From the recording Every Groove A Bluesman Needs To Know
Teen Beat in E
Teen Beat is a sixties term mostly referring to the drums. Commonly used with surf music but is great for rock n' roll and rock type blues, giving it new snap with snare on beat two and also beat two-and or some say "the and of two". The and beat is also called the up beat because it's when your foot comes up. Backbeat refers to beats two and four. It was a new sound in America that came with blues and then rock 'n roll. With blues and rock people would feel the backbeat now and clap on beats two and four instead of one and three, which is where the pulse was in the 19th century. You might say Teen Beat gives the backbeat an up beat feel, a mouthful indeed.