Cruisin' 1962

Cruisin' 1962


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Spanning over 15 years of rock & roll radio, the many volumes in the Cruisin' series spotlight major-market DJs spinning discs, cueing reverb-friendly commercial spots, and conveying all the latest by way of the occasional news flash -- not to mention all the hip and wigged out banter they intone in between songs. For this 1962 installment, Dallas radio man Russ "Weird Beard" Knight is at the mic, guiding his fans through another seven-to-midnight shift. Knight's show is the probably the most slick and kaleidoscopic of the Cruisin' bunch, as evidenced by a dramatic narrative flow punctuated by an E.S.P. skills promo, a Gillette ad, Southern segregation news headlines, a space-race fantasy short, and a Chrysler car commercial. This is not to forget the fine music included as well: along with such well-worn classics as Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl," Dion's "The Wanderer," and Little Eva's "Locomotion," there's almost-forgotten classics like Johnny Dee & the Starliters' "Peppermint Twist," the Sensations' "Let Me In," and Shelley Fabares' "Johnny Angel." And in case you still feel less than nostalgic after all this, the vocoder-enhanced singing of the station ID should do the trick.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/1993
Label: Increase Records
UPC: 0015668196224
catalogNumber: 1962
Rank: 74855


  1. Soldier Boy
  2. I Need Your Lovin'
  3. Hey! Baby
  4. Let Me In
  5. What's Your Name?
  6. Duke of Earl
  7. You'll Lose a Good Thing
  8. The Wanderer
  9. Sealed with a Kiss
  10. I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Chandler   Vocals,Track Performer
Dion & the Timberlanes   Vocals,Track Performer
Don & Juan   Vocals,Track Performer
Barbara George   Vocals,Track Performer
Brian Hyland   Vocals,Track Performer
Barbara Lynn   Vocals,Track Performer
Shirelles   Vocals,Track Performer
Don Gardner   Vocals,Track Performer
Bruce Channel   Vocals,Track Performer
Sensations   Vocals,Track Performer
Dee Dee Ford   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Don Gardner   Composer
Ernie Maresca   Composer
Yvonne Baker   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Bernice Williams   Composer
Jerry Hopkins   Liner Notes
Florence Greenberg   Composer
Eugene Dixon   Composer
Earl Edwards   Composer
Claude Johnston   Composer
Barbara Lynn Ozen   Composer

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