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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 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

Continuing. Complete Rock'n'Roll

A series from Snapper of budget-priced albums from classic rock'n'roll stars.

Striking artwork, comprehensive sleeve notes and original recordings.

27 original recordings from the noted Sun Rockabilly singer/songwriter

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 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

Continuing. Complete Rock'n'Roll

A series from Snapper of budget-priced albums from classic rock'n'roll stars.

Striking artwork, comprehensive sleeve notes and original recordings.

27 original recordings from the noted Sun Rockabilly singer/songwriter

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Format: CD
Label: CHARLY
Rel. Date: 04/30/2021
UPC: 5060767441893

I Done Told You!
Artist: Gene Simmons
Format: CD
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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 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

Continuing. Complete Rock'n'Roll

A series from Snapper of budget-priced albums from classic rock'n'roll stars.

Striking artwork, comprehensive sleeve notes and original recordings.

27 original recordings from the noted Sun Rockabilly singer/songwriter