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Welcome to the jime

Welcome to the website of the late Vince Gordon who passed away august 4th, 2016 only 51 years old. With him the band The-Jime also died. At only 17th years Vince Gordon created The Jime but as he wrote on this homepage, the band might as well have been called "The Vince Gordon-band". He composed, produced, sang, and not only played the outstanding leadguitar but often mastered all instruments on The Jimes records.

Follow this site and there will be more information about a memory site for the Rockabilly-legend Vince Gordon with details on his inspiring work and unique achievements in his much to short life.

In the memory of Vince Gordon we have released the video: I´ll be home, by Vince and performed by Vince.









The rockabilly trio The Jime is often compared to Brian Setzer and Stray Cats:

"Vince pulls out some leads that would even make old Setzer himself a little green with envy."
Planet Rockabilly, USA

Luckily, The Jime have a rockabilly style completely their own:

"From their musical ability and professionalism they are probably closets to the Stray Cats in comparison but that doesn't mean they sound like Stray Cats as they have their own style and that's good."
Dynamite Magazine, Germany

Some call that style modern rockabilly or neo rockabilly. However, seeing that the original rockabilly from the fifties was a showcase for innovative songwriting and the latest in recording (Think echo) The Jime themselves, just call their style "rockabilly".

While recognizing the influence from the Stray Cats, Vince Gordon lists his strongest influences as Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and the rest of the "old garde".

There are also several The Jime recordings that have built on the grooves Bill Haley & His Comets laid down in their heyday in the mid fifties.



Rockabilly, rockabilly and more rockabilly!

The Jime Rockabilly Homepage (That you're on right now) does quite a lot more than just talk about The Jime and offer their CDs (There are even some free rockabilly mp3's for you to download in here!). This is also the home of The Rockabilly Guitar Page (Visited yearly by more than 40.000 rockabilly enthusiasts), the eBooks "How to Play Rockabilly Guitar" and "Intermediate Rockabilly Guitar Lessons" plus a special CD with rockabilly jam tracks to play along to, all courtesy of Vince Gordon of The Jime.


How do you say "rockabilly" in six different languages?

In addition to the main site which is in English, there are also five short versions of the site in different languages. The rockabilly lyrics & chords page, The Rockabilly Guitar Page (and it's subpages on everything rockabilly related) and the ebooks and rockabilly jam tracks CD page can only be found on the English site however.