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Re: Anita Kerr book
Thanks Roy. I would love to see Larry write a book about "The Nashville Sound" of which Jim Reeves and Anita Kerr were such a big part. I don't know of a good book that has been written about that. I'd like to read more about the personalities involved, including the members of the Anita Kerr Singers, The musicians that played on the recordings of Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold, Patsy Cline, and other artists from that era. (Cecil Brower, Bob Moore, Ray Edenton, Velma Smith, Floyd Cramer, Pig Robbins, Buddy Harman, Harold Bradley, etc.) I'd like to know what those people were like and their thoughts about working together. Maybe mini bios of each of them. I would buy such a book. There has been a lot written about the history of country music, from the Carter Family on, but the period from 1957 to 1965 is an era I would love to know more about in detail. Its my favorite period of country music. Don't know if Larry would undertake the task, but I think he would be the guy to do it.
I believe the Anita Kerr Singers should be in the Hall of Fame. They sung on so many great records and Anita did so much work as an arranger, singer, and musician that I believe they deserve to be in the HOF. They are my favorite "back up group" of all time. I thought they were perfect for Jim Reeves voice.
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