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Customer Reviews

These may be Sandy Nelson -

but they're NOT the originals ... and don't sound like it.

That's More like it!

Teen Beat sounds like the original single, rather than a re-record. That's what we're looking for; not the K-Tel imitations.

Best of Sandy Nelson

I graduated from high school in 1961 and this album brought back so many good memories. Sandy Nelson played the drums the way they should be played.


Born: December 1, 1938 in Santa Monica, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s

Sandy Nelson was the biggest -- and one of the few -- star drummers of the late '50s and early '60s era in which instrumental rock was at its peak. He landed two Top Ten hits, "Teen Beat" (1959) and "Let There Be Drums" (1961), which surrounded his Gene Krupa-inspired solos with cool, mean guitar licks that were forerunners of the surf sound. Nelson had only one other Top 40 hit, "Drums Are My Beat" (1962). He ground out a quick series of instrumental albums in the early '60s -- eight within 18 months,...
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