Cruisin' 1966

Cruisin' 1966


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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 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' 1966 stars Pat O'Day at KJR in Seattle, even then a rock & roll city of some renown, based on the groups listed during an announcement of a local battle of the bands. Hewing largely to a light pop play list, including Bobby Hebb's "Sunny," Tommy Roe's "Sweet Pea," and the Happenings' "See You in September," the disc still makes room for garagey raveups like the Count Five's immortal "Psychotic Reaction" and Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs' leering "Lil Red Riding Hood." The commercials and audio ephemera are a similarly varied lot, with repeated promotional references to the now-obscure Frankie Avalon film The Big Kahuna mixing with a 50th anniversary salute to Seattle's main employer, Boeing Aircraft, and a commercial for a local poultry farm. This is a compilation nearly as varied as the year it documents.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/1993
Label: Increase Records
UPC: 0015668196620
catalogNumber: 1966
Rank: 46536

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy James & the Shondells   Track Performer
Left Banke   Track Performer
Mamas & the Papas   Track Performer
Righteous Brothers   Track Performer
Tommy Roe   Track Performer
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs   Track Performer
Seeds   Track Performer
Count Five   Track Performer
Surfaris   Track Performer
Happenings   Track Performer
Bobby Hebb   Track Performer
Sandy Posey   Track Performer
Safaris   Track Performer
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels   Track Performer
Pat O'Day   DJ

Technical Credits

Tommy Roe   Composer
Roy Chaney   Composer
Kenn Ellner   Composer
John Michalski   Composer
Ron Wilson   Composer
Bob Berryhill   Composer
Jim Fuller   Composer
Jerry Hopkins   Liner Notes
Martha Sharp   Composer
Ronald Blackwell   Composer
Craig "Butch" Atkinson   Composer
John "Sean" Byrne   Composer
Pat Connoly   Composer

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