Teenage: Teenagers & Youth in Music 1951-1960

Teenage: Teenagers & Youth in Music 1951-1960

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Rock & roll changed a great many things in American culture, but nothing as dramatically as the role of teenagers. Once upon a time young people between 13 and 19 were expected to behave like miniature adults, albeit with a more impulsive nature and somewhat less wisdom, but once rock & roll created a sound and style that was embraced by youngsters and rejected by

Overview

Rock & roll changed a great many things in American culture, but nothing as dramatically as the role of teenagers. Once upon a time young people between 13 and 19 were expected to behave like miniature adults, albeit with a more impulsive nature and somewhat less wisdom, but once rock & roll created a sound and style that was embraced by youngsters and rejected by most adults, teenagers took on a new role in American culture, one that would soon follow around the world. The rise of rock & roll upended the music industry and revealed the economic power of teenagers, and nearly every other aspect of popular culture followed suit, as teens informed fashions and trends while avidly following them at the same time. The gifted author Jon Savage offers an entertaining introduction to this concept in Teenage: Teenagers & Youth in Music 1951-1960, which collects 34 teen-themed songs from the years that gave rise to rock and teen culture. Savage presents a valuable cross section of music, with some instances representing an organic reflection of teen culture, others offering an artful exploitation of teen interests and obsessions, and still others simply providing an amusingly crass expression of how easily the music biz believed it could separate kids from their money. Accompanied by extensive and entertaining notes, Teenage is a brilliant collection of vintage pop music as well as a study of a crucial time in the history of youth culture; you can appreciate it as entertainment or sociology and it's effective either way. (Those fascinated by mastering technology take note: this CD plays for 83 minutes and six seconds, which may be a new record for audio storage on a conventional disc.)

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2011
Label:
Bear Family
UPC:
4000127172426
catalogNumber:
17242
Rank:
122311

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Too Young
  2. Wild, Wild Young Men
  3. Seventeen
  4. A Teenage Prayer
  5. Boogie Woogie Teenage
  6. Teenage Mambo
  7. Teenage Partner
  8. Teenage Crush
  9. I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent
  10. Teenage Party
  11. A Teenager's Romance
  12. Young Blood
  13. The Eighteen Year Old Bones
  14. Teen Age Riot
  15. Sweet Little Sixteen
  16. Teenage Cutie
  17. Ballad of a Teenage Queen
  18. School of Rock 'N' Roll
  19. (Got the) Teen-Age Blues
  20. High School Confidential
  21. A Teenager Sings the Blues
  22. Teenage Love
  23. I Was a Teenage Creature
  24. Sixteen Candles
  25. A Teenager's Letter of Promises
  26. High School U.S.A.
  27. A Teenage In Love
  28. The Beat Generation
  29. Teen Beat
  30. High School Caesar
  31. Ballad of a Juvenile Delinquent
  32. Because They're Young
  33. Teen Street
  34. Teen Angel

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Eddie Cochran   Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis   Composer
Gene Vincent   Composer
Leroy Jenkins   Composer
Sandy Nelson   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Rod McKuen   Composer
Lionel Bart   Composer
Joe Allison   Composer
Jerry Capehart   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
John Houston   Composer
Morris Levy   Composer
Bernie Lowe   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Tommy Steele   Composer
Jon Savage   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Illustrations
Bill Courtney   Composer
Jean Dinning   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Lynn Hollings   Composer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Sidney Lippman   Composer
James McClung   Composer
Juanita Rogers   Composer
Red Surrey   Composer
Audrey Allison   Composer
Arthur Egnoian   Composer
Frank Guida   Composer
Eddie V. Deane   Composer
Allyson R. Khent   Composer
Ron Hargrave   Composer
John Sellards   Artwork,Photo Restoration
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
David Gillam   Composer
Phil Johns   Composer
Bix Reichner   Composer
Bill Davis   Composer
Gorman   Composer
Mike Pratt   Composer
Joseph Alves   Composer
Steve Leuthold   Composer
Neel Nichols   Composer

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