Into something good . . . .

Posted: December 17, 2013 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s show:

Cruising #64Well, it’s getting to look a lot like Christmas around here and we’re enjoying every moment. The festive decorations are up and the Cruise Control tree seems to have plenty of artistically wrapped presents around it. So, we looked out some suitably fine items for our latest cruising playlist . . . . and we rather surprised ourselves with some real ‘finds’ this week.

Well,  it must be the festive decorations around Cruise Control that attract the attentions of certain of the Cruising Crew, because this week we had a fleeting visit from The Vikster. She snaffled a few mince pies and a glass mulled wine before leaving us her latest Three From Me, including a ride in a pink Cadillac !!!

As always, we called by in the Cruise Mobile (this week, festively bedecked) and with a seat saved especially for you, just so we can all go Cruising with The Commissioner. We were tuned up and ready to head off across musical frontiers, in and out of time zones and jumping genres and it all started with a rocking Mel Robbins and ‘Save It’, followed fast by a Fats Domino classic.

Cruising with the crew . . . . .   1463029_3684812336279_64954052_n
Save It – Mel Robbins
I’m Ready – Fats Domino
Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Dave Edmunds
Hurtin’ Inside – Brook Benton
Coal Miner – Nappy Brown
All By Myself – Roy Hall
Try My Love Again – Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces
Getting To The Point – Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez
Mama Said – Dusty Springfield
Fever – Helen Shapiro
Sidetracked – Debbie Davies
All By Myself – Big Bill Broonzy
The Whip – The Ethiopians
 
Three From Me  . . . . . with The Vikster
Boo Hoo Hoo – No Sinner
Pink Cadillac – Bruce Springsteen
Iron Lion Zion – Bob Marley
 
Cruising through the city . . . .
Saideira – Santana (feat. Samuel Rosa)
Waiting For A Saturday Night – Doctor Feelgood
Man Smart, Woman Smarter – Geraint Watkins
Doctor Rhythm – Dave Clark Five

Killer Diller Korner . . . . . with Johnny Alpha
Mr Man – The Lyrics
 
Cruising for home . . . . .
Rain, The Park & Other Things – The Cowsills
Keep A Hold Of What You Got Now – The Shots
I’m Into Something Good – The Hicksville Bombers
The Coffee Grind – Hank Ballard
Stupid Cupid – Connie Francis
The Chicken & The Bop – Lloyd Price

This week’s ‘Girls & Guitars’ feature focused on Los Angeles born blues guitarist and singer, Debbie Davies. During her career, she’s been the featured guitarist in several female based bands and for several years, she was also a member of Albert Collins’ band, the Icebreakers. She has an impressive catalogue of recordings and we chose a track from her 1993 ‘Picture This’ album and her take on Freddy King’s instrumental, ‘Sidetracked’.

Our rummage amongst the scratchy blues turned up something that was suggested by our good pal Arfa Pinetop. This was an early recording from Big Bill Broonzy, who copyrighted more than 300 songs during his lifetime. We picked out Big Bill’s 1941 Okeh recording with Washboard Sam providing percussion and background vocals on ‘All By Myself’.

We almost lost track of time, but Lloyd Price  brought us home safe and sound from our cruise and just in time to park up the Cruise Mobile for another week, while we start pulling together our Xmas eve Cruising playlist . . . . and there are plenty festive gems to bring on the party spirit

So, if you enjoyed our cruising playlist this week, perhaps we can look forward to some more of your good company next week, when once again we can go Cruising with The Commissioner. Until then . . . .  have fun!

Comments
  1. The Shake says:

    Top show Commissioner and top choices from the Vikster

  2. The Vikster says:

    Great show TC

  3. The Spongeman says:

    Top show TC. I had not heard the Mel Robbins version of ‘Save It’ before. I love the Cramps version, as well. Also, always enjoy some Bill Broonzy. He lived in Antwerp Belgium in the 1950’s and his wife was Belgian. Great choices from The Vikster 🙂

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