Welcome to my new Author Blog. Obviously, you're a Jim Reeves fan, or you wouldn't have arrived on this page. Whether you have already bought and read my new book, "Jim Reeves: His Untold Story," or are contemplating its purchase, I realize you may have questions about it. I've also released some new music on Jim over the years on the VoiceMasters label, but until now had not really engaged fans in a dialog about this. So despite my disdain for blogs, I decided to create this spot on the world wide web where Jim's fans could come to engage me in online conversations specifically about my book and the CDs. (For general discussions about Jim, please see my wife's site at: www.jim-reeves.com)
I've spent many years researching the life of Jim Reeves, and recently released a 672 page biography on him which runs about 314,000 words. Even though my book is virtually a day by day account of his fascinating life — based on more than 500 interviews plus Jim's own diaries and private correspondence — there were photos I couldn't run, and stories I couldn't tell, simply due to space limitations. A number of fans around the world have asked me if I had plans to share any of this with them, and the answer is yes.
As I've tried to explain to various journalists who have interviewed me about my book, for a lot of fans, Jim Reeves is not a dead artist. Thanks to the magic of recording, which makes his artistry indelible, we are able to continue to enjoy his timeless voice singing unforgettable songs. As the years have rolled by, and so many new artists have surfaced in his wake, it has become even more apparent that Gentleman Jim was a singer without equal. Naturally people are curious to know what the man was all about. He was such an extraordinary individual that it has become a hobby of mine to study him. In so doing I have made many wonderful friends, had some incredible experiences, and gained important insights into humankind.
Although my book will be going into a second printing at some point, that won't happen for awhile. So in the meantime this website is your chance to interact with me regarding what is in the book. Ask questions, comment, complain, tell me what's on your mind. If you have some new information, recordings, or photos to share on Jim, by all means let me know that too. You can email me directly by clicking HERE.
If you are a Jim Reeves fan, you really need to read my book. If you can't afford to buy a copy, contact your local library and ask them to order it. Or download the eBook version. And let me know your feedback. I'll be adding new material here as the mood strikes me, so come back often.
— Larry Jordan
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