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Re: A waste of ink and paper
The article in Maverick was even worse than Larry mentioned. David Brassington -- the man whom the Holland webmaster brags is a member of his Jim Reeves "fan club", even urging his members to read the story -- claimed that "Distant Drums" was recorded at the same time as "He'll Have To Go" in 1959 (!); he called Jimmie Rodgers the Texas Blue Yodeler even though he was born in the same town as Leo Jackson -- Meridian, Mississippi -- where he lived for most of his life; and he alludes to confusion over Jim's birth date but it was crystal clear he was born in 1923.
We have learned that facts don't matter to a lot of lazy writers and the people who publish their work.
All over the web you can read people reproducing the same mistakes, including on the site of a former editor of a UK magazine who claims that Bear Family's 16 CD boxed set released years ago contains all Reeves recordings when VoiceMasters long ago proved it most certainly does NOT. Bear itself continues to promote it as such and that deception has probably sold them a lot of product but it is dishonest in the extreme. -- JULIE
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