Right around the corner . . .

Posted: November 9, 2015 in Hear This . . . . !

Cruising #40
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Well, Halloween and Bonfire nights have past and so there’s nothing left to crowd out the full tilt concentration on the forthcoming festive season. But, thankfully, this week brought plenty of distractions and a few top class gigs to divert our attentions, which proved to be a great time. Our gigs included Mike Zito & The Wheel, well supported by Michael Brookfield’s band. It was also the annual UK BluesFest at the weekend, with a string of excellent acts on the programme and we much enjoyed Darrel Higham, the Norman Beaker band, The Blues Band, Georgie Fame, Chris Farlowe and more. We also got a real treat with a couple of much sought after tickets for Jeff Lynne’s launch of his new ELO album. So, it will come as no surprise to find a few of those folks neatly tucked into this week’s playlist.

Despite all this, when the Cruising hour arrived, out of the misty gloom came the trusty Cruise Mobile with its lights blazing, its radio blasting and all the friendly faces on board. But, we didn’t forget to save a seat saved especially for you, just so we can all go Cruising with The Commissioner. With customary fervour, we kicked off our musical adventure with Richard Berry and his classic ‘Yama Yama Pretty Mama’ and in no time at all we had the welcome return of Red Hot Max & The Cats . . . .

Cruising where we please . . . .Richard Berry Yama Yama
Yama Yama Pretty Mama – Richard Berry
My Mustang Ford – The Refreshments
Old Time Rock & Roll – Red Hot Max & The Cats
Johnny B. Goode – The Balham Alligators
What You Gonna Do – Curtis Salgado
Too Many Tears – Miles Stone
She’s My Beauty Queen – Joe Matthews
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Joe Cocker
Keep Coming Back – Mike Zito & The Wheel
Who’s Been Talkin’? – Samantha FishMike Zito - Keep Coming Back
Lil’ Red Riding Hood – Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs
Cleopatra – Jamie Coe
Lipstick Traces – Allen Toussaint
I Wonder If You Wonder – Darrel Higham

Cruising right around the corner . . .
Toyland – Alan Bown Set
Emily Says – Michael Carpenter
Are You Loving Me Too – Del Shannon
Slippin’ Away – Dave EdmundsJeff Lynne Alone in the universe
Don’t Even Try – Bryan Adams
When I Was A Boy – Jeff Lynne
You Gotta Find Yourself Another Fool – LaVern Baker
Wigglin’ & Gigglin’ – Jimmy Ricks
C.O.D. – Albert King
Hit That Jive Jack – Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings
Five Cats Named Mo – Louis Jordan
Goin’ To The River – Bill & Will
Right Around The Corner – The 5 Royales

Mike Zito was on our giglist and it was a reminder that he was responsible for producing the recent album by Samantha Fish, who just happened to be the focus of our Girls & Guitars feature this week. She grew up in Kansas City and has been singing and playing on stage since she was 18 . She’s no stranger to our playlists and we chose a track from her latest album Black Wind Howlin’ and called ‘Who’s Been Talkin’?

We caught up with Georgie Fame doing some jump jive and it seemed only appropriate to include Louis Jordan and we know that will have been appreciated by more than a few amongst the Cruising Crew. But, when The 5 Royales took us right around the corner, we realised it was time to be heading home. So, we joined the very good company of Frankie Ford, Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns and ‘Roberta’.

Broadcast by Miskin Radio
on 12 November 2015

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