Cruisin' 1959 Vintage Vinyl Record LP Album
Cruisin' 1959 features tracks from The Olympics (Hully Gully), Big Jay McNeely (There Is Something On Your Mind), The Skyliners (Since I Don't Have You), Dinah Washington (What a Difference a Day Makes), Bo Diddley (Say Man), Lloyd Price (Personality), Brook Benton (It's Just a Matter of Time), Flamingoes (I Only Have Eyes For You) and the LA DJ Hunter Hancock. In the last year of the decade which saw the sound of popular music change, 1959, Hunter Hancock was beginning his seventeenth year in radio. He was, then, the glib, excitable, and often corny host of the "Harlematinee" on KGFJ in Los Angeles, a program perhaps better known as "Huntin' with Hunter." Each afternoon, his medium-to-high-pitched voice came booming across all Southern California, introducing records "from beebop to ballad...swing to sweet...and blues to boogie...some of the very best in rhythm and blues records featuring some of th greatest and most popular Negro singers, musicians and entertainers in the world!" The odd thing about it was Hunter Hancock was not just white, but a white Texan; he never said he was black, of course, but no one ever suspected he wasn't!