Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps

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Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps
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Studio album by Gene Vincent
Released 4 March 1957; 2002
Recorded October 1956
Genre Rock and roll
Length 28:07
39:43 (reissue)
Label Capitol
Producer Ken Nelson
Gene Vincent chronology
Bluejean Bop!
(1956)
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
(1957)
Gene Vincent Rocks! And The Blue Caps Roll!
(1958)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps is an album by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps. It was originally released in 1957, four months after its predecessor, Bluejean Bop. It was released on the Capitol label. It was re-released on CD in 2002. Cliff Gallup and rhythm guitarist, Willie Williams, had left The Blue Caps in the summer of 1956. Gallup was persuaded by producer, Ken Nelson, to temporarily rejoin for the sessions that resulted in the album.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Red Blue Jeans and a Pony Tail" (Jack Rhodes, Bill "Tex" Davis) - 2:14
  2. "Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me" (Gene Vincent, Bill Davis) - 2:15
  3. "Unchained Melody" (Alex North, Hy Zaret) - 2:37
  4. "You Told a Fib" (Gene Vincent, Cliff Gallup) - 2:21
  5. "Cat Man" (Gene Vincent, Bill Davis) - 2:18
  6. "You Better Believe" (Cliff Gallup) - 2:01
Side 2
  1. "Cruisin'" (Gene Vincent, Bill Davis) - 2:12
  2. "Double Talkin' Baby" (Danny Wolfe) - 2:12
  3. "Blues Stay Away from Me" (Henry Glover, Wayne Raney, Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore) - 2:16
  4. "Pink Thunderbird" (Paul Peek, Bill Davis) - 2:32
  5. "I Sure Miss You" (Charles Matthews) - 2:38
  6. "Pretty, Pretty Baby" (Danny Wolfe) - 2:27
CD reissue bonus tracks
  1. "Important Words" [version one] (Gene Vincent, Bill Davis) - 2:21
  2. "B-I-Bickey-Bi, Bo-Bo-Go" (Don Carter, Dub Nalls, Jack Rhodes) - 2:16
  3. "Five Days, Five Days" (Jack Rhodes, Willey, Franks) - 2:37
  4. "Teenager Partner" [version one] (Gene Vincent, Bill Davis) - 2:14
  5. "Five Feet of Lovin'" [version one] (Buck Peddy, Melvin Tillis) - 2:06

Personnel[edit]

  • Gene Vincent - guitar, vocals
The Blue Caps
  • Cliff Gallup - lead guitar
  • Paul Peek - rhythm guitar
  • Willie Williams - rhythm guitar on tracks 4-11
  • Jack Neal - upright bass
  • Dickie Harrell - drums

with:

  • The Jordanaires - backing vocals on "You Better Believe", "Important Words" (version one) and "Five Days, Five Days"

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce (April 1, 2002). Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps | AllMusic: Review. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2 April 2011.