Wer war/ist Georgia Gibbs ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD und mehr

Georgia Gibbs

Great Balls Of Fire

If you want to enjoy this record, the trick is not to think of it as a Jerry Lee Lewis cover record. I mean, who in their right mind would cover Jerry Lee, the ultimate stylist? Just pretend that this Jack Hammer/Otis Blackwell song had found its way to RCA Records in the Fall of 1957 and that whoever was handling A&R for the label said, “Let's give this one to Georgia!”

That changes things. Now suddenly she is creating an original that sounds like this. Some 60 years later might we be praising Georgia Gibbs and how she could rock? There are enough differences between this version and Jerry Lee's original for us to at least consider that thought. The solos here are strictly guitar work (nobody went near Jerry Lee's pounding piano). Billy Mure, a considerable talent, cut loose on the double-length guitar break. And it's worth keeping in mind that the session was produced by rock 'n' roll pioneers Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller.


Nevertheless, it's easy to criticize recordings like this. What are you going to say? Georgia's vocal is mannered and squeaky? Sure it is. You think she's on her own? You want mannered and squeaky? Go listen to Ruth Brown. Better yet, go listen to Buddy Holly if you want a few hiccups. This is what early rock 'n' roll sounded like.

So what are we worried about? Did kids whose tastes were emerging really walk into their neighborhood record stores and decide to buy Georgia's cover disc on RCA instead of Jerry Lee Lewis's Sun original, thereby warping their tastes in music forever? We know that didn't happen a lot. Well-worn copies of Georgia's cover version don't turn up at many yard sales these days. She died in 2006 at age 87, so she's not out there on the road or doing HBO specials singing Great Balls Of Fire. As of this writing, Jerry Lee Lewis still is. The choice between original and cover may have been a bit fuzzy back in 1957 but at this point history seems to have spoken. There's not much to worry about.

Various The Popsters - They Tried To Rock Vol.3
Read more at:
Copyright © Bear Family Records

Weitere Informationen zu Georgia Gibbs auf
Georgia Gibbs: Like A Song (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSIM5605

Sofort versandfertig

(Majestic 1946-48) 12 tracks

Statt: 17,95 € * 14,95 € *

Georgia Gibbs: The Best Of Georgia Gibbs - The Mercury Years (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD532872

Sofort versandfertig

(1996/Mercury Chronicles) 25 tracks, original 1952-1954 master reordings. Essential!  - Cut-Out CD mit minimaler Markierung im Barcode. Neuware aus Lagerbestand (Bear Family Records)

14,95 € *

Georgia Gibbs: The Complete Original Hits
Art-Nr.: CD12304

Sofort versandfertig

(2007/ERIC) 23 tracks 1950-57 with 8 page booklet

15,95 € *

Georgia Gibbs: Girl Singer
Art-Nr.: CDSEPIA1095

Sofort versandfertig

(2007/SEPIA) 30 tracks 1940-57 with 12 page booklet

14,90 € *

Georgia Gibbs: Greatest
Art-Nr.: CDCOL7534

Sofort versandfertig

(2003/COLLECTABLES) 16 tracks released on Epic in 1963 - one song unreleased !

17,90 € *

Georgia Gibbs: Kiss Of Fire - The Georgia Gibbs Hit List
Art-Nr.: CDJAS2616

Sofort versandfertig

(2015/Jasmine) 32 Tracks, original Coral, Mercury, RCA und Roulette Aufnahmen, 1950-58. Eine Hit Listen-Retrospektive aus der Karriere der Georgia Gibbs, inkl. eines Duetts mit Bob Crosby, sowie ihrer Interpretation des Klassikers 'Love Me', den Elvis Presley zum Hit...

14,95 € *

Georgia Gibbs: Red Hot 1944-1952 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSEPIA1016

Sofort versandfertig

(2003/SEPIA) 25 tracks

Statt: 14,95 € * 12,95 € *

Georgia Gibbs: Tweedle Dee - You're Wrong, All Wrong (7inch, 45rpm)
Art-Nr.: 45MERC70517

Sofort versandfertig

Original 45rpm record on the 'Mercury' label from 1954.

10,00 € *

Georgia Gibbs: Sugar Candy - I'm Walkin' The Floor Over You (7inch, 45rpm)
Art-Nr.: 45RCA6922

Sofort versandfertig

Original 45rpm record on 'RCA' from 1957

10,00 € *

Georgia Gibbs: Way Way Down - You're Doin' It (7inch, 45rpm)
Art-Nr.: 45RCA7166

Derzeit nicht lieferbar

Original 45rpm record on 'RCA' from 1958

10,00 € *

Georgia Gibbs: The Rockin' Lady
Art-Nr.: JAN336203

Derzeit nicht lieferbar

(1990/Star-Club) 16 Titel, die Rock 'n' Roll Aufnahmen aus den Jahren 1955 - 1960! Last copies!

16,50 € *

Zuletzt angesehen