Simmons, Gene - I Done Told You (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 23-SrollCD 834
“Not to be confused with the Spandex-clad bass player from Kiss or the late British actress, Tupelo-born Gene Simmons was responsible for some of the best Rockabilly cuts never to emerge on the Sun label! A gifted tunesmith, Simmons' self-penned gems such as 'Juicy Fruit' and 'Crazy Woman' languished unissued for years, whilst his only Sun release, 'Drinkin' Wine' b/w 'I Done Told You', was held back by label boss Sam Phillips for eighteen months, by which point the Rockabilly craze had peaked, nixing his chances of a hit.
Covering the period 1955-58, this collection gathers together all 27 of Simmons' Sun recordings including alternate takes and unreleased masters. Chart success would eventually come on Hi Records with the 1964 Hallowe'en novelty hit 'Haunted House' and thanks to the 70s Rockabilly revival, he enjoyed renewed acclaim among Sun aficionados in Europe and the US.”
  • LabelCharly
  • UPC636551983426
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