The road never ends . . . .

Posted: November 18, 2014 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s show:


Well, November still has some way to run yet, but the Xmas bunting seems to be creeping into evidence ever sooner. The TV adverts are filling up with competing opportunities for us all to assist the economic recovery and at least one large store in the Grand Duchy has demonstrated its enthusiasm by starting to play Xmas tunes . . . . . And the same old, predictable ones, at that!Cruising #122

There was no sign of festive decorations or music at this week’s gigs, which included a double bill with Samantha Fish and Mike Zito. We saw Texas guitarist and singer Mike Zito at Blues on the farm this year as a member of The Royal Southern Brotherhood and he was back on our giglist this week to demonstrate his very fine vocals and guitar-work. Samantha Fish was in fine spirits on this, the last night of her European tour with Mike Zito and they made it a memorable night indeed.

One of the joys of the week was hearing from our good pal DJ Wheelie Bag, and you can hear more from him, because he’s now featured on the Cruising website, with a show of his own . . . . So check it out.

Well, with the warmest of welcomes to one and all, we kicked off our musical adventures this week with Pete Thomas and a number called ’Cookin’ With Mr Lee’ . . . . and keeping in the mood , we followed fast with Danny White and his 1963 Frisco 45, ‘The Twitch’ and more . . . .

Cruising for the border . . . . .Samantha Fish
Cookin’ With Mr Lee – Pete Thomas
The Twitch – Danny White
Possum Belly Overalls – June Bateman with Noble Watts & His Band
Lonelyology (For Your Love) – Lee Dorsey
For Your Love – Larry Williams and Johnny Guitar Watson
Share A Little Love With Me (Somebody) – The Monitors
Sweeter Than The Day Before – The Valentinos
I Ain’t Coming Back – The Orlons
Who’s Been Talkin’ – Samantha Fish
The Road Never Ends – Mike ZitoCasey Bill Weldon
We Gonna Move To The Outskirts of Town – Casey Bill Weldon
Down In Mexico – Ella Mae Morse
Harlem Shuffle – Los Pericos

Killer Diller Korner . . . . . . With Johnny Alpha
Higher Ground – Ellen McIlwaine

Cruising just for fun . . . . .
Don’t Fear The Reaper – The Blue Oyster Cult
Living In The Past- Jeff Dix & AmeliaBilly Edd Wheeler
High Flying Bird – Billy Edd Wheeler
Everyday I Have To Cry Some – Lattimore Brown
Sailing Shoes – Little Feet
Ain’t That True Love – Oscar Toney Jr
Tell Me What You Gonna Do – The Bo Street Runners
I’m Tired – Kid Anderson
Everybody Needs Love – Bobby Hanna
Mean It Baby – Carl Hall
Bend Me, Shape Me – The American Breed
Johnny B. Goode – The Balham Alligators

Our ‘Girls & Guitars’ spotlight fell on singer and guitarist Samantha Fish, who was on our giglist. She was out on the road promoting her new album, called Black Wind Howlin‘ and we chose one of the tracks from that album called ‘Who’s Been Talkin’.

We managed to fit a few bluesy track into our playlist, including some scratchy blues from bluesman, Casey Bill Weldon. He was born in Arkansas in 1909 and later moved to Chicago and became known as one of the great early pioneers of slide guitar. He scored solo hits with his two most well known songs, “Somebody Changed the Lock on My Door” and our choice for this week, ‘We Gonna Move (to the Outskirts of Town)’.

Our revels were interrupted by Mr Merlot pointing at the cruising clock and doing that winding up signal. So, we decided to head for home in style with something that got some very positive comments from the Cruising Crew when we played it last time. This was the much esteemed Geraint Watkins, leading The Balham Alligators. and their very inventive take on Johnny B. Goode.

So, until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . remember . . . . have fun!

  1. The Shake says:

    Great show Commissioner

  2. Vikki R says:

    Stonking version of Johnny B Goode!

  3. It is too and a pretty inventive treatment at that. You should listen out for Geraint Watkins’ version of Heroes & Villains

  4. 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.

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