Teen Beat, Vol. 2

Teen Beat, Vol. 2

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This digs way deeper into the cobwebs of history than the first volume of the series. Although a few of these were big hits, over half of the 30 tracks didn't even make it into the Top 100. That doesn't mean they should be dismissed. But in the case of these selections at least, they're simply not nearly as memorable as the best early rock & roll instrumentals,

Overview

This digs way deeper into the cobwebs of history than the first volume of the series. Although a few of these were big hits, over half of the 30 tracks didn't even make it into the Top 100. That doesn't mean they should be dismissed. But in the case of these selections at least, they're simply not nearly as memorable as the best early rock & roll instrumentals, whether hits or flops. There are some nifty highlights, like two raw, bluesy '61 cuts by a young Roy Buchanan, uncommonly rocking items by Chet Atkins, and the early Danelectro bass workout by the Fireballs ("Carioca"). But a lot of these are standard-issue three-chord instrumentals by no-names like the Atmospheres, or forgettable flop followups by one-hit wonders like Dave Cortez, Floyd Cramer, and the Champs. The energy level is always high, but that in itself isn't a high recommendation, although devotees of instrumental rock will certainly find a lot of cuts here that are hard to locate on CD.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/1994
Label:
Ace Records Uk
UPC:
0029667152228
catalogNumber:
522
Rank:
51780

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chet Atkins   Track Performer
Floyd Cramer   Track Performer
Roy Buchanan   Track Performer
Sandy Nelson   Track Performer
Dave "Baby" Cortez   Track Performer
Skippy Brooks   Track Performer
Gary Usher   Track Performer
Pérez Prado Orchestra   Track Performer
Duane Eddy & The Rebels   Track Performer
Atmospheres   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Duane Eddy   Composer
Andy Gibson   Composer
Boots Brown   Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer
J. Bird   Arranger
Buddy Harman   Composer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Curtis Ousley   Composer
Roy Alfred   Composer
Casey   Composer
Silvano Ramos   Composer
Ramos   Composer

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