Yes, indeed . . . .

Posted: May 30, 2013 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s show:

Like the sunshine, we can’t get enough of good music. . . . . and this week we came toting a playlist bursting with some of the best in rock, soul and real rhythm and blues, as you’d expect when we go Cruising with The Commissioner.

There’s been plenty of action to occupy us this week . . . . our gig list included another pilgrimage to the Royal Albert Hall for a sell out show from Mark Knopfler, as well as a visit to London’s 100 Club for a steamy set of rock/blues from the most excellent King King. We also heard from our good palCruising #113s Joe Duckworth, Arfa Pinetop, The Auburn Phantom, and we even got a message from our pal Jazzy G who’s promised his first Three From Me . . . . just as soon as he gets back from sipping G&Ts while cruising the lakes in Switzerland. Not to be outdone, our good pal The Spinmeister revealed that he was heading across the Atlantic to visit New York. But, before he started his journeying, he turned up at Cruise Control with a few New York related tracks for his Three From Me . . . . which proved to be more bon homme than bon jovi.

We still found time to roll out the Cruise Mobile to call by for the Cruising Crew to join our weekly musical adventure, which we kicked off with The Isley Brothers and ‘Yes, Indeed’ and there was just time to extend the warmest of welcomes to one and all, before we got up to full cruising speed with Bobby Marchan and ‘ Snoopin’ & Accusin’ and even more:

Cruising for the horizon . . . . .                                 tee shirt - fizz it is
Yes, Indeed – The Isley Brothers
Snoopin’ & Accusin’ – Bobby Marchan
Somebody’s Got To Go – The Tick Tocks
I’m Doing Fine Now – New York City
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy – The Tams
Just One Look – Martha & The Vandellas
All Or Nothing – Chris Farlowe
Hallelujah I Love Her So – Jerry Lee Lewis
When Love Comes To Town – Melanie Mason
Champagne & Reefer – The Charlie Morris Band
Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits

Three From Me . . . . . with The Spinmeister
New York New York – Frank Sinatra
Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bob Dylan
New York City – John Lennon

Cruising by the tracks . . . . . .
Neon Lights – The Sahara Hotnights
Love Train – Jackie Wilson
Mystery Train – Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Trainsville – George Barnes
The Train Kept A-Rolling – Tiny Bradshaw & His Orchestra
Come On Train – Don Thomas
Midnight Train To Georgia – Cissy Houston
Bristol Express – The Eagles
Southbound Train – Muddy Waters
She Caught The Katy – Taj Mahal
Honky Tonk Train Blues – Meade Lux Lewis

Killer Diller Korner . . . . . with Johnny Alpha
Take Me Back – David Clayton Thomas & The Shays

Cruising for home . . . . . .
What Am I Supposed To Do – King King
Come Back & Finish What You Started – Gladys Knight & The Pips
Both Ends Against the Middle – Jackie Moore
Slow Fizz – The Sapphires
My Oh My – Billy Floyd
Oh Mom (Teach me How To Uncle Willie) – The Daylighters

Our Girls & Guitars feature focused on Melanie Mason who’s gained a good reputation on America’s blues-rock scene as a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader. So, we played her cover of ‘When Love Comes To Town’. We also found some great covers for this week’s show, including a version of Doris Troy’s ‘Just One Look’ from Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, along with a cover of a Small Faces song from the enduring Chris Farlowe (which will have pleased at least one member of the Cruising Crew . . . . and maybe more).

Not only did our good pal Johnny Alpha guide us around the music at Killer Diller Korner, but, he offered some extra joy with the posting of his latest Killer Diller Show on the web . . . . together with a challenge to us to follow his train theme . . . . which we couldn’t resist!

Well, we’ve ran out of time before we ran out of music. So, there’s plenty in the pending tray for next week and, as we parked up the Cruise Mobile, we were already planning to call by around the same time, same place next week so we can all go Cruising with The Commissioner.

So until next week . . . . have fun!

  1. Arfa Pinetop says:

    Yes indeed some good stuff, but even more to my liking plenty to gripe about.

    But first a slap on the back for the Emp Chris Farlowe ta, Paul Butterfield superb, and a Hugh Laurie-free version of “Hallelujah I just love her so” excellent!

    As for The Spinmeister . . . . Frank Sinatra . . . . I’m flabbergasted! The New York Dolls would have been a much better choice, especially as he has such a fine selection of the inflatable type in his spare room (so I’ve been told )!

    As for the train segment, how dare you not play “The Runaway Train” by Michael Holliday . . . . a regular on Uncle Mac’s Saturday morning show.

    A fair version of Sultans of Swing, but not a patch on Norwegian duo REAL currently murdering that and many other classics in Spain.



    • Most esteemed Arfa

      Your constant monitoring of the quality standards of Cruising with The Commissioner will be a great re-assurance to those out there in Cruising Land. We are committed to our policy of continuous improvement and, to this end, would be grateful for any examples in your collection by the Norwegian duo REAL, of whom you have spoken so highly.

      In the meantime, we will a-rummaging go . . . . to root out some tasty treats for next week’s show. As they say down at the police station . . . . it’s just a rooting matter.

      Have fun!


    • Spinmeister says:

      I’m shocked at the outrageous smear, Mr Pinetop. My lawyers are on the case – about the only thing we have in our spare room!

      Another good one, Commish. Keep ’em coming


  2. The Vikster says:

    Just caught up with last nights show, another corker! Sorry I didn’t tune in. My comments keep being eaten by the Internet.

    The Vikster

  3. Johnny_Alpha says:

    Nice retort to the train theme TC, enjoyed that I did. Top show all round, keep up the good work my good man.

    • JA

      It was just too tempting to pass up, but you had captured so many great train tracks in your show already. So, we dug deep and found a few more. Glad they were well received and Killer Diller Korner is a real treat each week. Thanks for such great stuff!

      Have fun!


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