I feel good . . . . .

Posted: July 25, 2013 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s show:

Well, here’s hoping that all is well with you and yours and that we find you in good spirits for our musical adventure. Here in the Grand Duchy there has been a good deal of heat in the street (and other places) which has brought a relaxed and restful atmosphere, as well as a bit of bashing for the ice maker. Although it may not have been too comfortable for those producing royal off-springs, we each make the best of it!Cruising #123

The week has been littered with celebrity celebrations, a few of which we gave a respectful nod to in our playlist choices. We were joined again by Johnny Alpha, who brought us another gem from his impressive record collection. In addition, our good pal Johnny99 returned this week with a Three From Me that provided a guided tour of some of London’s pub rock bands, as well as a glimpse into Johnny99’s past choices from his social diary. We even found time for a bit of scratchy blues from Doctor Peter Clayton and a recording made on the 1st July 1941 in Chicago, with Blind John Davis on piano and Robert Lockwood on guitar. This was an early version of the much covered song ‘Confessin’ The Blues’.

We are indebted to our good pal The Spongeman for his most generous assistance in broadcasting this week’s Cruising with The Commissioner. He has already gained plenty of goodwill points and we will have to find something worthy for him to redeem them!

We had the Cruise Mobile all polished up and purring nicely and launched ourselves on our musical adventure with dance master Bobby Freeman and ‘Shimmy Shimmy’, followed by Bobby Day and his biggest hit, ‘Rockin Robin’. After that, we were heading for the horizon and enjoying our cruise. We’ve featured some other well known artists along the way . . . . . and discovered some that we might otherwise have missed, along with plenty of other tasty treats in our playlist, as you can see:

Cruising for the blue horizon . . . .                                    tee shirt - it won't give you wings
Shimmy Shimmy – Bobby Freeman
Rockin’ Robin – Bobby Day
I Feel Good – Shirley & Lee
The Oogum Boogum Song – Brenton Wood
The Power Of Love – Joe Simon
If You Want Me To Stay – Sly & The Family Stone
Let’s Do It Again – The Staple Singers
Ooh Baby Baby – Linda Ronstadt
You’d Better Move On – Chuck Jackson & Mark Knopfler
Up From The Skies – Ellen McIlwaine
If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me) – Cynthia Richards
Confessin’ The Blues – Doctor Clayton

Three From Me . . . . with Johnny99
Heat Treatment – Graham Parker & The Rumour
Surrender To the Rhythm – Brinsley Schwarz
Back In the Night – Dr Feelgood

Cruising with the best of friends . . . .
That Stuff – Supurbia
The Stealer – Mountain
The First Cut Is The Deepest – Cat Stevens
Stormy – Santana
It’s My Life Baby – Johnny Winter
A Lousy Husband (But A Real Good Dad) – Todd Sharpville

Killer Diller Korner . . . . . with Johnny Alpha
Hoochie Koochie – Dora Hall

Cruising for home . . . .
Rip This Joint – The Rolling Stones (from Exile On Mainstreet) 2010
You Can’t Sit Down – The Phil Upchurch Combo
It Will Stand – The Showmen
You’ve Got Me Dangling On A String – The Chairman of The Board
Baby What Happened To Our Love – The Ringleaders
That’s When The Tears Start – Darlene Love
It’s Gonna Be One Of Those Nights – Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
Baby You Got What It Takes – Peaches & Herb
The Hucklebuck – King Curtis
Hoochie Coochie Coo – Lloyd Price
Blues For Salvador – Santana

Our Girls & Guitars spot this week featured Nashville born, Ellen McIlwaine, who found herself in Greenwich Village in the mid 60s playing with a young Jimi Hendrix at the Cafe Au Go Go and opening for people like Muddy Waters, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and Big Joe Williams. We found a 2001 track of hers with an echo of her former musical fellow-traveller, Jimi Hendrix, and his ‘Up From The Skies’.

There was plenty of dancing being demonstrated at Cruise Control during the show, with some Northern soul favourites and some seasoned ‘real’ R&B numbers, including King Curtis’s version of The Hucklebuck there. All too soon we had to turn the Cruise Mobile around and start heading for home, but we did get back safe and sound in the good company of Lloyd Price and his take on ‘The Hoochie Coochie Coo’. Then we had a special treat in the form of Carlos Santana to play us out with his intense and inspired recording of ‘Blues For Salvador’.

So, as we braced ourselves to say our sad farewells for another week, we were hoping that there were sufficient ‘goodies’ in our playlist to entice you back next week, when we will call by for you, same time, same place, to go Cruising with The Commissioner. If you can’t wait till then . . . . take a look at our website and the other radio shows that we enjoy, including the Tuseday Night Mafia here on Wireless FM.

So, until we meet again to go Cruising with the Commissioner . . . . . . . have fun!

Comments
  1. The Vikster says:

    Another excellent show Commissioner.

  2. Mrs TC says:

    I’m taking the opportunity of a sunny Sunday in the garden to listen to this week’s Cruising and it was just right. I really enjoyed that version of Ooh Baby Baby by Linda Ronstadt and the great combination of Chuck Jackson & Mark Knopfler on You’d Better Move On. I’ve never heard Cat Steven’s original of The First Cut Is The Deepest, so that was good and I always enjoy That’s When The Tears Start.

    So, thanks for that.

    Mrs TC

  3. vickytoriaworld says:

    hey the commissioner… love your show and your jingles …. you play a bit of dusty… love her… 🙂 x

    vickytoriaworld

    • Watcha Vickytoria

      Good to hear from you and we’ll dig out some more Dusty for another show, or perhaps you’d like to come a give us a Three From Me featuring Dusty.

      Whatever . . . . have fun!

      TC

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