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Teen Beat, Vol. 5
1. Let's Go (Pony) - Routers
2. Let There Be Drums - Sandy Nelson
3. Point Panic - The Surfaris
4. Lonely Surfer, The - Jack Nitzsche
5. Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's
6. Slow Walk - Sil Austin
7. Bumbershoot - Phil Harvey
8. Percolator - Billy Joe & The Checkmates
9. No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) - The T-Bones
10. Quiet Village - Martin Denny
11. Dumplin's - Doc Bagby
12. 7-11 - Gone All Stars/Buddy Lucas
13. Week End - The Kingsmen
14. Surfer's Stomp - The Mar-kets
15. Werewolf - The Frantics
16. Like Long Hair - Paul Revere & the Raiders
17. Gonzo - James Booker
18. Yakety Sax - Boots Randolph
19. Raw-Hide - Link Wray
20. Madison Time, Pt. 1, The - Ray Bryant Combo
21. Jupiter - Pat & the Satellites
22. Boss - The Rumblers
23. Last Night - The Mar-Keys
24. Night Theme - The Mark II
25. Penetration - Pyramids
26. Leap Frog - Chuck Alaimo Quartet
27. Night Hop - Jimmy & The Nighthoppers
28. Guitar Boogie - Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith
29. Honky Tonk, Pt. 1 - Bill Doggett
30. Honky Tonk, Pt. 2 - Bill Doggett
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 766
Compilation producers: John Broven, Trevor Churchill, Rob Finnis.
Includes liner notes by David Burke & Allen Taylor.
Digitally remastered by Duncan Cowell (Sound Mastering Ltd).
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"). ~ Richie Unterberger
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