Oslo 1964 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Njardhallen, Oslo, Norway; April 15, 1964. Very good radio broadcast.
Here’s a short one… and a historical one at that.
Thanks to DuffHimself for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.
Jim Reeves visited Oslo on the Nashville Stars Tour in 1964, which also featured Bobby Bare, Chet Atkins and the Anita Kerr Singers. Much of this tour was recorded, including the now-famous Stockholm concert that lasted over two hours, and a four-CD box-set was released in 2007, featuring three complete shows from Sweden and Germany. The Oslo, Norway show was, however, left out, despite NRK having a complete recording that was broadcast on radio both in 1964 and several times later…
This recording that I present here is the original 1964 NRK radio broadcast, as it was repeated by NRK P1 Radio in 2004 for the 40th anniversary, and I was smart enough to record it unto a cassette tape on my father’s old stereo. It features a brief introduction of the band, the Blue Boys, before Jim hits the stage. He plays some of his biggest Norwegian hits, and is at the end awarded a silver disc for “Adios Amigo”. It then cuts/fades abruptly.
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FM > Sony TC-RX55 (Recording, 2004) > TDK D “EB” (Tape) > Sony TC-RX55 (Playback, 2013) > Audacity > FLAC
Track 01. Introduction 1:29
Track 02. I Love You Because 3:13
Track 03. Bimbo 2:10
Track 04. Four Walls/Blue Canadian Rockies 3:17
Track 05. Yonder Comes A Sucker 2:33
Track 06. Adios Amigo 2:15
Track 07. Jim Is Awarded A Silver Disc 1:15
Click here for the tracks.