Unlike Volume 1 in the series, which provides more familiar hit singles from that era than obscure non-hits (7 of 30), this one dwells primarily on the obscure, and for that reason will be much more attractive to the collectors of all and any R&R instrumentals from the Golden Age. No less than 17 of the 30 fit that description (tracks 1, 3, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 21 to 28 inclusive, and 30).
Big Jump (track 14) was, in fact, the uncharted flip of Sandy Nelson's first hit single, Teen Beat (from which this series takes its title) in the fall of 1959, and is not that easily found on other quality CDs. A real hard-to-find is Cerveza by Boots Brown & The Blockbusters, a # 23 Billboard Pop Hot 100 in late summer 1958.
The rest are easily obtainable, but to this collector it still rates 5 stars for offering up original renditions, and by providing detailed liner notes which reveal some interesting facts about both the familiar and not-so-familiar artists. And, as always with an Ace product, the sound is excellent.