Vince Gordon was not only the figurehead of The Jime, he also composed, produced, mastered the vocals and played all the instruments himself such as piano, slampbass, drums and leadguitar on many songs on his records. The Jime was Vince Gordon, and Vince Gordon was The Jime.
The Vince Gordon Trio
My original idea was to make a “real band” with everyone contributing and participating on a somewhat equal basis but it never turned out that way. For the simple reason that I does almost all the work and play the majority of the instruments (incl.backing) on the records. The Jime might just as well be called The Vince Gordon Trio.
The Jime biography
The birth of The Jime…
The name “The Jime”
Vince Gordon (Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Drums, Slapbass etc.) decides to form a rockabilly band in a math class in High School. After 10 minutes consideration he chooses to name the band ‘The Jime’, because almost all other rockabilly bands are called something with ‘Cats’ in the name. Vince Gordon got an uncontrollable urge to play rockabilly after hearing The Stray Cats. He also got an uncontrollable urge to leave High School (!) which he did with the highest possible grade in chemistry/physic.
The first The Jime gig…
Vince later found out that John Lennon of the Beatles insisted on singing “Twist and shout” as the final song at their concerts because he – lost his voice – singing it..
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