Gene Vincent

Rebel Heart, Vol. 3

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This is a terrific collection of rarities and live performances, mostly early '60s vintage, from Gene Vincent's European exile period. Several of the tracks are from TV appearances, including a version of "Blue Jean Bop" featuring Joe Moretti, the guitar god who riffed on of the original version of "Shakin' All Over".

There are also a couple of late '60s tracks by ex-Blue Cap Johnny Meeks. Best of all, there's an absolutely hilarious live version of "High on Life" with Commander Cody from the 1971 San Francisco Folk Festival, which proves conclusively that Vincent could have had the same sort of post-hippie comeback as Elvis Presley or the Beach Boys.

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