Teen Scene (Charisma TS-101) 1969?
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).
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 Title||Time|
|1-1||Swing Down Sweet Chariot|
|1-2||Everytime I Feel The Spirit|
|1-3||He Touched Me|
|Charles McPheeters And The New Creatures|
|1-4||Turn Your Eyes To Jesus|
|1-5||You Can Tell It To Jesus|
|Bill Murray And The Nobleman|
|2-1||There Is A Land Of Promise|
|2-2||There's No Distance In Prayer|
|2-3||When I Prayed Through|
|Andrae Crouch And The Disciples|
|2-4||One Touch Of His Hand|
|2-5||Stand By Me|
|2-6||Get Right, Church|