Jim Reeves book and 2 CD set
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CD 1: How Many Tears From Now; Got You On My Mind; Mexican Joe; There's Someone Who Loves You; I've Forgotten You; Am I Losing You; Four Walls; Gypsy Feet; Love Letters In the Sand; Pretend You Don't See Her; Around the World; Linda; Someday; You Belong To Me; I Could Cry; He'll Have To Go; Purina Song; Pyrofax Song; Wheels; Mona Lisa.
CD 2: I'd Like To Be; Poor Little Doll; I Was Just Walking Out the Door; How Long Has It Been; Padre of Old San Antone; Precious Memories; Throw Another Log On the Fire; What Would You Do?; A Fool Such As I; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; I Know One; I Missed Me; Scarlet Ribbons; Just Call Me Lonesome; Making Believe (duet with Barbi Franklin); How's the World Treating You (duet with Barbi Franklin); I Love You Because; Deep Dark Water; Crying Is My Favorite Mood; There's A Light Shining Through; Distant Drums; May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You. A total of 86 tracks, including narrative. Total run time 144 minutes.



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The woman behind the man, and NO, it's NOT Mary. Revealed at last: the petite brunette who fell in love with Jim, who used her connections in showbiz to further his career, and who taught him how to sing on records. Jim hung out at her Hollywood hideaway, and wanted to leave his wife for her, but she actually saved the Reeves marriage. Then Mary sued her after Jim was gone!
What Jim did before a recording session (it's not what you think), and what he liked to do after (also surprising)...plus detailed accounts of his studio work, including interviews with many musicians.
Jim's various death-defying close calls on airplanes, including an engine fire, engine failure, a loss of control on take-off and nearly a crash landing...How Jim got headaches on the days he took flying lessons, got his private pilot license before he was competent to fly, and triggered a security alert that prompted F-9 fighter jets to be scrambled to intercept the Reeves plane...The unsung heroine (and wife of a famous country music star) who put together a search party from the country music fraternity when Jim's plane went down...
Glean insights into Jim's personality: As one of his confidants stated: “Jim either intensely disliked someone or he loved them. Most people he disliked. What really would have made Jim happy is if he had been able to completely withdraw from society but keep his star status. Jim hated sham, which was an admirable trait...but learned to play act like he liked everybody...and he hated every minute of it.”
The vision Jim had while driving alone late one night, which he interpreted to have heavenly significance and saved him from a washed-out road... How Jim became so afraid for his own safety after being mobbed by fans in South Africa he started even wanting security at the Opry...How Jim fended off three carnival workers who accosted him after a show, yet how his estate ultimately fell into the hands of a carney who ripped off Jim's widow for millions and almost destroyed Reeves' legacy.
•The song Jim wrote for a ladyfriend while sharing a Pullman on a cross-country train trip with Vaughn Monroe, Eddie Fisher and Billy Eckstein...intimate details of life on the road for Jim and the Wagonmasters, and then the Blue Boys...
Read Jim's own account of growing up, reflections on his career, the world of music, and what he planned for his future (including another album sung in a foreign language).
Find out what Jim's biggest heartache was in his life...
What Jim REALLY thought about his colleagues Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, Fabor Robison, Bill Anderson, Dottie West, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Marty Robbins, Roger Miller, Roy Clark, Elvis Presley and others.
How Jim blew his chance to go on a Bob Hope Christmas tour overseas when he flew into a jealous rage over a woman... Why Jim's manager had to bribe a doctor in Canada... How the producers of “Kimberley Jim” found a novel way to get Jim up in the morning so he could start the day's filming...
Read Jim's own diary entries on his first South African tour, including how he suffered through physical illness and yet won praise for his singing...Plus, hear personal accounts from those who traveled with Reeves on that trip, and read about the songs Jim recorded in South Africa which nobody has ever heard before...
Discover Jim's experimentation with the psychic realm...the premonitions he had about how he would die... •Read about the time Jim protected a little handicapped girl who was being harrassed... Learn how Jim was a veritable Pied Piper whom children adored... Also his heartache because he wanted a child of his own.
Why Mary used to sneak off across the state line to Kentucky...how romance blossomed between Mary Reeves and Blue Boy Bud Logan...Why Mary almost went to jail over a fraudulent loan...why she was forced to sell Jim's song publishing firms... how compromising photos of her were allegedly used to blackmail her...
Learn about the night Jim and a ladyfriend had a tête-à-tête in Hank Williams' apartment...Find out what happened to the 1932 Buick Jim used to own.
The shocking and important information about the JFK assassination that Jim could have given to the Warren Commission and perhaps changed history. (He was in Dallas just before Kennedy was killed)...Why Chet Atkins said Jim wanted to clean up the corruption in Nashville...
The unpublicized acts of kindness that Jim did anonymously...the inspirational notes he made to himself...Jim's views on churches and God...
Learn music industry secrets such as who REALLY wrote "We Thank Thee" and "Welcome To My World."
Read an interview with the young woman whom Jim wrote between recording sessions on July 2, 1964 and the plans he made to be with her... Also detailed is Mary's confrontation with this female at Jim's funeral.
How Jim saved Chet Atkins from a jealous husband...and how Jim fell head over heels in love with a woman in Europe... Learn why Jim couldn't play for civilian audiences in England.
See unpublished and intimate handwritten letters from Jim and even pages from his diaries...Also uncovered: the sad irony of Jim's plans to write a book in latter 1964...
Read how Jim wanted to leave Nashville and launch a NEW career...the woman he was involved with while writing love letters to Mary...why he stopped taking his wife with him to the west coast...
The night Ferlin Husky, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and Kitty Wells shared with Jim...
Intriguing new info about Jim's foray into network radio...How Jim brought South African arranger Bill Walker to the U.S. (and put him on salary), because he planned to move his music into a "pop" direction and had accepted an offer to do a weekly network TV variety show to compete with Jimmy Dean!
What Jim did in Las Vegas on a night off... Hear about Jim's search for a ranch in Texas.
Find out what Jim liked to eat, his favorite foods, what he did to diet, what he liked to drink... Read about Jim's 1960 Cadillac Eldorado, plus see close-up photos of his diamond cluster ring.
Enjoy offbeat stories about Jim's humor...What Dick Clark thought about Jim (exclusive interview!)...the shocking way Jim indulged himself on a foreign tour...
Read intriguing accounts of Jim's encounters with famous people like Eleanor Roosevelt...
Hear stories you've never heard before about Jim Reeves from Jean Shepherd, Hank Cochran, Harlan Howard, Little Jimmy Dickens, Elton John, Boots Randolph, Gilbert Gibson and many more.
Read behind-the-scenes details of Jim's performance at Carnegie Hall...what Ed Sullivan said to him...what Jim liked to do in New York...what Jim enjoyed doing with with magician pal Dick O'Shaughnessy, and the gift Jim gave Dick...
Read about Jim's disputes with RCA and why he boycotted sessions for 5 months...
Fascinating details of Jim's overseas tours, the places he visited, the fun (and challenges!) he had...How Jim had his doctor write a medical excuse so he could cancel shows and take the summer off...
The REAL story behind the disasterous Irish tour with details never before revealed...the published allegation that Jim used heroin while on that tour (debunked)...
The things that Jim was afraid of...his nocturnal ramblings around Nashville and Printer's Alley...the shocking thing Jim did at the Blue Boys' apartment...the week Jim and the band spent at a Tennessee lake...how Jim skinned his knees (hint: he got carpet burns at Buddy Killen's office after hours...)
•Learn new details about Jim's genealogy (which has been misreported), the trouble Jim's father got into with the law, how Jim's mother, Beulah, said she had been married before she met Tom Reeves (Jim's dad), and why the true birth date of her first born son, Buford, suggests a cover-up.
The people at the Opry who did not want Jim to become a member... Who Jim's best friend was in Nashville...the 14-year-old female rodeo star whom Jim befriended...
What Jim did while flying Mary and him home from their last vacation that made her cry, and what she made him promise he'd never do again. (But he broke that promise with fatal consequences).
How Jim spent his last weeks, his last weekend, his last night, his last day...The man he called from Batesville the night before...The person Jim and Dean stopped to see on their way to the airport who, if he had been there, would have changed the timetable of their flight and kept them alive...The one small indulgence Jim and Dean enjoyed before taking off on their ill-fated flight home.
Read the gripping, minute-by-minute account of what led up to the plane crash, including the final tragic moments of the flight, with vital new details culled from the long-elusive accident report, along with an eyewitness to the crash who was never interviewed by authorities. Also explored are the mysteries surrounding the search efforts and how the FBI investigated links to organized crime, the briefcase authorities were frantic to find at the crash site, and what the scene looked like, as revealed by a 10-minute color home movie never known to exist but obtained by the author.
Also read the tragic story of Mary's decline, how she was betrayed by people close to her, and the Reeves family member who is still trying to exact revenge on her for not making him a star!

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"JIM REEVES: HIS UNTOLD STORY" ISBN: 978-0-615-52430-6
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