Flip our wigs . . . .

Posted: October 22, 2015 in Hear This . . . . !

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Well, a hectic week here at Cruise Control with the return of The Cruisettes from their cruising through Germany, some excellent gigs back home here, a trip to France and, in case you were wondering, yes, they still have Charles Aznavour and Johnny Halliday albums in the record racks there!

It was a good week for birthdays, with Chuck Berry, Steve Cropper, Elvin Bishop, Manfred Mann and Tom Petty all celebrating somewhere during the past days. We got to hear from some of them in the show, but not all (sorry). The music historians noted that this week in 1958 saw the last ever recording session by Buddy Holly, which took place at Pythian Temple Studios, New York City.

One choice this week was inspired by Thom Hickey and his blog The Immortal Jukebox. He mentioned a Janis Joplin track called ‘One Night Stand’ which comes from her album Farewell Song and it has the notable attraction of being one of the first production credits for Todd Rundgren and it’s also notable for having accompanied by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band . . . . nuf sed! (http://theimmortaljukebox.com/2015/10/16/riding-high-on-bob-dylans-jukebox-warren-smith/).  But, before that we hit the road with Richard Berry & The Lockettes with ‘Heaven On Wheels’.

Cruising to who knows where . . . Guy Mitchell
Heaven On Wheels – Richard Berry & The Lockettes
Reelin’ & Rockin’ – Chuck Berry
Brown Eyed Handsome Man – Roy Orbison & The Teen Kings
Can’t You Hear Me Calling – Johnny Otis
Crazy With Love – Guy Mitchell
Need Your Lovin’ Kiss – Conway Twitty
The Mexican – The Fentones
I’m A Moody Guy – Shane Fenton & The Fentones
Cindy’s Birthday – Johnny Crawford
One Night Stand – Janis Joplin with the Paul Butterfield Blues Banderja_lyytinen_live_in_london_cover_hires
Boogaloo Down Broadway – Steve Cropper
Can’t Even Do Wrong Right – Elvin Bishop
It’s Hurts Me Too – Erja Lyytinen
Johnny B Goode – Peter Tosh

Cruising with friendly faces . . . .
Blood Of Oblivion – Rainy Daze
Temptation Eyes – The Grass Roots
Midnight Walk – Karena K
Red Cadillac & A Black Moustache – Bob DylanRobert Cray
Grazing – Spring
It’s Growing – Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers
Ain’t Gonna Tell You – Frank Wilson
Say No Girl – The Spandells
Wrap It Up – Robert Cray
Starting The Hurt All Over Again – Brenda Holloway
Hit The Road Jack – The Swing Cats
Flip Our Wigs – Milt Trenier & His Solid Six
Let’s Stomp – Bobby Comstock

There was no contest for who would be the focus this week of our Girls & Guitars feature, because Finnish blues/rock guitarist Erja Lyytinen was was on our gig list this past week . . . . and she was an obvious choice. She delivered a cracking set on her current UK tour and to give you a taste of what we heard, we chose a track from her latest Live in London album, which includes the old Elmore James favourite ‘It Hurts Me Too’.

A big thanks to Jamie Dell’Apa (https://www.facebook.com/Saturday-Night-New-Orleans-Radio-625773220767239/) for suggesting Milt Trenier & His Solid Six with their 1953 RCA single ‘Flip Our Wigs’. But sadly, that brought us to that point where Mr Merlot was indicating, in his own inimitable fashion, that it was time for us to turn the Cruise Mobile for home. So as we swing around with some squeals from the wheels and made our return trip in the company of Bobby Comstock and his classic ‘Let’s Stomp’.

As all good things have to come to an end, we were soon parking up the Cruise Mobile, putting away the records and CDs, then saying our farewells . . . . very much hoping that we’ll have some more of your good company next week when we’ll call by in the Cruise Mobile, same time, same place, all ready to take you Cruising with The Commissioner. Until then . . . . have fun!

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