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VINCE GORDON

THE JIME

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Well, this is not the first Jime review I wrote, and most likely it won’t be the last one either. There are actually quite a lot CD reviews about Vince Gordon and his Jime on this website, and most if not all have a five-star rating. This one is no exception. And in case you were wondering how come, the answer is simple: Vince Gordon makes great rockabilly music!

This Cd has been in the pile on my desk for a while, and Vince has been waiting patiently for me to find time to review it. When I went through the stack today it caught my eye again and here we are…

Rockabilly Beat. As usual, Vince Gordon plays wrote all the songs himself, he plays the guitar, piano and double bass and handles all the lead vocals. With the help of his friend Sticks, they made another remakable album, which Vince also recorded, produced and engineered himself. Incredible! And there are 19 (!!!) tracks on this album. You can imagine the work and effort that went into making this.

I’m not gonna review each and every track, because 19 in a row is a bit too much, even for me, but I have enjoyed every song, I can assure you that. Vince produces his own Rockabilly sound, while staying true to original 50’s style, and that is what I like best about The Jime’s music, it’s fresh and new and still has that oldtime feel to it. Besides all this, I also think that Vince is an absolute expert on the rockabilly guitar. He is also a teacher and author of two Rockabilly Guitar eBooks.

So if you would like to play a bit of rockabilly guitar yourself, check out Vince’s eBooks: “How to play rockabilly guitar and get good, fast!” and “Intermediate Rockabilly Guitar Lessons“.

– MARIJN RAAIJMAKERS, The BlackCat Website, Holland

Rockabilly may seem like just another half-dead genre, a relic of the age of pompadours and Bel Airs. In the right hands, of course, old genres stay vibrant and manage to sound contemporary and old-fashioned at the same time. The Jime’s Vince Gordon manages that trick on Rockabilly Beat by mixing the usual rockabilly tropes and a modern rhythmic adventurousness. The high points of the disc are Gordon’s solos, sure-handed, melodically interesting, and sometimes stunning in their virtuosic contours. Gordon is a stylist who knows rockabilly tradition inside and out, but has clearly lent an ear to non-rock innovators like Django Reinhardt as well. His thundering guitar tone alone is worth a listen.

– JAMES HEFLIN

Rockabilly may seem like just another half-dead genre, a relic of the age of pompadours and Bel Airs. In the right hands, of course, old genres stay vibrant and manage to sound contemporary and old-fashioned at the same time. The Jime’s Vince Gordon manages that trick on Rockabilly Beat by mixing the usual rockabilly tropes and a modern rhythmic adventurousness. The high points of the disc are Gordon’s solos, sure-handed, melodically interesting, and sometimes stunning in their virtuosic contours. Gordon is a stylist who knows rockabilly tradition inside and out, but has clearly lent an ear to non-rock innovators like Django Reinhardt as well. His thundering guitar tone alone is worth a listen.

– Howard Raucous, Raucous Records, UK

Vince pulls out some leads that would even make old Setzer himself a little green with envy.

– Planet Rockabilly, USA

The Jime picks up where the Stray Cats left off.

– W.J. O’Reilly, USA

  This album from the Jime sees them swaggering with confidence in their ability to create a modern rockabilly sound. Vince Gordon emerges from your speakers and stomps all over the preconceptions of purists and the media alike. Think Johnny Burnette Rock’n’roll Trio meets CCR in the 21st Century! Authentic but not dated? You bet!

– Roy Williams, Managing Director of Nervous Records, UK

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