After a motorcycle crash left his left leg shattered and a promising career in the United States Navy derailed, Vincent concentrated his efforts on music. Vincent recorded many seminal albums for Capitol, including this magnificent debut, before another devastating wreck this time in a car , killed tour mate Eddie Cochran and left Vincent badly injured. Gene Vincent soldiered on, but shifting tastes in popular music coupled with constant personal problems greatly reduced his star power up until his death in at the age of It can be argued that in his 21 years on earth, Eddie Cochran did more to advance rockabilly music into the mainstream than any of his contemporaries.
As a session musician, Cochran played on the recordings of countless artists, for multiple record labels. The tune hit big with the record buying public, and a year later this LP was rushed out to capitalize.
The Everlys found mainstream success in the late s combining straight ahead rockabilly flair with vocal pop sensibilities, and this debut LP on the Cadence label showcases some of their finest examples of crossover tunes. Growing up on a steady diet of Sun Records rockabilly artists, Ricky Nelson got his start in entertainment at the tender age of eight. By seventeen, he had a full-fledged career as a recording artist and movie star, and had started a run of placing 53 songs on the Billboard Hot chart.
Warren Smith February 7, — January 30, was an American rockabilly and country music singer and guitarist. He was raised by his maternal grandparents in Louise, Mississippi , where they had a small farm and dry goods store. By the time of his discharge from the service, he had decided to make a career of music. He moved to West Memphis, Arkansas , and auditioned, successfully, to play the Cotton Club, a local nightclub.
Phillips liked what he heard and decided that "Rock 'n' Roll Ruby", a song credited to Johnny Cash , would be Smith's first record. Phillips, playing it safe in case rock and roll did not maintain its popularity, released it with a country crooner, aptly named "I'd Rather Be Safe Than Sorry", on the flip side.
In August , Smith went back to the Sun Records studio to record his second release, " Ubangi Stomp ", an infectious rocker with crude lyrics and vocals suggesting an African chief with the syntax of a movie Indian. For the B-side , he recorded the classic ballad " Black Jack David ", a song that originated in early 18th-century Britain and survived in various forms in the mountains of the American South; it may be the oldest song ever recorded by a rock-and-roll performer.
Although a resounding artistic success, this record did not sell as well as Smith's debut. It became his biggest hit for Sun, peaking at number 74 on the Billboard national chart. Smith continued to make rockabilly records for Sun, including a cover version of Slim Harpo 's "Got Love If You Want It" recorded in October , but these records did not do well commercially.
Toward the end of , seeing his future in country music , he cut a final record for Sun, a cover version of Don Gibson 's "Sweet Sweet Girl". In spite of a review in Billboard calling it "ultra commercial", this record also did not sell well. Cash offered Smith a spot on his show, but Smith turned it down, seeing himself as a headliner, not a supporting player.
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