Re: One of my favorite chapters in the book...
Posted by Larry Jordan on March 14, 2014, 5:05 pm, in reply to "One of my favorite chapters in the book..."
Leo Jackson confirmed they did indeed perform songs like "Distant Drums" even though they hadn't been released, because Jim liked to gauge audience reaction. |
If you had been able to attend a Reeves performance, the kind you'd want to go to would be a DANCE. Because Jim would entertain requests from the audience. Leo said he also relaxed more, because not all the pressure was on him. When people were dancing and chatting with each other, Reeves felt all eyes weren't on him, so he loosened up a bit. But think of hearing him sing your favorite song, even one he never recorded. Leo also marveled that when they'd be on the bus traveling to their various shows, Reeves and the Blue Boys would sing a lot of songs that they never recorded and Jim never missed a note. Even if he didn't know all the words to a song, he'd at least hum parts of it and never sang off key. He was a class act.