Re: "Jimmy Dean Show"- season 1 with Jim Reeves episode now available on 5-DVD set!...
Posted by Larry Jordan on April 7, 2017, 8:20 pm, in reply to ""Jimmy Dean Show"- season 1 with Jim Reeves episode now available on 5-DVD set!..."
The promotion which states these are derivative of the original "film negatives" is rather misleading. The Jimmy Dean show was videotaped, and as such when broadcast the video quality was pristine. All that apparently survives, however, are kinescopes -- film copies made by pointing a camera at a TV set, in essence. These are of course watchable, but nowhere near optimum video quality. Mary Reeves was an early advocate for preserving these shows but apparently her advice was not heeded by the owners of the Dean broadcasts. |
The sound volume on the broadcast this past week was far too low and they apparently used compression on it as well, an amateurish mistake which caused more harm than good.
Having said all that, what was presented on RFD-TV was still far better than the dreadful video posted on YouTube which even has portions missing. So I applaud that network for resurrecting these old shows, which are immensely enjoyable. I thought Jimmy's last solo (which was never shown on the YouTube post) was a very impressive jazz number and quite surprising. Seeing Jim Reeves, of course, was the big thrill.
Thanks to Jim's rodeo star young ladyfriend, Judy Ford, for calling us about an hour before the broadcast to tip us off that this very rare TV appearance by Jim Reeves was about to air.