On The Move ; The Chevrolet ’70s
What do Dionne Warwick, Glen Campbell and Burt Bacharach have in common?
If you said they were 3 of the biggest names in music throughout the 50s, 60s, 70s and into the 80s you would only be partially correct. These three in fact were on a compilation album pressed by Capitol Records for Chevrolet that came out in 1969!
The compilation album features cartoonish caricatures of the three on the front with three featured Chevrolet cars on the rear. The front cover in the lower right says “As seen on the CBS-TV Chevrolet Special. Collector’s Album”. Unfortunately my short Google search didn’t turn up anything about this so called special so I can only guess it must have been a paid advertising type show.
Songs included are:
Dionne Warwick – Wishin’ and Hopin’ / Walk On By / I’ve Been Loving You Too Long / Blowing In The Wind
Glen Campbell – Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay / The Straight Life / Less of Me
Burt Bacharach – Do You Know the Way To San Jose / Pacific Coast Highway / This City Guy’s In Love With You
For me the rear cover is where it’s at and what makes this album the most collectible. The rear cover is what I first saw when going through the record bins at my local Habitat for Humanity store. I didn’t care about the music on the record, it was more the advertising that caused me to plunk down a hard earned dollar, yes $1, for it. On the rear it features 3 of Chevrolet’s new models for the upcoming 1970 model year and says in bold at the top “On the move. The Chevrolet ’70s.”
Here are the descriptions and car models;
Our new one: Monte Carlo – Chevrolet’s whole new field of one. Classic Styling. Luxury appointments. Spirited response. Agile handling. All in one package any Chevy buyer can afford
Our big one: 1970 Caprice – Eighteen shining feet of rich looking, rich riding, incredibly comfortable automobile. And we did it just for you.
Our tough one: 1970 Chevelle SS 396 – Tough means we built even more into the car. More muscle. More safety. More all-around driving kick.
Like I said before, I purchased this for a whole dollar and it’s in really good condition. The most I have seen the album going for is around $6 and still I would have paid that just for the Chevy advert on the back cover. Obviously this isn’t a collectible record that will eventually skyrocket in value, but it’s still an awesome grab none the less.