Crazy Legs (album)

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Crazy Legs
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Studio album by Jeff Beck
Released 29 June 1993
Genre Rockabilly
Label Epic
Producer Stuart Colman
Jeff Beck chronology
Frankie's House
(1992)
Crazy Legs
(1993)
Who Else!
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[2]

Crazy Legs is a studio album by Jeff Beck and the Big Town Playboys, released on 29 June 1993. The recording is an album of Gene Vincent songs. The album is considered to be a tribute to Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps,[3][4][5] and in particular to Vincent's early guitarist Cliff Gallup,[1][2] whom Beck recognized as his biggest influence.[4]

The album peaked at No. 171 on the Billboard 200 chart.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Race with the Devil" (Gene Vincent, Sheriff Tex Davis) – 2:00
  2. "Cruisin'" (Gene Vincent, Sheriff Tex Davis) – 2:22
  3. "Crazy Legs" (Danny Wolfe, Jerry Reed) – 2:03
  4. "Double Talkin' Baby" (Danny Wolfe, Jerry Reed) – 2:15
  5. "Woman Love" (Jack Rhodes) – 2:35
  6. "Lotta Lovin'" (Bernice Bedwell) – 2:04
  7. "Catman" (Gene Vincent, Sheriff Tex Davis) – 2:24
  8. "Pink Thunderbird" (Paul Peek, Sheriff Tex Davis) – 2:30
  9. "Baby Blue" (Gene Vincent, Bobby Jones) – 2:36
  10. "You Better Believe" (Cliff Gallup) – 2:09
  11. "Who Slapped John?" (Gene Vincent, Sheriff Tex Davis) – 1:55
  12. "Say Mama" (Johnny Earl, Johnny Meeks) – 2:13
  13. "Red Blue Jeans and a Pony Tail" (Jack Rhodes, Sheriff Tex Davis) – 2:18
  14. "Five Feet of Lovin'" (Buck Peddy, Mel Tillis) – 2:11
  15. "B-I-Bickey-Bi-Bo-Bo-Go" (Don Carter, Dub Nalls, Jack Rhodes) – 2:12
  16. "Blues Stay Away from Me" (Alton Delmore, Henry Glover, Rabon Delmore, Wayne Raney) – 2:24
  17. "Pretty Pretty Baby" (Danny Wolfe) – 2:26
  18. "Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me" (Gene Vincent, Sheriff Tex Davis) – 2:15

Personnel[edit]

  • Jeff Beck - guitars, vocals
The Big Town Playboys

with:

  • Leo Green - tenor saxophone on "Say Mama"
  • Nick Lunt - baritone saxophone on "Say Mama"
  • Tony Rivers - backing vocals on "Baby Blue"
Technical
  • Leif Mases - engineer
  • Stan Watts - cover illustration

Additional notes[edit]

Catalogue: (CD) Epic 53562

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "Review: Crazy Legs". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b Milward, John (16 September 1993). "Review: Crazy Legs". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 26 August 2009.
  3. ^ "The Big Town Playboys", An interview with lead vocalist and piano player Mike Sanchez, THE JEFF BECK BULLETIN Issue No. 1 / March 1993
  4. ^ a b Jeff Beck Interview, published in 'The Guitar Magazine' Vol 3 No 4, June 1993.
  5. ^ "The New Rolling Stone Album Guide", 2004, ISBN 0-7432-0169-8 p. 57
  6. ^ "Crazy Legs - Chart & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 August 2009.