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Tracks:
Cd1: Race With The Devil - Be-bop-a-lula - Woman Love - I Sure Miss You - Jezebel - Crazy Legs - Peg O' My Heart - Wedding Bells (are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine) - Waltz Of The Wind - Up A Lazy River - Ain't She Sweet - Gonna Back Up Baby - Who Slapped John - Jumps, Giggles And Shouts - Bluejean Bop - I Flipped - Bop Street - Well, I Knocked Bim Barn - You Told A Fib - Jump Back, Honey, Jump Back - Teenage Partner (version 1) - Blues Stay Away From Me - Five Feet Of Lovin' (version 1) - Cat Man - Double Talkin' Baby - Hold Me. Hug Me, Rock Me - Unchained Melody

Cd 2: B-i-bickey-bi Bo Bo Go - Pink Thunderbird - Pretty Pretty Baby - Cruisin' - Important Words (version 1) - You Better Believe - Red Bluejeans And...
Tracks:
Cd1: Race With The Devil - Be-bop-a-lula - Woman Love - I Sure Miss You - Jezebel - Crazy Legs - Peg O' My Heart - Wedding Bells (are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine) - Waltz Of The Wind - Up A Lazy River - Ain't She Sweet - Gonna Back Up Baby - Who Slapped John - Jumps, Giggles And Shouts - Bluejean Bop - I Flipped - Bop Street - Well, I Knocked Bim Barn - You Told A Fib - Jump Back, Honey, Jump Back - Teenage Partner (version 1) - Blues Stay Away From Me - Five Feet Of Lovin' (version 1) - Cat Man - Double Talkin' Baby - Hold Me. Hug Me, Rock Me - Unchained Melody

Cd 2: B-i-bickey-bi Bo Bo Go - Pink Thunderbird - Pretty Pretty Baby - Cruisin' - Important Words (version 1) - You Better Believe - Red Bluejeans And A Ponytail - Five Days, Five Days - In My Dreams - I Got It - Wear My Ring - Lotta Lovin' - Rollin' Danny - Time Will Bring You Everything - True To You - In My Dreams - Dance To The Bop - By The Light Of The Silvery Moon - Right Now - You'll Never Walk Alone - I Got A Baby - Your Cheatin' Heart - Baby Blue (version 1) - Walkin' Home From School - It's No Lie - Should I Ever Love Again - Flea Brain - Brand New Beat - Frankie And Johnnie.

Cd3: You Belong To Me - Keep It A Secret - Yes, I Love You Baby - Dance In The Street - Git It - I Love You - Teenage Partner (version 2) - Peace Of Mind - Lovely Loretta - Little Lover - Rocky Road Blues - Somebody Help Me - Five Feet Of Lovin' (version 2) - Look What You Gone And Done To Me - Hey, Good Lookin' - Summertime - I Can't Help It (if I'm Still In Love With You) - The Wayward Wind - Now Is The Hour - In Love Again - Say Mama (hey Mama) - The Night Is So Lonely (version 1) - The Night Is So Lonely (version 2) - Lonesome Boy - Lady Bug - Lonesome Boy - You Are The One For Me - Maybe.

Cd4: In Love Again - Say Mama - Be Bop Boogie Boy - I Can't Believe You Want To Leave - I Got To Get To You Yet - My Heart - The Night Is So Lonely - Beautiful Brown Eyes - Rip It Up - Maybelline - High Blood Pressure - Who's Pushing Your Swing - Anna Annabelle - Gone, Gone, Gone - I Might Have Known - Important Words - My Baby Don't 'low - Over The Rainbow - Ready Teddy - Vincent's Blues - Pretty Pearly (mono) - Accentuate The Positive (mono) - She She Little Sheila (mono) - Darlene (version 1) (mono) - Why Don't You People Learn How To Drive (mono) - Crazy Times (mono) - Greenback Dollar (mono) - Big Fat Saturday Night (mono) - Wild Cat (mono) - Hot Dollar (mono) - Right Here On Earth (version 1) (mono) - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (mono) - Everybody's Got A Date But Me (mono) - Mitchiko From Tokyo (mono).

Cd 5: Pretty Pearly (stereo) - Accentuate The Positive (stereo) - She She Little Sheila (stereo) - Darlene (version 2) (stereo) - Why Don't You People Learn How To Drive (stereo) - Crazy Times (6tereo) - Greenback Dollar (stereo) - Big Fat Saturday Night (stereo) - Wild Cat (stereo) - Hot Dollar (stereo) - Right Here On Earth (version 2) (stereo) - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (stereo) - Everybody's Got A Date But Me (stereo) - Mitchiko From Tokyo (stereo) - Pistol Packin' Mama - Weeping Willow - Crazy Beat - I'm Gonna Catch Me A Rat - It's Been Nice - That's The Trouble With Love - Good Lovin' - Mister Loneliness - Teardrops - If You Want My Lovin' - I'm Goin' Home (to See My Baby) - Love Of A Man - Baby Don't Believe Him - Lucky Star.

Cd 6: Spaceship To Mars - There I Go Again (whoops I'm Dreaming) - King Of Fools - You're Still In My Heart - Held For Questioning - Be-bop-a-lu!a '62 - Temptation Baby - Where Have You Been All My Life - The Beginning Of The End - La Den Da Den Da Da - Humpity Dumpity - A Love 'em And Leave 'em Kind Of A Guy - Love Love Love - Lavender Blue - You Are My Sunshine - Siippin' And Slidin' - Private Detective - Shimmy Shammy Shingle - Long Tall Sally - Good Golly Miss Molly - Send Me Some Lovin' - Hey Hey Hey Hey - Another Saturday Night - Someday (you'll Want Me To Want You) - Baby Blue - Suzie-q.

Cd7: Bird Doggin' - Ain't That Too Much - Lonely Street - I've Got My Eyes On You - Love Is A Bird - Born To Be A Rolling Stone - Hurtin' For You Baby - Hi-lili Hi Lo - Poor Man's Prison - Lonesome Fugitive - Words And Music - Am I That Easy To Forget - Pickin' Poppies - Story Of The Rockers - In The Pines - White Lightnin' - Lotta Lovin' '69 - Circle Never Broken - Black Letter - Rainbow At Midnight - (i Heard That) Lonesome Whistle - Scarlet Ribbons - Rockin' Robin - Ruby Baby - Sexy Ways - Be Bop A Lula '69 - Pickin' Poppies (different Mix) - Story Of The Rockers (different Mix).

Cd 8: Sunshine - I Need Woman's Love - Slow Times Comin' - Dans Colinda - Geese - 500 Miles Away From Home - Listen To The Music - If Only You Could See Me Today - A Million Shades Of Blue - Tush Hog - How I Love Them Old Songs - High On Life - You Can Make It If You Try - There Is Something On Your Mind - North Carolina Line - Our Souls - Oh Lonesome Me - Boppin' The Blues - The Day The World Turned Blue - The Woman In Black - Looking Back - Say Mama 71 - I'm Movin' On.
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Gene Vincent
The Road Is Rocky (complete Studio Masters 1956-1971) 8cd Set
Bear Family Bcd16257 Hl (2005)
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Possible Styles: rock and roll, rockabilly
Submitted by: raveonreviews.
Publication date - 01 July 2007

Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps influenced generations of rock artists with their rockabilly recordings on Capitol. Yet, those classics sides were not the end of Vincent's story as a recording artist. This smartly documented set includes 223 of the Virginia-born rock pioneer's studio work from every label he was associated with over his 16 year career.
Vincent's star rose at Capitol Records in 1956 where he and his band the Blue Caps laid down such classics as "Be Bop A Lula," "Bluejean Bop," "Woman Love," "Race With The Devil," "Lotta Lovin" and "Dance To The Bop." After his career waned stateside, Vincent was reinvented by TV producer Jack Good as "The Black Leather Rebel," the ultimate Teddy Boy. Ironically, most of the sides he recorded for Great Britain's Columbia label during that era highlighted his soft, expressive style such as "Temptation Baby" and the sweet "Lavender Blue." Producer Joe Johnson at Challenge tried to re-establish Vincent's chart clout during the mid-60s folk-rock era with the soulfully sung "Bird Doggin," "Ain't That Too Much," "Born To Be A Rolling Stone" and nine other exciting sides. Dandelion fell short of providing a true comeback album for the tortured singer, but such exciting sides as 'White Lightin' and "Sexy Ways" proved he still possessed remarkable interpretive powers. Vincent's 1968 release on Forever/Playground contained the catchy, name-dropping "Story Of The Rockers". Kama Sutra released the album whose title would become his epitaph "The Day The World Turned Blue". His last two-song session at B&C 'Say Mama "71" and "I'm Movin On" paints an portrait of a wounded wild man, still desperately rocking in the days before his death.
Beautifully packaged, this set boasts a 130 page hardcover book featuring previously unpublished photographs. Renowned Vincent researcher Derek Henderson helped put together with great knowledge and care. Ian Wallis wrote the biography and Deke Dickerson contributed a technical appreciation of Vincent's recordings. Recording logs and contracts from Capitol producer Ken Nelson supplement the complete discography information in the book. More importantly, the sound quality tops any previous release of these tracks (some are previously unissued stereo versions). By tackling this artist's complete recording career in such high style, Bear Family has crafted a box set as compelling as Gene Vincent himself.

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Submitted by raveonreviews (19 November 2007)
Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps influenced generations of rock artists with their rockabilly recordings on Capitol. Yet, those classics sides were not the end of Vincent's story as a recording artist. This smartly documented set includes 223 of the Virginia-born rock pioneer's studio work from every label he was associated with over his 16...

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