Sandy Nelson

Teen Beat 1959-1961

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Rock & roll instrumentals were at their radio heyday in the late '50s and early '60s, played by groups such as the Ventures and the Shadows along with solo artists Duane Eddy, Link Wray, and drummer Sandy "Teen Beat" Nelson. In 1959, Nelson recorded his first hit, "Teen Beat," followed two years later by the classic "Let There Be Drums." This two-disc compilation from the U.K. label Jasmine, features Nelson's earliest seven singles and his first three LPs in their entirety. Having been unavailable for years, fans of the era's instrumental music will definitely want to pick this up.

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