Chanteur Rockabilly US né le 10 Juillet 1937 à Tupelo (Mississippi), Gene Simmons a enregistré au milieu des années cinquante à la Sun Records de Memphis (Tennessee). Par la suite il passe chez Judd (59), Argo (59), Sandy (60), Checker (60), HI (61), Tupelo (61), Mola, Epic, AGP, Royal American, Statue, Deltone et Sandy Records. Gene Simmons est décédé le 29 Août 2006 à Tupelo (Mississippi).

Gene Simmons (not the Kiss guy) had a number 11 hit in 1964 with the novelty "Haunted House," but his heart was actually in the rich and rootsy rock, soul, and country traditions of his home base of Memphis. Born in Tupelo, MS, Simmons relocated to Memphis after recording some rockabilly for Sun Records, who actually only got around to issuing one single from his sessions. Moving to the Hi label in the early '60s, he recorded several singles and an album, but "Haunted House" was the only one that met with success before his last single for the company in 1966. With his white Southern R&B, Simmons echoed such fellow travelers as Roy Head, Bruce Channel, and post-rockabilly Dale Hawkins, although he was not as gritty as any of them. He was a likable performer, though, and gave the Hi label some of their first tastes of success.

http://www.rockabillyhall.com/GeneSimmons.html

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll

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DRINKIN' WINE (1958)

I DONE TOLD YOU (1958)

GOIN' BACK TO MEMPHIS (1960)

HAUNTED HOUSE (1964)

DON'T WORRY 'BOUT ME (1969)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

06/1958 SP SUN 299 (US) . Drinkin' Wine / I Done Told You
02/1959 SP JUDD J1008 (US) . Morris SIMMONS - Sharlene  / I'm Alone
09/1959 SP ARGO 5345 (US) . The SIMMONS - Out Of This World / You Love Me Too
01/1960 SP SANDY 1027 (US) . Morris SIMMONS - Shenandoah Waltz / The Waiting Game
05/1960 SP CHECKER 948 (US) . Bad Boy Willie / Goin' Back To Memphis
1960 SP ARGO 5374 (US) .

BOBBY STEWART COMBO - Cold, Cold Heart / Frankie And Johnny

05/1961 SP HI 45-2034 (US) . Your True Love / Teddy Bear
10/1961 SP HI 45-2039-V (US) . The Shape You Left Me In / No Other Guy
03/1962 SP HI 45-2050-V (US) . Be Her #1 / Twist Caldonia
1963 SP TUPELO 2981 (US) . Hop Scotch / Little Rag Doll
05/1964 SP HI 45-2076 (US) . Jumpin' Gene SIMMONS - Haunted House / Hey, Hey Little Girl
1964 SP London DL 20766 (GER) Haunted House / Hey, Hey Little Girl
10/1964 SP HI 45-2080 (US) . Jumpin' Gene SIMMONS - The Dodo / The Jump
1964 EP 7" 33 t. HI SBG 29 (US)

JUMPIN' GENE SIMMONS - Haunted House / Bony Moronie / Rock Around The Clock / Slippin' And Sliddin / Just A Little Bit / No Help Wanted

01/1965 SP HI 45-2086 (US) . Jumpin' Gene SIMMONS - I'm A Ramblin' Man / Skinny Minnie
06/1965 SP HI 45-2092 (US) . Jumpin' Gene SIMMONS - Folsom Prison Blues / Mattie Rea
02/1966 SP HI 45-2102 (US) . Jumpin' Gene SIMMONS - The Batman / Bossy Boss
10/1966 SP HI 45-2113 (US) . Jumpin' Gene SIMMONS - Go On Shoes / Keep That Meat In The Pan
07/1968 SP MALA M-12.012 (US) .

Lila (Don't Worry) / I'm Just A Loser

1968 SP STATUE 7005 (US) .

Call Sam / Billy Go McFaster

08/1969 SP AGP 119 (US) .

Back Home Again / Don't Worry 'Bout Me

1969 SP THERIX 1002 (US) .

Danny Calhoun Bennett / Poor But Proud

03/1970 SP EPIC 10601 (US) .

Magnolia Street / She's There When I Come Home

10/1971 SP ROYAL AMERICAN RA-45A (US) (promo) .

My Ring Dang Doo / My Ring Dang Doo

10/1971 SP ROYAL AMERICAN RA-45 (US) .

My Ring Dang Doo / Memphis Blues

1972 SP ROYAL AMERICAN RA-59 (US) .

It's Good / That Thang In My Haunted House

1973 SP HURSHEY HS-45-01 (US) .

Music Row Sadie / Good Ole' Country Music (Rock And Roll Music)

1977 SP DELTUNE DT-1201 (US) .

Why Didn't I Think Of That / Tennessee Party Time

1977 SP DELTUNE DT-1202 (US) .

Dig A Little Deeper / Jesus Loves Mary

19?? SP DELTUNE U-22768M (US) .

Lizard Man / Haunted House

1979 SP SUN 602 (F) .

Crazy Woman / If I'm Not Wanted

1979 SP SUN 613 (F) .

Money Money Money / I Don't Love You Baby

19?? SP MUSIC MEDIA MMP 103 (US) .

Long Branch Saloon / Long Branch Saloon

10/1981 SP HOLE IN ONE NSD/HIO-1 (US) (promo) .

GENE SIMMONS AND TUPELO - Way Down Younder In Baton Rouge / Haunted House

1982 SP QMC QM- 5005 (US) .

Coupon Clippin', Part 1 / Coupon Clippin', Part 2

1982 SP ERIC 308 (US) . Haunted House Gene SIMMONS) / Tuff (Ace CANNON)
1982 SP DELTUNE 3401 (US) .

George And Jerry Lee / River Rat

1984 SP DELTUNE U-10725 M (US) .

Catahoula Cur Dog / Haunted House

2001 SP NORTON / SUN RECORDS JUKEBOX SERIES 850 (US) .

A Peroxide Blonde And A Hopped Up Model Ford (Gene SIMMONS) / She's My Baby (Billy RILEY)

???? SP GMC 102 (US) .

Don't Let Hank Die / Haunted House

???? SP  HI Great Hits 5N-59064 (US) . Haunted House (Jumpin' Gene Simmons) / My Girl Josephine  (Jerry Jaye)























Unissued Tracks

1956 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#8) / Disky CD 05 (#51) / Disky CD 5203 (#51) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#7) / Sun LP 1008 (#10) / Sun (England) LP 1019 (#1)) Blues At Midnight [vers. 1]
1956 SUN unissued - (Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#16)) Blues At Midnight [vers. 2]
1956 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16405 (#10) / Charly CD 8118 (#11) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#5) / Sun LP 1008 (#5) / Sun (England) LP 1024 (#1)) Chains Of Love
1956 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#9) / Bear Family CD 16758 (#23) / Disky CD 5201 (#19) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#8) / Sun LP 1008 (#11) / Sun (England) LP 1016 (#9)) Down On The Border
1956 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16311 (#5) / Bear Family CD 16758 (#20) / Charly CD 8352 (#4) / Emusic/Charly MP 11312766 (#4) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#1) / Sun LP 1008 (#2) / Sun (England) LP 1019 (#4)) Drinkin' Scotch
1956 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16210 (#3) / Bear Family CD 16758 (#7) / Charly CD 8236 (#7) / Disky CD 04 (#17) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#10) / Sun LP 1008 (#9) / Sun (England) LP 1019 (#5)) Pop And Mama [vers. 1]
1956 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#19) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#17)) Pop And Mama [vers. 2]
1956 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#12) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#14) / Sun LP 1008 (#14)) Shake, Rattle And Roll
1957 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#10) / Charly CD 713 (#55) / Charly LP 2015 (#3) / Charly CD 8099 (#13) / Charly LP 30105 (#3) / Disky CD 04 (#38) / Dressed To Kill / BMG CD 66 (#19) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#6) / Sun LP 1008 (#6) / Sun (England) 10 504 (#3)) Crazy Woman [vers. 1]
1957 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#24) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#19)) Crazy Woman [vers. 2]
1957 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#1) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#4) / Sun LP 1008 (#8) / Sun (England) 10 504 (#2)) I Don't Love You Baby
1957 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#5) / Bear Family CD 16758 (#17) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#9) / Sun LP 1008 (#12)) If I'm Not Wanted
1957 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#4) / Charly CD 8161 (#2) / Disky CD 04 (#3) / Dressed To Kill/BMG CD 66 (#33) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#3) / Smith & Co. CD 2440 (#62) / Sun LP 1008 (#4) / Sun (England) LP 1025 (#12)) Juicy Fruit [vers. 1]
1957 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#16) / Bear Family CD 16758 (#25) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#15)) Juicy Fruit [vers. 2]
1957 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#14) / Charly CD 8317 (#6) / Disky CD 05 (#6) / Disky CD 5203 (#6) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#2) / Sun LP 1008 (#3) / Sun (England) LP 1025 (#13)) Money Money Money [vers. 1]
1957 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#22) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#20)) Money Money Money [vers. 2]
1958 SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#15) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#18)) I Done Told You [alt. vers. 1]
195? SUN unissued - (Bear Family CD 16210 (#26) / Bear Family CD 16758 (#6) / Charly CD 8137 (#8) / Charly CD 8274 (#13) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#21) / Redita [1st series] LP 110 (#13) / Sun (U.S.) LP 1033 (#12)) Peroxide Blonde And A Hopped Up Model Ford
195? CHESS unissued - (Bopcat LP 400 (#1) / Hi (England) CD 127 (#11) / Hi (England) LP 434 (#17)) Goin' Back To Memphis [alt. vers.]
195? CHESS unissued - (Chess LP 6025/6 (#28) / Chess (England) LP 9124 213 (#18)) The Shape You Left Me In [alt. vers.]
195? HI unissued - (Cream / Hi CD 44 (#50) / Hi (England) CD 128 (#21) / Hi (England) LP 442 (#21)) Invitation To The Blues
195? HI unissued - (Cream / Hi CD 44 (#48) / Hi (England) CD 128 (#19) / Hi (England) LP 442 (#19)) Listen To Me Lie
195? HI unissued - (Cream / Hi CD 44 (#49) / Hi (England) CD 128 (#20) / Hi (England) LP 442 (#20) Wedding Bells

Need Information

19?? Need info - (Hi CD 53 (#33)) Cold, Cold Heart
19?? Need info - (Hi CD 53 (#36) / Hi LP 416 (#13)) Come On Over, Put Some Love On Me
19?? Need info - (Hi CD 53 (#35) / Hi LP 416 (#12)) Down In The Alley
19?? Need info - (Hi CD 53 (#34)) Frankie And Johnnie
19?? Need info - (Bear Family CD 16758 (#18) / Mid Century Music CD 6003 (#11) / Sun LP 1008 (#13)) Guitar Boogie
19?? Need info - (Hi CD 53 (#19)) Haunted House [alt. vers.]
19?? Need info - (Zomboco CD 6 (#10)) Hey Good Lookin'
19?? Need info - (Hi CD 53 (#39)) Invitation To The Blues
19?? Need info - (Hi CD 53 (#37)) Listen To Me Lie
19?? Need info - (Hi CD 53 (#16)) Mossy Boss
19?? Need info - (Hi CD 53 (#38)) Wedding Bells

Albums

09/1964 LP 12" HI HL-2018 (mono) / SHL-32018 (stereo) (US) JUMPIN' GENE SIMMONS - Haunted House / You Can Have Her / Boney Moronie / The Green Door / Rock Around The Clock / Hotel Happiness / Teen-Age Letter / Don't Let Go / Slippin' And A-Slidin' / (I'm) Comin' Down With Love / Just A Little Bit / No Help Wanted
1977 ? LP 12" DELTUNE DTLP 101 (UK)

ALL OVER - Haunted House / Don't Let Hank Die / Baby Take Me Home / Jesus Loves Mary / Chains Of Love / Drinking On The County Line / Why Didn't I Think Of That / Tennessee Party Time / Cherry Hill Drive / Fallin' Chillun / Daytime Love

1984 LP 12" SUN / CHARLY LP 1008 (UK) I DONE TOLD YOU ! - HIS SUN RECORDINGS 1955 -1957 - I Done Told You ! / Drinkin' Scotch / Money, Money, Money / Juicy Fruit / You Can't Break The Chains Of Love / Crazy Woman / Drinkin' Wine / I Don't Love You Baby / Pop And Mama / Blues At Midnight / Down On The Border / If I'm Not Wanted / Guitar Boogie (Gene's Jumping Jive) / Shake, Rattle And Roll
1987 LP 12" IMTRAT CD 100.032 (GER)

CAJUN COUNTRY - Catahoula Cur Dog / You Pulled The Plug And Love Went Down The Drain / Five O'Clock Happy Hour / It's So Hard To Believe / River Rat / The Haunted House / Why Didn't I Think Of That / Way Down Yonder In Baton Rouge / Patchwork Quilt / Kings And Queens / I Remember Loving You / In Memphis / Will The Circle Be Unbroken  / 86 Miles To Go

1988 LP 12" DEMON / CREAM / HI HIUKLP 416 (UK) GOIN' BACK TO MEMPHIS - Goin' Back To Memphis / The Shape You Left Me In / Haunted House / Hey, Hey Little Girl / I'm Coming Down With Love / You Can Have Her / Hotel Happiness / I'm A Ramblin' Man / Skinny Minnie / Mattie Rea / Folsom Prison Blues / Down In The Alley / Come On Over, Put Some Love On Me / Bossy Boss / Go On Shoes / Keep That Meat In The Pan
1988 LP 12" MAGNUM FORCE MFLP 059 (UK)

HAUNTED HOUSE - Catahoula Cur Dog / You Pulled The Plug / Five O'Clock Happy Hour / It's So Hard To Believe / River Rat / Haunted House / Why Didn't I Think Of That / Way Down Yonder In Baton Rouge / Patchwork Quilt / Kings And Queens / I'm Tired Of Sharin' Sharon / Next To Nothing / I Remember Loving You / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / 86 More Miles To Go / In Memphis / J.C. And J.C. / Troubled Land Over There

1998 CD MID CENTURY MUSIC MCM 6003 (US) 706 UNION AVE. AND BEYOND - Jumpin' Gene SIMMONS - Drinking Scotch / Money, Money, Money / Juicy Fruit / I Don't Love You Baby / Chains Of Love / Crazy Woman / Blues At Midnight / Down On The Border / If I'm Not Wanted / Pop And Mama / Guitar Boogie (Gene's Jumpin Jive) / Drinking Wine / I Done Told You / Shake, Rattle And Roll [demo version] / Juicy Fruit [alternate take] / Blues At Midnight [alternate take] / Pop And Mama [alternate take] / I Done Told You [alternate take] / Crazy Woman [alternate take] / Money, Money, Money [alternate take] / Peroxide Blonde And Hopped Up Ford [demo version] / Hey, Hey Little Girl / The Do Do / The Jump / The Batman / Keep The Meat In The Pan / Go On Shoes / Bad Boy Willie / Haunted House / Goin' Back To Memphis / Teddy Bear
1999 CD DELTUNE ? (UK)

THE KISS OF COUNTRY - Plain Jane / Without You / Rocky Top Mountain Woman / Little Hands / Juicy Fruit / Chosen Few / Bring On The Neon / One Mustard Seed / Little Shot Of Hoochie Coo / A Rose Like You / Haunted House / Dammed Ole Whiskey / I'm A Go Gitter / A Little Six Dollar Vase

07/2001 2 CD HI HEXD 53 (UK) HAUNTED HOUSE - THE COMPLETE JUMPIN' GENE SIMMONS ON HI RECORDS :
CD 1 : Teddy Bear / Your True Love / No Other Guy / The Shape You Left Me In / Twist Caldonia / Be Her #1 / Haunted House / Hey, Hey Little Girl / The Dodo / The Jump / Skinny Minnie / I'm A Ramblin' Man / Folsom Prison Blues / Mattie Rae / The Batman / Mossy Boss / Keep That Meat In The Pan / Go On Shoes
CD 2 : Haunted House / You Can Have Her / Boney Moronie / The Green Door / Rock Around The Clock / Hotel Happiness / Teen-Age Letter / Don't Let Go / Slippin' And A-Slidin / (I'm) Comin' Down With Love / Just A Little Bit / No Help Wanted / Goin' Back To Memphis / Bad Boy Willie / Cold, Cold Heart / Frankie And Johnnie / Down In The Alley / Come On Over, Put Some Love On Me / Listen To Me Lie / Wedding Bells / Invitation To The Blues
09/2006 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16758 (GER) DRINKIN' WINE - THE SUN YEARS, PLUS - I Don't Love You Baby / I Done Told You (alt) / Drinkin' Wine (alt) / Juicy Fruit (alt-2) / If I'm Not Wanted (alt-2) / Peroxide Blond And Hopped Up Model Ford / Mom And Pop (alt-1) / Blues At Midnight / Down On The Border (alt-1) / Crazy Woman (alt-1) / Chains Of Love / Shake, Rattle And Roll / Drinkin' Wine (Sun 299) / Money, Money, Money (alt-1) / I Done Told You (Sun 299) / Juicy Fruit (alt-1) / If I'm Not Wanted (alt-1) / Guitar Boogie / Mom And Pop (alt-2) / Drinkin' Scotch / I Done Told You (false start) / Money, Money, Money (alt-2) / Down On The Border (alt-2) / Crazy Woman (alt-2) / Juicy Fruit (alt-3) / The Shape You Left Me In / Bad Boy Willie / Going Back To Memphis
05/2010 CD SNAPPER SROLLCD 834X (UK) I DONE TOLD YOU - Drinkin' Wine / I Done Told You / Blues At Midnight [alt.1] / Down On The Border / Mom And Pop [alt.2] / Juicy Fruit [alt.2] / You Can't Break The Chains Of Love / Gene's Jumpin' Jive / Shake Rattle And Roll / If I'm Not Wanted / Peroxide Blonde And A Hopped Up Model Ford / Crazy Woman [alt.1] / I Don't Love You Baby / Money, Money, Money [alt.3] / I Done Told You [alt.1] / Drinkin' Wine [alt.2] / Mom And Pop [alt.1] / Down On The Border [alt.1] / Blues At Midnight [alt.2] / Juicy Fruit [alt.1] / Crazy Woman [alt.2] / Money, Money, Money [alt.2] / I Done Told You [false start alt.2] / Juicy Fruit [alt.3] / Money, Money, Money [alt.1] / If I'm Not Wanted / Drinkin' Scotch

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