Jim Reeves at Njårdhallen in Oslo 1964, just three months before he died.
The Njardhallen Sportshall, Oslo, Norway on Wednesday April 15, 1964:
4. THE BLUE BOYS: Steel Guitar Rag
5. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Oh Lonesome Me
6. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: I’ll Hold You In My Heart
7. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Georgia On My Mind
8. BOBBY BARE: Shame On Me
9. BOBBY BARE: 500 Miles Away From Home
10. BOBBY BARE: Jambalaya
11. BOBBY BARE: Detroit City
12. CHET ATKINS: Alabama Jubilee
13. CHET ATKINS: Wildwood Flower
14. CHET ATKINS: Yes Ma’am
15. CHET ATKINS: Malaguena
16. CHET ATKINS: Greensleeves / The Streets Of Laredo
17. CHET ATKINS & THE BLUE BOYS: Peanut Vendor
18. CHET ATKINS & THE BLUE BOYS: Tiger Rag
19. JIM REEVES: I Love You Because
20. JIM REEVES: Bimbo
21. JIM REEVES: Four Walls / The Blue Canadian Rockies / Four Walls
22. JIM REEVES: Yonder Comes A Sucker
23. JIM REEVES: Adios Amigo
Playing time: 63:40
Some more hits – these are not from the Oslo Concert : “Put your Sweetlips ….” “Have I told you lately…” Àm I loosing you`… Have you ever…., Make the world go away…, Distant drums…, Goodnigth Irene…, Mexican Joe…, Anna Marie…., From a Jack to a King.., Grand Ole Opry…, I fall to …, Streets of Laredo…, Misty Moolight… , Roses are red…., Adios Amigo…,
Included on the DVD is a Norwegian documentary (translated into English) that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Oslo show; there is Jim working in Studio B (to see and hear how effortlessly he recorded his songs is awe inspiring); and there is a specially-produced, exclusive video montage with rare film, as Jim talks about his life. You can’t find this commercially anywhere elsè
Jim Reeves“Railroad, Steamboat, River and Canal”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtGa1sBnGN0 Oslo concert
Jim Reeves see info about the two concerts at Njaardhallen
“His fan-base in Norway is so huge his widow, Mary Reeves, has received countless gold, platinum and even diamond (!) records from Norway up till this day. There was even a special album made for Norwegian fans: “Jim Reeves – Norwegian hits” in 1999. In the early 1960s Reeves was the first US artist to sell to gold in Norway, and after his death he dominated the Norwegian charts through the entire 1960s. To top it all, one of the last live recording made of Reeves was from his concert in Njårdhallen, Oslo, Norway, three months before his death.”
Rare clips and rare glimpse
Bobby Bare Picture from Oslo Concert 1964 (once he sang 5000 miles in stead of 500)
Chet Atkins Same concert.
I was serving as Corporal in The Norwegian Kings Guard, trained on communication equipment, and was asked to bring a couple of members of my troop, to set up the speakers, amplifier and microphones, and maintain them during the concert. That was all the sound system at that time, for the two shows at Njårdhallen.
If you see a re-run of the concerts on TV, you can see me and the other Guardsmen in the background. Jim Reeves and the others were really gentlemen, and were social back stage. I was only 18 years, and could hardly believe how much beer was needed to keep their throat from drying out, in one evening.
The concerts were April 6th. 1964. In my military service book I got all their autographs. Just three months later, Jim Reeves died in an airplane crash, on July 31st. 1964, and the wreckage was found August 2.nd.
Jim Reeves. live at the concert in Oslo, his autograph, may be one of the last he signed ?