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 Preview Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson

  • 02 Preview Swanee River Hop - Fats Domino

  • 03 Preview Raunchy - Ernie Freeman

  • 04 Preview Rumble - Link Wray

  • 05 Preview The Green Mosquito - The Tune Rockers

  • 06 Preview Poor Boy - The Royaltones

  • 07 Preview Topsy II - Cozy Cole

  • 08 Preview So Rare - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

  • 09 Preview Tequila - The Champs

  • 10 Preview The Happy Organ - Dave "Baby" Cortez

  • 11 Preview The Clouds - The Spacemen

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

  • 13 Preview Guitar Boogie Shuffle - The Virtues

  • 14 Preview Wild Bird - The Jive-A-Tones

  • 15 Preview Midnighter - The Champs

  • 16 Preview Fast Freight - Arvee Allens

  • 17 Preview In The Mood - Ernie Fields Orchestra

  • 18 Preview So What - Johnny Duhon And The Yellow Jackets

  • 19 Preview Wild Weekend - The Rockin' Rebels

  • 20 Preview Torquay - The Fireballs

  • 21 Preview Bongo Rock - Preston Epps

  • 22 Preview Walk - Don't Run - The Ventures

  • 23 Preview Nut Rocker - B Bumble & The Stingers

  • 24 Preview Wheels - The String-A-Longs

  • 25 Preview Bulldog - The Fireballs

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

  • 27 Preview Wham! - Lonnie Mack

  • 28 Preview Slumber Party - The Van-Dells

  • 29 Preview Spunky - Johnny Jenkins

  • 30 Preview Memphis - Lonnie Mack

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