Teenage Crush, Vol. 3

Teenage Crush, Vol. 3


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The third installment of this series has 28 more big and small chart hits from 1957-1964, exemplifying the most clean-cut aspects of early rock & roll. The adjective "clean-cut" is not a pejorative presumption; it's taken right from the banner on the back sleeve. There are a few teen idols here (Fabian, Johnny Crawford), but actually the sounds take in much more than teen idol rock, covering string-drenched early soul (Little Willie John's "Talk to Me, Talk to Me" and Dee Clark's "Raindrops"), Elvis Presley impersonations (Terry Stafford's "Suspicion" and Ral Donner's "Girl of My Best Friend"), a Buddy Holly impersonation (Tommy Roe's "Sheila"), and group-vocal hits with a dab of doo-wop (the Echoes' "Baby Blue" and Donnie & the Dreamers' "Count Every Star"). Most of the best songs on the disc are mentioned in the preceding sentence, but for collectors, the main attractions might be the relative abundance of high and low chart hits that don't often make it onto compilations, like Donnie Brooks' "Mission Bell," Jerry Wallace's "Primrose Lane," Ken Copeland's "Pledge of Love" (covered in the early '60s by Bobby Fuller), Glen Campbell's original small hit version of "Turn Around, Look at Me" (from a 1961 Crest single), and Kenny Chandler's "Heart" (also a low-charting single for Wayne Newton). It's certainly true that, other than the odd classic, this is certainly innocuous and lightweight fluff. But as such compilations (including some others on Ace) go, it has more variety than most, and can therefore be recommended for those who want to dig into these kinds of sounds and pick up some material to which they might not have been overexposed.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2001
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667179027
catalogNumber: 790
Rank: 43955

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy Roe   Track Performer
Ray Peterson   Track Performer
Ral Donner   Track Performer
Dee Clark   Track Performer
Fabian   Track Performer
Fireflies   Track Performer
Johnny Crawford   Track Performer
Little Willie John   Track Performer
Rod Lauren   Track Performer
Joey Powers   Track Performer
Terry Stafford   Track Performer
Gary Stites   Track Performer
Innocents   Track Performer
Demensions   Track Performer
Ronnie & the Hi-Lites   Track Performer
Jerry Keller   Track Performer
Kenny Chandler   Track Performer
Donnie & the Dreamers   Track Performer
Johnny Ferguson   Track Performer
James Gilreath   Track Performer
Gino & Gina   Track Performer
Jewels   Track Performer
Floyd Robinson   Track Performer
Randy Starr   Track Performer
Ken Copeland   Track Performer
Donnie Brooks   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Johnny Otis   Composer
Dee Clark   Composer
Red Callender   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
James West   Composer
Candelaria   Composer
Darron Stankey   Composer
Rob Finnis   Memorabilia
Trevor Churchill   Tape Research
Malcolm Baumgart   Liner Notes
Mick Patrick   Liner Notes
Sam Bobrick   Composer
Ross Butler   Composer

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