3AM Eternal: Jim Reeves, “Just Walking In The Rain” (1962)

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Jim Reeves’ star may not shine as bright as it once did, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that at one time, Reeves was a very big deal, an internationally-renowned pop/country singer with a large following. Immensely popular in the 1950s and 1960s, this heart-broken, broken-hearted ballad finds him in fine form, and highlights all the best elements of a Jim Reeves recording–gentle crooning, powerful lyrics, lush arrangements. He was often compared to–and performed with–Patsy Cline. Ironically, like Cline, Reeves too would die in an airplane accident in 1964, an excellent voice silenced way too soon.

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