Teen Beat Vol 3 Various Artists (Teen Beat)


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No 3 in our acclaimed instrumental series finds Duane Eddy and his guitar Moovin' 'N' Groovin' and the Phil Upchurch Combo steppin' to the dancefloor with their fantastic, double-sided single You Can't Sit Down (Parts 1 & 2) (incidentally, this has, for its time - 1961, a floor-shaking, rootsy bass-guitar solo that predicts the later stylings of bassists like Willie Weeks).

Here are UK Pop chart hits Perfidia by The Ventures (No 4), Wipe Out by The Surfaris (No 5), (Ghost) Riders In The Sky by The Ramrods (No 8), Pipeline by The Chantays (No 16), Quite A Party by The Fireballs (No 29) and the afore-mentioned You Can't Sit Down (No 39). Lesser known items by The Teen Beats (The Slop Beat) and Buddy Lucas * (I Want To Know) help present a more complete picture of these instrumental years from the late 1950s to early 1960s (but are also included because they are so damn good!!).The detailed sleevenotes are by Stuart Colman.
* Trivia note: Buddy Lucas not only recorded the sax break on Dion's The Wanderer, he also played harmonica on jazz guitarist George Benson's version of Last Train To Clarksville.


Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview Quite A Party - The Fireballs

  • 02 Preview Perfidia - The Ventures

  • 03 Preview The Slop Beat - The Teen Beats

  • 04 Preview Mau Mau - The Wailers

  • 05 Preview You Can't Sit Down (Part 1) - Philip Upchurch Combo

  • 06 Preview You Can't Sit Down (Part 2) - Philip Upchurch Combo

  • 07 Preview (Ghost) Riders In The Sky - The Ramrods

  • 08 Preview Walking With Mr Lee - Lee Allen And His Band

  • 09 Preview Big Guitar - Owen Bradley Quintet

  • 10 Preview Woo Hoo - The Rock-A-Teens

  • 11 Preview Stick Shift - The Duals

  • 12 Preview Velvet Waters - The Megatrons

  • 13 Preview Moovin' N' Groovin' - Duane Eddy

  • 14 Preview Ramrod - Al Casey

  • 15 Preview Pipeline - The Chantays

  • 16 Preview Blue Jean Shuffle - Plas Johnson

  • 17 Preview Heat - The Rockin' Rs

  • 18 Preview Wipe Out - The Surfaris

  • 19 Preview Yellow Bird - Arthur Lyman

  • 20 Preview Baja - The Astronauts

  • 21 Preview Twistle - Troy & The T-Birds

  • 22 Preview Back Beat No 1 - The Rondels

  • 23 Preview Hot Pastrami - The Dartells

  • 24 Preview Brass Buttons - The String-A-Longs

  • 25 Preview Sumpin' Jumpin' - Bumps Blackwell

  • 26 Preview Wolf Call - Lord Dent & His Invaders

  • 27 Preview Too Much Tequila - The Champs

  • 28 Preview Telegraph - The Atmospheres

  • 29 Preview I Want To Know - Buddy Lucas

  • 30 Preview Jay-Dee's Boogie Woogie - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

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