Ten Favorite Number Songs: Four Walls (#7)

@FourWalls (13325)
United States
June 27, 2017 7:41pm CST
So @teamfreak16 and I matched for the third time ever in doing concurrent series of discussions centered around a theme. Today he revealed "Hey Nineteen," which has already showed up in my countdown of favorite number songs (this time with the word, not the numeral, in the title). Can't beat Steely Dan! Here's my entry for today....a song we're guaranteed to not match on! #7: Four Walls - Jim Reeves Hmm....that song title looks familiar, doesn't it? This isn't the first time I've used the song: it was in my Jim Reeves countdown last year. Reeves is, was, and ever shall be my favorite singer, and one listen to that gorgeous, smooth baritone voice will explain everything. As I've mentioned before, this is the song credited/blamed (depending on your opinion) with launching "the Nashville sound," which effectively stripped fiddles, steel guitars, and harmonies from country music and replaced it with strings, lush arrangements, and background singers. Three years later, Reeves' biggest hit, "He'll Have to Go," featured a vibraphone on it (and Reeves had to lobby hard to get permission to have the instrument appear on the Grand Ole Opry with him!). Nowadays, of course, this sounds like Jimmie Rodgers compared to the modern stuff, which owes more to Paul Rodgers than the Father of Country Music. One of the classics of country music....of any music. Four Walls Written by Marvin Moore and George Campbell Released as a single, 1957 Out where the bright lights are glowing:
Four Walls" is a country song written in 1957 by Marvin Moore and George Campbell. Jim Reeves' version of the song went to N1 in 1957 on the Country music ch...
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@JohnRoberts (54362)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Jun
I almost want to disqualify this song due to conflict of interest! I think I can now be allowed to use Johnny Angel!
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@FourWalls (13325)
• United States
28 Jun
You should do an entire series of "John"/"Johnny" songs.
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@JohnRoberts (54362)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Jun
@FourWalls The thought crossed my mind. Ooh, a mind series: Break My Mind.
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@teamfreak16 (40911)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
28 Jun
So good I had to listen again!
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