Gene Vincent – The Wild Cat: Hits Collection 1956-62 – LP


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Gene Vincent was an iconic figure in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, if only for his iconic landmark hit in 1956 with the self-penned Be-Bop-A-Lula, which remains one of the great rockabilly records of its time. It has become one of the most recorded rock ‘n’ roll songs of all and has been a standard in the repertoire of bands all over the world ever since.

Performing with his band The Blue Caps, his moody image of a leather-clad bad boy with distinctive quiffed hair, the mystique being heightened by walking with a pronounced limp – the result of a motor-cycle accident in 1955 – made him a popular figure in rock ‘n’ roll films and tours on both sides of the Atlantic. He was at least as popular in the UK, if not more, as the USA, influencing as he did not only rockers like Cliff Richard and Johnny Kidd, but also The Beatles.

This 18 track LP celebrates his legacy by bringing together his most beloved A and B sides from his massive debut hit Be-Bop-A-Lula through to his more up tempo, twist inspired re-recording of the hit in 1962. Along the way we hear classics such as Race With The Devil, Blue Jean Bop, Git It (featuring Eddie Cochran on backing vocals), Wild Cat, Jezebel and Lucky Star. So sit back and unleash the Wildcat.

Track Listing:

A. 1. Be-Bop-A-Lula -   2. Woman Love -   3. Race With The Devil -   4. Blue Jean Bop -   5. Crazy Legs -   6. Lotta Lovin' -   7. Dance To The Bop -   8. Git It -   9. Say Mama - 
B. 1. Wild Cat -   2. My Heart -   3. Pistol Packin' Mama -   4. Jezebel -   5. She She Little Sheila -   6. I'm Going Home -   7. Brand New Beat -   8. Lucky Star -   9. Be-Bop-A Lula '62 - 

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