John Vincent

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

Writing & Arrangement

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
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
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 Huey 'Piano' Smith* Huey 'Piano' Smith* - Rocking Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu(7", Single) Ace Records (3) 530 US 1957 Sell This Version
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 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
Huey "Piano" Smith Huey "Piano" Smith - Havin A Good Time / We Like Birdland (Single) Ace Records (3) US 1958 Sell This Version
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
625 The Titans (3) Don't You Just Know It (as Vincent) The Titans (3) - Don't You Just Know It(7", Single) Specialty 625 US 1958 Sell This Version
553 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
Dale Hawkins Lonely Nights (as Vincent) Dale Hawkins - Yea-Yea (Class Cutter) / Lonely Nights (Single) Checker US 1959 Sell This Version
R. 2278 The Fendermen Don't You Just Know It (Non Lo Sai Esattamente) (as Vincent) The Fendermen - Don't You Just Know It / Beach Party(7") Top Rank International R. 2278 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
G-21802 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
The Fendermen Don't You Just Know It (as Vincent) The Fendermen - Don't You Just Know It / Beach Party (Single) Top Rank International UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-JAR-282 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
Chubby Checker We Like Birdland (as Vincent) Chubby Checker - It's Pony Time (Album) Parkway UK 1961 Sell This Version
515 Mickey Gilley Lonely Lonely Nights (as Vincent) Mickey Gilley - Lonely Lonely Nights / My Babe(7") Lynn Records (2) 515 US 1961 Sell This Version
Chubby Checker We Like Birdland (as Vincent) Chubby Checker - All The Hits (For Your Dancin' Party) By Chubby Checker (Comp) Parkway, Parkway Australia 1962 Sell This Version
Johnny "Guitar" Watson* Those Lonely, Lonely Feelings (as Bincent) Johnny "Guitar" Watson* - Johnny "Guitar" Watson (Album) King Records (3) US 1963 Sell This Version
Chubby Checker Don't You Just Know It (as Vincent) Chubby Checker - Chubby Checker "In Person" Parkway US 1963 Sell This Version
C-1055 Bobby Rydell Sea Cruise (as Vincent) Bobby Rydell - Wild (Wood) Days(LP, Album, Mono) Cameo C-1055 US 1963 Sell This Version
Vernon And Jewell Those Lonely, Lonely Nights (as Vincent) Vernon And Jewell - Those Lonely, Lonely Nights (Single) Kent US 1964 Sell This Version
Pat Boone Sincerely (as Vincent) Pat Boone - Sincerely / Don't You Just Know It (Single) Dot Records India 1964 Sell This Version
7EGO 70045 Dinah Lee With Max Merritt And His Meteors* Don't You Know Yockomo (as Vincent) Dinah Lee With Max Merritt And His Meteors* - Don't You Know...(7", EP) His Master's Voice 7EGO 70045 Australia 1964 Sell This Version
SWELP 22 The Spotnicks My Babe The Spotnicks - The Spotnicks In Berlin(LP, Album, Cov) Swedisc SWELP 22 Sweden 1964 Sell This Version