Teenage Rock 'n' Roll Party Various Artists (Challenge Records)


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A step back into the rock'n'roll past when compilations were compilations, singles were singles and a record collector could roam the plains of Camden Town (I feel a Ted Carroll reference corning on-Ed) certain in the knowledge that take 25 of his or her favourite hit was NOT lurking just around the corner. Seriously folks, "Teenage Rock'n'Roll Party" is that now-rare breed of disc - a personal selection of some great music (Ted Carroll's perhaps? - Ed), meant to be savoured, danced to and enjoyed, rather than subjected to analysis. Rockin' Ted Carroll (see, I was right! - big'Ed) has pop-picked 30 great party records including The Jive Five's These Golden Rings, Larry Williams' frantic rocker Slow Down (an influence on British bands from The Beatles to The Jam), the New York doowop of The Symbols' Crying My Eyes Out, the original undubbed version of Al Ferrier's Let's Go Boppin' Tonight and Al Simmons' Old Folks Boogie. Simmons was drummer with the totally obscure Cats From Fresno who recorded for Johnny Otis's Dig label and Old Folks Boogie is Al's only recorded vocal outing. So roll back the carpet, jump on the dance floor and party on to a selection of the very best blues, rockabilly, doo wop, R&B and swamp pop - all Teenage Rock'n'Roll style.

Track listing

Side 1

  • 01
    All Night Long - Joe Houston

  • 02
    Old Folk's Boogie - Al Simmons With Slim Green & The Cats From Fresno

  • 03
    Slow Down - Larry Williams

  • 04
    Blue Jeans And A Boy's Shirt - Glen Glenn

  • 05
    That's Alright Baby - Slim Harpo

  • 06
    Sweetheart Please Don't Go - The Gladiolas

  • 07
    Crying My Heart Out - The Symbols

  • 08
    Roll, Hot Rod, Roll - Oscar McLollie

  • 09
    Jump Jack, Jump! - Wynona Carr

  • 10
    Yama Yama Pretty Mama - Richard Berry

  • 11
    You Know You're Doing Me Wrong - The Harptones

  • 12
    These Golden Rings - The Jive Five

  • 13
    My Desire - The Cliques

  • 14
    Night Of The Werewolf - Lee Kristofferson

  • 15
    Chicken Stuff - Hop Wilson & His Buddies

  • 16
    Have Mercy Miss Percy - Long Tall Marvin

  • 17
    Hands Off - Donna Hightower with Maxwell Davis & Orchestra

  • 18
    Can't Believe You Wanna Leave - Little Richard

  • 19
    The Masquerade Is Over - The Clefftones

  • 20
    Those Lonely, Lonely Nights - Johnny "Guitar" Watson

  • 21
    Wet Back Hop - Chuck Higgins And His Band

  • 22
    Hey Girl, Hey Boy - Oscar McLollie & Jeanette Baker

  • 23
    Let's Go Bopping Tonight - Al Ferrier

  • 24
    Hit, Git And Split - Young Jessie

  • 25
    Right Now - Donna Hightower

  • 26
    Shake Your Hips - Slim Harpo

  • 27
    Look Out Miss James - Richard Berry

  • 28
    Who's Been Jivin' You - Jimmy Witherspoon

  • 29
    Sweet Dreams - Marvin & Johnny

  • 30
    Sweet Dreams - Tommy McLain

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