Teen Beat, Vol. 5

Teen Beat, Vol. 5


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The fifth and final installment of Ace's series of early rock instrumental compilations is one of the best Teen Beat volumes, in large part because about half of these are acknowledged classic hits. Booker T. & the MG's' "Green Onions," Sandy Nelson's "Let There Be Drums," the Pyramids' "Penetration," Link Wray's "Raw-Hide," the Routers' "Let's Go (Pony)," Jack Nitzsche's "The Lonely Surfer," Bill Doggett's "Honky Tonk," the Mar-Keys' "Last Night," Paul Revere & the Raiders' "Like Long Hair": they're all dynamite tunes, and even if they might not be that hard to find on other reissues, it's good to have them all in one place. The 30-track disc is filled out by lesser hits that haven't made it into oldies radio formats, although all but a couple at least entered the charts. Some of them, frankly, are highly derivative and forgettable, even if they actually did quite well. What, then, are the relative rarities here to keep an eye on? There's "Week End" by the Kingsmen, not the "Louie Louie" folks but an entire different outfit comprised of Bill Haley's Comets playing under a different name. New Orleans pianist legend James Booker almost made the Top Forty in 1960 with the highly atypical (for him) "Gonzo," with its organ and flute. Ray Bryant Combo's big band-cum-rock "The Madison Time (Part 1)" was used in the soundtrack of John Waters' Hairspray. Phil Spector did the rare , non-charting Duane Eddy-like tune "Bumbershoot" in 1959, under the pseudonym Phil Harvey. There's even a leap back to the pre-rock era with Arthur Smith's "Guitar Boogie," a 1948 hit that pointed the way to the hillbilly-boogie fusion that would lay a major foundation for rock'n'roll, and was redone as a fully rock'n'roll hit in 1959 by the Virtues (as "Guitar Boogie Shuffle").

Product Details

Release Date: 08/15/2000
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667176620
catalogNumber: 766
Rank: 65772

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Booker T. & the MG's   Track Performer
Bill Doggett   Track Performer
Kingsmen   Track Performer
Link Wray   Track Performer
James Booker   Track Performer
Martin Denny   Track Performer
Sandy Nelson   Track Performer
Rumblers   Track Performer
Sil Austin   Track Performer
Jack Nitzsche   Track Performer
Surfaris   Track Performer
Routers   Track Performer
Frantics   Track Performer
Buddy Lucas   Track Performer
Mar-Keys   Track Performer
Boots Randolph   Track Performer
Paul Revere & the Raiders   Track Performer
T-Bones   Track Performer
Doc Bagby   Track Performer
Billy Joe & The Checkmates   Track Performer
Ray Bryant Combo   Track Performer
Phil Harvey   Track Performer
Gone All Stars   Track Performer
Pat & the Satellites   Track Performer
Pyramids   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Link Wray   Composer
Ray Bryant   Composer
Jack Nitzsche   Composer
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith   Composer
Marty Cooper   Composer
Boots Randolph   Composer
Ron Wilson   Composer
Bob Berryhill   Composer
Pat Connolly   Composer
Jim Fuller   Composer
James Rich   Composer
Eddie Morrison   Composer
Milt Grant   Composer
Jim Pash   Composer
Lou Bideau   Composer

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