I got all you need . . . . .

Posted: November 19, 2013 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s show:

Well, the temperatures around the Grand Duchy have started getting pretty chilly and so we were intent on extending one of our warmest welcomes. As ever, we raided the Cruising Library to pull together a playlist stuffed full of great rock, soul and real rhythm and blues . . . .  our trade mark on Cruising with The Commissioner.
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Johnny Alpha returned to Killer Diller Korner with another favourite from his extensive collection and we were also pleased to hear from our good pals DJ Leyton Rocks, Johnny99, Arfa Pinetop and The Shake, as well as getting some feedback from the Cruising Crew. The feedback revealed that our smooth soul choices were well received and so, ever indulgent, as we are, we pulled out a couple of soul ballads from Al Green Joe Simon. Our rummaging this week didn’t stop there and we revisited that section of the Cruising Library where we keep sampler albums, including this week’s choice, a 1971 sampler album called ‘Workin’, issued by Polydor’s Mojo label, with some true soul gems.

So, at the appointed time, we turned up with the Cruise Mobile, polished and purring gently . . . .and with a seat saved so we can take you Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . and we started our cruise with a great piece of R&B from Rudy Green called ‘Wild Life’ . . . . and so much more . . . . as you can see:

Cruising way out there . . . . .
Wild Life – Rudy Green
You’d Better Believe It – Paul Gayten
My Pigeon’s Gone – Charles Calhoun
Sh-Boom – The Chords                                    Tee - More than a radio show
I Worship You Baby– The Glories
Anything – Bobby Wilson
My Girl – Al Green
Georgia Blue – Joe Simon
I’ll Do Anything (He Wants Me To) – Doris Troy
Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music – The Fantastics
I Count The Tears – Rosanne Cash
Shout For Joy – Albert Ammons
Love Me Do – The Skatalites

Killer Diller Korner . . . . . with Johnny Alpha
Midnight Crying Time – Scotty McKay
Cruising just for the fun of it . . . . .
Dear Prudence – Leslie West & Mountain
I’m Not Your Stepping Stone – Paul Revere & The Raiders
King Lonely The Blue – The Emeralds
Sorry She’s Mine – Jimmy Winston & His Reflections
I Got All You Need – Joe Bonamassa
Sunday Kind Of Love – Beth Hall
I’ve Gotta Get You Back – Mary Love
You Don’t Know What You Mean To Me – Sam & Dave
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Junior Walker & the Allstars
That’s All – Al Garris
Somebody’s Always TryingTo Take My Baby Away – Ted Taylor
Before I Go – Shirley & Lee
Oh Little Girl – Dee Clark

Well, this weeks Girls & Guitars feature focused on someone who was born in was born in Memphis Tennessee in 1955, just as her father was recording his first tracks at Sun records. This was singer-songwriter and guitar player, Rosanne Cash who had chart success in the 1980s. But we selected a track from her 1995 album ‘Retrospective’ and a song that was a hit for The Drifters, ‘I Count The Tears’.

For our choice of scratchy blues this week, we jumpedn the cruising time machine to head back to 1938 and something ffrom boogie woogie pianist, Albert Ammons. He recorded a million selling version of “Swanee River Boogie” for Decca Records in 1936. But the track we chose came from two years later and his ‘Shout For Joy’.

Not for the first time, as we were motoring well, time caught up with us and we had to turn the Cruise Mobile for home. We did it with the great Dee Clark and his ‘Oh Little Girl’, which got us home safe and sound. As we said our farewells, we hoped that everyone had enjoyed Cruising with The Commissioner this week and could be enticed back again next week for even more rock, soul and ‘real’ rhythm and blues. So, until then, remember . . . . . have fun!


  1. The Auburn Phantom says:

    Joe Bonamassa use to play down the road all the time, loads of people recommended him and I never went, now he is on at the biggest place in the centre of town.

  2. Damon says:

    Great show this evening High Commissioner. Music to move your feet to.

  3. The Shake says:

    Great show Commissioner

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