Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent may have had only had one really big hit, 'Be-Bop-a-Lula', but his place as one of the great early rock & roll singers is secure, due to a wealth of fine recordings that rate among the best rockabilly of all time. The leather-clad, limping, greasy-haired singer was also one of rock's original bad boys.

In 1970 he staged a comeback and released a new album, 'I'm Back And I'm Proud', on then fledgling Dandelion Records label, formed by BBC radio DJ John Peel and Clive Selwood. The album was produced by Kim Fowley and the players included Mars Bonfire on rhythm guitar, who wrote the anthemic "theme" to the cult film 'Easy Rider', 'Born To Be Wild'.

The first 12 tracks on this CD are taken from this record. The four bonus tracks were recorded for Johnnie Walker's Radio 1 programme the following year. Gene tragically died a few days after recording this session, aged just 36.



Sexy Ways

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1. Rockin' Robin
2. In The Pines
3. Be-Bop-A-Lula
4. Rainbow At Midnight
5. Black Letter
6. White Lightning
7. Sexy Ways
8. Ruby Baby
9. Lotta Lovin'
10. Circle Never Broken
11. I Heard That Lonesome Whistle
12. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
The Last BBC Session
13. Say Mama
14. Be-Bop-A-Lula
15. Roll Over Beethoven
16. Distant Drums

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