Cruisin' 1969

Cruisin' 1969


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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 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/1993
Label: Increase Records
UPC: 0015668196927
catalogNumber: 1969
Rank: 67287


  1. Harv Moore Intro
  2. Lover Please
  3. He Will Break Your Heart
  4. Tequila
  5. Workin' on a Groovy Thing
  6. Talk to Me
  7. Abraham, Martin and John
  8. My Boyfriend's Back
  9. The Israelites
  10. Pushin' Too Hard
  11. My Cherie Amour

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Desmond Dekker   Track Performer
Angels   Track Performer
Angels   Track Performer
Clyde McPhatter   Track Performer
Seeds   Track Performer
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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