Saturday, February 24, 2024

Record #0647: Dance To the Bop / I Got It – GENE VINCENT AND HIS BLUE CAPS


Capitol F3839 (original) USA, Oct. 1957
Words & Music by:  Side A – Floyd Edge; Side BDick Glasser
Musicians: Gene Vincent (vocals), Johnny Meeks (lead guitar), Buck Owens (rhythm guitar), Bobby Lee Jones (bass guitar), Dickie Harrell (drums), unknown backing vocals
Recording sessions: Produced by Ken Nelson at Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA, Side A: 20.June 1957, Side B: 19. June 1957
Highest chart positions:  US #23, Canada #6

These tracks were recorded in the first two sessions of Vincent’s new line-up of Blue Caps. Only Harrell was left as an original Blue Cap. Also, the band went from upright bass to bass guitar. Furthermore, they no longer had their sessions in “Bradley’s Barn” in Nashville, TN.

8 songs were recorded in these sessions and included “Lotta Lovin’” and “Wear My Ring” which were released on Vincent’s preceding single (F3763) already in July 1957.

This single was Vincent’s last top 100 chart entry in the US.

List price:  Very Good+ is $20, Near Mint is $40.

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