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Teen Beat, Vol. 3
     

Teen Beat, Vol. 3

 
Devoted wholly to rock instrumentals of the late '50s and early '60s, this 30-track disc is a good investment for collectors looking for hits in the genre that didn't crack the Top 20 (and hence don't get played on oldies radio today), or missed the charts entirely. A couple smashes ("Wipe Out," "Pipeline") slip through, but otherwise there's a variety of forgotten

Overview

Devoted wholly to rock instrumentals of the late '50s and early '60s, this 30-track disc is a good investment for collectors looking for hits in the genre that didn't crack the Top 20 (and hence don't get played on oldies radio today), or missed the charts entirely. A couple smashes ("Wipe Out," "Pipeline") slip through, but otherwise there's a variety of forgotten hot wordless platters here, like the Astronauts' "Baja" (some of the best instrumental surf to originate outside out of California), the New Orleans-cum-Philly R&B of saxophonist Lee Allen, the creepy organ of the Wailers' "Mau Mau," the minimalist rockabilly of the Rock-a-Teens' "Woo-Hoo," the Ramrods' wacky adaptation of "Ghost Riders in the Sky," and the hard guitar of Duane Eddy associate Al Casey. When all's said and done, though, these aren't as good as the most famous vintage instrumental hits -- stick with the more prominent compilations unless you're deeply into the sound.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/19/1996
Label:
Ace Records Uk
UPC:
0029667160223
catalogNumber:
602
Rank:
14939

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duane Eddy   Track Performer
Plas Johnson   Track Performer
Lee Castle   Conductor
Arthur Lyman   Track Performer
Chantays   Track Performer
Dartells   Track Performer
Surfaris   Track Performer
Duals   Track Performer
Megatrons   Track Performer
Rondels   Track Performer
Jimmy Dorsey   Track Performer
Lee Allen & His Band   Track Performer
Atmospheres   Track Performer
Troy & the T-Birds   Track Performer
Ramrods   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Duane Eddy   Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer
Ron Wilson   Composer
Jim Fuller   Composer
Stuart Colman   Liner Notes
Berryhill   Composer
Patrick Connolly   Composer

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