Show me the way . . . .

Posted: July 24, 2015 in Hear This . . . . !

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Listen here to this week’s show:

Well, there’s been plenty of action around the Grand Duchy this week, including a few journeys that re-discovered some ‘lost’ compilation albums to remind us of forgotten gems from the Cruising Library. So, when we came to pull together the playlist for this week’s show, they were definitely lined-up to share with whoever came Cruising with The Commissioner

There were a few notable names celebrating their birthday’s this week, including Martha Reeves, Carlos Santana, Brian Auger, Dion DiMucci and Lonnie Mack. So, we busied ourselves choosing something appropriate from their respective back catalogues . . . . which proved to be a quite enjoyable, but time consuming venture.

Indeed, we kicked off this week’s cruise with birthday boy, Lonnie Mack, and something he recorded as Beau Dollar & The Coins. It was his take on ‘Soul Serenade’ and those of a certain age may remember it well as radio DJ Mike Raven’s theme tune. That got us rolling down the road on our cruise and we followed up with The Treniers and then those genial gents of Redhouse with their take on that Roy Brown number the ‘Gal From Kokomo’ . . . .

Cruising where we please . . . beau dollar
Soul Serenade – Beau Dollar & the Coins
Squeeze Me – The Treniers
What Do You Want If You Don’t Want Love – The Flairs
Gal From Kokomo – Redhouse
Love Bug Crawl – Jimmy Edwards
40 Miles Of Bad Road – Duane Eddy
Rib Joint – Sam Price & His Texas Bluesicians
Somebody New – Danny Moore
Show Me The Way – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
My Life – Joe Jama
High Water Everywhere – Francesca De Fazi
Jim Dandy – Len Barry Len Barry
Until You Came Along – The Visitors
I’m Gonna Put A Watch On You – Ruby Dee
Neighbour Neighbour – Lord Kitchener

Cruising down along the cove . . . .
White Bird – David LaFlamme
Stormy – Santana
King Of The New York Streets – Dion
The Grooviest Girl In The World – Simple Image
Today – Tomorrow – The Fun & Games Commission
Heartbreak Hotel – Hoyt Axton
I’m A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas) – George MellyEden Brent
She Loves To Dance – The Flairs
Everybody Already Knows – Eden Brent
Boom Boom – The Animals
Flip Flop & Fly – Jerry Lee Lewis

Our Girls & Guitars feature this week had it’s spotlight fall on Italian singer and guitarist, Francesca De Fazi. She’s no stranger to our Cruising playlists, but we took the opportunity to choose a track, ‘High Water Everywhere’, from her 2013 album called Roman Woman Blues’.

Our giglist this week included Memphis piano player and singer, Eden Brent. She was in town and bringing her own musical style and swagger to the stage, which you can sample in some measure from our choice of a song called Everybody Already Knows’ from her latest album ‘Jigsaw Heart’. We’ve been booking ahead for our giglist, including a gig at The London Palladium later this year, that professes to be the farewell UK appearance of Jerry Lee Lewis and so we went cruising home this week in his company with his version of ‘Flip Flop & Fly’.

Somehow, we managed to arrive home safe and sound from this week’s cruise and in good time to give the Cruise Mobile a quick polish, ready for next week’s adventure, when, as ever, we’ll call by in the Cruise Mobile, same time, same place, with a seat saved especially for you. So, until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . remember . . . have fun!

  1. The Vikster says:

    Aw – I got a mention 🙂 40 Miles Of Bad Road . . . . what a great song!! Thanks TC!

  2. The Shake says:

    A great show. I was listening to it in the setting sun. . . . . didn’t know Simple Image were from NZ

  3. The Spongeman says:

    Top show TC 🙂

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