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Cruisin' 1968
     

Cruisin' 1968

 
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

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 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. Cruisin' 1968 is a mixed bag. There are some terrific songs here, including Merrilee Rush's original (and still definitive) version of "Angel of the Morning," the Box Tops' ultra-soulful "Cry Like a Baby," and Gladys Knight & the Pips' swell original version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine." On the other hand, there's Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey," just about the most vomit-inducing single ever released, and the Supremes' misguided bid for social relevancy, "Love Child." The DJ, Johnny Dark of WCAO in Baltimore, is fine but, unfortunately, many of the commercials on this disc are repeated on other volumes of the series.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/31/1993
Label:
Increase Records
UPC:
0015668196828
catalogNumber:
1968
Rank:
55850

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Box Tops   Track Performer
Classics IV   Track Performer
Marvin Gaye   Vocals
Bobby Goldsboro   Vocals,Track Performer
Grass Roots   Track Performer
Supremes   Vocals,Track Performer
Temptations   Track Performer
Merrilee Rush   Vocals,Track Performer
O'Kaysions   Track Performer
Steppenwolf   Track Performer
Johnny Dark   Voices,Track Performer
Jack Edwards   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Box Tops   Contributor
Classics IV   Contributor
Grass Roots   Contributor
Supremes   Contributor
Temptations   Contributor
John Kay   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
R. Dean Taylor   Composer
O'Kaysions   Contributor
Buddy Buie   Composer
Deke Richards   Composer
Robert Russell   Composer
Pam Sawyer   Composer
Bob Scherl   Liner Notes
Steppenwolf   Contributor
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Harry Middlebrooks   Composer
James Cobb   Composer
Rushton Moreve   Composer
Wayne Pittman   Composer
Frank Wilson   Composer
Mike Shapiro   Composer
Buck Trail   Composer
Roger Penzabene   Composer

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