The Talented Jumpin’ Gene Simmons

The Talented Jumpin’ Gene Simmons

Jumpin’ Gene Simmons

Jumpin’ Gene Simmons (July 10, 1933– August 29, 2006) was an American rockabilly vocalist as well as songwriter, best understood for his 1964 uniqueness solitary “Haunted House”.

Jumpin’Gene Simmons Birth name Morris Eugene Simmons Birthed July 10
, 1933 Itawamba County, Mississippi
, United States Beginning Tupelo, Mississippi, United States Passed away August 29, 2006 (aged 73) Genres Rock as well as roll, pop, rockabilly
Line of work Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years energetic 1958– 2006

Bio Hewas birthed Morris Eugene Simmons in Itawamba

County, Mississippi, and also started his recording job with Sun Records in 1958 while doing as an opening represent previous labelmate Elvis Presley. Nonetheless, the tag launched just one (non-charting)solitary from his videotaping sessions. His very first as well as just Top 40 hit was”Haunted House “, a cover of a 1958 recording by Johnny Fuller which came to a head at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964; the tune stood for among Hi there Records’very early successes. The track was later on covered by the Compton Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ace Cannon, Hasil Adkins, Sam the Sham, John Fogerty, as well as John Anderson. His last job was”Indian Outlaw, “which he co-wrote, and also was a pinch hit c and w musician Tim McGraw in 1994. Simmons’Hi there Records recordings were launched as a compilation, Haunted House: The Complete Jumpin’ Gene Simmons on Hello There Records, in June 2001. Sunlight Records did the same in December 2006 with the 33-song collection Drinkin’ Wine: The Sun Years, Plus. He had actually videotaped a number of cds with both tags yet they were never ever launched. Brian Setzer covered among Simmons’songs, “Peroxide Blonde in a Hopped Up Model Ford,”for his 2005 cd Rockabilly Riot, Vol.

1: A Tribute to Sun Records. A year later on, Simmons passed away at age 73 in his home town on August 29, 2006, on the 42nd wedding anniversary of” Haunted House’s” entry right into the leading 40, after a lengthy health problem. Kiss bassist Gene Simmons(birth name: Chaim Witz )picked his name as a homage to the vocalist.

Discography< a href =””> Goin’ Back to Memphis (1987 )
706 Union Ave. And Beyond (1998 )
Haunted House: The Complete Jumpin’ Gene Simmons on Hello There Records (2001 )
Drinkin’ Wine: The Sun Years, Plus (2006 )

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