JIM'S FRIEND JIMMY C. NEWMAN PASSES AWAY
Posted by JULIE (Webmistress) on June 22, 2014, 11:04 am
The sad news was received from Nashville this Sunday morning that Jimmy C. Newman, a friend of Jim Reeves since the "Louisiana Hayride" days, passed away Saturday night. |
Jimmy was also known as the "ragin' Cajun," and had a particular style of music that was of regional origin. Jim also covered a Newman hit, "A Fallen Star."
In Larry Jordan's book, "Jim Reeves: His Untold Story," Jimmy recounted visits to Jim and Mary Reeves' home with his wife, and how Jim would get his guitar and sing. He also told of how Reeves tried to get him to record a song Jim had written called "I'm Gettin' Better," but Newman's retort was that being Cajun, he didn't know what he was supposed to be getting better from!
You can read more about this kind and talented man by clicking the link below.
Our condolences to the Newman family. -- JULIE
Link: Jimmy C. Newman