Years later I encountered Chet on the golf course and after he finished playing I tracked him down in the club house and talked to him about Jim. The first words out of his mouth were that "Jim could be very MEAN at times" and that he was always "fussin'" at people in the studio. (I later discovered this was an odd remark because of all the musicians and engineers and singers I interviewed who were on Jim's recording sessions, no one recalled any temper outbursts by Reeves).
Chet elaborated that Jim would get just as upset with himself if he couldn't get a note, usually on guitar.
When Chet gave interviews in later years he tended to talk about Elvis much more than he did Jim, though he DID say some very kind things about Reeves on occasion. He said he still missed Jim every day.
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