Jim Reeves the legendary country & western singer died in a tragic 1964 air crash but his loyal wife preserved all Jim's recordings including this Cindy Walker epic composition that achieved 6 weeks at number 1 in Uk and sold millions worldwide during 1966.
I love Jim Reeves and have always felt a special affection for Jim growing up with my parents playing his records much to my joy.
After a difficult day at the office I often relax with my eyes closed sitting back listening to Distant Drums by Jim Reeves
Janis Nikos a likeable talented Greek singer who scored numerous hits in Germany / Europe recorded this wonderful song with accompanying video. I like this song very much as it reminds of all my Greek / Cyprus travels and the music is terrific.
I should clarify that when in my Jim Reeves - Distant Drums 1966 posting I said that I grew up with my parents playing Jim Reeves songs in our house , that was during the late 1980s and 1990s NOT in the original 1960s.