Don’t start no stuff . . . .

Posted: October 15, 2013 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s show:

Well, we arrived at Tuesday night in good spirits, having put in a few miles in the Cruise Mobile since we last met and enjoyed meeting up with good folks along the way. So, we brought the warmest of welcomes to one and all, which is just what you need to ward off the chill of an Autumn evening.
Cruising #192
We were unusually well prepared and had rolled out the Cruise Mobile ready, with a seat saved just for you. Our rummaging in the Cruising Library ensured that we had a rather fine playlist to go Cruising with The Commissioner and this week we found another of the many sampler albums that sit in the Cruising Library, called ‘What’s Happening Stateside’ with some very fine tracks and artists culled from the vaults of Capitol, Liberty, United Artists, Minit, Sue and Imperial labels.

As we settled into our shorter time slot on Tuesday nights, we we’ve been seriously wondering whether there would still be the time and enthusiasm for our Three From Me selections. So, we were really chuffed to hear this week from our good pal The Majestic, because his choices have always been most excellent and much looked forward to at Cruise Control. So, we quickly rounded up the Cruising Orchestra to provide the appropriate Three From Me welcome for The Majestic.

To get us started, we had the company of Bob and Earl and their 1957 debut release on Class records “You Made A Boo Boo”, followed by a big favourite from Big Maybelle and ‘Tell Me Who’, but see what else we found:
Cruising with the crew . . . . .                                                   
You Made A Boo Boo – Bob & Earl
Tell Me Who – Big Maybelle                                                          tee shirt - fizz it is
Seven Day Weekend – Gary ‘US’ Bonds.
Don’t Cry No More – Lucky Peterson
Do It With All Your Heart – Dee Dee Warwick
Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do – Bobby Bland
Teardrops Will Fall – Wilson Pickett
I’ve Got Enough – James Fry
Between You & I – Desiree Bassett
Don’t Start.No Stuff – Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell
A Little Bit Of Soap – Jimmy Cliff
Three From Me . . . . . with The Majestic
Afflicted – O.V. Wright
I Can’t Use You – The Double Soul
You Turn Me On – The Turks

Cruising for fun . . . .
Passenger Train, Warped By The Rain – Adam Franklin & The Bolts Of Melody
Who’s That Lady – The Isley Brothers
As Long As I Have You – Garnet Mimms
Ready Willing & Able – Jimmy Holiday (with Clydie King)

Killer Diller Korner . . . . . with Johnny Alpha
Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) – Galt MacDermot’s Natural Hair Band

Cruising into the sunset . . . .
Don’t Make Waves – The Byrds
Get Out – The Troopers
Standing In The Darkness – The Ethics
Keep On Loving Me – Frances Nero
Sweet Nuthin’s – Brenda Lee
Poison Ivy – Buddy Guy
It’s Love – The Hollywood Flames

This week, our girls and guitars feature put the spotlight on 21 year old American rock guitarist and singer Desiree Bassett. She leads her own band called Desirée and The Time Machine and chose a track from her 2010 album ‘A Bit Above’, where she demonstrates that she can really shred and burn in her playing, but we chose the slower and more lyrical number, ‘Between You & I’ . . . . a real treat, if you love melodic rock guitar.

We even found time for a little scratchy blues, with something by Nashville born pianist and singer Leroy Carr. He’s probably best remembered for his 1928 Vocalion recording of ‘How Long Blues’, but we picked out a side he cut with guitarist Scrapper Blackwell in 1934, called ‘Don’t You Start No Stuff’.

Well, as we parked up the Cruise Mobile for another week, we were aware that although our Tuesday night cruises may be shorter that our previous adventures, it just ensures there’s even more to look forward to next week. So, if you’re around then, we’ll be happy to call by for you in the Cruise Mobile, same time, same place, with a seat saved for you to go Cruising with The Commissioner. So, until then . . . .  have fun!

  1. The Auburn Phantom says:

    Once again you have the most popular show on Wireless FM TC . . . . a station that mostly specialises in banging extreme hardcore, and none of the other DJs have any dedicated listeners.

  2. The Shake says:

    Commissioner, what a brilliant show

  3. Arfa Pinetop says:

    Well Emp, I can only assume you have shortened the show to cut out the Laurie, Mayall faction and if that be the case well done. However, I do miss having a gripe and they are getting less. So, another moan free message from me, although The Isley Bros had me teetering, but Messrs Carr and Blackwell were still in mind so all was well.

    A cryptic request for a band “Don and Rowena” . . . . yes, you’ve got it . . . . The Pretty Things! ‘Rosalyn’ was a fine example of 60s R n B as was the suicide from the top of a building anthem ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’.

    Rock on Emp

    • The Commissioner says:

      Most esteemed Arfa

      Whilst you are to be commended on such self-restraint and judgement in your assessment . . . . are you sure you are feeling well?

      As you know, we like to be inclusive on Cruising . . . . so you tempt us to redress the imbalance that you have pointed out . . . . perhaps we could start with John Mayall’s ‘Tribute to JB Lenoir’ and follow up with a collection of melodious moments from Hugh Laurie, Bruce Willis, Robert Mitchum, Denis Waterman and Lee Marvin, amongst others! Looking back at the past playlists, I think we have only missed Mr Waterman so far!!!


      P.S. Didn’t ‘Don & Rowena’ cover old Doddy’s ‘Happiness’?

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