“A Gene Vincent Record Date” by Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps - album review

TJR says

The second of 2 LPs from Gene Vincent this year was released in September and very much followed the pattern of the preceding “Gene Vincent Rocks! and The Blue Caps Roll” – rock n rollers with some old crooners and ballads in the modern style and just a token smidgen of country. It’s almost formulaic. “Git It” is in a class of its’ own – intelligent, exciting rock n roll with just a hint of bad boy. If only he could be like that all the time. Sigh. Of the other rock n rollers, “Look What You Gone And Done To Me” keeps the bar raised highest. The cover of Gershwin & Heyward’s “Summertime” sees Gene continue with his fascination for the American songbook, and, fair play to the gang, it’s a neat R n B version and worthwhile. Elsewhere, the bum-de-dum pop nothingness of “The Wayward Wind” and “Keep It A Secret” ensure the album’s rateable value is limited to “decent enough”.

The Jukebox Rebel
29-Aug-2015


A1 [02:12] 6.8.png Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps - Five Feet Of Lovin’ (Buck Peddy, Melvin Tillis) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [02:43] 5.0.png Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps - The Wayward Wind (Herb Newman, Stan Lebowsky) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [02:09] 6.3.png Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps - Somebody Help Me (Bob Kelly) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A4 [02:03] 4.7.png Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps - Keep It A Secret (Jessie Mae Robinson) Pop Ballad
A5 [02:29] 5.7.png Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps - Hey, Good Lookin’ (Hank Williams) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A6 [02:24] 8.7.png Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps - Git It (Bob Kelly) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B1 [02:16] 6.7.png Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps - Teen Age Partner (Vincent Craddock, Bill Davis) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B2 [02:23] 5.7.png Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps - Peace Of Mind (James Bracken) Rock n Roll Ballad
B3 [02:03] 7.1.png Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps - Look What You Gone And Done To Me (Robert Lee Jones) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B4 [02:52] 6.2.png Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps - Summertime (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:48] 6.0.png Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps - I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) (Hank Williams) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [01:48] 6.3.png Gene Vincent with The Blue Caps - I Love You (Grady Owen, Vincent Craddock) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly




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