Jim Reeves....

... while tripping down Memory Lane a while back with a box of old, unsorted photographs, I found myself singing a song...... well, not really singing, per se... as I only knew portions of the lyrics.... but definitely letting the lyrics of long ago ring some bells in my frazzled brain...

... it was a bit strange, in fact.... since I'm a middle-of-the-road Country Music fan, many of the "classics" are simply lost on me.... but those ancient photographs reminded me of a song that my Father sang many, many times long ago.... it was called "He'll Have to Go"... and my Pa would sing it off-key with a glint in his eye every time.....

... as it happened, I was on the phone with Jimbo shortly after having my little memory-flashback.. and as soon as I mentioned Jim Reeves to him, I got a laugh from the other end of the telephone line... Jim's Dad had sang that very same song too...

.... we bantered back and forth for a while about parents, music, and the soothing, sensual qualities of Patsy Cline's singing before I finally decided that later that day I would download Mr. Reeves' classic....

.. I suppose my Dad sang it because he worked away from home so much... after all, there is definitely a jealousy thing going on in the lyrics..... then again, maybe he just liked the way Mr. Reeves' voice sounded.... Dad, after all, had nothing to be jealous about.... but either way, I listened to the song a lot last night.... and you know, I am growing to like it...

... goodness, I'll bet Mr. Reeves' voice could start knickers sliding towards knees at fifty paces... the man was just that smooth..... well, back in the day he probably could have... nowadays he'd be pointed at and made fun of.... today's chickadees want badboys with tattoos and West Coast Choppers... not be-sweatered crooners making goo-goo eyes and warbling their voices....

... and you know, that's kinda sad...

... damn, I really missed the point with this post... I've wandered too far down the forbidden, mossy path.... but hell, I'd really love to live in a world where Jim Reeves could still get laid....

by Eric on July 05, 2006 | Bullshit (13) | TrackBack (0) | Music
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I love Jim Reeves. And crooners...Harry Connick Jr is one of my favorite.

As for liking bad boys...Only if they have a heart of gold.

Bullshitted by drc on July 5, 2006 05:29 PM

Hey..I remember the song well..a # 1 for several weeks. But I liked Homer and Jeffo's version better. It started off:

"put your fat mouth a little closer to the phone and don't try to tell me your alone"..and went from there.

There was absolutly nobody that could butcher good music like Homer and Jeffro

Bullshitted by GUYK on July 5, 2006 05:36 PM

I wish life was a musical and people really ran around singing to each other all the time...

Bullshitted by Libby on July 5, 2006 06:04 PM

... Libby, I suggest you touch base with T1G.. he's your musical fan...

Bullshitted by Eric on July 5, 2006 06:09 PM

I don't know about the "getting laid" part, but my mom loved/loves/will always love Jim Reeves. We had many a Sunday afternoon listening to mom's Jim Reeves albums.

Bullshitted by Lisa W. on July 5, 2006 06:50 PM

Eric,

I am going to venture out, and ask if you think this song...had anything to do with phone sex?

Bullshitted by armywifetoddlermom on July 5, 2006 07:51 PM

I can close my eyes and see my father in the kitchen playing the guitar and singing that song. He sang it as well, if not better, (I am slightly prejudiced) than Jim Reeves. As a result, I still play it from time to time.

Next blogmeet, for sure.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on July 5, 2006 08:07 PM

There is a pron version of that song..takes me a few drinks....n/m

Bullshitted by marcus on July 5, 2006 08:35 PM

T1G is the musical fan... heheheh. Thanks, for the props, holmes.

Life would be so much better if folks did go around singin' and dancing with each other. And gayer, too... according to Eric. Of course, he'd be able to sing you the soundtrack while complaining about how gay you are.

Heheheheh...

Bullshitted by That 1 Guy on July 5, 2006 08:49 PM

... dammit, Joe.. STFU...

Bullshitted by Eric on July 5, 2006 08:51 PM

Ole Jim's voice reminds me a lot of Don Williams. I'll have to pick up some Jim Reeves soon since I've already picked up just about everything Don has offered up.

Me, I long for the day when mutton chopped sideburns made the girl's panties drop.

Bullshitted by phin on July 5, 2006 10:45 PM

Oh yeah, Jim Reeves, Nat King Cole, Don Williams, voices with class. A voice like fine sipping whiskey as my dad would say.

Bullshitted by james old guy on July 6, 2006 06:15 AM

Mmmmmm, Jim Reeves. My mom had all his albums. But I think Marty Robbins is still my favorite. "Devil Woman" comes to mind, I have no idea why. ;)

Bullshitted by Raging Mom on July 6, 2006 06:42 AM