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Teenage Crush, Vol. 1
Various Artists
Teenage Crush, Vol. 1
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Teenage Crush, Vol. 1
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ace Records UK
Release Date: 12/27/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Classic Country, Soft Rock, Oldies, Teen Pop, Vocal Pop, By Decade, 1950s, 1960s, Oldies & Retro, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 029667164023

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Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 11/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Teenage Crush has a whopping twenty-eight (yes, twenty-eight) tracks of great ballads and love songs from the 1950s and early 1960s. If you like this type of music, you've got to get this CD! The quality of the sound is excellent; and this CD is also the first in a series of CDs bearing the same name.

With twenty-eight tracks, I hardly know where to begin. "Sea Of Love" by Phil Phillips & The Twilights makes for a great beginning number; The Twilights harmonize well as Phil sings this with great sensitivity. Good piano and percussion, too. Listen also for The Poni-Tails singing "Born Too Late;" this was a smash hit for them and many a young couple slow danced to this practically timeless ballad. In addition, there's also Frankie Avalon doing his classic 1959 number "Bobby Sox To Stockings." Great backup chorus on "Bobby Sox To Stockings," too!

"Sealed With A Kiss" gets regal treatment from Brian Hyland. The harmonica works well for the intro; and Brian sings this with all his heart and soul. I really like "Sealed With A Kiss;" and I think that you will, too. Bobby Vee also makes a great number out of "Devil Or Angel;" Bobby sings sweetly and the backup vocalists bolster Bobby's performance.

The hits keep on coming! Listen for "It's All In The Game" by Tommy Edwards. Tommy's strong masculine voice is also full of warmth as he sings this ballad about the universal quest for love. Great guitars on this number, too. "Teen Angel" by Mark Dinning is easily another classic; and Johnny Mathis croons his beautiful rendition of "Chances Are." Johnny Mathis' "Chances Are" is clearly one of the highlights of this CD.

Almost last--but never too late--is the wonderful Julie London singing "Cry Me A River." Julie makes "Cry Me A River" into a true masterpiece as she sings this number as only she could. Excellent!

The CD comes with a booklet full of terrific mini-bios of the artists on this CD; and the artwork will impress you. We get the years each song peaked on the charts, too.

Overall, I can't recommend this CD enough for people who want fine music from the 1950s and early 1960s about young love--and, truthfully, a type of love that just about anyone, at any age, wants and cherishes. If you like this CD I would also recommend the other albums in this excellent series.