“The Crazy Beat Of Gene Vincent” by Gene Vincent - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1963Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Since the Blue Caps disbanded in a blaze of acrimony, Gene had spent much of his time in Europe, especially the UK where he even applied for British citizenship. His UK tours were always well attended. That his “new” LP for 1963 would turn out to be a whole lot of unreleased session tracks from 1958 to 1961 might, therefore, be deemed a bit of a disappointing artistic statement. This must have confused people – 50s boogie beats were on the way out, but the perception would be that Gene Vincent was determined to hang on in there. What with his tax problems, drinking problems and health problems, Gene’s career was not turning out as well as he might have hoped. “Crazy Beat”, recorded in January 1961, is the one track which pointed towards a possible new snazzy direction for the star but, alas, it stands alone in this, by and large, unremarkable set.

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A1 [02:06] 7.4.png Gene Vincent - Crazy Beat (Johnny Fallin, Jack Rhodes) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [02:40] 5.8.png Gene Vincent - Important Words (Vincent Craddock, William Douchette) Rock n Roll Ballad
A3 [01:57] 5.7.png Gene Vincent - It’s Been Nice (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:07] 5.3.png Gene Vincent - Lonesome Boy (Tommy Bedwell) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:01] 6.5.png Gene Vincent - Good Lovin’ (Calaban, Rorie) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [02:09] 6.6.png Gene Vincent - I’m Gonna Catch Me A Rat (Jesse Mae Robinson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [02:01] 6.7.png Gene Vincent - Rip It Up (Robert Alexander Blackwell, John Marascalco) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
B2 [02:47] 6.0.png Gene Vincent - High Blood Pressure (Huey Smith, Johnny Vincent) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:10] 5.4.png Gene Vincent - That’s The Trouble With Love (Bob Chilton, Joe Huling) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [02:39] 4.8.png Gene Vincent and The Beat Boys - Weeping Willow (Debra Lynn) Pop Ballad
B5 [02:29] 4.4.png Gene Vincent - Tear Drops (Dick Glasser) Pop
B6 [02:07] 6.0.png Gene Vincent - Gone, Gone, Gone (Joe South) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

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