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August 20, 2021

20 August– birthday of Jim Reeves (20 Aug 1923 – 31 July 1964), one of the greatest voices in country music who achieved widespread fame not only in the US but worldwide, especially following his 1960 hit Hell Have To Go. He scored big hits in the early 50s with his up-tempo recordings of Mexican Joe and Bimbo, but by the mid to late 60s his voice had deepened and matured, producing a string of beautiful ballads, his deep baritone much emulated but never equalled. BACM have not yet issued a dedicated Reeves CD but several of his hits pop up on our Country Music Chart Hits series (the series features the Top 100 Country Hits each year; we have so far completed five years: 1962, 1961,1960, 1959 and 1958.)

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1956 – (Vol. 2) CD 026

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1957 – (Vol. 1) CD 029

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1958 – (Vol. 2) CD 034

Country Music – Chart Memories – 1959 – (Vol. 4) CD 040


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