Teen Beat Various Artists (Teen Beat)


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Packed with the great sounds of the '50s and '60s, Teen Beat features many classic instrumentals from the rock'n'roll era as well as a handful of tunes that failed to attract attention the first time around. Among the classics are the sleazy raunch of Lonnie Mack's Memphis and Link Wray's Rumble, the novelty sound of Dave 'Baby' Cortez with his No 1 hit The Happy Organ, The Champs with the Hispanic rock of Tequila, B Bumble & The Stingers with theTchaikovsky-via-Kim-Fowley frenzy of Nut Rocker and a number that encapsulates the instrumental sound of the era to perfection - Sandy Nelson's Teen Beat. Among the rarities, is an alternate take of Spunky by Johnnie Jenkins (the young Otis Redding sang in his band and Johnnie later cut a fine album for Atco called Ton Ton Macoute with various members of the Allman Brothers Band).

Track listing

Side 1

  • 01
    Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson

  • 02
    Swanee River Hop - Fats Domino

  • 03
    Raunchy - Ernie Freeman

  • 04
    Rumble - Link Wray

  • 05
    The Green Mosquito - The Tune Rockers

  • 06
    Poor Boy - The Royaltones

  • 07
    Topsy II - Cozy Cole

  • 08
    So Rare - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

  • 09
    Tequila - The Champs

  • 10
    The Happy Organ - Dave "Baby" Cortez

  • 11
    The Clouds - The Spacemen

  • 12
    Twitchy - Rene Hall's Orchestra Featuring Willie Joe

  • 13
    Guitar Boogie Shuffle - The Virtues

  • 14
    Wild Bird - The Jive-A-Tones

  • 15
    Midnighter - The Champs

  • 16
    Fast Freight - Arvee Allens

  • 17
    In The Mood - Ernie Fields Orchestra

  • 18
    So What - Johnny Duhon And The Yellow Jackets

  • 19
    Wild Weekend - The Rockin' Rebels

  • 20
    Torquay - The Fireballs

  • 21
    Bongo Rock - Preston Epps

  • 22
    Walk - Don't Run - The Ventures

  • 23
    Nut Rocker - B Bumble & The Stingers

  • 24
    Wheels - The String-A-Longs

  • 25
    Bulldog - The Fireballs

  • 26
    Rockin' Crickets - The Rockin' Rebels (aka The Hot-Toddys)

  • 27
    Wham! - Lonnie Mack

  • 28
    Slumber Party - The Van-Dells

  • 29
    Spunky - Johnny Jenkins

  • 30
    Memphis - Lonnie Mack

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