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Cruisin' 1964
     

Cruisin' 1964

 
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 are 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

Overview

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 are 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 re-creation of that year's AM radio experience. Cruisin' 1964 stars Johnny Holiday of WHK in Cleveland, OH, whose genial, almost avuncular delivery makes him sound almost anachronistic, a '50s throwback set in the pivotal year of 1964. Though the album contains no British Invasion hits (oddly, there's not a single British artist on any volume of the Cruisin' series), it's still a varied and exciting program, from the proto-funk of Bob and Earl's classic "Harlem Shuffle" to Roger Miller's country novelty "Dang Me" to the bossa nova slinkiness of Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto's "The Girl From Ipanema." Oddball ads, like a commercial for the American Lamb Council starring Jane Wyatt, and a weird station promo featuring a child's voice make this one of the more interesting entries in the series in terms of its audio ephemera.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/31/1993
Label:
Increase Records
UPC:
0015668196422
catalogNumber:
1964
Rank:
62226

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Performance Credits

Limeliters   Vocals
Bob & Earl   Vocals,Track Performer
Impressions   Vocals,Track Performer
Stan Getz   Track Performer
Astrud Gilberto   Track Performer
Roger Miller   Vocals,Track Performer
Dixie-Cups   Vocals,Track Performer
Betty Everett   Vocals,Track Performer
Johnny Tillotson   Vocals,Track Performer
Shirley Ellis   Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Hinton   Vocals,Track Performer
Terry Stafford   Vocals,Track Performer
Lenny Welch   Vocals,Track Performer
Shangri-Las   Vocals,Track Performer
Jane Wyatt   Vocals

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
George "Shadow" Morton   Composer
Jerry Hopkins   Liner Notes
Rudy Clark   Composer

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