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Gene Vincent Cut Our Songs: Primitive Texas Rockabilly and Hony Tonk CD

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  • Audio CD (30 Aug. 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B0002QPSVI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 398,125 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Rock-N-Bones - ELROY DIETZEL & THE RHYTHM BANDITS
  2. Shang-Hai-Rock - ELROY DIETZEL & THE RHYTHM BANDITS
  3. Too Much Lovin’ (Going On) - DERRELL FELTS
  4. I’m Doing Alright (Previously Unissued Fast Version)) - JERRY HANSEN
  5. Shake It Up And Move - DERRELL FELTS
  6. Woman Love - JIMMY JOHNSON
  7. All Dressed Up - JIMMY JOHNSON
  8. Don’t Tell Me Your Troubles - JIMMY JOHNSON
  9. Five Days, Five Days - JIMMY JOHNSON
  10. Lovin’ Up A Storm - JOHNNY DOLLAR
  11. Action Packed (Demo Version) - JOHNNY DOLLAR
  12. Trying To Be My Baby - FREDDY FRANKS
  13. Red Blue Jeans And A Pony Tail - FREDDY FRANKS
  14. If You Don’t Like My Peaches - JIMMY JOHNSON
  15. Too Many Honky Tonks - JIMMY JOHNSON
  16. Rock Saturday Night - DERRELL FELTS
  17. Slowly Going Crazy - JIMMY JOHNSON
  18. Sitting On The Doorstep - JIMMY JOHNSON
  19. Preview Of The Blues - JIMMY JOHNSON
  20. Git It - UNKNOWN R&B GROUP
  21. Party Kiss (Demo Version) - JOHNNY FALLIN
  22. Cradle Rock - JOHNNY FALLIN
  23. Lost In The Jungle - BOB CENTER
  24. A Great Big Day - UNKNOWN ROCKABILLY ARTIST
  25. Heart Appeal - JOHNNY DOLLAR
  26. Long Haired Johnny - JOHNNY FALLIN
  27. Slim Jim Baby (Demo Version) - JOHNNY DOLLAR
  28. Cigarettes And Coffee - JIMMY JOHNSON
  29. Bi-Bickey-Bi, Bo-Bo-Boo - DON CARTER
  30. Shotgun Boogie/Jole Blon (Medley) Live - JACK RHODES with FREDDIE FRANKS, LEON & RED HAYES & THE TRAIL 80 GANG

Product Description

Product Description

This prime slice of 50s Americana is an important release for all rockabilly fans as well as followers of the late great Gene Vincent. It all took place in a motel in Mineola, where a bunch of good ole boys gathered for a songwriting session convened by the motel's owner, Jack Rhodes. A guitarist in small time country outfits, Rhodes didn't take up songwriting in earnest until the early fifties by which time he was in his forties. His lyrical flair made him something of a hillbilly poet. One or two of his songs got recorded and pretty soon he was on his way. In 1956 Rhodes' 'Woman Love' got a free ride on the back of Gene Vincent's million selling 'Be-Bop-A-Lula'. Another of his songs, 'Missing Persons', appeared on the B-side of 'Gone' by Ferlin Husky a 1957 smash on the Capitol label. Most of the material consists of demos by Rhodes' accolytes There is a common thread in that Gene Vincent recorded five of the songs heard here and tried out at least three others written for him in the wake of 'Be-Bop-A-Lula'. The original demos of 'Red Blue Jeans And A Pony Tail', B-I-Bickey-Bi-Bo-Bo-Go' and 'Five Days Five Days' are also heard here for the first time. Stunning cover art includes a previously unpublished early photo of Gene Vincent in the studio with the legendary guitar player Cliff Gallup which is worth the price of the CD alone and the booklet contains many other rare unseen photos of the writers and artists involved Detailed annotation by noted Gene Vincent biographer Rob Finnis interlinks all the common threads with groundbreaking new information. A very important new release for rock'n'roll collectors.

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Gene Vincent was Capitol's attempt to come up with an answer to Elvis according to the legend yet the idea of a cripple who was hardly an oil painting seems ludicrous.However Vincent had the right voice and attitude to enter the same arena Presley had founded.Both were country stars of sorts and both would return to country but unlike the Presley of 1954-1956 Gene Vincent made more original songs even the odd one with his own name in the credits.

Here Vincent becomes an excuse to issue a CD of mainly unknown rockabilly which would never gain the same recognition as that which Sun was cutting and about 5 songs on here were specially written and demoed for him in a hotel room.

None of this was even known about till the 90s and in the UK Gene Vincent had a bigger following though never had a No 1 hit either here or in the States.

If this idea was used for an "Elvis cut our songs" it could run to 10 volumes and that's not counting all the movie stuff done in New York and demoed by P J Proby on the West Coast probably from the demos and tapes made first by non singers like Bernie Baum or Leiber-Stoller which are unlikely to be heard by anybody even if they exist.
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