Great Philosophers of the 20th Century #1: Jim Reeves

"I'm just on the blue side of lonesome . . . "


Anonymous said...

Jim of those guys I didn't really "get" until later in life. I mean, singers like Hank Williams and Webb Pierce and Lefty Frizzell...they put it all out there on their sleeve, without any doubts, and without any fear of being judged as right or wrong.

But Reeves...still waters run deep. It took me a long time to pick up on what was going on under the surface. I just thought his records were "pleasant." What the hell did I know?

And did Floyd Cramer ever sound better than on those Jim Reeves sides? I don't think so. The Nashville Sound (as in that late '50s production style) at its finest.


Ivan G. said...

Ah, Gentleman Jim...out where the bright lights are glowing, one can only hope.