Out of sight . . . . . where’s The Shake?

Posted: July 23, 2013 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s Out of Sight Show . . . . with The Commissioner:

Well, every once in a while we get a chance to sit in on someone else’s radio show and this week was one such occasion, when our good pal, The Shake, made the call.. It is (inevitably) a bit tense, since you’re taking responsibility for someone else’s show, but The Shake has a cavalier streak and let’s you loose with few restrictions.
So, when Tuesday night at 7:30pm rolled around, we started off with an apology to the astute and well-informed amongst the listeners who will have spotted that it was not The Shake in their ears. Before they got to fretting unduly that The Shake was being held for ransom by some devout sect of musical euro sceptics, we assured them that he’s was out on the town . . . . but possibly returning later, doubtless, to check that The Shake Shack is still standing.

Then we opened this Out of Sight Show with a rather nice piece of Hammond organ from Wynder K Frog and his version of Sunshine Superman. As we restored some equilibrium, we moved on briskly with a few covers of Beatles numbers, kicking off with Ella Fitzgerald and her rather excellent version of Savoy Truffle. The full playlist looked like this:
The Disadvantage of You – The Answer
Sunshine Superman – Wynder K Frog
Savoy Truffle – Ella Fitzgerald
Hard Days Night – Ramsey Lewis
And I Love Her – Reggie Milner
You’re Absolutely Right – The Apollas
I’m Into Something Good – The Cookies
And That Reminds Me – The Dolls
Reflections Of My Life – Marmalade
Go Back – Crabby Appleton
Just One More Chance – The Outer Limits
Stormy – Classics IV
Summer Breeze – Seals & Croft
Saturday In The Park – Chicago
Oo Ma Liddi – J.J. Jackson
Uh Huh – Paul Anka
Somebody’s Always Trying – Ted Taylor
Bad Man Of Missouri – Jimmy Ricks & the Suburbans
Bikini Sunset – The Volcanos
Afrodisiac – Wasa Express
Stoned Soul Picnic – Laura Nyro
Autumn Song – Steamhammer
Along Comes Mary – The Association
Feelin’ Free – Pacific Drift
Thinkin’ – Banchee
Radio Nowhere – Bruce Springsteen
Competition Ain’t Nothing – Carl Carlton
Mextet – Chico Lopez

Well, all too soon, the Out of Sight clock told us we had to wind down, pack up and head off. Which is just what we did, in the hope that we had not broken anything and not made a mess for the Shake’s return next week.

With a small plug for Thursday night’s Cruising with The Commissioner on Wireless FM, we said our goodbyes and wished everyone well . . . . adding the customary recommendation from The Commissioner to . . . . have fun!


  1. the shake says:

    Great show Commissioner, loved the r’n’b segway.

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