Various - Gene Vincent Connection (CD)

Various - Gene Vincent Connection (CD)


• To mark the 50th anniversary of Gene Vincent’s death, this unique compilation of originals and rare
cover versions of classic Gene Vincent tracks will be released!
• This edition in Bear Family Records®’ ’Connections’ series presents the songs in chronological order –
and as Gene Vincent recorded them.
• With 36 interpretations from 1952-1966, we show the influence of ’Mr. Be-Bop-A-Lula’ on the
international music scene as well as artists who gave Gene Vincent their masterpieces!
• Among them we count a whole series of famous peers such as Bobby Darin, Kay Starr or Jerry Vale.
• The British in particular celebrated Gene Vincent; accordingly, many British recordings are included by
Marty Wilde, Terry Dene and Vince Taylor, a.o.!
• France (Les Chats Sauvages with Dick Rivers, Les Chaussettes Noires) is represented as well as
Scandinavia (Rock-Ragge, Spotnicks) and Australia (Johnny Rebb, Terry Dean).
• Many rarities are among them like an extremely rare live recording of British artist, Wee Willie Harris,
and The Voices, an almost unknown group.
• The 36-page color booklet contains the story on the subject, written by well-known music journalist Bill
Dahl, with many often rare photos and memorabilia!

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Cat Man
Gene Vincent’s stage show, especially with the Blue Caps, was extremely energetic and simply sensational. While the
band swept across the stage, Gene (handicapped in the leg by an accident) was ”tied” to the microphone stand. His catlike movements around the mic stand and a song with just that title made him the ’Cat Man’. This was further solidified
when Gene began performing in black leather in 1960, copied from the British Vince Taylor, who is also represented
here. Gene’s European presence through numerous tours explains why huge numbers of combos in Europe covered
Gene Vincent’s music.


Be-Bop-A-Lula remains Gene Vincent’s biggest hit, a rock’n’roll classic to be heard here in several different versions.
Moreover, Vincent did record this song several times throughout his career. But Gene Vincent is much more than just
’Mr. Be-Bop-A-Lula’! This compilation proves this with original versions of songs Gene recorded later, such as Woman
Love by Jimmy Johnson, Hadda Brooks’ Jump Back, Honey, Jump Back, or Milt Trenier’s I’m Gonna Catch Me A Rat.
Gene Vincent himself has been covered extensively. We’ve compiled the most interesting versions here, including a rare
live recording by Wee Willie Harris from Portuguese television in 1959 – first time on CD. Also very nice are the two
Steve Drexel recordings related to the movie ’Hot Rod Gang’, starring Drexel and Gene Vincent.
Gene Vincent’s career is highlighted from the beginning (The Voices Race With The Devil) to 1961 (The Spotnicks I’m
Going Home). The 36-page color booklet includes the background story written by Bill Dahl, and lavish illustrations.
Gene lives!

Paino 0.1 kg
Mitat 14.2 × 12.5 × 1 cm
Tuotekoodi BCD17620
Tuottaja Bear Family Records
Vuosi 2021

01 Race With The Devil The Voices
02 Be-Bop-A-Lula Max K. Lipscomb
03 Woman Love Jimmy Johnson
04 Up A Lazy River Bobby Darin
05 Peg O’ My Heart Jerry Vale
06 Bluejean Bop Rock-Ragge & His Four Comets
07 Jump Back Honey, Jump Back Hadda Brooks
08 Blues Stay Away From Me Kay Starr
09 Who Slapped John Rock-Ragge & His Four Comets
10 Double Talkin’ Baby Bobby Milano
11 Red Blue Jeans And A Ponytail Freddy Franks
12 Five Days, Five Days Vince Eager
13 Lotta Lovin’ Dean Hagopian & The Regals
14 Rollin’ Danny (Acetate) Max K. Lipscomb
15 Dance To The Bop Steve Drexel & The Cut-Ups
16 Somebody Help Me Tommy & The Tom Toms
17 I Got A Baby Jack Roubik & The T-J’s
18 Baby Blue Steve Drexel & The Cut-Ups
19 Should I Ever Love Again Rusty Draper
20 Git It Terry Dean & The Rebels
21 Teenage Partner The Super-Phonics
22 Five Feet Of Lovin’ Freddy Robinson
23 Rocky Road Blues Vince Taylor & The Playboys
24 Say Mama (live) Wee Willie Harris
25 Maybelline Johnny Rebb & His Rebels
26 High Blood Pressure Huey ’Piano’ Smith & The Clowns
27 Anna Annabelle Les Chats Sauvages avec Dick Rivers
28 Pretty Little Pearly Terry Dene
29 Petite Sheila (She She Little Sheila) Les Chaussettes Noires
30 Big Fat Rock & Roll Gene Princeton (Gene Rambo)
31 Right Here On Earth Johnny Rebb & His Rebels
32 Be-Bop-A-Lula Junior Shank & The Jesters
33 Gonna Catch Me A Rat Milton Trenier
34 It’s Been Nice Marty Wilde
35 Be-Bop-A-Lula Les Chaussettes Noires
36 I’m Going Home (To See my Baby) The Spotnicks

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