The Road Is Rocky - Gene Vincent 8 CD Box Set  
Bear Family Records BCD 16257

Gene Vincent lived his life for Rock 'n' Roll and will always be remembered for Be Bop A Lula, one of the greatest recordings of the 1950s. It made him an instant star and launched an extraordinary rollercoaster of a career that always seemed destined to end in tragedy. Along the way he recorded more than 200 songs including many of the finest and best loved Rock 'n' Roll classics such as Bluejean Bop, Lotta Lovin' and Dance To The Bop. He became an enormously influential figure, especially in Europe, known for his black leather image, hell-raising lifestyle and the sheer brilliance of his wild stage act.

For the first time are the complete studio recordings of Gene Vincent gathered together on eight CDs and covering the 16 year period from 1956 to 1971. All of his recordings for Capitol, Columbia, Challenge, Forever/Playground, Dandelion, Kama Sutra and B&C are presented in chronological order, including previously unissued stereo versions. Together, they form an incredible body of work and a lasting memorial to this tortured genius. The set is accompanied by a hardcover-book containing a detailed discography, lavishly illustrated with a wonderful array of rare and exciting photos plus the full story of Gene's amazing life and the background to each of his recordings. Rock 'n' Roll comes no better than this.

CD 1:
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 Bam / 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 Pony Tail / 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

CD 3:
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

CD 4:
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 (Stereo) / 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-Lula '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 Kinda Guy / Love Love Love / Lavender Blue / You Are My Sunshine / Slippin' 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

CD 7:
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 / I'm A 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' / Danse 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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