Gene Vincent

Rebel Heart

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This is a spotty but occasionally transcendent collection of Gene Vincent rarities. The first two tracks, "Hound Dog" and "Be-Bop-A-Lula," will be valued most by hardcore fans. They're 1956 live tracks (introduced by legendary DJ Alan Freed) featuring Vincent's legendary backing band, the original Blue Caps, with genius guitarist Cliff Gallup.

There are also brief interview snippets (one from a French tour in 1967), and some studio sessions from the late '60s (including the oddly psychedelic "Rainy Day Sunshine"). Also included are several terrific live cuts from the 1971 San Francisco Folk Festival, with backing provided by none other than Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, a musical meeting of the minds that more or less proves the generation gap was a myth.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:10 SpotifyAmazon
2 3:04 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:09 SpotifyAmazon
4 3:07 SpotifyAmazon
5 1:52 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:31 SpotifyAmazon
7 3:27 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:17 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:15 SpotifyAmazon
10
0:37 SpotifyAmazon
11
2:35 SpotifyAmazon
12
2:28 SpotifyAmazon
13
3:00 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:15 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:21 SpotifyAmazon
16 1:58 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:02 SpotifyAmazon
18 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:02 SpotifyAmazon
20 2:32 SpotifyAmazon
21 2:55 SpotifyAmazon
22 4:12 SpotifyAmazon
23 2:09 SpotifyAmazon
24 1:36 SpotifyAmazon
25 3:50 SpotifyAmazon
26
2:58 SpotifyAmazon
27 2:41 SpotifyAmazon
28 2:01 SpotifyAmazon
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