Just a little too much . . .

Posted: November 20, 2015 in Hear This . . . . !

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Listen here to this week’s show:

Well, despite the unnerving international events and the chill November air, we tried our best to raise the spirits of the Cruising Crew  and provide some much needed light relief. So, we called by in the Cruise Mobile with the warmest of welcomes and our best attempt to transport us all to somewhere else, along with a playlist of some of the best in rock, soul and ‘real’ rhythm and blues. As ever, along with the enticing promise of good company and great music, we saved a seat especially for you . . . . just so we could all go Cruising with The Commissioner.

Fortunately, our week has been crammed with good memories of great gigs and jolly treats to distract us from the darker moments and we couldn’t resist the temptation to include something in our playlist by both Jeff Lynne and Joe Brown, who have both been much enjoyed on our recent giglist. We even managed to find Joe’s ukulele version of Jeff Lynne’s hit ‘Mr Blue Sky’ to bring a little smile to proceedings. But, we kicked off our musical adventure with Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm and ‘Much Later’, followed fast by Willie Egan and his 1955 Mambo 45, ‘What A Shame’ . . . . .

Cruising with the crew . . . .Solid Bond
Much Later – Jackie Brenton & Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm
What A Shame – Willie Egan
Last Night – Jimmy ‘Babyface’ Lewis
Pneumonia – Joe Tex
Somebody Stole My Thunder – Trummor & Orgel with Magnus Carlson
Walkin’ In The Park – The Graham Bond Organisation
Just A Little Too Much – Mac Curtis
Turn My Back On You – Billy Fury
Mr Blue Sky – Joe Brown
Ain’t It A Drag – Jeff Lynne’s ELO
Dance With Me – Sit n’ SpinJeff Lynne Alone in the universe
Looking Towards The Sky – Davey Payne & The Medium Wave
I Got Your Love – Half A World Away
Love Letters – Frankie Miller
Darker Shade Of Black – Jackie Mittoo

Cruising so far out . . . .
Rainy Day Girls – The Sound Library
She’s So Far Out She’s In – The Power Plant
Sunday Kind Of Love – Beth Hart
One Good Reason – Steve Alaimo
Hoo Wee, Sweet Daddy – Katie WebsterFrankie Miller
Love Potion No 9 – The Coasters
A Fool No More – Eddie Hope & The Mannish Boys
I Wish You Would – Billy Boy Arnold, with Tony McGhee & The Groundhogs
Baby You’ve Got It – Clyde McPhatter
He Will Break Your Heart – Jerry Butler & The Impressions
1000 Ways Of Loving You – Mac Kissoon
Go – The Refreshments
Shake It Up – Mick Clarke
Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly – Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

This week our Girls & Guitars feature focused on guitarist Monica Falcone of the all girl rock band Sit n; Spin. They hailed from New Brunswick and received, perhaps, the ultimate accolade in being favoured by the late John Peel. We chose the band’s ‘Dance With Me’ as an example of their impressive output of albums and singles.

Then, as our good pal Mick Clarke delivered some fine rock ‘n’ roll, so Mr Merlot started raising a bushy eyebrow and nodding theatrically in the direction of the clock, so we headed for home with a thunderous finale from Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels with their take on Shorty Long’s ‘Devil With A Blue Dress’ and a touch of Little Richard too. Then we parked up the trusty Cruise Mobile for another week and waved our fond farewells in the hope we’ll all be back again, same time same place next week to go Cruising with The Commissioner. Until then . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Miskin Radio
on 19 November 2015

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