This is a digitized version of an in-store cassette tape that was played within a Kmart store. This cassette was played only one day in 1992 on Kmart's 30th anniversary. I worked at Kmart between 1989 and 1999 and held onto them with the hopes that they would be of use some day. Enjoy!
March 1, 2021 Subject:
Great piece of Kmart history!
Includes some of the best songs of 1962. I don't know if I did go to a local Kmart on that day, but I do know there were plenty of sales and doorbuster specials going on to celebrate.
Peppermint Twist--Joey Dee and the Starliters
Havin' a Party--Sam Cooke
Do You Love Me--The Contours
Good Luck Charm--Elvis Presley
Breaking Up is Hard to Do--Neil Sedaka
Make it Easy on Yourself--Jerry Butler
Big Girls Don't Cry--Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
If I Had a Hammer--Peter, Paul and Mary
You Beat Me to the Punch--Mary Wells
Dream Baby--Roy Orbison
Johnny Angel--Shelley Fabares
Roses Are Red (My Love)--Bobby Vinton
Let's Dance--Chris Montez
He's a Rebel--The Crystals
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance--Gene Pitney
Palisades Park--Freddy Cannon
Green Onions--Booker T. & the MG's
Johnny Get Angry--Joanie Sommers
Twist and Shout--The Isley Brothers
Soldier Boy--The Shirelles
Rinky Dink--Dave "Baby" Cortez
The Twist--Chubby Checker
Duke of Earl--Gene Chandler
Party Lights--Claudine Clark
Surfin' Safari--The Beach Boys
The Loco-Motion--Little Eva
You Belong to Me--The Duprees
Baby, It's You--The Shirelles
Ramblin' Rose--Nat King Cole
March 3, 2020 Subject:
great tape of oldies
My favorite kmart tape great selection of musuc
October 13, 2015 Subject:
I'm just starting my journey into Kmart-muzak and and I will never thank you enough for keeping these tapes and making them available. This is an incredible document.
A tremendous service has been done in preserving this true slice of authentic Americana. I can recall the music played in stores going back to age four (circa 1965)...and it helped make me a better musician. It turned me on to big band swing...and some "out" Blue Note...It would be great to learn of other preservation/archival in-store music catalogs.
October 11, 2015 Subject:
This is fantastic! Putting it on for sunday cleaning around the house :-) Great mix, and hysterical to have the flashback announcements between songs.
Thanks for uploading!