“Songs To Warm The Heart” by Jim Reeves - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1959Album Chart of the Decade: 1950s

TJR says

Jeezo, even Jim Reeves was banging on about Satan in 1959. What the hell was happening back then? Right c’mon everybody, pitchforks out, let’s go chase Link Wray. On “Satan Can’t Hold Me” Jim croons “Through the valleys darkness I’ll come to your side, your love my beacon, my love my guide” Aw. “Songs To Warm The Heart” was recorded in December 1958 / January 1959 and produced by Chet Atkins who also plays guitar. Occasionally, it even does what it says on the tin, as long as you don’t mind the odd sermon. Every now and then, Jim-bob pops up with a wee cracker that makes me think of my Nan and makes me feel all warm inside. “How’s The World Treating You” does the job on here; Jim’s baritone is impossibly smooth and Floyd Cramer’s honky-tonk Joanna accompanies perfectly. He’s slowed right down these days, and this will prove to be his style ‘til the end. It suits him.

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A1 [02:29] 3.7.png Jim Reeves - Someday (You’ll Want Me To Want You) (Jimmie Hodges) Pop Ballad
A2 [02:29] 4.1.png Jim Reeves - Just Call Me Lonesome (Rex Griffin) Country
A3 [02:14] 4.0.png Jim Reeves - (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I (Bill Trader) Pop Ballad
A4 [01:43] 2.7.png Jim Reeves - Til The End Of The World (Vaughn Horton) Pop
A5 [02:25] 8.3.png Jim Reeves - How’s The World Treating You (Chet Atkins, Boudleaux Bryant) Country
A6 [01:57] 4.8.png Jim Reeves - Throw Another Log On The Fire (Murray Mencher, Jack Scholl, Charles Tobias) Pop Ballad
B1 [02:15] 4.3.png Jim Reeves - Making Believe (Jimmy Work) Country
B2 [02:29] 5.2.png Jim Reeves - Satan Can’t Hold Me (Orville Stevens) Pop Ballad
B3 [02:20] 6.6.png Jim Reeves - Am I Losing You? (Jim Reeves) Country
B4 [02:23] 3.7.png Jim Reeves - Scarlet Ribbons (Evelyn Danzig, Jack Segal) Pop Ballad
B5 [02:07] 3.5.png Jim Reeves - Dear Hearts And Gentle People (Sammy Fain, Bob Hilliard) Pop
B6 [02:40] 3.5.png Jim Reeves - May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You (Meredith Willson) Pop Ballad
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