Strange things are happening . . . .

Posted: August 21, 2015 in Hear This . . . . !

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Listen here to this week’s show:

Well, this week has brought plenty of surprises and welcome encounters. We’ve heard from quite a few of the Cruising Crew and some potentially tricky issues seemed to work out fine in the end. So, we were in good spirits as the time approached to go Cruising with The Commissioner and a big thanks goes out to those who’ve given us comments on the show recently and particularly Charlie Layton who liked our previous play of New Jersey doo wop group, The Four Tophatters and suggested another by them, ‘Go Baby Go’.

Our giglist this week included a session with Latin rock band Oye Santana with their repertoire of Santana material, but also some other Latin rock styled numbers including their take on Sergio Mendes’ ‘Mas Que Nada’, which we sneaked into this week’s playlist. But, despite the pleasant distractions, we (gallantly) attempted to reduce the height of the ‘pending tray’, which has crept up again to the point of being cited as a dangerous structure. So, we picked as many as we could for your listening pleasure (hopefully) and kicked offf this week’s cruise with The Five Keys and their EAP 45 from 1956, ‘My Pigeon’s Gone’ . . . . followed fast by New Orleans legend, Lee Allen, with ‘Hot Rod Special’ . . . .

Cruising out of town . . . .Lee Allen
My Pigeon’s Gone – The Five Keys
Hot Rod Special – Lee Allen & His Band
It Ain’t The Meat – The Swallows
Do The President Twist – Lula Reed & Freddy King
Good Show, But No Go – Chuck Dallis
Go Baby Go – The Four Tophatters
Don’t Throw Your Love Away – Len Barry
I Like It Like That – Don Bryant
So Fine – The Santells
His Latest Flame – Del Shannon
Tryin’ to Get to You – The EaglesOye Santana
Mas Que Nada – Oye Santana
Havana Moon – Santana
Our Man In Havana – The McCoy Boys
I Wish I Was In Memphis – Sally-Ann Whitten

Cruising where we please . . . . .
One Step Beyond – Jackie Mittoo
The Answer – Peter Bardens
Go To Him – Ray Brown & The Whispers
The Letter – The Boxtops
Elevator Operator – The RaysRay Brown & The Whispers
Until You Came Along – The Visitors
Bye Bye Baby – Mary Wells
You’ve Got The Power – The Esquires
Little Darling (I Need You) – The Flirtations
Parchman Farm – Duffy Power
Nothin’ Shakin’ (But The Leaves On The Trees) – Eddie Fontaine
The Girl Can’t Help It – Little Richard
Justine – Don & Dewey

Big thanks to Thom Hickey and his website ‘The Immortal Jukebox’ for prompting us to play something featuring Peter Green’s great guitar playing. Also, we went looking for an old favourite on the UK Sue Record label by The Santells thanks to Paul and his website ‘Sue Records UK’

Our Girls & Guitars featured focused on Australian singer and guitarist Sally-Anne Whitten, who hails from New South Wales and has developed a style that’s been described as a blend of swampy blues, R&B, southern rock and West Coast country. We chose a track titled ‘I Wish I Was In Memphis’ from her 2012 album ‘Sell My Soul’.

Don & Dewey have delivered us to the end of our playlist for this week and we were soon saying our fond farewells as we
parked up the trusty Cruise Mobile for another week. But, we’ll be back again next week, same time, same place, with a
seat saved especially for you. So, until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Miskin Radio
on 20 August 2015

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