"Jim Reeves Sings" (Abbott Records)
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
[in a 1964 interview] When I was five years old I heard my first phonograph recording. I was in the pasture, with a pet pig of mine, and was startled by the sound of music coming from the house. When I got there, there was this little suitcase-looking concern on the porch, with a crank, and music was coming from it. I couldn't understand how all those people could fit inside that little suitcase.
The last recording he made was in his private studio at his home in Madison, Tennessee, on July 29, 1964, two days before his death. The song was "I'm A Hit Again", which he co-wrote with Ray Baker. The recording is simply Jim singing and playing an acoustical guitar, with no studio amplification or enhancement. The song was not released commercially until 2003, when "Voicemasters" released it on...