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Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie - Eddie Cochran - The Eddie Cochran Singles Album (Cassette, Album)

His family had moved to Southern California aroundand in he made his first recordings as half of the Cochran Brothers. Here's the confusing part: although the other half of the act was really named Hank Cochran, he was not Eddie's brother. Hank Cochran would become a noted country songwriter in the s. Eddie was already an accomplished rockabilly guitarist and singer on these early sides, and he started picking up some session work as well, also finding time to make demos and write Jeannie with Jerry Capehart, who became his manager.

Cochran's big break came Jeannie in a novel fashion. In mid, while Cochran and Capehart were recording some music for low-budget films, Boris Petroff asked Eddie if he'd be interested in appearing in a movie that a friend was directing.

Cochran had his first Top 20 hit in early"Sittin' in the Balcony," with an echo-chambered vocal reminiscent of Elvis. That single was written by John D. Loudermilk, but Eddie would write much of his material, including his only Top Ten hit, "Summertime Blues. One of the classic early rock singles, "Summertime Blues" was revived a decade later by proto-metal group Blue Cheer, and was a concert staple Jeannie - Eddie Cochran - The Eddie Cochran Singles Album (Cassette the Who, who had a small American hit with a cover version.

Let's not mention Alan Jackson's country rendition in the s. One of the classic early rock singles, "Summertime Blues" was revived a decade later by proto-metal group Blue Cheer, and was a concert staple for the Who, who had a small American hit with a cover version.

Let's not mention Alan Jackson's Jeannie rendition in the s. That, disappointingly, was the extent of Cochran's major commercial success in the U. As is the case with his buddy Gene Vincent, though, you can't judge his importance by mere chart statistics. Cochran was very active in the studio, and while his output wasn't nearly as consistent as Buddy Holly's another good friend of Eddie'she laid down a few classic or near-classic cuts that are just as worthy as his hits.

He was also like Holly an innovator in the studio, using overdubbing at a time when that practice was barely known on rock recordings.

Cochran is more revered today in Britain than the United States, due in part to the tragic circumstances of his death. In the spring ofhe toured the U. En route to London to fly back to the States for a break, the car Cochran was riding in, with his girlfriend and songwriter Sharon Sheeley and Gene Vincent, had a severe accident.

Vincent and Sheeley survived, but Cochran died less than a day later, at the age of Download IsraCloud. The Labels. Paul Vidal Enterprises, Inc. Chicago: Chicago Review Jeannie. The Tombstone Tourist: Musicians 2 ed. New York: Simon and Schuster.

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Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Wikimedia Commons. Cochran in April 17, aged 21 BathSomersetEngland. Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums vocals.

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