JIVIN' GENE





SINGLES

JIN 109 JIVIN' GENE & THE JOKERS Going Out With The Tide / Up, Up And Away 3/1959 US
JIN 116 JIVIN' GENE & THE JOKERS Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / My Need For Love 1959 US
MERCURY 71485X45 JIVIN' GENE AND THE JOKERS Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / My Need For Love
(a-side Billboard/pop #69)
7/1959 US
MERCURY 71485X JIVIN' GENE AND THE JOKERS Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / My Need For Love 1959 CAN
MERCURY MNS 3064 JIVIN' GENE AND THE JOKERS Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / My Need For Love 1959 NOR
MERCURY 71561X45 JIVIN' GENE You're Jealous / Go On, Go On 2/1960 US
MERCURY 71680X45 JIVIN' GENE Going Out With The Tide / Release Me 1960 US
MERCURY 71751 JIVIN' GENE Poor Me / That's What It's Like To Be Lonesome 1960 US
MERCURY 71802 JIVIN' GENE You Make A Fool Of Me / Don't Pretend 1961 US
MERCURY 71863 JIVIN' GENE I Cried / You've Got A Spell On Me 1961 US
MERCURY 72043 JIVIN' GENE Genie Bom Beanie / Just A Memory Of You 1962 US
CHESS 1873 JIVIN' GENE Cryin' Towel / Genie Bom Beanie 1963 US
HALL 1202 JIVIN' GENE Lovelight Man / Creek Don't Rise 1964 US
TCF-HALL TCF-103 JIVIN' GENE Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Love Medicine 1965 US
TCF-HALL TCF-121 JIVIN' GENE Little Country Girl / Cry By Night 1965 US
CAPITOL P 2296 (promo,
white/yellow label)
GENE BOURGEOIS (JIVIN' GENE) Look At Them / Leave Me 1968 US
CAPITOL 2296 GENE BOURGEOIS (JIVIN' GENE) Look At Them / Leave Me 1968 US
MERCURY C-30118 JIVIN' GENE AND THE JOKERS Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / My Need For Love  (reissue) 19?? US
JIN "GOLDIE OLDIE SERIES" 1001 JIVIN' GENE Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / (reverse by Rod Bernard: This Should Go On Forever)  (reissue) 19?? US
JIN "COLLECTOR SERIES" 2002 JIVIN' GENE Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / (reverse by Rod Bernard: This Should Go On Forever)  (reissue) 19?? US
COLLECTABLES "BACK TO BACK HIT SERIES" C 3114 (black/red label) JIVIN' GENE Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / (reverse by Johnny Preston: Cradle Of Love)  (reissue) 19?? US
JIN 45-405 JIVIN' GENE This Thing Called Cheatin' / Hooked To It 1986 US




ALBUMS

JIN CD 9092 JIVIN' GENE: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE  (CD)
It's Never Too Late / Up, Up And Away / You Make A Fool Of Me / I'd Like To Hear From You / I Found My Baby (By The Crawdad Hole) / You're Jealous / This Thing Called Cheatin' / Genie Bom Beanie / You Tellin' A Lie / Ain't No Way / Somebody Please / Key To My Heart / Love Medicine / I've Already Had My Cry
(recorded at La Louisianne Recording Studio, Lafayette, LA, feat. Jivin' Gene:vcl, Randy Creel:gtr, Ken Marvel:acc/pno/org/keys/bckgr.vcls, Rick Folse:ten.sax/bar.sax, Doug Deane:ten.sax, Tim Pallone:tp, Oran Guidry, Jr:bs, Warren Storm:dms/rbd)
2009 US 




COLLECTIONS

BRYLEN BN 4498 JIVIN' GENE: LOVIN' AND LEAVIN'  (LP)
Look At Them / Leave Me / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Love Machine / Little Country Girl / Cry By Night / Just A Memory Of You / Going Out With The Tide / (Be The Lord Willing) And The Creek Don't Rise / Lovelight Man
1982 US 
DR. MONEY 7032 JIVIN' GENE AND THE JOKERS: BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO  (CD, bootleg)
Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do / Love Medicine / The Creek Don't Rise / Love Light Man / Little Country Girl / Cry By Night / Going Out With The Tide / Up, Up And Away / Hooked To It / The Thing Called Cheatin' / My Need For Love / Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do / You Make A Fool Out Of Me / Don't Pretend / Poor Me / Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do (radio mix) / That's What It's Like To Be Lonesome / I Cried / You've Got A Spell On Me / You're Jealous / Go On, Go On / Goin' Out With The Tide (with overdubs) / Release Me / Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do ('hit version' with overdubs) / Cryin' Towel / Genie Bom Beanie / Leave Me / Look At Them
200? US




COMPILATIONS

MERCURY MG 20493/SR 60172 V/A: 14 NEWIES BUT GOODIES  (LP)
Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do
1960 US
MERCURY MG 20581/SR 60241 V/A: 14 MORE NEWIES BUT GOODIES  (LP)
You're Jealous
1960 US
ABC ABCX-1959 V/A: ROCK'N'SOUL 1959  (LP)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
1973 US
PHILIPS INTERNATIONAL 6336 256 V/A: LOUISIANA ROCK'N'ROLL - THE OTHER SONG OF THE SOUTH  (LP)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Poor Me / Go On, Go On / I Cried
1975 UK
JIN LP 4002 V/A: A ROCKIN' DATE WITH SOUTH LOUISIANA STARS  (LP)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
197? US
BLEND BLR.82011 V/A: ROCK & ROLL COLLECTION, VOL.11  (LP)
I Cried
1985 BEL
P-VINE PCD-2137 V/A: SEA OF LOVE - LOUISIANA BAYOU HITS 1950'S TO 1960'S  (CD)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
1990 JPN
TIME LIFE MUSIC/WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS SRNR-39/OP-2597 V/A: THE ROCK'N'ROLL ERA - THE NEW ORLEANS SOUND  (2-LP)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
1990 US
JIN CD 0106 V/A: SWAMP GOLD, VOL.1  (CD)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
1991 US
JIN CD 9032 V/A: SWAMP GOLD, VOL.1 & 2  (CD)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
1991 US
BIG TONE BT 5704 V/A: MERCURY ROCKABILLIES - LOUISIANA ROCK'N'ROLL  (CD)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Poor Me / Go On, Go On / I Cried
1993 UK
BIG TONE BTCD 6000 V/A: MERCURY ROCK'N'ROLL, VOL.1  (CD)
Poor Me / I Cried
19?? UK
BLEND 6 V/A: BEST OF BLEND ROCK & ROLL COLLECTION, VOL.6  (CD)
I Cried
1997 BEL 
JIN CD 9073 V/A: SWAMP GOLD, VOL.7  (CD)
My Need For Love
2002 US
JIN JRCD-1001 V/A: JIN ROCK N'ROLL  (CD)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / My Need For Love
2003 US
ACE CDCHD 878 V/A: THE EARLY JIN SINGLES - SOUTHLAND ROCK'N'ROLL  (CD)
Goin' Out With The Tide / Up, Up And Away
2003 UK
ERIC 11527 V/A: HARD TO FIND 45'S ON CD, VOLUME 9 (1957-1959)  (CD)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
2007 US
ACE CDCHD 1200 V/A: THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN ROCK'N'ROLL, VOLUME 11  (CD)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
2007 UK


                                                      

© Compiled by Pete Hoppula

Published sources: Norske Rock And Roll Pressinger (Tor Arne Petzold & Per Gunnar Lier, 2004) | Billboard Top 100 Singles (Joel Whitburn, 1994) | The R&B Indies 3 (Bob McGrath, 2006) | Swamp Pop - Cajun And Creole Rhythm And Blues (Shane Bernard, 1996) | Louisiana Rocks! - The True Genesis Of Rock & Roll (Tom Aswell, 2010)

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