“Bluejean Bop!” by Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - album review

TJR says

A quick scan of the cover versions on the debut LP from the supposed wild man of Rock n Roll leaves me bemused, and a little disappointed. On-board are versions of “Jezebel” (Frankie Laine, 1951), “Ain’t She Sweet” (Lou Gold and his Orchestra, 1927), “Waltz Of The Wind” (Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys, 1947), “That Old Gang Of Mine” (Sammy Fain, 1929), “Up A Lazy River” (Hoagy Carmichael and his Orchestra, 1931) and “Peg O’ My Heart” (Jose Collins, 1913). Don’t get me wrong – they’re not bad versions (and they probably improve on the originals) but I’m craving more of the bad-ass lip-snarlers like “Bluejean Bop”, “Who Slapped John”, “Jump Back, Honey, Jump Back” and less of the tea-dance orchestra stylings of “Waltz of the Wind” and “That Old Gang Of Mine”. Where was “Be-Bop-A-Lula” by the way? A patchy affair…

The Jukebox Rebel
29-Aug-2015

A1 [02:23] 6.8.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Bluejean Bop (Vincent Craddock, Hal Levy) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [02:25] 6.2.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Jezebel (Wayne Shanklin) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [01:58] 7.1.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Who Slapped John (Vincent Craddock, William Douchette) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A4 [02:30] 5.3.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Ain’t She Sweet (Jack Yellen, Milton Ager) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:25] 6.0.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - I Flipped (Bobbie Carrol) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A6 [02:43] 4.3.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Waltz Of The Wind (Fred Rose) Pop Ballad
B1 [02:01] 6.6.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Jump Back, Honey, Jump Back (Hadda Brooks) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B2 [02:33] 5.2.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - That Old Gang Of Mine (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal, Willie Raskin) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:51] 6.0.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Jumps, Giggles And Shouts (Vincent Craddock, William Douchette) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B4 [02:22] 4.6.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Up A Lazy River (Hoagy Carmichael, Sidney Arodin) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:25] 6.1.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Bop Street (Cliff Gallup, William Douchette) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B6 [02:36] 5.0.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Peg O’ My Heart (Alfred Bryan, Fred Fisher) Pop Ballad




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