The journey begins . . . .

Posted: April 8, 2011 in Hear This . . . . !

After an indulgent amount of planning, anguishing over direction and an extended period of technical preparation, we eventually set off on 8 April with the first ‘Cruising with The Commissioner’ show on Wireless fm. A wall-to-wall mix of rock, soul and ‘real’ RnB, with a very welcome visit from DJ Leyton Rocks, who brought an eclectic mix of jazz, rockabilly, psych rock and soul tracks with him.

The Wireless fm chat room became fairly crowded during the show, with many familiar folks and a few new visitors who were listening in and curious to check out the chat room. It was reassuring to have the Wireless fm Tuesday Night Mafia in evidence, with Sponge, The Shake, Max Quirk and Johnny Alpha all making appearances during the show and taking in the sounds.

It seemed to go well, but I suspect someone had alerted The Samaritans, just in case! Here’s the playlist from the first show:

Cruising down the highway . . .
Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go – Hank Ballard
Well, Oh Well – Tiny Bradshaw
That’s What You’re Doing To Me – The Dominoes
Taxi Blues – Little Richard
Hold On – The Radiants
Gotta Have Your Love – The Sapphires
I Can’t Help Myself – Donnie Elbert
M.1. – The Ted Taylor Four
Ginchy – Bert Weedon
Tovarich – The Gladiators
Selfish One – Jackie Ross
Talk To Me – Little Willie John
Smooth Sailing (From Now On) – The Temptations
Lazy Day – Tinkerbell’s Fairydust
Shadows & Reflections – The Action
A Dream For Julie – Kaleidoscope
Lost In the Blues – Bill Perry
You Need To Be With Me – Susan Tedeschi
I Wish You Would – Billy Boy Arnold
It’s Not Unusual – Freddie Scott & The Seven Steps
Green Door – Esquerita Go – Sounds Incorporated

The DJ Leyton Rocks detour . . . .
Giant Steps – John Coltrane
Real Wild Child – Ivan
Race With The Devil – Gene Vincent
By Yourself – JD Martin
Ecstacy Dance – Gert Wilden & His Orchestra
Up Around The Bend – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Open My Eyes – The Nazz
I Ain’t No Miracle Worker – The Brogues
If I Had A Reason – The Bubble Puppy

Back on the highway . . . .
Some Other Guy – Richie Barrett
You’d Better Move On – Arthur Alexander
Lookin’ For A Love – Bobby Womack & The Valentinos
The Cat From Coos Bay – Big Dave & His Orchestra
Texas – Edgar Winter
Everyday I Have The Blues – Memphis Slim
Stop Messin’ Round – Peter Green & Fleetwood Mac
Too Many Tears – Miles Stone

That will give you a flavour of the mix of music and we’ll aim to post the shows on this site in the future for the benefit of the curious, the inquisitive and those who enjoy a little deja vu. So, if you have a preference for rock, soul and ‘real’ RnB, don’t forget to tune in to Wireless fm ( on Thursdays nights at 8-10 pm. Oh, and don’t miss the Tuesday Night Mafia on Wireless fm . . . . they’ll offer you music you can’t refuse: Spongelab (6-7.30 pm), Out of Sight (7.30-9.00 pm), Max’s Magic Circles (9-10.30 pm) and Killer Diller (10.30-Midnight). Have fun!

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