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James Travis Reeves ( Galloway (Texas) , August 20 1923 - Nashville (Tennessee) , July 31 1964 ) aka Gentleman Jim was an American country singer who was known for his warm velvet voice .

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Reeves was born in Galloway in Texas as the youngest in a family of nine children. His father died when he was 1. Despite his love for music, he began a career as aballplayer , which in 1947 came to a premature end by an ankle injury. He got a job as a DJ at a radio station in Louisiana, and in 1953 he recorded his first hit record,Mexican Joe , that was a number 1 listing. In 1955 he signed a contract with RCA and joined the Grand Ole Opry . By the end of the 50s was the Rock 'n' Roll and Reeves shifted under the influence of Chet Atkins style are the pure country which in that direction. Reeves was - with Patsy Cline - one of the first to the Nashville sound brought.

Jim Reeves was one of the first with 'talking' close- microphone technique worked, something his voice extra good did come out. This he did with the recording engineer for RCA as high quarrel he between 1962 and early 1964 made ​​no more recordings.

Jim Reeves' plane was on the way home in Nashville on July 31, 1964 in a heavy storm. Both occupants, Reeves as a pilot and a friend, Dean Manuel , died.

A few of the songs that made him famous are:

He scored his biggest hit in 1959/1960 by He'll have to go .

Jim Reeves has also released an album containing only songs in Afrikaans entitled Jy Is My Sweet Ling .

Even long after his death Reeves has gotten hit list prices; the latest in a duet with Patsy Cline I fall to pieces in 1982 . All this was possible because of the massive amounts of unreleased studio material and the careful management by his wife.

Discography edit ]Edit

Albums edit ]Edit

Album (s) with any hit in 

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
Forever 20-9-1975 16 11
40 golden greats 15-1-1977 8 15
Memories 6-9-1986 45 9

Singles edit ]Edit

Single (s) with any hit in 

the Dutch Top 40

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
Pre-Top 40
Bimbo 1954
He'll have to go 6-1960 3 8 M
Adios amigo 12-1962 19 2 M
Time for Teenagers Top 10
I love you because 9-5-1964 9 2
I will not forget you 25-7-1964 5 23
There's a heartache following me 28-11-1964 10 5
Top 40
I will not forget you 2-1-1965 36 2
There's a heartache following me 2-1-1965 11 4
Distant drums 8-10-1966 5 19
I will not come in while he's there 4-3-1967 23 3
Trying to forget 22-7-1967 tip
M = number of months (Pre-Top 40)

Radio 2 Top 2000 edit ]Edit

Number (s) with markings 

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

'99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13
Adios amigo - - - - - - - - 1558 - - - - - -
Distant drums 1129 - - 1305 1449 1504 1456 1335 1158 1363 1670 1506 1763 1829 -
He'll have to go 857 1211 1547 1330 812 1378 1340 1334 985 1162 1751 1637 - 1996 -
I love you because 1029 - 1632 - 1370 1582 1353 1289 548 1043 1573 1653 1947 1923 -

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