DISTANT DRUMS

Latest update on 08/02/2012

Artist: Roy Orbison
Author: Cindy Walker
Label: Monument
Year: 1963

B-side of Falling.

Covers:

1966:

Jim Reeves [posthumous n°1 C&W and n°1 UK]

1966:

Charley Pride

1966:

Vic Dana

1968:

Henson Cargill

1971:

Gene Vincent [shortly before his death]

As the song suggests a war situation while there was no conflict in sight in 1961, Jim Reeves' demo was shelved. Five years later, with Vietnam headlining galore, his version (made over with Nashville Sound) became a hit. His 1961 demo was finally released on Jim's Bear Family box set Welcome To My World in '94.

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