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Cruisin' 1969

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
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. The last two or three volumes of Cruisin' are the weakest of the lot. The DJ, Harv Moore of WPGC in Washington, D.C., is perfectly fine, if a little overly fond of bad puns and old gags, and the commercials and station ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
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. The last two or three volumes of Cruisin' are the weakest of the lot. The DJ, Harv Moore of WPGC in Washington, D.C., is perfectly fine, if a little overly fond of bad puns and old gags, and the commercials and station jingles are interesting as always. However, the play list is far too dependent on oldies, with half of the ten songs being golden gassers, from the Champs' 1958 party rock classic "Tequila" to the Seeds' lysergic 1967 hit "Pushin' Too Hard." Surely some more of the gems from that year, like the Fifth Dimension's "Workin' on a Groovy Thing" and Desmond Dekker's early reggae hit, "The Israelites," could have been found, but on the other hand, the classic era of AM radio was already in the past in 1969, so it's unlikely that any version of Cruisin' 1969 could have been as thematically satisfying as the earlier entries in the series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/31/1993
  • Label: Increase Records
  • UPC: 015668196927
  • Catalog Number: 1969
  • Sales rank: 99,994

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Harv Moore Intro (1:00)
  2. 2 Lover Please (2:45)
  3. 3 He Will Break Your Heart - Groovers (4:05)
  4. 4 Tequila - The Champs (2:59)
  5. 5 Workin' on a Groovy Thing - The 5th Dimension (4:05)
  6. 6 Talk to Me (4:12)
  7. 7 Abraham, Martin and John (4:15)
  8. 8 My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels (2:44)
  9. 9 The Israelites (4:51)
  10. 10 Pushin' Too Hard - The Seeds (2:47)
  11. 11 My Cherie Amour (3:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Desmond Dekker Track Performer
The Angels Track Performer
The Angels Track Performer
Clyde McPhatter Track Performer
The Seeds Track Performer
The Champs Track Performer
Stevie Wonder Track Performer
Sunny & the Sunglows Track Performer
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles Track Performer
Groovers Track Performer
Technical Credits
Desmond Dekker Composer
Neil Sedaka Composer
Roger Atkins Composer
Henry Cosby Composer
Bob Feldman Composer
Jerry Goldstein Composer
Richard Gottehrer Composer
Leslie Kong Composer
Chuck Rio Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Sylvia Moy Composer
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