John Vincent

Real Name:
John Vincent Imbragulio
Profile:
American producer and record label executive, born 3 October 1925 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; died 4 February 2000 in Jackson, Mississippi. Founder of two labels, Champion (in the early 1950s) and Ace Records (3) (1955).

Vincent sold Rock-Ola jukeboxes in the 1940s. In the early 1950s he opened a record store and formed his own label, Champion. In 1953 he signed for Los Angeles-based label Specialty to find talent in New Orleans.

In 1955, Vincent left Specialty to found Ace Records (3). In 1962 he made a distribution deal with Vee Jay Records, but Vee Jay went bankrupt in 1966, and Ace was deactivated. Vincent activated the label in 1971 with a limited success, which lead him to get involved in various other enterprises, including a restaurant.

In the early 1990s he returned to music business, and he reoriented Ace to the contemporary soul-blues market. Vincent sold the Ace catalogue to British Music Collection International Ltd. in 1997 but started a new label, Avanti.
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John Vincent Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

MUSE 001 John Vincent - Ageless album art Madeleine Madeleine - Ageless(CD, Album) Muse Records UK MUSE 001 UK 2000 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

John Vincent - Those Lonely Lonely Nights / Someone Cares For Me album art Johnny "Guitar" Watson* Those Lonely Lonely Nights (as Vincent) Johnny "Guitar" Watson* - Those Lonely Lonely Nights / Someone Cares For Me (Single) RPM Records (5) US 1955 Sell This Version
John Vincent - Just A Lonely Clown / Free Single And Disengaged album art Huey Smith And His Clowns* Huey Smith And His Clowns* - Just A Lonely Clown / Free Single And Disengaged (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1957 Sell This Version
John Vincent - Chickee Wah-Wah / Give A Helping Hand album art Bobby Marchan Chickee Wah-Wah (as Vincent) and 1 more… Bobby Marchan - Chickee Wah-Wah / Give A Helping Hand (Single) Gale (2) US 1957 Sell This Version
530 John Vincent - Rockin Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu album art Huey 'Piano' Smith* Huey 'Piano' Smith* - Rockin Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu(7", Single) Ace Records (3) 530 US 1957 Sell This Version
John Vincent - Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu album art Huey Smith And The Clowns* Huey Smith And The Clowns* - Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1957 Sell This Version
45-5069 John Vincent - Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu album art Roy Milton And His Orchestra* Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (as Vincent) Roy Milton And His Orchestra* - Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu(7", Single) King Records (3) 45-5069 US 1957 Sell This Version
530 John Vincent - Rocking Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu album art Huey Smith and The Clowns* Huey Smith and The Clowns* - Rocking Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu(10", Single) Ace Records (3) 530 US 1957 Sell This Version
70312x45 John Vincent - Rainstorm / Don't You Just Know It album art Sil Austin Don't You Just Know It (as Vincent) Sil Austin - Rainstorm / Don't You Just Know It(7") Mercury, Music 70312x45 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
John Vincent - Havin A Good Time / We Like Birdland album art Huey "Piano" Smith Huey "Piano" Smith - Havin A Good Time / We Like Birdland (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1958 Sell This Version
John Vincent - Don't You Just Know It album art The Titans (3) Don't You Just Know It (as Vincent) The Titans (3) - Don't You Just Know It (Single) Specialty US 1958 Sell This Version
John Vincent - Don't You Just Know It / High Blood Pressure album art Huey "Piano" Smith And The Clowns* Huey "Piano" Smith And The Clowns* - Don't You Just Know It / High Blood Pressure (Single) Ace Records (3) Australia 1958 Sell This Version
553 John Vincent - Well I'll Be John Brown /  Don't You Know Yockomo album art Huey "Piano" Smith With His Clowns* Huey "Piano" Smith With His Clowns* - Well I'll Be John Brown / Don't You Know Yockomo(7", Single) Ace Records (3) 553 US 1958 Sell This Version
John Vincent - Yea-Yea (Class Cutter) / Lonely Nights album art Dale Hawkins Lonely Nights (as Vincent) Dale Hawkins - Yea-Yea (Class Cutter) / Lonely Nights (Single) Checker US 1959 Sell This Version
LP 1001 John Vincent - Just A Dream album art Jimmy Clanton My Love Is Strong (as Vincent) and 1 more… Jimmy Clanton - Just A Dream(LP, Album, Mono) Ace Records (3) LP 1001 US 1959 Sell This Version
John Vincent - Don't You Just Know It / Beach Party album art The Fendermen Don't You Just Know It (as Vincent) The Fendermen - Don't You Just Know It / Beach Party (Single) Soma US 1959 Sell This Version
G-21802 John Vincent - Mule Skinner Blues / Don't You Just Know It album art The Fendermen Don't You Just Know It (as Vincent) The Fendermen - Mule Skinner Blues / Don't You Just Know It(7") Apex (3) G-21802 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
45-JAR-282 John Vincent - Cheatin' Woman / Don't You Know Yockomo album art Frankie Ford / Huey "Piano" Smith With His Clowns* Don't You Know Yockomo (as Vincent) Frankie Ford / Huey "Piano" Smith With His Clowns* - Cheatin' Woman / Don't You Know Yockomo(7", Single) Top Rank International 45-JAR-282 UK 1960 Sell This Version
John Vincent - It's Pony Time album art Chubby Checker We Like Birdland (as Vincent) Chubby Checker - It's Pony Time (Album) Parkway US 1961 Sell This Version
John Vincent - Rockin' Pheumonia album art Gene Kennedy Rockin' Pheumonia (as Vincent) Gene Kennedy - Rockin' Pheumonia (Single) Old Town Records US 1961 Sell This Version
A 428 John Vincent - Peanut Butter album art The Marathons High Blood Pressure (as Vincent) The Marathons - Peanut Butter(LP, Album) Arvee A 428 US 1961 Sell This Version
515 John Vincent - Lonely Lonely Nights / My Babe album art Mickey Gilley Lonely Lonely Nights (as Vincent) Mickey Gilley - Lonely Lonely Nights / My Babe(7") Lynn Records (2) 515 US 1961 Sell This Version
John Vincent - All The Hits (For Your Dancin' Party) By Chubby Checker album art Chubby Checker We Like Birdland (as Vincent) Chubby Checker - All The Hits (For Your Dancin' Party) By Chubby Checker (Comp) Parkway, Parkway US 1962 Sell This Version
MG1240 John Vincent - Mule Skinner Blues album art The Fendermen Don't You Just Know It (as Vincent) The Fendermen - Mule Skinner Blues(LP, Album) Soma MG1240 US 1962 Sell This Version
45-2215 John Vincent - Mind Your Own Business album art Lightnin' Slim* Mind Your Own Business (as Vincent) Lightnin' Slim* - Mind Your Own Business(7") Excello 45-2215 US 1962 Sell This Version