Harman Patil

The Rock A Teens

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Years active  1956–c. 1960
Active until  1960
Associated acts  The Bill Smith Combo
Genres  Rockabilly, Rock and roll
Also known as  Boo Walke & the Rockets
Labels  Duran 3515 (a subsidiary of Mart Records), Roulette Records
Past members  Vic Mizelle (vocals, guitar), Bobby "Boo" Walke (guitar), Bill Cook (guitar), Eddie Robinson (saxophone), Paul Dixon (Bass), Bill Smith (drums)
Origin  Richmond, Virginia, United States (1956)
Members  Vic Mizelle, Bill Cook, Bill Smith, Paul Dixon, Eddie Robinson, Bobby "Boo" Walke
Albums  Broken Colour, Woo Hoo, Easily Stop Time, Lotta Boppin'
Similar  The Rock*A*Teens, The 5678's, Chan Romero, Jimmy Isle, Mickey Hawks

The Rock-A-Teens were an American rockabilly group from Richmond, Virginia, active in the late 1950s, led by Vic Mizelle.

Contents

They are best known for their 1959 single, written by George Donald McGraw, "Woo Hoo", backed with "Untrue", released on Roulette Records R 4192. The song hit No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it proved to be their only hit.

Career

The Rock-A-Teens formed in 1956 as Boo Walker & the Rockets while still in high school. After the initial success of "Woo-Hoo", they cut an album of the same name. Meanwhile Roulette Records issued a follow-up single of "Twangy" and "Doggone It Baby". Neither the album or follow-up single was successful. The group broke up shortly after and none of the members continued in the music business.

Album

  • Woo Hoo (1960) Roulette Records SR 25109 - Recorded November 1959 and Spring 1960.
  • Track Listing

    1. "Woo-Hoo" (George Donald McGraw) - 2:05
    2. "Doggone It Baby" (Victor Mizelle) - 2:23
    3. "I'm Not Afraid" (Mizelle) - 2:15
    4. "That's My Mama" (Billy Smith) - 1:41
    5. "Dance To the Bop" (Floyd Edge) - 2:23
    6. "Story Of A Woman" (Mizelle) - 2:00
    7. "Twangy" (Bobby "Boo" Walker) - 2:00
    8. "Janis Will Rock" (Mizelle) - 2:27
    9. "Pagan" (Mizelle) - 2:08
    10. "Lotta Bopin'" (Mizelle) - 2:23
    11. "Oh My Nerves" (Walker) - 2:07
    12. "I Was Born To Rock" (Mizelle) - 2:32

    Technical Staff

  • Producer – Joe Reisman
  • Singles

  • "Woo Hoo" (McGraw) / "Untrue" (Mizelle), Roulette R-4192 - 1959
  • "Twangy" (Walker) / "Doggone It Baby" (Mizelle), Roulette R-4217 - 1959
  • Original Members

  • Vic Mizelle (vocals, guitar)
  • Bobby "Boo" Walker (guitar)
  • Bill Cook (guitar)
  • Eddie Robinson (sax)
  • Paul Dixon (bass)
  • Bill Smith (drums)
  • Songs

    Woo HooWoo Hoo · 1958
    Doggone It BabyWoo Hoo · 1958
    Black Ice2006

    References

    The Rock-A-Teens Wikipedia


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