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on 15 April 2007
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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