Teen Beat, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
30 instrumentals from the late '50s and early '60s, the era when instrumental rock was at its peak. Most of these were hits, though a few of them didn't make the Top 20, and some didn't even make the Top 100. Hence the selections are often more obscure than what you'll find on Rhino's Rock Instrumentals series. The Rhino series, however, remains not only a much better introduction to this nifty genre, but considerably higher in overall quality. The best songs on Teen Beat are often on the Rhino series as well the Ventures' "Walk Don't Run," Preston Epps' "Bongo Rock," Link Wray's "Rumble"; the lesser-known ones, though a boon to collectors, simply aren't as good or ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
30 instrumentals from the late '50s and early '60s, the era when instrumental rock was at its peak. Most of these were hits, though a few of them didn't make the Top 20, and some didn't even make the Top 100. Hence the selections are often more obscure than what you'll find on Rhino's Rock Instrumentals series. The Rhino series, however, remains not only a much better introduction to this nifty genre, but considerably higher in overall quality. The best songs on Teen Beat are often on the Rhino series as well the Ventures' "Walk Don't Run," Preston Epps' "Bongo Rock," Link Wray's "Rumble"; the lesser-known ones, though a boon to collectors, simply aren't as good or imaginative. It's a serviceable supplement, though, if you're looking for more of the style, and the best cuts are certainly dynamite.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/1994
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667140621
  • Catalog Number: 406
  • Sales rank: 113,732

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Teen Beat (2:24)
  2. 2 Swanee River Hop (2:52)
  3. 3 Raunchy (2:17)
  4. 4 Rumble (2:26)
  5. 5 The Green Mosquito (2:20)
  6. 6 Poor Boy (2:14)
  7. 7 Topsy, Pt. 2 (3:36)
  8. 8 So Rare (2:37)
  9. 9 Tequila (2:14)
  10. 10 The Happy Organ (2:03)
  11. 11 The Clouds - The Spacemen (2:48)
  12. 12 Twitchy (2:26)
  13. 13 Guitar Boogie Shuffle - The Virtues (2:26)
  14. 14 Wild Bird - The Jive-A-Tones (2:24)
  15. 15 Midnighter (2:12)
  16. 16 Fast Freight (1:58)
  17. 17 In the Mood (2:36)
  18. 18 So What - Yellowjackets (2:47)
  19. 19 Wild Weekend - The Rockin' Rebels (2:16)
  20. 20 Torquay - The Fireballs (1:57)
  21. 21 Bongo Rock (2:10)
  22. 22 Walk, Don't Run (2:05)
  23. 23 Nut Rocker (2:02)
  24. 24 Wheels (1:57)
  25. 25 Bulldog - The Fireballs (2:13)
  26. 26 Rockin' Crickets - The Hot Toddys (2:34)
  27. 27 Wham! (2:17)
  28. 28 Slumber Party - The Van-Dells (2:28)
  29. 29 Spunky (1:46)
  30. 30 Memphis (2:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lonnie Mack Track Performer
The Ventures Track Performer
Link Wray Track Performer
Cozy Cole Track Performer
Sandy Nelson Track Performer
B. Bumble & the Stingers Track Performer
The Champs Track Performer
Dave "Baby" Cortez Track Performer
Preston Epps Track Performer
Johnny Jenkins Track Performer
The String-A-Longs Track Performer
The Virtues Track Performer
The Rockin' Rebels Track Performer
Arvee Allens Track Performer
Fats Domino Track Performer
Jimmy Dorsey Track Performer
Ernie Freeman Track Performer
Rene Hall Track Performer
The Tune Rockers Track Performer
The Royaltones Track Performer
Ernie Fields & His Orchestra Track Performer
The Spacemen Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bill Anderson Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Johnny Smith Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Dorothy Wiggin Composer
Jon Broven Compilation Research
Trevor Churchill Compilation Research
Rob Burt Liner Notes
Hank Deckon Composer
Peter J. Newland Composer
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