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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
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 766

  • Credits

    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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