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Georgia Gibbs Kiss Of Fire - The Georgia Gibbs Hit List

Kiss Of Fire - The Georgia Gibbs Hit List

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Georgia Gibbs: Kiss Of Fire - The Georgia Gibbs Hit List

(2015/Jasmine) 32 Tracks, original Coral, Mercury, RCA Victor and Roulette recordings, 1950-58. A kind of a hit listen retrospective covering all of Georgia Gibbs' hits from that period, incl. a duet with Bob Crosby, and her interpretation of 'Love Me', a song that Elvis Presley made famous in '56! MM/Bear Family Records

(2015/Jasmine) 32 Tracks, 6-page booklet



Gibbs, Georgia - Kiss Of Fire - The Georgia Gibbs Hit List CD 1
1: If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd've Baked A Cake)
2: (Play A) Simple Melody (With BOB CROSBY)
3: I Still Feel The Same About You
4: Tom's Tune
5: Good Morning Mr Echo
6: While You Danced, Danced, Danced
7: Cry
8: Kiss Of Fire
9: So Madly In Love
10: My Favourite Song
11: A Moth And A Flame
12: Seven Lonely Days
13: A Home Lovin' Man
14: Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell
15: My Sin
16: Wait For Me, Darling
17: Love Me
18: Tweedle Dee
19: Dance With Me Henry (The Wallflower)
20: Sweet And Gentle
21: Blueberries
22: I Want You To Be My Baby
23: Goodbye To Rome (Arrivederci Roma)
24: 24 Hours A Day (365 A Year)
25: Rock Right
26: Kiss Me Another
27: Happiness Street
28: Tra La La
29: Silent Lips
30: Walking The Floor Over You
31: Great Balls Of Fire
32: The Hula Hoop Song


Artikeleigenschaften von Georgia Gibbs: Kiss Of Fire - The Georgia Gibbs Hit List

  • Interpret: Georgia Gibbs

  • Albumtitel: Kiss Of Fire - The Georgia Gibbs Hit List

  • Format CD
  • Genre Rock 'n' Roll

  • Music Genre Rock 'n' Roll
  • Music Style Rock & Roll
  • Music Sub-Genre 201 Rock & Roll
  • Title Kiss Of Fire - The Georgia Gibbs Hit List
  • Release date 2015
  • Label JASMINE

  • SubGenre Rock - Rock'n'Roll

  • EAN: 0604988261622

  • weight in Kg 0.200

Artist description "Gibbs, Georgia"

Georgia Gibbs

Great Balls Of Fire

If you want to enjoy this record, the trick is not to think of it as a Jerry Lee Lewis cover record. I mean, who in their right mind would cover Jerry Lee, the ultimate stylist? Just pretend that this Jack Hammer/Otis Blackwell song had found its way to RCA Records in the Fall of 1957 and that whoever was handling A&R for the label said, “Let's give this one to Georgia!”

That changes things. Now suddenly she is creating an original that sounds like this. Some 60 years later might we be praising Georgia Gibbs and how she could rock? There are enough differences between this version and Jerry Lee's original for us to at least consider that thought. The solos here are strictly guitar work (nobody went near Jerry Lee's pounding piano). Billy Mure, a considerable talent, cut loose on the double-length guitar break. And it's worth keeping in mind that the session was produced by rock 'n' roll pioneers Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller.


Nevertheless, it's easy to criticize recordings like this. What are you going to say? Georgia's vocal is mannered and squeaky? Sure it is. You think she's on her own? You want mannered and squeaky? Go listen to Ruth Brown. Better yet, go listen to Buddy Holly if you want a few hiccups. This is what early rock 'n' roll sounded like.

So what are we worried about? Did kids whose tastes were emerging really walk into their neighborhood record stores and decide to buy Georgia's cover disc on RCA instead of Jerry Lee Lewis's Sun original, thereby warping their tastes in music forever? We know that didn't happen a lot. Well-worn copies of Georgia's cover version don't turn up at many yard sales these days. She died in 2006 at age 87, so she's not out there on the road or doing HBO specials singing Great Balls Of Fire. As of this writing, Jerry Lee Lewis still is. The choice between original and cover may have been a bit fuzzy back in 1957 but at this point history seems to have spoken. There's not much to worry about.

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