Here’s s’more gr8 northern soul über-pop for yr purty earballs. With elements of doo-wop, rock n’ roll, R n’ B and heaping buckets of fine sugar syrup, The Volumes had a string of regional hits in the Detroit area in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s on Twirl Records. Twirl, which hit the big time in 1961 with Del Shannon’s unstoppable “Runaway,” was a classic independent record label, indie and D.I.Y. long before anyone said the words “indie” or “D.I.Y.” In keeping with the label’s lo-cost, hi-badass approach, they now maintain a website which lovingly details the label’s history, discography, artist bios and more. “Teenage Paradise” is a lesser known gem from their catalog, recently re-released in a compilation series, which I just can’t seem to get enough of.
“Teenage Paradise” (download mp3)
from “Twirl Records Story Volume 6”
“Teenage Paradise” (play)