actually, I did. I've been waiting for years for someone to make a movie of his life. I think predicting your own death is much more interesting than nailing June Carter.
 
2013-09-04 10:43:36 PM

acad1228: hasty ambush: wellreadneck: Jim Reeves is good, but I'm more of a Johnny Horton fan myself.

I more of a Roger Miller fan

I'm gonna have to go with Eddy Arnold, myself.<p>
More recently, I prefer Rickey Van Shelton.


Ricky pissed off a lot of industry people with his attitude. Could have been really big, but had too big of a chip on his shoulder at the time. That's probably why he "retired"...
 
2013-09-04 10:47:20 PM
IPad is about to peter out, as am I. On the topic of of crusty old country...one of my favorites. Possum thread jack!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6AQlgfvH_6s
 
2013-09-04 11:03:59 PM

acad1228: hasty ambush: wellreadneck: Jim Reeves is good, but I'm more of a Johnny Horton fan myself.

I more of a Roger Miller fan

I'm gonna have to go with Eddy Arnold, myself.<p>
More recently, I prefer Rickey Van Shelton.


Somewhere in my mountain of radio swag I have an autographed copy of a Van Shelton kids book.
 
2013-09-05 01:46:16 AM

doctor wu: I absolutely freaking detest that music. I would quite happily listen to Zamfir or the theme song from Friends or Bon Jovi rather than be subjected that horrible whiter-than-white mayonnaise crapola on a stick. Of all the western pop music genres this is one that should be purged from our collective cultural memory. Nothing screams, "I'm a goddamned honky!" like that shiat. It should never be listened to seriously, it should only ever be a punch-line from action movies about getting the band back together. Our local grocery store plays that and George Jones and all that 50's honky-tonk auditory vomit and whenever I shop there I feel like grabbing a plastic fork from the deli and stabbing myself in the neck just to make it stop.

/honky


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa5MIDsnO3c

Vomit that.
 
2013-09-05 09:14:01 AM
Amos Moses and Eastbound and Down are my favorites.

What?
 
2013-09-05 11:24:59 AM

John Buck 41: Great voice, but he's no more 'country' than todays crop of country-popsters.


Yeah, pretty much spot-on.

My dad was a musician and fan of Jim Reeves. Plus, he actually knew him personally. he was stationed at Camp Pendleton in the 50s with Jim's nephew Jimmy, who was an accomplished fiddler. Dad played in a group with Jimmy and every so often Jim Reeves used to stop by the base to visit Jimmy. This is how they got acquainted. They used to get dad, Jimmy and the guys to play at the officers' club, and if Jim was around, he'd play with the guys as well. So would Eddy Arnold, on occasion.

Dad was a great singer with perfect pitch, and oddly, his natural voice sounded a lot like Jim Reeves. Right after his stint in the military, (on the way home, actually) he was offered a job playing in Mac Wiseman's band. He wasn't keen on leaving home again, so he didn't take it.
 
2013-09-05 03:34:56 PM

SomeTexan: doctor wu: I absolutely freaking detest that music. I would quite happily listen to Zamfir or the theme song from Friends or Bon Jovi rather than be subjected that horrible whiter-than-white mayonnaise crapola on a stick. Of all the western pop music genres this is one that should be purged from our collective cultural memory. Nothing screams, "I'm a goddamned honky!" like that shiat. It should never be listened to seriously, it should only ever be a punch-line from action movies about getting the band back together. Our local grocery store plays that and George Jones and all that 50's honky-tonk auditory vomit and whenever I shop there I feel like grabbing a plastic fork from the deli and stabbing myself in the neck just to make it stop.

/honky

1/10.   A bit over the top.


Point taken, I was channeling Denis Leary for a moment there.
 
2013-09-05 03:37:13 PM

happydude45: doctor wu: happydude45: Some of us are able to appreciate the great from all genres. Just saw The Dan last weekend.

Awesome. I gotta see those guys while I still can.

That's what I said. When I was younger and buying their albums as they were released they never toured. When they got back together and started touring they also started charging $100 bucks a ticket, and I couldn't force myself to pay that. This time, there were some decent seats for about $40 bucks, and it was a great show. Whoever they have playing lead guitar is phenomenal, as well as all of their horn section. I'll see them again next time they come through.


Jon Herrington on guitar, likely. They get their pick of pretty much anyone they want.
 
2013-09-05 03:38:41 PM

hasty ambush: But did he do any twerking stuff?


Jim Reeves twerking. How the hell am I gonna exorcize that thought outta my psyche!?!?
 
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