I can’t go wrong . . . .

Posted: October 1, 2015 in Hear This . . . . !

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Listen here to this week’s show:

Well, the sun returned to the Grand Duchy this week and we made it very welcome, with some alfresco dining on the South terrace and quite a few sunny moments listening to some fine music. We found some excellent tracks for this week’s playlist so, when we arrived at the appointed time, we were in good spirits for this week’s Cruising with The Commissioner. Those who turned up then found a seat saved especially for them in the trusty Cruise Mobile and no sooner were they settled in, than we were off and rocking don the road.

We heard from birthday girl, Helen Shapiro and found some hard edged blues, that came with a story. The blues came from a band called The Moving Sidewalks, who were a 60s American blues-rock band. They are most notable for giving future ZZ Top guitarist, Billy Gibbons, his start in the music business and he showed off some early licks with something called ‘Joe’s Blues’.

While we were lurking in the dark corners of the Cruising Library, looking at some 50s music, we came across something that probably qualifies for the scratchy blues tag.It came from a vocal group called The Prisonaires. They were indeed prisoners of the Tennessee State Penitentiury and were allowed (doubtless under guard) to record for Sun records and we played one of those numbers titled ‘Baby Please’. But, before that we kicked off this week’s cruise with Bo Oliver & His Timers and a little number called ‘Farm Dell Rock’ and it all rolled on from there . . .

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Farm Dell Rock – Bo Oliver & His Timers
Rockin’ The Joint – Esquerita
Get It – Georgia Lane with Bobbie Richard & His Band
You’re The One – Stick Evans
I Need Your Lovin’ – The Diaboliques
So Fine – The Santells
Please – Rod Stewart
When I Was A Boy – Jeff Lynne
I Can’t Go Wrong – Keith
Cat’s Eyes – The Ted Taylor Fourthe-santells-so-fine-sue
Just For Me – Eliana Cargnelutti
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Len Barry
Fever – Helen Shapiro
The Joker – Earl Sixteen & The Mighty Dub Generators

A Little Bit More . . . .
Blue Haze – Alan Hawkshaw
Rainy Blue Memory Day – The Collage
Grazing – Spring
She May Call You Up – The Left BankeAndy T & Nick Nixon
Joe’s Blues – The Moving Staircase
Deep Blue Sea – Andy T & The Nick Nixon Band (Numbers Man – 2015)
Weird Watusi – John Zachele
Dance The Boomerang – Joe Louis Johnson
Mary Lou – John Bullard
Baby Please – The Prisonaires
Mellow Moonlight – Leon Haywood
I’ll Do A Little Bit More – The Olympics
Go Go Train – Eddy G Giles & The Jive Five
T.Bird – Rocky Roberts & The Airdales

In case you were worried, we didn’t forget our Girls & Guitars feature and this week it focused on Eliana Cargnelutti, an Italian singer and guitarist who has spent the recent years playing rock blues across Italy and Europe with her own band and others. She is currently on tour with the Ruf Records Blues Caravan and has just released a new album. The album is called Electric Woman’ and we chose ‘Just For Me’.

As we were heading for home, there was plenty of rhythmic action, with a great piece of R&B from Eddy G Giles & The Jive Five with their 1967 Murco 45 ‘Go Go Train’ and a rocking send off by Rocky Roberts & The Airdales with ‘T Bird’. As great stuff and we can’t wait to do it again, so with thanks for your good company this week . . . . Until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . . remember . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Miskin Radio
1 October 2015

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