Party time . . . .

Posted: March 10, 2015 in Hear This . . . . !

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Well, here in the Grand Duchy, the signs of Spring are raising our spirits and we’ve been busy working our way through the events in the Cruising diary. Some recent social outings have definitely ensured a positive mood, along with the preparations for our weekly Cruising adventures. Indeed, we’ve been encouraged by the kindly feedback from those Cruising #73who choose (of their own free will and accord) to go Cruising with The Commissioner.

During the past week we had a happy encounter with our good pal Amigo and he reminded us of a few tasty treats from the music archives and we dedicated a particular choice to Len, who is a regular member of the Cruising Crew and who was so kind to us at the weekend. So, look out for those in our playlist and some other good stuff that we found along the way.

This week we heard from DJ Leyton Rocks, The Vikster, Arfa Pinetop and Rockin’ Ricky (who is heading this way soon with some choices for his Three From Me), but before that, we kicked off this week’s cruise with Dr John a.k.a. Mac Rebennack with ‘One Naughty Flat’ . . . . and it all rolled on from there . . . .

Cruising where the roads take us . . . .mac-rebennack-one-naughty-flat-afo
One Naughty Flat – Mac Rebennack & The Soul Orchestra
Earthquake – Troy Dodds
Let’s Stomp – Bobby Comstock
Boogaloo Sue – Lattimore Brown
Think About The Good Times – The Soul Sisters
Here Comes My Baby – The Mavericks
On A Carousel – Glass Moon
I’ll Never Get Over You – The Rapiers
Dedicated To The One I Love – Lucinda Williams
French Quarter Moon – LeRoux
Wondrous Place – Marshall CrenshawThe%20Rapiers%201961-DVCHM-1091
Somebody Help Me – Billy Prince
Shake Shake Senora – Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band
Nitty Gritty – Doug Sahm

Killer Diller Korner . . . . with Johnny Alpha
Toe Hold – Wilson Pickett

Cruising with friends . . . .
I Want You To Be Free – Green Lyte Sunday
Listen To The Music – The Second Time
Ecstasy – Ben E KingMr Crump
Big Boy You’re Through – Linda Willoby
Mr Crump Don’t Like It – The Beale Street Sheiks
Corrina Corrina – Bob Dylan
I Put A Spell On You – Screaming Jay Hawkins
Everybody’s Wants To Fall In Love – The Valentinos
Is This The Way To Treat A Girl – The Hesitations
House Of Blue Lights – Merrill E Moore
Ain’t That Just Like A Woman – Lloyd Price
Party Time – The Downbeats

Now, for this week’s Girls & Guitars feature we were grateful to Thom Hickey and his website The Immortal Jukebox ( Thom responded to last week’s show by drawing our attention to a piece on his website about Lucinda Williams. Her style ranges from country blues to real country music, visiting other genres along the way, but we chose a duet she recorded with Steve Winwood, which featured Steve Cropper on guitar, ‘Dedicated To The One I Love’. Meanwhile, our dip into the scratchy blues bag this week took us back to 1927 for a Paramount recording by the Beale Street Sheiks, and “Mr. Crump Don’t Like It”.

Well, the Cruisettes were in evidence during our cruise and they were rocking out with the great Lloyd Price, who was celebrating a birthday this past week. We picked out his ‘Ain’t That Just Like A Woman’ and starting heading for home The Downbeats and their recording for the Motown VIP label called ‘Party Time’. Then, all too soon, we were back home safe and sound. We parked up the Cruise Mobile and gave it a quick polish, ready for next week’s Cruising adventure, when we’re very much hoping we’ll have the pleasure of your very good company. But, until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . have fun!


  1. The Vikster says:

    Particularly enjoyed the covers of ‘Corrina Corrina’ and ‘I Put A Spell On You’ but as usual a show jam packed with goodies. Thanks TC!

  2. Arfa Pinetop says:

    Thanks for The Rapiers Emp.

    Right let’s get meself off The Empress’s Easter egg list! The Mavericks should be roped, branded and dispatched to MacDonalds. Dire stuff.

    As for Glass Moon they definitely got the rocket, and Green Lyte Sunday, what a pity the lights didn’t stall at red! However, ‘House of Blue Lights’ and ‘Just Like A Woman’ made up for the above, lovely stuff.

    PS Just acquired Bobby Darin sings Ray Charles 1962 the sleeve notes mentions tenor solos from Nino Tempo and Plas Johnson and backing by The Blossoms who backed Ray prior to the Raylettes in the 50s

    • Most esteemed Arfa

      Well, not only Mr Crump don’t like it, but neither do you! Like a certain TV presenter (no names) you certainly know how to live dangerously. But, you should be aware that some folks (no names) are far less forgiving than me. So, it’s not getting struck off an Easter egg list you should be thinking about, but getting put onto the funeral director’s list. My best advice is don’t venture out alone!

      Shame you saw red at Green Lyte Sunday. I loved it and I’ve tracked down a rare album by them, so I might suspend the scratchy blues feature and play something by them for a few weeks!!!!! 😉

      I was really chuffed to find that Merrill E Moore album in the bargain bin of that record shop and it joins another album by him that’s been in the Cruising Library for many years now. Knew you’d enjoy The Rapiers and thought you might enjoy that Ben E King track, but I’ll have to take Mrs TC’s guidance on whether we can play the Johnny Kidd & The Pirates versions of either songs for you next week . . . . or ever!

      We’re looking forward to our weekend gis with The Boom Band and Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band . . . . it’ll provide a nice balance to last weekend’s two full days at this year’s Country 2 Country festival.

      My favourite track on that ‘Bobby Darin sings Ray Charles’ album is ‘Drown In My Own Tears’. Despite the eminent folk with him on the album, including Darlene Love and Earl Palmer, I’m not sure it’s one of his best, which is a shame, because he’s a great singer and the songs are classics.


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