Teen Scene (Charisma TS-101) 1969?







Teen Scene









Chances are if a Christian album has the word “teen” in the title, it’s going to be musically about as challenging as Lawrence Welk. Teen Scene sure ain’t rock and roll, but it has some points of interest. The album is a live performance that features four bands, each contributing three songs. I don’t know how enticing the piano gospel sounds of The Velvetones and Bill Murray & The Noblemen would have been to teens back then, but they’ve definitely got energy. Andre Crouch & The Disciples fare a bit better with their pumped-up r&b/black gospel influenced numbers ‘One Touch Of His Hand’, ‘Stand By Me’ and ‘Get Right, Church!’. The most contemporary of the bunch are Charles McPheeters & The New Creatures. They’ve certainly got the best look: four guys, two girls, three electric guitars and a drum kit (with the band name on it). All their selections have a ‘60s folk feel: ‘Turn Your Eyes To Jesus’ (female acoustic ballad), ‘You Can Tell It To Jesus’ (groovy folk-with-rhythm) and ‘My Lord’ (female folk/pop). Recorded at the Embassy Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles and emceed by Teen Scene” Gary Archer. Sleek cover design. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Various - Teen Scene (Bck)

I have not acquired this album yet.  Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the song list.  Thank you Laura for your comments on the groups.



Song #Song TitleTime
The Velvetones
1-1Swing Down Sweet Chariot
1-2Everytime I Feel The Spirit
1-3He Touched Me
Charles McPheeters And The New Creatures
1-4Turn Your Eyes To Jesus
1-5You Can Tell It To Jesus
1-6My Lord
Bill Murray And The Nobleman
2-1There Is A Land Of Promise
2-2There's No Distance In Prayer
2-3When I Prayed Through
Andrae Crouch And The Disciples
2-4One Touch Of His Hand
2-5Stand By Me
2-6Get Right, Church