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June 27, 2020 9:34 pm  #1


Boston radio legend Arnie ‘Woo Woo’ Ginsburg dead at 93

Most of us probably know him from the Cruisin LP series. (He was on the 1961 version.) One of the true greats. 

Boston radio legend Arnie ‘Woo Woo’ Ginsburg dead at 93

 

June 28, 2020 2:03 am  #2


Re: Boston radio legend Arnie ‘Woo Woo’ Ginsburg dead at 93

With Ginsburg's passing, only three jocks featured on the original (1955-67) Cruisin' albums are still with us - Dick Biondi (1960), Johnny Holliday (1964) and Pat O'Day (1966).


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June 28, 2020 5:26 am  #3


Re: Boston radio legend Arnie ‘Woo Woo’ Ginsburg dead at 93

A slight correction. According to the "Cruizin" website, [there really is one] 1956-62 were released in June 1970. 1955 and 1963 came out in Jan 1972. 1964-67 arrived in Sept 1973. The LP's were originally released on the Increase label which was a division of Watermark which is best known for AT40. It is also responsible for the release of something called  "A Child's Garden of Grass-A Pre-Legalization Comedy" which was released in 1971.

 

June 28, 2020 9:17 am  #4


Re: Boston radio legend Arnie ‘Woo Woo’ Ginsburg dead at 93

I have a cassette copy of the Crusin' 1967. Was released in 1986 well after the record.

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June 28, 2020 2:02 pm  #5


Re: Boston radio legend Arnie ‘Woo Woo’ Ginsburg dead at 93

mace wrote:

A slight correction. According to the "Cruizin" website, [there really is one] 1956-62 were released in June 1970. 1955 and 1963 came out in Jan 1972. 1964-67 arrived in Sept 1973. The LP's were originally released on the Increase label which was a division of Watermark which is best known for AT40. It is also responsible for the release of something called  "A Child's Garden of Grass-A Pre-Legalization Comedy" which was released in 1971.

Noted. What I should have said was that the 1955-67 albums were the "original" group of Cruisin' records produced by the late Ron Jacobs in the early '70s. Mr Jacobs was not involved tin the four Cruisin' albums that came later: Cruisin' 1968 (Johnny Dark), Cruisin' 1969 (Harv Moore), Cruisin' 1970 (Kris Erik Stevens) and Cruisin' with Porky Chedwick (no year) came later and we not nearly as good.

One thing I've always wondered is why Jacobs didn't produce albums for 1968, 1969 and 1970 himself. He could have had have had Dan Ingram (WABC) for 1968, George Michael (WFIL) for 1969 and Jack Armstrong (WKBW) 1970.

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June 30, 2020 1:30 pm  #6


Re: Boston radio legend Arnie ‘Woo Woo’ Ginsburg dead at 93

Terrific video from WLBZ-TV in Bangor, Maine. The "Louie Louie" story is great. 


 

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June 30, 2020 2:50 pm  #7


Re: Boston radio legend Arnie ‘Woo Woo’ Ginsburg dead at 93

what a legend! memories of my childhood in boston. i had a chance to have a long conversation with arnie (around 6 years ago). he was in his 80's at the time. it was an honor for me.  btw, his name came up in the payola scandal, back in the day, but his easy-going demeanor helped remove him from the feds radar. when he was hired by wmex, boston (where he made his mark on rock-n-roll radio)  he didn't want a salary, he just wanted a piece (around 25%) of the advertising revenue. as a result, he was earning more than most jocks in similar markets. i'll play my cruisn' 1961 lp in his memory.