Re: A dirty little secret behind today's so-called singers
Posted by Larry Jordan on December 16, 2014, 9:17 pm, in reply to "Re: A dirty little secret behind today's so-called singers"
First to Jimmie Rogers -- you should look into his story sometime because it's a fascinating tale of how he challenged powerful people and they retaliated. He was savagely beaten and left for dead by the roadside, and it permanently affected his voice. He was one of the nicest guys around. |
According to Leo Jackson, Jim Reeves HATED to lip sync because he felt it was "cheating the audience." However, the stars who appeared on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand show" typically would lip sync their hit records because it was too expensive (or so the producers thought) to pay all the musicians that would be necessary to accompany a roster of singers who were booked on each broadcast.
Jim sang live on the "Ozark Jubilee" and the "Town Hall Party" shows, he sang live on the "Jimmy Dean" TV program, and of course on Oslo.
The pilot he shot -- under protest -- that was put together by Ray Winkler in Dallas, in which he lip synced everything, was done because it too was filmed on the cheap. He would have been better off having the Blue Boys perform live with him, like he did on the Opry TV shows featuring T. Tommy Cutrer.
I am proud to say that "The Great Jim Reeves Anthology DVD" 2014 revised edition in which I was involved has STRICTLY Jim Reeves live performances (except for a little video special effects thing we did at one point; but we did that, not Reeves).
So you get to hear and see his evolution as a singer from his early days when he wore western suits, to his more polished later crooning. You can order the DVD at the link below. It is in an ALL REGION format so it will play regardless of where you live in the world. And it is bargain priced.
Link: JIM REEVES SINGS LIVE