Rock 'n' Roll Gypsies

Rock 'n' Roll Gypsies

by Vinegar Joe
     
 

Vinegar Joe's second album was workmanlike, early-'70s mainstream British rock, though with more of a soul and rock & roll influence than the usual such band of the era, due to the one-two punch of lead vocalists Robert Palmer and Elkie Brooks. It's fair but not astounding stuff, Palmer and Brooks both singing together and taking…  See more details below

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Vinegar Joe's second album was workmanlike, early-'70s mainstream British rock, though with more of a soul and rock & roll influence than the usual such band of the era, due to the one-two punch of lead vocalists Robert Palmer and Elkie Brooks. It's fair but not astounding stuff, Palmer and Brooks both singing together and taking individual leads of their own. The original material tends toward the commonplace good-time rock & roll vibe, though it gets a bit more interesting on Palmer's two original compositions, "Falling" (which clearly points toward the reggae-funk of his early solo career) and "Forgive Us" (which is a decent facsimile of rootsy southern Californian country-folk-rock). As for the three covers, it's doubtful anyone needed a version of Jerry Lee Lewis' classic "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." But they showed better taste on Jimi Hendrix's "Angel" (Brooks' most impressive vocal on the record) and the obscure American folk-rock tune "Rock & Roll Gypsies," originally done by the Gypsy Trips and Hearts & Flowers in the 1960s.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2004
Label:
Lemon Records Uk
UPC:
5013929761520
catalogNumber:
15
Rank:
102281

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vinegar Joe   Primary Artist
Elkie Brooks   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Keef Hartley   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Steve York   Bass,Harmonica,Group Member
Mike Deacon   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Pete Gage   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Jim Mullen   Guitar,Group Member
John Woods   Drums,Group Member
Robert Palmer   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Laurie Lewis   Artwork
Steve York   Composer
Sunny David   Composer
Pete Gage   Producer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Vic Smith   Producer
S. Davis   Composer
Dave Williams   Composer

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