Four Walls (song)

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"Four Walls"
Single by Jim Reeves
B-side "I Know and You Know"
Released 1957
Genre Country
Length 2:46
Label RCA Victor
Songwriter(s) Marvin Moore, George Campbell
Producer(s) Chet Atkins[1]
Jim Reeves singles chronology
"Young Hearts"
(1957)
"Four Walls"
(1957)
"I Love You More"
(1958)
"Young Hearts"
(1957)
"Four Walls"
(1957)
"I Love You More"
(1958)

"Four Walls" is a country song written in 1951[2] by Marvin J. Moore (lyrics) and George H. Campbell, Jr. (music). Moore also wrote the lyrics for the hit song Green Door..

Jim Reeves version[edit]

Jim Reeves had noticed the song in the office of record producer Chet Atkins and asked to record it. Atkins felt that the song was more suitable for a female singer but Reeves persisted and eventually a recording was made on February 7, 1957. Many of the singer's previous records had been made in a forceful style but Reeves employed a more mellow delivery standing closer to the microphone for "Four Walls".[3] Accompanied by Bob Moore on bass, Chet Atkins on guitar, Farris Coursey on drums, Floyd Cramer on piano, with vocal backing by the The Jordanaires[4], the song went to number 1 in 1957 on the Country music chart and number 12 on the Pop chart.[5]

Other recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jordan, Larry (January 1, 2011). Jim Reeves: His Untold Story. pp. 202–203. 
  2. ^ Jordan, Larry (2011). Jim Reeves: His Untold Story. Iowa, USA: PageTurner Books International. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-615-52430-6. 
  3. ^ Jordan, Larry (2011). Jim Reeves: His Untold Story. Iowa, USA: PageTurner Books International. pp. 201–203. ISBN 978-0-615-52430-6. 
  4. ^ Jordan, Larry (2011). Jim Reeves: His Untold Story. Iowa, USA: PageTurner Books International. p. 226. ISBN 978-0-615-52430-6. 
  5. ^ Jim Reeves' "Four Walls" Chart Position Retrieved June 19, 2012.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th Edition ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 383. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4. 
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