There’s a party goin’ on . . . .

Posted: September 9, 2014 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s show:

Well, with all that’s been going on beyond the Grand Duchy, it’s been a little hard to concentrate on the task at hand . . . . to find some more excellent rock, soul and ‘real’ rhythm and blues for our playlist . . . . but we did!Cruising #82

When we finally pulled together our playlist, we had some ‘seasoned’ New Orleans R&B from Cosimo Matassa’s studios on North Rampart Street, along with some great UK blues from The Nimmo Brothers (who were on our giglist this week), as well as a version of ‘I Want To Be Loved’ that came from a rare album called ‘Doc K’s Blues Potion’ . . . and we’re very grateful to our good pal Arfa Pinetop for sharing that with us.

We also picked out some very choice soul sides and slipped in Santana’s single version of ‘Jingo’, which was on their Woodstock setlist . . . . although Carlos Santana has since claimed that he can’t remember any of his time on the Woodstock stage . . . . and to demonstrate our abilities at genre jumping, we even had a track from a band called The Soul Directions (a.k.a. The Pioneers) . . . . which came from a compilation album titled ‘ Skinheads on the Dancefloor’.

We included something from Otis Redding this week, because it would have been his birthday, but we kicked off our cruise this week in the company of Marcia Ball and her recording, ‘There’s A Party Goin’ On’ . . . . and we needed very little persuasion to keep it going . . . .

Cruising where we please . . . .Itchy koo
There’s A Party Goin’ On – Marcia Ball
Tell Me Pretty Baby – Lloyd Price
Let’s Start A Romance – Little Joe Hinton
Itchy Koo – Hank Blackman & The Killers
Can I Get A Witness – Jo Ann Kelly
Apron Strings – Curtis Hoback
It’s Been Nice – The Everly Brothers
Louie Louie – Otis Redding
I Need Your Lovin’ – Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford
Stop Knockin’ – Juanita Nixon
Look For Me Baby – Goldie & The GingerbreadsHush
Everything’s Alright – The Mojos
How Can You Have The Blues – Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom Dorsey
I Want To Be Loved – Doc K’s Blues Band
Su Su Su – The Soul Directions

Killer Diller Korner . . . . with Johnny Alpha
Uprising – The Cherokees

Cruising where we please . . . .
Jingo – Santana
Diddy Wah Diddy – The Remains
Glad All Over – HushJoe Jama
Unchain My Heart – Johnny Winter
Que Sera Sera – The High Keys
She Shot A Hole In My Soul – John Fred & His Playboy Band
The Ice Man – Billy Watkins
My Life – Joe Jama
I’m Cutting Out – Ivory Joe Hunter
I Got Mine – Ry Cooder
Rock Around With Ollie Vee – Buddy Holly
I’ll Be Back Someday – The Nimmo Brothers

This week, our Girls & Guitars feature spotlighted singer and guitarist Carol MacDonald. She was a member of American band, Goldie & The Gingerbreads, who had a hit in 1965 with ‘Can You Hear My Heartbeat’. In 1972 Carol MacDonald went on to form New York based, all girl band Isis who got signed by Buddah records and released a self-titled album in 1974. But we went back to 1966, to hear Carol MacDonald with Goldie & The Gingerbreads on their last single for Decca records, called ‘Look For Me Baby’.

We didn’t forget those who likes a little scratchy blues, because we jumped in the cruising time machine to skip through a few time zones to 1930. This was when Kansas City Kitty & Georgia Tom Dorsey released their timeless reflection on the pursuit of happiness . . . . called ‘How Can You Have The Blues’.

Well, it seems there’s never enough time for all we want to play on the show. So, as we fought back the tears and waved a sad farewell for this week, we were cheered by the thought that you might be back again next week, when we’ll be here to call by in the Cruise Mobile, with a seat saved especially for you. Until then . . . . have fun!



  1. The Spongeman says:

    I love the Remains sound the electric piano is top! I must dig out my remains cd.

  2. The Shake says:

    Top cruise tonight Commissioner, enjoyed it! You’re always top-notch.

  3. The Vikster says:

    Great show TC

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