Goin’ back to New Orleans . . . .

Posted: August 12, 2014 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s show:

Well, this week has included an adventure of another kind, as we paid a visit to the Loire Valley and enjoyed the excellent company of our good pals Nita & Gordon. So, our spirits were definitely high and we even managed to visit a few champagne houses and vinyards, where we were persuaded to relocate some of their produce! Cruising #123

As a result of our travels, we were very grateful to fellow Wireless FM DJ, The Spongeman, for ensuring this week’s show got broadcast as usual, despite his stressful day . . . . so our deep thanks to him.

There was plenty of good stuff in our playlist this week. Last week we played Roy Hamilton’s version of that song and we promised to go looking for that one by The Righteous Brothers, which we did, along with a memory of 60s band, The Downliner’s Sect , in the form of a 90s band called Thee Headcoats Sect that featured original Sect members, Don Craine and Keith Evans . . . . so we played a track from their 1996 album ‘Deerstalking Men’ . . . . ‘Baby What’s Wrong’.

We also featured a tune that was likely to strike a chord with our good pal Amigo. He was track spotting during the interval soundtrack at a recent gig and he identified one track as Clarence Gatemouth Brown’s ‘Okie Dokie Stomp’ and we found a version by American band The Fins. But, everything got off to a flying start with the Twangmaster himself, Duane Eddy, and ‘Some Kinda Earthquake’ and it rolled on nicely from there . . . .

Cruising for the border . . . . . the-sapphires-uk-my-baby-must-be-a-magician-stiff
Some Kinda Earthquake – Duane Eddy
Roberta – Frankie Ford
You Can Have Her – The Righteous Brothers
Hit The Road Jack – The Swing Cats
The Shadow Knows – The Coasters
The Way You Do The Things You Do – Rita Coolidge
My Baby Must Be A Magician – The Sapphires
Baby What’s Wrong – Thee Headcoats Sect
Country Line Special – Cyril Davies
Breakin’ Up – Wild Bill Davis
White Rabbit – Claudene Christian
Goin’ Back To New Orleans – Jesse & BuzzyPete Thomas - Midnight-In-The-Naked-City
Fell Like Jumping – Marcia Griffiths

Killer Diller Korner . . . . . with Johnny Alpha
I’m Gonna Make Her Love Me – Jim Ford

Cruising where the mood takes us . . . .
Another Night In The Naked City – Pete Thomas
White Bird – Vanessa Mae
Don & Dewey – It’s A Beautiful Day
Someone’s Steppin’ Out (Slippin’ Out, Slippin’ In) – ZZ Hill
If You Got To Love Somebody – Tommy Tate
It’s Growing – Margie JosephAtlantic Unearthed Soul Sisters
Too Hot To Hold – The Inciters
A Love That Will Last – Terri Sharp
Okie Dokie Stomp – The Fins
I’m On Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Goodbye – Chuck Carbo & The Spiders

Well, it could have been the lingering influence of Johnny Alpha that made us choose one of those slinky, 50s numbers that he used to play on his late night shows, but we did. We picked out a superb instrumental from sax man Pete Thomas and a track from his 2006 album ‘Lucky’ . . . . called ‘Another Night In The Naked City’. Meanwhile, our our Girls & Guitars feature brought us some psych rock and a song that we know well by Jefferson Airplane, ‘White Rabbit’, which came from singer and guitarist, Claudene Christian.

Our ventures into scratchy blues usually take us back into the 20s, 30s or 40s, but this week we only went as far as the 50s for something Jesse & Buzzy. They were Jesse Perkins (harmonica and vocals) and Buzzy Lubinsky (guitar or drums) and their release on Newark’s Savoy Records label may or may not have been just have been influenced by the fact that Buzzy’s father was the owner of the label. But none of that should detract from their rather fine offering ‘Goin’ Back To New Orleans’.

Well, the Cruise Mobile eventually rolled gently to a stop and we seemed to arrive back with all that we started with . . . . which must be a good thing! But, no sooner had time run out on this week’s adventure than we were thinking about the choices for next week’s playlist. If that sounds good to you . . . . we’ll be ready to call by in the Cruise Mobile, same time, same place, next week with a seat saved especially for you . . . just so we can all go Cruising with The Commissioner. Until then . . . . . have fun!

  1. The Spongeman says:

    TC, Your show was a great one!! Thanks it sorted me right out 🙂

  2. The Vikster says:

    ‘Goin’ back to New Orleans’ . . . . . I’m not sure we left.

  3. Arfa Pinetop says:

    Just caught last weeks show Emp some very nice stuff. Great to hear Duane Eddy. I read somewhere that he got that sound by standing in an old water tank . . . . empty of course! Cyril Davies was good to hear too . . . . a real Sarf London delta man and he could beat a fair panel. Did I tell you that Brian Knight married his widow? As for the Downliners, bloody great! I had a very collectable EP of their’s many moons ago “The Sect Sing Sick Songs”, also nice to hear Pete Thomas. I can’t remember how long ago that gig with Fats Domino was . . . . must have been a good 25/30 years. Of course, there were a few tracks that were not my cup of tea, but as I still have some Werthers Originals left by the grankids I’m in a sweet mood. Oh sod all this . . . It was a pity “Their baby who must of been a magician” did not make ’em disappear.

    Cheers Emp

    • Most esteemed Arfa

      Glad to see that Cruising can comfort you almost as much as some Werthers Originals . . . . and if they put you in sweet mood, we know what sort of wrappers turn you on!

      Always thought The Sect undermined their credibility with ‘May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose’ . . . . I hope you’ve not heard it. Fortunately, I’ve discovered some more great stuff by Pete Thomas . . . . so more in store.

      Have fun


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