Sunday, September 25, 2011
Rockabilly Bass Player - Jumping Jack Neal - Bass Player for Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps - RIP
Jumping Jack Neal one of the first Rockabilly Dog house players passed away on September 23, 2011. Like Cliff Gallop, Jack was not a life long member of the Blue Caps but he cut 35 records, including all of Gene Vincent's most famous grooves. He worked a brief stint with Perry Cuomo and also at the Sands Casino in Las Vegas. He retired to a quiet life much like fellow band member Cliff Gallop and devoted the his remaining years to his family. Many players emulated Jack's style. One of the original rockers and nice guys!