Monday, December 7, 2009

The Crusin' Series - Complete


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Specially for Luiz

CRUISIN' THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES, is a year-by-year recreation of pop music radio during the years 1955 through 1967.

Each album is not just a collection of the top pop music of a particular year, but a total recreation by a top disk jockey (of that year) doing his original program over a major pop music station. That means actual commercials, promotional jingles, sound effects, newscast simulations and even record hop announcements in addition to the original records themselves.

The series was produced with unprecedented attention to detail. One disk jockey, Dick Biondi of Chicago, called his old home town, Buffalo, New York, just to get an accurate ten-year-old weather report. Another, Arnie "Woo Woo" Ginsburg of Boston, showed up in the studio carrying a suitcase full of chrome kazoos, cowbells, oogah horns and other noisemakers he'd used on the air in 1961. Then, after laying them out on a towel by the mike, much like a brain surgeon preparing to operate, "Woo Woo" wailed.

CRUISIN' producer Ron Jacobs monitored thousands of feet of tape, traveled over 10,000 miles and rooted through forgotten files and cluttered basements for old commercials, station promos and jingles. He also managed to get clearances for the different records, and all are from the Top 30 of their respective years.

When Ron Jacobs created the original CRUISIN' series of albums and tapes in 1971, there were seven, spanning 1956-1962.

Shortly after the success of the original seven, Jacobs produced six additional CRUISIN' albums, featuring 1955, and 1963 through 1967.

But before the second six, he recorded narration for a radio show, and released a promotional LP for radio stations featuring the opening segments of the original CRUISIN' Seven.

When Ron Jacobs created the original CRUISIN' series of albums and tapes in 1971, there were seven, spanning 1956-1962.

Shortly after the success of the original seven, Jacobs produced six additional CRUISIN' albums, featuring 1955, and 1963 through 1967.

But before the second six, he recorded narration for a radio show, and released a promotional LP for radio stations featuring the opening segments of the original CRUISIN' Seven.

This exhibit combines the original Ron Jacobs radio program narration with the original CRUISIN' Series Demo LP.

The disk jockeys who appear on the series were picked after a month of carefully researching a decade's issues of BILLBOARD, including tabulating all disk jockey mentions. The names were then cross checked with audience rating services and longtime radio expert Bill Gavin--all this just to determine with jocks on which stations represented each year most accurately.

Once all the material had been collected, weeks were spent in the studio carefully integrating almost 1,000 seperate cues, and timing each year's "radio program" so it could be mastered for tape in four exactly equal parts. This was done to eliminate any dead space on CRUISIN' cassettes and cartridges, making each "rebroadcast" as realistic as possible and similar to the "tracking" effects of records. CRUISIN' was, in fact, originally conceived as a tape project: the first major one in the industry. After all, cruisin' meant cars, and listening to rock stations on the car radio; not until the enormous growth of in-car tape equipment was anyone able to recreate not only the sound of yesterday but the environment where the sound was first heard. Says Jacobs: "The full impact of such originally American social, technological, artistic and economic influences as rock and roll and Top 40 radio may not be fully realized in this century. But regardless of what time will ultimately be required to allow full historic perspective, there is the obligation to preserve the material so the media itself, not just written reviews and descriptions, will exist for future analysis.

Also included in this set are Cruisin' 1968-1970, Cruisin With Porky Chedwick & The Cruisin' Years albums. Ron was NOT a part of these collections but they're part of the series. Also, I've included the original Cruisin' radio commercial.

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The Crusin' Series - Complete

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1. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1955 (39:14)
2. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1956 (44:41)
3. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1957 (40:40)
4. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1958 (42:51)
5. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1959 (44:53)
6. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1960 (42:14)
7. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1961 (41:10)
8. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1962 (42:29)
9. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1963 (38:33)
10. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1964 (42:05)
11. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1965 (45:19)
12. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1966 (42:14)
13. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1967 (42:58)
14. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1968 (33:53)
15. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1969 (37:33)
16. Increase Records - Cruisin: 1970 (41:21)
17. Increase Records - Cruisin: Series Demo (62:53)
18. Increase Records - Cruisin With Porky Chedwick (42:45)
19. Increase Records - The Cruisin Years (68:35)
                          
                                       +    19 covers...

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