East Side Cruising Thursday Playlist
Another odd compilation series on the Rhapsody Just Added list last week came under the name "East Side Story". It's a series of singles compilations ranging from doo-wop to soul, with some of the songs coming to the Rhapsody catalog for the first time.
The series is from an outfit named East Side Records. Oddly, it appears the only things East Side Records specializes in are these oldies compilations and original southern California Latin hip hop. Reconciling the two was making me dizzy until I found this comprehensive Lowrider Oldies [will not autoplay] playlist linked on the Barbara Mason Rhapsody Online page. As author TDawg specifies, "This cruisin' chrome playlist features a multitude of classic soul and R&B recordings that are intended to inspire memories of long-past days of cruising down the strip."
Mystery solved, and there's another American musical experience I was born too late and distant to savor, though I did almost buy an El Camino once...
East Side Cruising Thursday Playlist - [Rhapsody Online version]
Yes, I'm Ready - Barbara Mason
Hey There Lonely Girl - Eddie Holman
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - The Casinos
Update (2007-12-05): At some point over the last few weeks, it looks like this compilation series has been removed from Rhapsody, breaking the playlist above. Versions of the first two tracks are available on other compilations, but it looks like we've indeed told the Casinos goodbye for the time being...