Cruisin' 1963

Cruisin' 1963

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An instantly recognizable bargain-bin staple since the late '70s, thanks to their colorful comic book covers tracing the romantic life of an Everycouple named Peg and Eddie, the Cruisin' series of discs is built on a brilliant concept: Each disc is devoted to a single year, with hit songs, local commercials, station jingles, and news headlines, all presided

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An instantly recognizable bargain-bin staple since the late '70s, thanks to their colorful comic book covers tracing the romantic life of an Everycouple named Peg and Eddie, the Cruisin' series of discs is built on a brilliant concept: Each disc is devoted to a single year, with hit songs, local commercials, station jingles, and news headlines, all presided over by a noted DJ from the era, for a near-perfect recreation of that year's AM radio experience. One of the absolute highlights of the entire series, Cruisin' 1963 features the immortal B. Mitchell Reed, one of the "Good Guys" from WMCA in New York City and one of the definitive disc jockeys of the '60s. Possibly the fastest of the fast talkers, Reed avoided the manic screaming and groan-inducing wackiness of many DJs of the period, instead working in a friendly, conversational style. The disc is filled with tons of vintage WMCA jingles and promos, but the songs are the real attraction, since 1963 was one of the all-time great AM radio years. Among this disc's many highlights are the mysterious "Sally Go Round the Roses" by the Jaynettes, Lesley Gore's "It's My Party," the Chiffons' "He's So Fine," Randy & the Rainbows' brilliant "Denise," and, of course, our national anthem, the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie." This disc is what AM radio was all about.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/31/1993
Label:
Increase Records
UPC:
0015668196323
catalogNumber:
1963
Rank:
46217

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rooftop Singers   Track Performer
Chiffons   Vocals,Track Performer
Lesley Gore   Vocals,Track Performer
Isley Brothers   Vocals,Track Performer
Kingsmen   Vocals,Track Performer
Shirelles   Vocals,Track Performer
Paul & Paula   Vocals,Track Performer
Randy & the Rainbows   Vocals,Track Performer
Jan Bradley   Vocals,Track Performer
Jaynetts   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ellen Johnson   Producer
Abner Spector   Composer
Jere Alan Brian   Producer
Jerry Hopkins   Liner Notes
Paul Gruwell   Art Direction
Zell Sanders   Composer
Bill Hergonson   Engineer

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Cruisin' 1963 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you remember the original Cruisin' LPs from the 1970s, and expect to hear the exact albums in this CD reissue series, you will be more than extremely disappointed. Substituted songs (possibly due to the fact that whoever controls the tapes now could not get the re-issue rights, or just didn't want to spend the money) and ham-fisted edits make this entire series worth overlooking. If you want the real thing, search for the vinyl, and avoid these CDs like the plague. Oh, why a ''1 star'' rating? Because they don't offer ''0'' as a choice.