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Jim Reeves
Genres: Country, Pop
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All Artists: Jim Reeves
Title: Essential
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 8/1/1995
Release Date: 8/1/1995
Genres: Country, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078636658926, 078636658940

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Dick Bobnick | Burnsville, Minnesota United States | 12/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have owned this CD compilation for exactly two years and it is still one of my family's all time favorites. What can you say about "Gentleman Jim Reeves" that has not already been said? No male country singer before or since could stroke a lyric with his great mellow baritone voice like Jim Reeves. It is a misnomer to call him just a "country singer" as he crossed over into the pop area time and time again with his inimitable versions of current hit songs and older classics. It is truly a shame that there is no one in the country genre today who even comes close to the Reeves style and presentation. If you can listen to one of Jim's ballads and not become emotional then I question whether you have blood coursing through your veins.The sound quality is excellent due to a great remastering job. A major portion of the credit for the beauty, musicality and richness of this compilation is due to the beautiful arrangements many of them done by the legendary backup quartet, the Anita Kerr Singers. There has never been a classier, more gorgeous blend of voices in the history of recorded music and they, in combination with Jim Reeves, are unbeatable. My particular favorite cuts on this CD are "He'll Have To Go", "Am I Losing You?", I Guess I'm Crazy" and "Is It Really Over?". They are not writing beautiful songs like that anymore either, sad to say."
Real Country By Gentleman Jim
Kim K. | Bayonne, New Jersey | 04/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What an amazing, soothing voice this man had! I grew up listening to his records and was saddened to learn of his passing when he was just 40. Still, he left quite a body of work behind for everyone to catch up on. Until I get around to buying the boxed set, this collection will do just fine. Highly recommended for fans of the original, true blue country & western music."
When the cold wind is blowing
Dick Bobnick | 12/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When the weather drops below -20 degree celsius over here it's nice to have the music of Jim Reeves around. A true country great and a friend of Scandinavia. He came over here three times in the early sixties, when he had big hits with "Adios Amigo" and "Welcome to my world". This is country music done with style!"