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Teen Beat, Volume 4: Another 30 Great Rockin' Instrumentals
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
A GREAT INSTRUMENTAL PACKAGE!
Ken Rogers | Easley, SC USA | 03/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"IF you're a lover of great rock'n roll instrumentals this ACE package is the best you'll find. "Bust Out" (Typhoid) by The Busters,"Scratchy" by Travis Womack, "Brontosaurus Stomp" by The Piltdown Men,"Kokomo" by Asia Minor, "Peter Gunn" by Ray Anthony and "Chicken Pickin'" by Lonnie Mack are a few of the hard to find cuts you'll find in this package. Thanks to John Broven and Trevor Churchill at ACE RECORDS in London for their hard work in finding the original master tapes on this material. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PACKAGE AS ONE OF THE BEST YOU'LL FIND FOR EARLY ROCK'N ROLL INSTRUMENTALS."
More of the lost art of pop instrumentals
Zub | Forks Twp., PA | 02/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This fourth installment in Ace's classic rock instrumental series thins out a bit on the hits. Less than half of the included tracks made it into the top 100. On the plus side is the appearance of some monster hits not yet covered in the series - Bill Black's "Smokie" (parts one and two), Bill Justis' "Raunchy" and Kokomo's "Asia Minor" in brilliant stereo! Some first-time-on-CD tracks are also welcome here such as Hank Levine's "Image" (parts one and two) and "Swingin' Shepherd Blues" from Moe Koffman's Quartette. In amongst the chart failures at least one track managed to gain some notoriety in its afterlife by virtue of having been rediscovered such as with the Centurians' "Bullwinkle Part II" which found its way into the film "Pulp Fiction". The liner notes provide backround on most of the included tracks and artists but in a brave admission, the authors admit to having no information on a couple of the artists included. As usual, sound quality is superior as Ace has produced these tracks from the best possible sources. Tracks 16, 20 and 25 are presented in stereo with the remainder in mono. Not quite as strong as previous volumes but still a worthwhile entry in this superb series on early American rock and roll instrumentals."