Live it up . . . .

Posted: June 4, 2015 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s show:


Although we may not (yet) attract the international support of the Eurovision Song Contest, we certainly don’t attract (yet) the controversy of the international football association. So, we set off in our preparations for this week’s Cruising with The Commissioner with a clear sense that the only dark secrets that should concern us are the lost and forgotten music in the Cruising Library . . . . and we discovered a few of those this week along the way.

Cruising #215To mark the week that Bob Dylan’s 5th album, ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ was No 1 on the album charts in 1965, we chose one of the songs that was recorded for that album but didn’t get included in the final selection . . . . ‘If You Gotta Go, Go Now’.

This week also included a track from Dusty Springfield, who is the subject of a new theater production in London’s West End . . . . and Chantel McGregor was on our giglist and previewing songs from her forthcoming new album. More of those in the week’s to come.

Our good pal Johnny Alpha was back with another treat from his impressive collection and The Vikster returned with a special Three From Me. She was celebrating the birthday of long-time Cruising Crew member, Lil Sis, who was probably somewhere in another dimension pushing back the furniture, rolling up the carpet and covering up the budgie to join in the celebrations. But before any of that, we kicked off down the road with Carl Perkins and a track he recorded with The Nashville Teens, called ‘Lonely Heart’ and it all rolled on from there . . . .

Cruising for the horizon . . . .the-four-tophatters-fortyfive-men-in-a-telephone-booth-cadence
Lonely Heart – Carl Perkins
Three Alley Cats – Roy Hall
45 Men In A Telephone Booth Last Night – The Four Tophatters
Tippity Top – The Rays
Sitting In The Balcony – Johnny Dee
Ain’t No Need – Honey Brown with The Lefty Bates Combo
Drive – Dana Fuchs
That Ain’t Love – Mississippi Heat

Three From Me . . . . . with The Vikster
Waterloo Sunset – Def Leppard
Happy – Pharrell WilliamsDance Sister Dance
Paper Plane – Status Quo

Cruising there and back . . . . .
This Old Heart Of Mine – The Isley Brothers
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Give Me Just A Little More Time – Chairmen of The Board
She’s Not There – Chris Thompson
Southside Of the Street – The Zombies
Dance Sister Dance – Santana
Mystery Train – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Killer Diller Korner . . . . with Johnny Alphabringing-it-all-back-home
I Got The Blues – Della Reese

Cruising for the city lights . . . .
If You Gotta Go, Go Now – Bob Dylan
Live It Up – Dusty Springfield
Under My Thumb – Del Shannon
Woolly Bully – Lonnie Youngblood
Who Do You Love – Juicy Lucy
Shake Your Hips – Dollar Bill & His One Man Band

Those who had been waiting for this week’s Girls & Guitars feature, didn’t have to wait too long before we focused our spotlight on Dana Fuchs. She was on our giglist recently at a local venue and delivered a powerhouse set, during which she started playing guitar. So, she was definitely due a place there and our choice from her, came from her 2011 album titled ‘Love To Beg’ and the song was ‘Drive’. . . . which seemed most appropriate while we were Cruising!

But, all too soon, we glanced at the clock and realised we needed to be heading for home and just to placate Mr Merlot’s anxieties, we did it in fine style in the company of Dollar Bill & His One Man Band, who offered the dangerous invitation to ‘Shake Your Hips’!

So, we arrived home safe and sound from our cruise and with plenty of great music to enjoy along the way. Of course, we are ever hopeful that you’ll be there again next week, when we’ll call by in the Cruise Mobile, same time, same place with a seat saved especially for you. Until then . . . . remember . . . . .have fun!


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