“Gene Vincent Rocks! And The Blue Caps Roll” by Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - album review

TJR says

Recorded in December 1957 and issued in March, 1958 - the first of two LPs from Gene in this year. Historians line up to tell us that Gene Vincent was one of the wildest and most exciting Rock n Rollers who ever roamed the hop. Can’t hear it myself – I guess you had to be there. “Brand New Beat” is a good opener, but no better than that. In fact, the entire set is very consistent from start to finish but rarely gets anywhere near being justifiably tagged with the “incendiary” adjective so often attributed to the “wild cat” and his pack. Gene’s fascination with the decades-old classics plays out once again, creating a strange old mix of jeepers, creepers and crooners, with the music sheets of Hammerstein & Rodgers being raided alongside the latest hip hits penned by your Otis Blackwell’s. There's even a bit of Hank Williams to keep the good ole boys happy. Gene, and this album, is at his best when he’s playing the part of the moody rock n roller and “Rollin’ Danny” takes the top spot here. Frustrating really…

The Jukebox Rebel
29-Aug-2015

A1 [02:29] 6.5.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Brand New Beat (Audrey Allison, Joe Allison) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [02:01] 6.1.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - By The Light Of The Silvery Moon (Edward Madden, Gus Edwards) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A3 [02:35] 6.6.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - You’ll Never Walk Alone (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) Rock n Roll Ballad
A4 [02:38] 6.3.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Frankie And Johnnie (Traditional) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:37] 6.4.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - In My Dreams (Bernice Bedwell) Rock n Roll Ballad
A6 [02:03] 6.1.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Flea Brain (Bob Center) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B1 [02:07] 7.0.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Rollin’ Danny (Joe Steen, Paul Edwards) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B2 [02:25] 5.6.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - You Belong To Me (Chilton Price, Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart) Pop Ballad
B3 [02:09] 5.7.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Your Cheatin’ Heart (Hank Williams) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [02:13] 5.5.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Time Will Bring You Everything (Vincent Craddock, Paul Peak) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:45] 6.4.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - Should I Ever Love Again (Edward Gates, H. M. Cockel) Rock n Roll Ballad
B6 [01:59] 6.4.png Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps - It’s No Lie (Otis Blackwell) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly




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