(Norton/ Capitol T - 811) March 1957
The second LP from Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, a self-titled affair, was recorded in October 1956, a mere four months after their debut, and released in 1957. Again featuring the searing guitar work of Cliff Gallup, this album captures Gene Vincent at his most mature and confident. The band was capable of running circles around basically all white rock and roll groups around at the time and this LP showcases their depth and breadth fantastically. Featuring amazing originals, one of the more brilliant covers of The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody," and a haunting version of The Delmore Brothers' "Blues Stay Away from Me", Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps is necessary for all fans of early rock and roll.
Red Bluejeans And A Pony Tail / Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me / Unchained Melody / You Told A Fib / Cat Man / You Better Believe / Cruisin' / Double Talkin' Baby / Blues Stay Away From Me / Pink Thunderbird / I Sure Miss You / Pretty, Pretty Baby