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Gene Vincent – Am I That Easy to Forget

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Gene Vincent – Am I That Easy to Forget
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Gene Vincent sings Country Rock!

This album documents the Challenge labels’ efforts to reinvent the ’50s Rock ‘N’ Roll icon as an LA Folk/Country rocker in the mid-to-late ’60s, with a slew of beautiful songs almost on a par with The Gosdin Brothers’ seminal The Sounds Of Goodbye or The International Submarine Band’s debut. In great voice and expertly backed by LA session giants such as Glen Campbell and The Champs, and generating hits in ‘Bird Doggin” and ‘Born To Be A Rollin’ Stone’, this collection shows an amazing direction Gene’s career could have taken. Indeed, containing LA proto Country Rock of the kind that would later lead to classics by The Byrds, Gene Clark and others, this is an amazing collection.
Faced with a career that was going nowhere fast on a treadmill of gigs, booze and oldies, Gene Vincent re-grouped in 1966 and with the help of an all-star team of Southern California studio whizzes, recorded a batch of songs that stand out as some of his best work. Challenge Records assembled some top-notch session cats like Glen Campbell, Al Casey, Jim Seals, Dash Crofts and David Gates, rounded up some good songs, and let Gene loose. The songs aren’t rockabilly, though, not even a little. Instead they are solid mid-’60s fare with a folk-rock-meets-garage sound. He is in fine voice throughout, sounding tough and ready on hard rockers like “Bird Doggin’,” “Ain’t That Too Much” and “Words and Music,” sensitive on sweet ballads like “Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo,” and heartbroken and blue on desperate songs like “Hurtin’ for You Baby” and “Am I That Easy to Forget.” He shows off his country side on a rock-solid cover of Merle Haggard’s “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive,” gets loose and swinging on a boppy “Poor Man’s Prison,” and on what may be the album’s best song, the chiming folk-rocker “Love Is a Bird,” which sounds very much like Gene Clark. In fact at times the record sounds like (with some 12-string guitar added) the Byrds, but mostly the results are not too far from what the Everly Brothers were doing around the same time. Sadly, Vincent had even less commercial success than the Brothers as his Challenge singles sank without a trace and were never collected as an album in the States. In 1992 Charly rounded up the 12 songs Vincent recorded for Challenge on Am I That Easy to Forget?. While it is a good collection, Sundazed’s Ain’t That Too Much!: The Complete Challenge Sessions trumps it by having superior liner notes and a bunch of outtakes. : ~ Tim Sendra

These 12 tracks were re-released last year, in a different running order, under the title of Born to Be a Rolling Stone.

01 Hurtin’ for You Baby
02 I’m a Lonesome Fugitive
03 Born to Be a Rolling Stone
04 Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo
05 Poor Man’s Prison
06 Words and Music
07 Bird Doggin’
08 I’ve Got My Eyes on You
09 Love Is a Bird
10 Ain’t That Too Much
11 Lonely Street
12 Am I That Easy to Forget?

here she be;

http://rapidshare.com/files/162149763/IsGeneEasy.zip

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February 23, 2009 Posted by | Gene Vincent, Music_ClassicRock, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Race With The Devil – The Gene Vincent Story (BBC Documentary with Roger Daltrey)

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Race With The Devil – The Gene Vincent Story
BBC Documentary
57 min. @ 64 Kbps.

Fascinating BBC Radio 2 documentary, presented by Roger Daltrey.

Roger Daltrey, frontman of The Who, assesses the influence of leather-clad rocker and personal hero, Gene Vincent.
Born in 1935, Vincent Craddock was brought up in a naval community in Virginia and left school early to become a sailor. His naval career came to an end when he was hit by a car, nearly losing a leg, and he threw himself into making music.
With a new name and a manager – local radio DJ “Sheriff Tex” Davis – Vincent began writing songs and almost immediately came up with the classic he’ll always be associated with, ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’.
Follow-up hits of such magnitude were not easy to come by. ‘Race With The Devil’, ‘Bluejean Pop’, ‘Lotta Lovin’ and ‘Woman Love’ did not achieve the same commercial success, but the latter was helped by manager Tex Davis’s manipulation of the press. Namely spreading the rumour that Vincent had been convicted of public obscenity and fined $10,000 by the state of Virginia for his performance of ‘Woman Love’.
Vincent went on tour, performed on television, and starred in a film ‘The Girl Can’t Help It ‘with Jayne Mansfield. He was one of the first rock ‘n’ roll stars to make a career in movies and appeared in three more, but by 1960 his star was on the wane in America.
Tours in Europe gave him a shot in the arm but trouble seemed to find Vincent wherever he went. A car smash near Chippenham killed tour mate Eddie Cochran while Gene broke his ribs, collarbone, and further damaged his weakened leg.
In 1963 he moved to England and it was here that he made his mark on the burgeoning British pop scene. His stage shows and ‘dangerous’ image, assisted by his trademark leather outfit, greatly influenced artists like Lennon and McCartney, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Ray Davies, Shane Fenton and Eric Burdon.
He went on to make several country and folk rock albums with artists like Linda Ronstadt, but nothing quite matched the effect of those early recordings.
Gene Vincent died in 1971 at the age of 36.
here she be:

http://rapidshare.com/files/198215826/MephistopheleanContest.zip
thanks belubettlo

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February 23, 2009 Posted by | Gene Vincent, Roger Daltrey, _MUSIC | Leave a comment