Re: Winifred Breast
Posted by Larry Jordan on October 21, 2020, 8:51 pm, in reply to "Winifred Breast"
I knew Winnie and her husband John (he was a pilot) and they both were delightful people. As you may know, I quote her in my book about the recording sessions she did with Jim. BTW, she also sang on his Christmas album.
One big regret I have is that she searched for years for a photo of herself with Reeves, and she could never come up with one, nor could I. However, one day someone contacted me with a bunch of pics taken during an RCA recording session, that I had never seen before. They showed the two of them conferring with Chet Atkins, practicing singing together, and then sharing a mic as they recorded. (Some of there are in my book, "Jim Reeves: His Untold Story." I was thrilled to have gotten ahold of these photos and called her number to tell her.
To my surprise, it was disconnected. When I further searched I learned she had passed away. I was shocked. It was so sad.
I taped all my interviews so I still have our conversations preserved.
She was such a sweet person and a wonderful singer. Her husband even sent me an aeronautical map as part of my research into the Reeves plane crash.
Somewhere in my collection I have a copy of a CD she recorded of Christmas songs that she sent to me. I ran across it in recent months but don't know where it is right now.
I will see what i can come up with.