GENE VINCENT – WE SURE MISS YOU – BEAR FAMILY 10″ LP AND CD

Vinyl LP (10″) with bonus CD and booklet. 12 tracks (LP), 34 tracks (CD). Total playing time: c. 28 min. (LP), c. 79 min. (CD). Deluxe Edition with 12 page Booklet and a Photo Postcard – Limited Edition

  • Bear Family releases an LP/CD combination in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passing of the great Gene Vincent ‘The Cat Man’!
  • In his time, he influenced the international, and especially the British, music scene like no other
  • Between 1956 and 1961, eight of his songs entered the British Top 40!
  • For the Teddy Boy movement he was and remains an idol!
  • For this 10inch LP, Bear Family has compiled eleven of his timeless rockers plus the ballad I Sure Miss You.
  • The bonus CD delivers 22 more highlights from 1956 – 1958, including rare recordings.
  • Detailed liner notes by Marc Mittelacher in the large format illustrated booklet.
With Be-Bop-A-Lula, recorded on May 4, 1956, the artist – born in Virginia in 1935 – has become an immortal rockabilly idol on both sides of the Atlantic. Gene Vincent belongs to the elite circle of the greatest and most influential musicians of his era. His appearance in the film ‘The Girl Can’t Help It’ made him known beyond the hard core of rockabilly fans to a wider audience.

When, after several successes, his star began to wane in the U.S., he toured Europe several times starting in 1959, delighting audiences in Great Britain in particular. He became a revered idol for the Teddy Boy movement that emerged in the early 1950s in the UK!

Gene Vincent died on October 12, 1971 at the young age of 36, apparently as a result of years of alcohol consumption and drug abuse. Posthumously, he was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. With his death, the music world lost one of the great stars of his era.

Half a century has passed since his death, but his fans still worship him like an ambassador from the Olympus of Rock & Roll.  Bear Family would like to commemorate a pioneering rockabilly musician with this LP/CD combination. Stefan Kohne and Nico Feuerbach have selected eleven of his best rockers plus the sensitive ballad I Sure Miss You – which was also the foundation for the album title – for the vinyl album. The jam-packed CD contains 22 further highlights, including rare live recordings from the fifties and songs by Blue Caps members Cliff Gallup, Dickie Harrell and Johnny Meeks, among others. The large-format and illustrated booklet contains extensive liner notes by Marc Mittelacher.

10″ LP Tracks.
01 Well, I Knocked Bim Bam
02 Be-Bop-A-Lula
03 Teenage Partner (version 1)
04 Pretty, Pretty Baby
05 Who Slapped John
06 Flea Brain
07 Bluejean Bop
08 B-I-Bickey-Bi Bo Bo Go
09 Rollin’ Danny
10 Crazy Legs
11 Dance To The Bop
12 I Sure Miss You
CD Track Listing:-
01 Well, I Knocked Bim Bam
02 Be-Bop-A-Lula
03 Teenage Partner (version 1)
04 Pretty, Pretty Baby
05 Who Slapped John
06 Flea Brain
07 Bluejean Bop
08 B-I-Bickey-Bi Bo Bo Go
09 Rollin’ Danny
10 Crazy Legs
11 Dance To The Bop
12 I Sure Miss You
13 Cat Man
14 Race With The Devil
15 You Better Believe
16 Important Words
17 Gene Vincent giving station ident for radio station, WKBH, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
18 Lotta Lovin’
19 Bop Street
20 Pink Thunderbird
21 Wedding Bells (Are Breaking That Old Gang Of Mine)
22 You Told A Fib
23 Blues Stay Away From Me
24 Gonna Back Up Baby
25 You’ll Never Walk Alone
26 Midnight Cryin’ Time – Scotty McKay
27 The Rock-A-Round – Paul Peek
28 Don’t Wake Up The Kids – The Four Dots feat. Johnny Meeks
29 Goon Bat – Dickie Harrell
30 Little Baby – Tommy Facenda
31 Hot Time In Nashville – The Phelps Brothers feat. Cliff Gallup
32 Be-Bop-A-Lula (Alan Freed Show – live)
33 Hound Dog (Alan Freed Show – live)
34 For Your Precious Love (Town Hall Party 1958 – live)
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