Just one more time . . . .

Posted: September 24, 2014 in Hear This . . . . !

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Well, this past week seemed to be consumed with whether we would need to build border posts along Hadrians Wall and repatriate Lulu and The Proclaimers. But, in the end, our ability to go cruising where we please remained the same, although it has inspired thoughts about independence for the Grand Duchy, with an official flag to fly on the front of the Cruise Mobile. However, when things quietened down, we rolled out the Cruise Mobile all ready for our weekly Cruising with The Commissioner, along with a playlist that offered a few gems for, the Northern Soulies, including the original of ‘Here Comes The Night Owl’, a couple of soul divas and something from the late, great Sam Cooke too.Cruising #122

Along the way, we noticed that it was Bill Medley’s birthday this past week and that was all the excuse we needed to play something from him and we chose his first single as one of The Righteous Brothers, and their first chart hit in 1963, ‘Little Latin Lupe Lu’. We also tracked down the original of ‘California Sun’, which has been covered since by The Rivieras and The Ramones, but this was Joe Jones with his original 1961 for Roulette Records.

Our ambassador to the North West Territories challenged us to find the song being used in a current TV advert . . . . and it proved to be the New Rhythm & Blues Quartet and a track from their album, Tiddlywinks, called ‘Want You To Feel Good Too’ . . . . and we do! But, before any of that, we kicked off our road trip with Mac Rebennack and his first 1959 recording for Cosimo Matassa’s Rex record label. The instrumental, “Storm Warning”, was also our small tribute to Cosimo Matassa, who we said a sad farewell to recently . . . . . and it all rolled on nicely from there . . . .

Cruising beyond the city limits . . . .Storm Warning
Storm Warning – Mac Rebennack
I Got A Line On You – Jeff Healey
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Gary Moore
Just One More Time – Billy Gayles with Ike Turner’s Kings Of Rhythm
Hey Girl – Little Milton
Nite Owl – Tony Allen And The Chimes I Got Love – Maxine Brown
I Want To Feel I’m Wanted – Frankie Beverly & The Butlers
I’m Over You – Jan Bradley
That’s Where It’s At – Sam Cooke
Diddley Daddy – The Liverbirds
Want You To Feel Good Too – The New Rhythm & Blues Quartetliverbirds
No More Heroes – Night Trains
Tutta Mia La Citte – Giuliana Palma & The Bluebeaters

Killer Diller Korner . . . . With Johnny Alpha
L’estaca – The Javu

Cruising with the crew . . . .
Shadows & Reflections – Byzantine Empire
Need All The Help I Can Get – The Kitchen Cinq
Just A Little Feeling – The C-Minors
Preachers’ Daughters – Felix Pappalardi & CreationNight Owl 2
Come On Over To My House – Julia Lee
You Don’t Love Me – Jay Swan
Mystery Train – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
What Kind Of Lady – Dee Dee Sharp
I’ve Been Hurt By Love – Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band
Little Latin Lupe Lu – The Righteous Brothers
California Sun – Joe Jones
Girls Girls Girls – The Coasters

Our Girls & Guitars feature this week focused on an all girl band from Liverpool . . . .The Liverbirds. They were one of the few all-female Merseybeat bands of the 60s and featured two singer/guitarists in their line up . . . . Valerie Gell and Pamela Birch. During their time together, they released two albums and several singles, one of which got into the German charts. It was a cover of Bo Diddley’s ‘Diddley Daddy’ and found a copy for this week’s playlist.

Now, this week’s venture into scratchy blues started was going to be a track from a Document album of Mississippi Blues recorded between 1927-1937. It featured Geechie Wiley & Elvie Thomas with a song titled ‘Come On Over To My House’, but it was almost drowned out by the surface noise of the original recording. So, we found a later version of the song recorded in 1944 for Capitol Records by Jay McShann’s Kansas City Stompers with vocals by Julia Lee, which was a great hit in its day and launched Julia Lee on her solo career.

In the end, Mr Merlot was looking very pleased with himself, because he’d been pointing at the clock and wagging his finger at us for a while and we nearly didn’t make it back in time. But the spirits were with us and we arrived back safe and sound with The Coasters. As the Cruise Mobile rolled gently to a stop, we gave it a polish up, ready for next week’s cruise, when we hope you’ll be there as we call by for you with a seat saved especially for you. So until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . remember . . . have fun!



  1. The Shake says:

    Great stuff Commissioner, enjoyed it from beginning to end.

  2. The Spongeman says:

    Top show TC some real gems thanks 🙂

  3. The Spinmeister says:

    Loving the show – half way through. Some great cover/alternative and certainly new-to-me versions.

    Like the idea of tweeting as you play. Hope it helps pick up followers and listeners.

  4. Arfa Pinetop says:

    Loved the R Bros track that’s real fav of mine and thanks for NRBQ a real get up dance number.

    Whilst visiting Frank Frosts juke joint in West Helena, Frank’s wife was waxing lyrical about Little Milton with a twinkle in her eye . . . and the juke box had a bundle of his stuff on it. On the Jeff Healey front, I think he once did a great cover album, aptly named Covers> May I suggest u check it out and whilst at it on you tube a nice clip from Ian Segal entitled “A Medley of Blues”, although only 1.5 numbers in the medley, still nice, his voice is incredible. Finally one of my subtle requests Wanda Jackson “Hard Headed Woman”.

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