1-CD-Album DigiPac (4-plated) with 68-page booklet, 34 tracks. Playing time approx. 83 mns.
Compiled by writer, journalist & film-maker Jon Savage. An aural (and visual) close study on the teenager phenomenon of the 50s. The teenager's role & position in 50s pop culture presented like never before. Endless classics (Chuck Berry's Sweet Little Sixteen, Dion & The Belmonts' Teenager In Love) mixed with more obscure masterpieces like Al Casey's raw Teenage Blues and Portuguese Joe's wild and uncontrollable Teenage Riot. Combined together they paint the full picture.
If anyone is suited to compile a CD themed about teenagers and their role in 50s rock 'n' roll and pop culture, it's UK music-historian, writer, journalist and film-maker Jon Savage. In 2007 Savage published a book about the teenage phenomenon ('Teenage: The Creation Of Youth 1875-1945') and Jon is currently working on a cinema release documentary based on this book. But first up is 'Teenage' on Bear Family Records.
'Teenage' is a full length CD anthology that shines its spotlight on the teenagers of the 1950s, when the word 'Teenage' became the marketing hook of the new youth music: rock 'n' roll, ballads, doo wop, rockabilly, instrumentals and updated blues.
'Teenage' covers the years 1951 to 1960. The thick booklet is lavishly illustrated with photos of rare 'teenage related' artifacts and memorabilia. Savage's in depth liner notes provide a fascinating read about the 'teenage' cultural phenomenon of the 50s as well as a detailed and personal track by track presentation of the songs.
It follows the Trikont release, 'Teenage: The Creation Of Youth 1911-1946'.
|Teenager & Youth In Music 1951-1960 1|
|1:||Too Young||Cole, Nat 'King'|
|2:||Wild, Wild Young Men||Brown, Ruth|
|3:||Seventeen||Bennett, Boyd and his Rockets|
|4:||A Teenage Prayer||Storm, Gale|
|5:||Boogie Woogie Teenage||Julian, Don and The Meadowlark|
|6:||Teenage Mambo||Gaylarks, The|
|7:||Teenage Partner||Vincent, Gene|
|8:||Teenage Crush||Sands, Tommy|
|9:||I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent||Lymon, Frankie & The Teenagers|
|10:||Teenage Party||Steele, Tommy|
|11:||A Teenager's Romance||Nelson, Ricky|
|12:||Young Blood||Coasters, The|
|13:||The Eighteen Year Old Blues||Carl, Steve with The Jags|
|14:||Teen Age Riot||Portuguese Joe|
|15:||Sweet Little Sixteen||Berry, Chuck|
|16:||Teenage Cutie||Cochran, Eddie|
|17:||Ballad Of A Teenage Queen||Cash, Johnny|
|18:||School Of Rock 'n' Roll||Summers, Gene|
|19:||(Got The) Teen-Age Blues||Casey, Al and The Bats|
|20:||High School Confidential||Lewis, Jerry Lee|
|21:||A Teenager Sings The Blues||Edwards, Dean|
|22:||Teenage Love||The Five Chesternuts|
|23:||I Was A Teenage Creature||Lord Luther|
|24:||Sixteen Candles||Crests, The|
|25:||A Teenager's Letter Of Promises||Rogers, Juanita & Hollings, Ly|
|26:||High School U.S.A||Facenda, Tommy|
|27:||A Teenager In Love||Dion and The Belmonts|
|28:||The Beat Generation||McFadden, Bob and Dor|
|29:||Teen Beat||Nelson, Sandy|
|30:||High School Caesar||Perkins, Reggie|
|31:||Ballad Of A Juvenile Delinquent||Johns, Phil and The Lonely One|
|32:||Because They're Young||Eddy, Duane & The Rebels|
|33:||Teen Street||Martin, Janis|
|34:||Teen Angel||Dinning, Mark|