Re: Copies of 'Distant Drums' demo?
Posted by Larry Jordan on April 7, 2014, 6:26 pm, in reply to "Copies of 'Distant Drums' demo?"
As Cindy explains in my book, when she and her Mama dined with Jim and Mary at the Reeves home in Madison, after dinner Reeves told her he had a surprise for her. He escorted everyone downstairs to his basement studio and played the demo of "Distant Drums" for her. |
But Cindy told him, "Jim, that's the most wonderful thing I've ever heard, but Jim Reeves making a demo [for me]? I can't do it. Listen. I can't thank you enough and you know that nobody in the world appreciates it more. But you keep it.' And I said 'every time I come to town I get to listen to it.'"
(There is much more to this story that I tell in my book, on page 646).
So Cindy did NOT have a copy of this song. Jim kept it, and hence it was available to Mary when she decided to overdub it in 1966.