I want that . . . . .

Posted: January 14, 2014 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s show:

Well, this week has been lively, with plenty of social encounters and even the business encounters didn’t distract us from enjoying the days. We enjoyed some good music programmes on TV this week, including British rock ‘n’ roll, American blues and Northern Soul. These added to our wish list with some sought after vinyl and CDs and a few more welcome visits by our musical postman, who has already excelled himself over the recent weeks, bringing us a stack of good stuff for our playlists. Cruising #193

It has also been a busy week for music-related birthdays and we managed to find a few tracks to celebrate with the birthday boys.

Last week we played something by Paul ‘Hucklebuck’ Williams for a new member of the Cruising Crew, who we only knew as Thirty Five, who has since revealed herself as Paul Williams’ grand daughter, Lisa. She suggested playing a few other tracks, including Paul Williams’ recording of ‘Alcohol’, which we were very pleased to do.

As Tuesday night arrived, we rolled out the Cruise Mobile and got up to cruising speed with Pee Wee Kingsley & Sugar Pie De Santo, with their Music City 45, ‘Flippin’ & Floppin’’ . . . . and there was more . . . .

Cruising for the countryside . . . . Tee shirt - cruising cake
Flippin’ & A-Floppin’ – Pee Wee & Sugar Pie
21 – The Spiders
Witchcraft – Hi Fi & The Roadburners
I Like It Like That – The Five Royales
Alcohol – Paul ‘Hucklebuck’ Williams & His Orchestra
You Got Me Dizzy – Billy Fury
Sweet & Lovely – Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers
What Would I Do – The Superiors
I Really Love You – The Tomangoes
I’m Not Strong Enough – The Four Perfections
I Gotta Go Now – Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers
Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Joan Jett
Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo – Piano Red
Run Joe – Stranger Cole & The Baba Brooks Band

Killer Diller Korner  . . . . . with Johnny Alpha
Commanche – The Revels

Cruising with the crew . . . . .
Blowing Free – Wishbone Ash
I Ain’t Superstitious – The Jeff Beck Group
Warming Up The Band – Heads, Hands & Feet
Mr Moonlight – Dr Feelgood & The Interns
Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Geraint Watkins & The Dominators
Livin’ Lovin’ Wreck – Jimmy Page
Big Town Playboy – Angela Strehli
Empty Heart – Thee Midnighters
I Want That – Bobby Hendricks
For This I Thank You – Gino Parks
Request Of A Fool – The Downbeats

We took another step to expanding our Girls & Guitars list, which this week featured Joan Jett. She became a founding member of girl group The Runaways and went on to pursue a solo career and we chose a track from her 1990 album ‘The Hit List’ . . . . and her cover of the Credence Clearwater Revival hit ‘Have Your Ever Seen The Rain’.

There were a few gems for the blues enthusiasts this week, including our dose of scratchy blues, which featured a 1950 recording by Piano Red . . . . who in later life reinvented himself as ‘Dr Feelgood’ but we played his version of ‘Right String Baby, But The Wrong Yo-Yo’.

As the sands of time were running out on our cruise, we cued up the first and last Motown appearance for a group called the Downbeats, with a fine piece of up-tempo R&B called ‘Request Of A Fool’, which brought us home safe and sound for another week.

As we parked up the Cruise Mobile. Mr Merlot and The Cruisettes skipped off to the after show party, leaving us hoping that you enjoyed our cruising playlist this week,  . . . .  and if you did, then we’ll be happy to call by for you, same time, same place,  . . . with a seat saved especially for you. So, until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . have fun!

Comments
  1. The Vikster says:

    Thanks for a great show, needed that tonight

  2. The Shake says:

    Spot on show Commissioner

  3. The Commissioner says:

    Ta muchly Shake . . . . you’re a hard act to follow!

  4. The Commissioner says:

    You’re too kind . . . . far too kind 🙂

  5. Arfa Pinetop says:

    Nice show Emp Billy Fury, Ms Jett and Piano Red tracks especially.

    “I wanna go now ” got me a thinking of another departure record a fav of mine in the early 60s “Lets Go ” by The Routers not particularly renowned for its abundance of lyrics but oh how it used to make my ankle swingers flutter !

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