I first came across the velvet voice of Jim Reeves as a very ill, eleven year old boy and had to stay with my Grandmother as both parents worked, my Gran had a record player so took some records with me, but looked thru her collection and found about 15 Jim Reeves records, put on Gentleman Jim and from that moment was hooked....now have nearly every CD available, love the voice.
it was nice to get this book and to read it, because, it humanises the pictures on the albums, this is a man, as they say, warts and all, i love Mr Jordans use of all text and interviews available, you get both sides of the story, if you were to ask my Ex-Wife about me, she will tell you a different story than say my wife now and that is what is great about this book, nothing has been left out, it does not paint Jim as a golden voiced saint who did no wrong and had no enemies, this book tells you about the golden voiced MAN, jim was.
it is great the way Mr Jordan has set the book to a time line, so you get it in order not flying all over the place, it also gives you insight into why he recorded some songs and not others, a look at some myths about,his life, his recordings and his relationship, with the equally legendary Chet Atkins.
If you love the Music of this great man, Jim Reeves, then get this, you won't be disappointed, I wasn't, a highly recommended read.
well done Larry Jordan.Jim Reeves: His Untold Story