Song of the Day: Gene Vincent, “Be Bop A Lula”

Rock & roll and rockabilly singer Gene Vincent would be 86 today. His 1956 hit "Be Bop A Lula" is an early and significant example of rockabilly music. It reached #7 on the Pop chat, #8 on the R&B chart, and #5 on the Country and Western chart in the US, and #16 in the UK.

24 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Gene Vincent, “Be Bop A Lula”

  1. HI JOHN, GUESS WHO? Yep, its Dolly! How are you? I’m getting better and should be back for Monday’s rock & roll. Just wanted to say hello and make sure you’re still rockin’ around the clock! OMG WHAT A GREAT POST. Be Bop a luba OMG I haven’t heard that in forever. When I was little I had a big brother that was 6 yrs. older than me so I got to go through two eras of music. MY bro’s and my own. I loved Junior’s more than my own I think, but I loved my own too. hmmmmm what a good theme that would be. Anyway, great Post today & cover up and take your vitamins. Thank God I only had the flu. Yep, my daughter came in to take me to the doctor and I was tested for Covid and the flu…. Covid 0 and Flu 1 – I HATE BEING SICK! YUK! ANYWAY COMIN’ BACK & SEE YOU MONDAY WOO HOO! My Cathy took care of things while I was gone what a sweetheart! SHE’S THE BEST~! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND – STAY SAFE AND STAY WELL!!!


  2. This song is so Rock and Roll. One of my favorites of the 50s. That slap echo is incredible. I think this is what Lennon went for on a lot of his songs…the sound of his voice.


    1. It came out in early 1956 (kind of like me) and was an early example of rockabilly. He recorded for Capitol records, which did a lot of country back in the day. Most of the rockabilly was on Sun, with Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and Jerry Lee Lewis…


  3. I didn’t realise that was classified as rockabilly (never really nailed down that genre). It’s a catchy song that my Dad used to wander the house singing.


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