Can’t stop now . . . .

Posted: May 28, 2015 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s show:


The weather here in the Grand Duchy has taken a turn for the better and there have been some fine evenings relaxing in the open air with a glass of something cool and tangy (with leaves in it) and the requisite accompanying playlist. Our cheery postman has ensured some notable gems have dropped through the Cruising 52letterbox here at Cruise Control and, doubtless, they will feature in our playlists over the weeks to come

This week we found space to celebrate the birthdays of Joe Cocker and Pete Townsend, but anyone hoping to hear Little Jimmy Osmond’s ‘Long Haired Lover From Liverpool’ on our playlist may have been deeply disappointed. However, we kicked off this week’s adventure with King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys and ‘Big Girl’ . . . .

Cruising with no particular place to go . . . . Beyond_the_sea_78444
Big Girl – King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys
Ain’t That Just Like A Woman – Lloyd Price
Hey Little Girl – Big Boy Bloater
Irresistible You – Bobby Darin
Splish Splash – Kevin Spacey
It Will Stand – The Olympics
Charlene – The Jets
Tchoupazine Triangle – Dave Ferrato
Your True Love – Dave Edmunds
Get Rhythm – Rosie Flores
Tell Me Baby – Garnet Mimms & the EnchantersLater_on_Decatur_cover_photo
My Oh My – Billy Floyd
Right Now – Ray Scott & The Scottsmen
Put Yourself In My Place – Delroy Wilson

Killer Diller Korner . . . . with Johnny Alpha
The Worm – Bill Doggett

Cruising with the hipshakers . . . .
Can’t Stop Now – Ferris Wheel
On With The Show – The Idle Race
Pictures Of Lilly – The WhoWily Bo Walker 2
Further On Up The Road – Joe Cocker
Angel Baby (Don’t You Ever Leave Me ) – Darrell Banks
I Got To Go Back (And Watch That Little Girl Dance) – Otis Redding
The In Crowd – Dobie Gray
Rendezvous Des Cheminots – Wily Bo Walker
Baby I Wanna Play House – Arthur Gunter
Our Man In Havana – The McCoy Boys
Oh Babe – Jimmy Preston
Livin’ Lovin’ Wreck – Jimmy Page

Our Girls & Guitars feature this week threw the spotlight on singer and guitarist, Rosie Flores. She spent much of her early years growing up in California and became a member of several local bands. But it was from her solo album, ‘Girl Of The Century’, that we chose her take on the old Johnny Cash number ‘Get Rhythm’. Meanwhile, we found a little scratchy blues for the afficiados from Arthur Gunter with his 1954 Excello 45 ‘Baby I Wanna Play House’ that got covered by Mrs Presley’s favourite son.

All too soon, it was time for our last track which came from one of the UKs celebrated guitar slingers, Jimmy Page, with his own take on The Killer’s hit ‘Livin’ Lovin’ Wreck’. Then it was all over.

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

  1. Arfa Pinetop says:

    Have listened to the show and I do have a few pleasantries to add re some tracks!!!! But the 3 from me bloke slot was great. Could u get me a signed photo? I bet he’s a looker!

    Was about to gripe about Dave Ferrato but the other Dave (the one who can sing swiftly) made everything alright.

    Hampshire Delta trip no gems found, but off to a mini blues fest in Norfolk now, no big names, Ian Seagal on though.

    Cheers Emp

    P.S. Have u heard Chris Farlowe doing “Aint gonna play the blues no more” with the Norman Beaker Band?

    • So glad you negotiated your safe return from delta swelter of Hampshire. Unlike a few other notable ‘seniors’ in the news lately, you returned without any gems! So, the suggestions of you being a ‘diamond geezer’ don’t ‘ring’ true.

      I thought you might find a few ‘earfuls’ amongst the choices for last week’s blues show. I think that Chris Farlowe track with the Norman Beaker Band got included in a previous ‘Cruising’ playlist . . . . but that’s no reason not to play it again.

      I shall await (with clenched buttocks) any further musings and ‘pleasantries’ on the show. But I fear all the photos of the ‘Three From Me’ geezer have been confiscated by the authorities and he is no longer given access to sharp implements . . . . . so no signed photo! 🙂

  2. The Vikster says:

    Fabulous Girls and Guitars track this week and really loved the vibe of the Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters.

  3. Amigo says:

    D has just gone off to pull out her ‘Beyond the Sea’ CD. She was quite surprised and amused to hear your dedication.

    We saw a fine concert from Tom Paxton last night at Union Chapel. Both his voice and guitar playing were still in good form. At 77 and after losing his wife last year it was not surprising that he reminisced a lot about his early years performing in New York, meeting her and proposing after just two weeks, and writing My Lady’s A Wild Flying Dove for her. He also talked about Mississippi John Hurt’s re-discovery in 1963 and seeing him playing the Newport Folk Festival and for a couple of weeks at the Gaslight. He acknowledged the (obvious) influence on his own guitar playing, particularly for Bottle Of Wine, and played the song he wrote as a tribute Did You Hear John Hurt. Sadly after 50 years touring the UK he announced at the end that it was not goodnight but goodbye. A truly great and modest songwriter.

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