It’s a groovy idea . . . . .

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

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Listen here to this week’s show:

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Well, the Grand Duchy saw the return of very welcome sunshine this week and it cheered us considerably, as we went about our preparations for this week’s vaguely supervised musical adventure that we continue to call  Cruising with The Commissioner. But, before we got down to that task, we were out in the Cruise Mobile to catch a gig by The Nimmo Brothers and a great show they put on too. If we’re to believe the reports around, there’s some doubt about whether we’ll be seeing the brothers playing together after this tour, so we savoured the occasion with a ‘Watch Out’ from their 2002 album ‘Moving On’.

This week came with a reminder of something by The Righteous Brothers, because it was Bill Medley’s birthday this week. Although the Righteous Brothers had big hits with ‘blue eyed soul’ number, they started out singing R&B songs and we included their first hit on our playlist, a release on the Moonglow label in 1963 called ‘Little Latin Lupe Lu’.

We were also grateful to Jamie Dell’Apa, way down there in New Orleans, for suggesting a great piece of ‘real’ R&B by Willie Headen. We played his 1957 DooTo 45 ‘Fun On Saturday Night’ and while we were rummaging in the Cruising Library we came across a little 45 by The Ideals and a rather fine version of The Everly’s hit Cathy’s Clown, which we first heard being played by our good pal Max Quirk. But, we kicked off down the road with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Big Time Operator and it all rolled on nicely from there . . . .

Look What I Got . . . . WillieHeadenBlameItO
Big Time Operator – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Twentieth Century Boy – The Big Six
Fun On A Saturday Night – Willie Headen
Too Much – Bernard Hardison
Twist & Shout – The Majors
Cathy’s Clown – The Ideals
Mellow Way You Treat Your Man – Ollie & The Nightingales
Little Latin Lupe Lu – The Righteous Brothers
Feels Like Home – Joanne Shaw Taylor
Piped Piper – Billy Williams
I Got A Feeling – Barbara RandolphJoanne Shaw Taylor
It’s A Groovy Idea – Barbara Aklin
Look What I Got – Gerri Thomas
Popeye – The Granville Williams Orchestra

Further On Up The Road . . . .
Further On Up The Road – Joe Cocker
The Race – Christopher
Gentlemen Of The Park – Episode Six
Julie Brown Loves Captain Cook – Les & Paul Barrett
Roll ‘Em Pete – The Dharma Blues Band
So Tired (Going’ Home) – Trevor Sewell44 Shakedown
Watch Out – The Nimmo Brothers
The Brighter Song – Laura Nyro
Down In Mexico – Ella Mae Morse
St Loo – The Night Riders
Ice – The Penguins
Ella Mae – 44 Shakedown
Trickle Trickle – The Videos
The Chicken & The Hawk – Daddy’s Rebels

Our Girls & Guitars feature this week featured Birmingham singer/guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor. Those with excellent powers of recall, will remember that we’ve sampled her talents before, but we revisited her recordings because she’s just released a re-working of one of her early songs, ‘Feels Like Home’, this time with a fairly jazzy accompaniment from the BBC Big Band.

Despite all the traveling on our cruise, we were still in good spirits as we passed the familiar faces and places on our way home. But, we went home in great style with Daddy’s Rebels and ‘The Chicken & the Hawk’ . . . . then it was all over. Just time to polish up the Cruise Mobile and to thank everyone for their very good company on our cruise. Of course, we’re ever hopeful that if you enjoyed our playlist, then we’ll meet again, same time same place next week, when we call by in the Cruise Mobile with a seat saved especially for you, just so we can go Cruising with The Commissioner. Until then . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Wireless FM
22 September 2015

Broadcast by Miskin Radio
24 September 2015

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