Party right here . . . . .

Posted: March 3, 2015 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s show:


Well, if you are tired of the cheerless news and long to be relaxing in good company, with great music, then we’ve arrived just in time with an opportunity to jump aboard the Cruise Mobile and join us as we go on another musical adventure, to who knows where, with you know who! In anticipation, we’ve kept a seat saved especially for you, just so you can enjoy going Cruising with The Commissioner.Cruising #108

Now, it’s been quite a week for comments and suggestions for our playlist from the Cruising Crew. So, we’re sending out thanks to Paul at Team Bear, who, inadvertently, pointed us to one choice for this week’s playlist. He recommended a new eatery in London and their website has something by Albert Cummings and the appropriately titled, ‘Party Right Here’. Also, our Ambassador to the North West Territories recommended a 1953 recording by JB Lenoir, ‘Mojo Boogie’, and if Mr Lenoir was still with us, he would have been celebrating his birthday this week.

We recently featured a few original tracks that were covered by the Beatles and this week we dug out a trio of tracks that were covered by The Stones . . . Including numbers by Gene Allison, Benny Spellman and Marvin Gaye. But, we kicked off down the road in the good company of The Small Faces and their 1966 Decca 45 ‘Sha La La La Lee’ . . . . with plenty more to follow . . . .

Cruising down around the cove . . . . Billy's Boogie
Sha La La La Lee – The Small Faces
Lies – The Knickerbockers
Every Way I Can – The Raspberries
Billy’s Boogie Blues – Billy Wright
Red Hot Mama – S. Johnson
Party Right Here – Albert Cummings
Mojo Boogie – J B Lenoir & His Combo
I’m Only Sleeping – Rosanne Cash
Just One Look – Lulu
If You Got To Make A Fool Of Somebody – Aretha Franklin
A Little You – Dakota StatonPhantom Blues Band
You’ll Lose A Good Thing – Audrey

Killer Diller Korner . . . . with Johnny Alpha
Do The Whip – Bobby Newton

Cruising with a smile . . . .
Tough On Me, Tough On You – Chris Farlowe
Walking The Dog – Sandie Shaw
Soldier Of Love – Arthur Alexander
Boogie In the Park – Joe Louis Hill
I Want To Be Loved – Muddy WatersBoogie In The Park
You Can Make It If You Try – Gene Allison
Fortune Teller – Benny Spellman
Can I Get a Witness – Marvin Gaye
I Can’t Stand It – The Phantom Blues Band
Is It True – Bobby Brookes
3 x 7 = 21 – Jewel King
New Orleans – Bern Elliott & The Fenmen
All By Myself – Fats Domino
Respectable – The Isley Brothers

Now, our Girls & Guitars feature this week was singer/guitarist is Rosanne Cash, eldest daughter of Johnny Cash, and with an extensive catalogue of country and mainstream recordings. We chose her cover of the Beatles number “I’m Only Sleeping”. The Beatles’ original appeared on their 1966 album Revolver and Rosanne Cash’s version came from her 1995 album ‘Retrospective’. Meanwhile, our dip into the scratchy blues bag was inspired by our good pal The Spongeman, with a little exchange we had about one man bands of the blues, including Joe Louis Hill. He was born in 1921 in Raines, Tennessee and made his first recordings for Columbia in 1949, but we chose his 1950 recording of “Boogie in the Park”, with some pretty overdriven, and distorted guitar playing, alongside his harmonica and drums.

We lingered a little in New Orleans, because this past week saw the birthday of Fats Domino, and he’s still enjoy life in the Big Easy. So, we couldn’t leave without hearing something from him . . . . ‘All By Myself’. Then, all too soon, we were heading for in the company of The Isley Brothers and their 1959 RCA recording ‘Respectable’. We arrived back safe and sound and eager for our next adventure. So, until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . have fun!

  1. Iron Bear says:

    Paul? I am either in trouble or its a Sunday

  2. The Shake says:

    Loved the show Commissioner. Thanks a lot, and best of luck.

  3. The Vikster says:

    Good to hear Fortune Teller again and I especially enjoyed Lulu’s version of Just One Look and the number by The Phantom Blues Band. Keep it coming!

  4. Arfa Pinetop says:

    That show was really excellent Emp, surpassed only by the one when u had that “Spinetap, Spintop, Pinhead” . . . can’t remember his name . . . . bloke on for a hour!

    Great to hear Bern Elliot again I once booked The Rapiers very big on the R n R circuit some years ago (unfortunately a couple of them were involved in a motor cycle crash) The lead singer told me he had tried to get B E out of retirement but wouldn’t leave his plumbing biz!!!

    Don’t know if they cut any discs but a great live band they actually played at Mike Herlihys wedding under my management of course!

    • Most esteemed Arfa

      Clearly, you’ve had a change of diet or done a deal on gripe water! Anyway, glad you enjoyed it all and I knew that Bern Elliott track would go down well your end. As for the Rapiers, seems they’re still going, albeit with some changes in membership . . . but not a change in style. So, I might find something by them for next week’s show . . . . if you’re very, very good (on which I’m taking bets)!

      Have a good one


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