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Gene Vincent: Sounds Like Gene Vincent (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)

BEAR FAMILY Vinyl Club Exclusive - limited collector's edition, only directly from the Bear Family Shop
10inch LP (limited edition - silver metallic vinyl) 1-LP (10"), 11 tracks. 

Re-release of the rare Japanese Capitol 10inch from 1959
Plus three bonus tracks!
Reproduction of the rare original cover
Carefully remastered for this LP output
Pressed on high-quality vinyl!
Limited edition of 500 copies on colored vinyl. Photo card enclosed.

Gene Vincent is especially for the wilder faction of Rock and Rollers since the fifties until the present day of the rockers par excellence. His black leather outfit, sometimes with gloves, has been copied countless times, and even the Beatles were strongly influenced by Gene in their younger years. If you look at film recordings with the Blue Caps, it becomes clear what the qualities of the band were: high musicality paired with a feeling for the right performance on stage. - Also in Japan this did not remain without consequences. 
The 'Sounds Like Gene Vincent' 10inch LP was never released in the USA as a 10inch LP, but only as a regular LP with much more tracks! As bonus tracks for our release, we have chosen 'Be Bop Boogie Boy', 'The Night Is So Lonely' and Gene Vincent's great version of 'Over The Rainbow'!


Article properties: Gene Vincent: Sounds Like Gene Vincent (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)

  • Interpret: Gene Vincent

  • Album titlle: Sounds Like Gene Vincent (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Vinyl record size LP (10 inch)
  • Artikelart LP (10 inch)

  • Year of publication 2020
  • EAN: 5397102110269

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Vincent, Gene - Sounds Like Gene Vincent (LP, 10inch, Ltd.) LP (10 inch) 1
01 Maybe Gene Vincent
02 I Got To Get You Yet Gene Vincent
03 You Are The One For Me Gene Vincent
04 In Love Again Gene Vincent
05 Be Bop Boogie Boy Gene Vincent
06 The Night Is So Lonely Gene Vincent
07 My Heart Gene Vincent
08 Maybelline Gene Vincent
09 Now Is The Hour Gene Vincent
10 Ready Teddy Gene Vincent
11 Over The Rainbow Gene Vincent
Gene Vincent Eugene Vincent Craddock was born on 11th February 1935 in Norfolk,... more
"Gene Vincent"

Gene Vincent

Eugene Vincent Craddock was born on 11th February 1935 in Norfolk, Virginia. Actually the precise order of his forenames has been the subject of some discussion over the years, and when Gene filled out his application for a social security card, he gave his name as Vincent E. Craddock and although 11th February appears on his birth certificate, his mother continually claimed that it should have read 17th, while his sister Evelyn favoured 22nd. That was how it always was with Gene. Nothing was quite the way it seemed and even the simplest things had a habit of ending up in dispute.

He enjoyed an unremarkable childhood and never progressed beyond an eighth grade education, eventually dropping out and enlisting in the navy at nearby Richmond, Virginia on 19th February 1952 at the age of seventeen. After basic training, he was assigned as a deckhand on USS Chuckawan and in time upgraded to become a boiler man. He would fill the long hours on board by singing and strumming his guitar but only for relaxation and never with any thoughts of fame and fortune.

His one passion, other than girls, was for motorcycling. By mid 1955 he had upgraded from his first small bike to a powerful Triumph and had effected a transfer to shore duties where he was working as a despatch rider attached to the naval base in Norfolk.

The episode which changed Gene Craddock's life forever occurred in July 1955 and as usual there are several different versions of the incident. It is however generally accepted that a woman driving a Chrysler jumped a red light and a sickening collision left him with a permanent injury to his left leg which had been almost severed just above the shin.

The doctors favoured amputation and with hindsight this would have been the best option, but he always fought against the ultimate solution and consequently lived the rest of his life in various degrees of pain. For six months he was in and out of Portsmouth Naval Hospital, hobbling around on crutches with his whole leg encased in plaster. This already serious injury was made worse because of his apparent unwillingness to rest the wound and on several occasions the doctors were obliged to re-set the leg because it was not healing satisfactorily.

During the period of his recuperation another event took place which was destined to shape the future of Gene Craddock's life. For two nights on 11th and 12th September 1955, Elvis Presley came to Norfolk and Gene was among the capacity audience at the City Auditorium as teenagers rioted and mobbed him, literally tearing his clothes apart for souvenirs. The audience reaction to Presley must have had a dramatic effect on the youngster, whose own career prospects were no longer looking very promising. From then on, singing rock 'n' roll was all that Gene ever wanted to do with his life.

Presley's appearance in Norfolk, Virginia had been sponsored by a local radio station, WCMS, and when in February 1956 they called for neighbourhood talent to audition for a new show, 'Country Showtime,' Gene overcame his shyness and sang Presley's song Heartbreak Hotel, creating sufficient impact to qualify for the finals which were held at the Carnival Room in Norfolk. This time he performed an unknown song Be-Bop-A-Lula, backed by the Virginians, who were the WCMS house band and included one, Ervin Williams, in their line-up on rhythm guitar. Gene caused such a stir that he and the Virginians quickly became regulars on 'Country Showtime' and even played a few live shows at a local car lot on the weekends.

It was WCMS disc jockey Bill 'Sheriff Tex' Davis who had the foresight to really kick start young Gene Craddock's career. A few months earlier he had made brief contact with Ken Nelson of Capitol Records at the Disc Jockey Convention in Nashville. He rang through to him in California and was greeted with unexpected enthusiasm. RCA had recently purchased Presley's contract from Sun and with their greater financial muscle and superior distribution network were rapidly elevating him to stardom. Capitol did not have any rock 'n' roll singers to compete with RCA and although Ken Nelson had no personal interest in the music, he was astute enough to realise that they needed to climb aboard this latest bandwagon, and quickly.

Sheriff Tex Davis gathered together a group of local musicians which comprised Ervin 'Willie' Williams from the Virginians on rhythm guitar, lead guitarist Cliff Gallup, Jack Neal on double bass, plus fifteen year old school boy, Dickie Harrell on drums and on 9th April, they recorded a demo of Be-Bop-A-Lula which was duly dispatched to Nelson at Capitol. For three weeks they heard nothing, but when he finally called, it was an excited Ken Nelson who invited them to Nashville to make a record.

The whirlwind that became Gene's life had begun and he was totally unprepared for what was about to happen. They arrived in Nashville on 3rd May and holed up at the Andrew Jackson Hotel until the following day, when they would record one of the popular music's greatest records, an anthem of rock 'n' roll. This inexperienced gaggle of musicians who had hardly played together and really had little idea what they were doing, were about to hit the jackpot.

Ken Nelson was having second thoughts about the whole project and fearing that this unpromising looking troupe would be less than competent, had assembled a team of session musicians to accompany Gene. There was however one ace in their pack and that was guitarist, Cliff Gallup. As soon as he started to play, the session musicians were sent home and Nelson pinned all his hopes on the five of them. Cliff Gallup was something special and he would in time be recognised as one of rock music's great guitarists. It was indeed fortunate that he was at Gene's side at this vital time of his life.

Three of the four songs recorded that first day open this new collection of Vincent's greatest work. Race With The Devil was a driving rocker containing some wonderfully original guitar work from Gallup which fitted beautifully around Gene's hiccuppy vocals, while Woman In Love was an even wilder slab of rock 'n' roll, on which he literally panted his way through partially unintelligible lyrics. Ken Nelson had great difficulty in the studio because Gene's soft voice was being overpowered by the guitars and drums, so eventually he was made to sing from another room to obtain the necessary separation...

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Customer evaluation for "Sounds Like Gene Vincent (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)"
15 Jul 2020

Vincent sings heavenly and the 10 inch not only sounds good!

The Bear Family 10 inch Vinyl Club makes miniature re-releases on color vinyl of rare 10 inches in terms of artwork, and this time it's the turn of rock 'n' roll god Gene Vincent who has already had this honour three times before with the now sold-out Australian Bluejean Bop from 1956 (BAF 11004) and the still available Japanese A Gene Vincent Recording Date from 1958 (BAF 11019) and This Is Gene Vincent from 1959 (BAF 11011). Number four becomes the 1959 10 inch Sounds Like Gene Vincent. That record was only released in that format in Japan, the American version was a regular LP with four songs more than the barely eight songs of the 10 inch, and My Baby Don't Low, I Might Have Known, Vincent's Blues and the ballad Can't Believe You Wanna Leave are not on the 10 inch. Sounds Like Gene Vincent was already his fifth album, with recordings from 1958 which means that the music is rock 'n' roll with guitar, sax, tingling wringer piano and backing vocals, in contrast to Gene Vincent's pure guitar rockabilly anno 1956 style Be- Bop-A-Lula, Jump Back Honey Jump Back, B-I-Bickey-Bi Bo-Bo-Go or Red Blue Jeans And A Ponytail. You'll find the Little Richard cover Ready Teddy, the Chuck Berry cover Maybelline, the Johnny Carroll drummed mambo rocker Maybe, the Johnny Burnette drummed good rockers My Heart and I Got To Get To You Yet, the oriental tinted In Love Again in Bo Diddley style and the ballads Now Is The Hour and You Are The One For Me, because nobody but nobody could play a ballad.
singing as beautifully as Gene Vincent. As always in the Vinyl Club, the original tracks are complemented with bonus songs, and these were not the songs that formed the LP in America but the rocker Be Bop Boogie Boy and the ballads The Night Is So Lonely and
Over The Rainbow from the same recording sessions from 1958 as the other songs. So the 11 songs in total are less wild and anarchistic than - I name it - Well I Knocked Bim Bam but less known in the Gene Vincent canon, which justifies this re-release. Vincent sings heavenly and the 10 inch not only sounds good, he also looks nice on that metallic silver (read : grey) vinyl, and you get a free black and white postcard from Vincent on top of it. Limited to 500 copies, so keep your collection complete !

21 Jun 2020

magnifique

a conseiller a tous les fans

7 Jun 2020

Over The Rainbow

top sound and looks great
git it !

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Tracklist
Vincent, Gene - Sounds Like Gene Vincent (LP, 10inch, Ltd.) LP (10 inch) 1
01 Maybe
02 I Got To Get You Yet
03 You Are The One For Me
04 In Love Again
05 Be Bop Boogie Boy
06 The Night Is So Lonely
07 My Heart
08 Maybelline
09 Now Is The Hour
10 Ready Teddy
11 Over The Rainbow