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Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps: This Is Gene Vincent (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)

BEAR FAMILY Vinyl Club Exclusive limited collector's edition, order now from Bear Family's Shop and Mailorder - no terms and conditions for dealers!

• 10inch LP (limited edition - colored vinyl)
• 12 tracks. Unique 10inch in our 11000 collectors series
• Reproduction of the rare original album cover
• Painstakingly remastered for highest fidelity and pressed on high quality vinyl!
• Limited to 1,000 copies, the first 500 copies on colored vinyl

 ,Gene Vincent was big amongst the die-hard Rock ’n’ Roll fans from the ’50s onwards, the perfect blueprint of a ’Rocker'. His outfit, often made of black leather, was copied by many. Even the Beatles might have taken another direction without their early admiration for Gene. If you watch vintage movie clips featuring Gene Vincent &, The Blue Caps, you will recognize their particularity: excellent musicians, craftmanship paired with a good nose to attract attention, and a barnstorming performance on stage.

Japan’s Capitol Records of Tokyo followed ist own policy of exploiting US-American music productions, doing it strictly their way. Sometimes they recycled the front cover artwork of well-known LP albums by pressing completely different tracks on the wax, often to the surprise of the avid Euopean collector. In the case of this Japanese 10“ LP, the front cover image was taken from the 'Gene Vincent Rocks' 12“ LP, with colors strongly boosted and with different tracks selected for this compilation. That’s how Capitol Japan created a fairly new product for the local market back in 1959.

As a special treat, we have added I Got A Baby and Right Now, two rockers that fit in well, originally issued on 45s, only. This is Gene Vincent the early Asian way, hypnotic colors on the front sleeve accompanied by hypnotic vinyl colors - Yeah!

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  • Interpret: Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps

  • Album titlle: This Is Gene Vincent (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2017
  • Label Bear Family Productions

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

  • EAN: 5397102110115

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Vincent, Gene - This Is Gene Vincent (LP, 10inch, Ltd.) LP (10 inch) 1
01 Be-Bop-A-Lula Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
02 Ain't She Sweet Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
03 You Belong To Me Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
04 Dance To The Bop Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
05 Your Cheatin' Heart Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
06 Right Now Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
07 By The Light Of The Silvery Moon Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
08 Jezebel Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
09 Unchained Melody Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
10 Bluejean Bop Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
11 Walkin' Home From School Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
12 I Got A Baby Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
Gene Vincent Eugene Vincent Craddock was born on 11th February 1935 in Norfolk,... more
"Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps"

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 "This Is Gene Vincent (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)"
22 Feb 2019

TOP Qualität in Super Ausstattung

Eben Bear Family Qualität. Super Ausstattung, top Sound und äußerst liebevoll gemacht. Mit gefütterter Innenhülle!! Sehr zu empfehlen!!

27 Oct 2018

Superb

Another in the limited edition 10" coloured vinyl release. Absolutely superb reproduction and the sound is perfect. Long may this series continue.

13 Apr 2018

réedition

bien reçus conforme au descriptif 5/5

17 Nov 2017

10" LP

Superb reproduction of a mythical LP. Great sound.

6 Nov 2017

abgefahren danke

vinyl leuchtet wie das Hemd - super sound qualität!

3 Nov 2017

Perfekt!

Dies ist eine perfekte Wiederauflage der Japanischen LP. Ein Muss für Gene Vincent Fans.
Hoffentlich ist bald auch die Pressung auf schwarzem Vinyl verfügbar. Mehr davon!!!

13 Oct 2017

the color

check out Gene's shirt ;-)

5 Oct 2017

what color??? please

best regards d

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Tracklist
Vincent, Gene - This Is Gene Vincent (LP, 10inch, Ltd.) LP (10 inch) 1
01 Be-Bop-A-Lula
02 Ain't She Sweet
03 You Belong To Me
04 Dance To The Bop
05 Your Cheatin' Heart
06 Right Now
07 By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
08 Jezebel
09 Unchained Melody
10 Bluejean Bop
11 Walkin' Home From School
12 I Got A Baby