Here comes the weekend . . . .

Posted: December 11, 2015 in Hear This . . . . !

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Well, we arrived at Cruise Control with very little time to prepare for this week’s Cruising with The Commissioner and that was because we had just got back from our transatlantic trip. So, we were fighting off ourCruising #218 customary jet lag as we pulled out the choices for this week’s playlist, but we got there . . . . just in time!

One of our choices this week was inspired by Jamie Dell’Apa down there in New Orleans, because he pointed us to a track called ‘Stratosphere Boogie’ by guitarist Jimmy Bryant and steel guitarist Speedy West. Those who have been long-time members of the cruising crew will know we have an affection for guitar maestro Les Paul and got to meet him some years back when he was playing a gig at New York’s Iridium Club. But, Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West take things a little further, as you judge for yourself.

By a combination of frantic endeavour and good fortune, when the appointed hour rolled around, we rolled out the Cruise Mobile and we set off to ‘who knows where’, with ‘you know who’ in the company of Mel Robbins and ‘Save It’. The rest followed on . . . . like this . . . .

Cruising with the crew . . . . .mel-robbins-save-it-argo
Save It – Mel Robbins
Carry On – Jerry Byrne
No Help Wanted – The Crows
Treat Me Nice – Conway Twitty
Can’t Stand It Anymore – Rocky Sharpe & The Replays
Teardrops Will Fall – Wilson Pickett
What Would I Do – The Superiors
Hurtin’ Inside – LaVern Baker
I Don’t Know – The Beat From Palookaville
It’s All Blues – Debbie Davies
Sneakin’ Around – The PaladinsStraight_No_Chaser_-_Under_The_Influence
Stratosphere Boogie – Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant
Sweet Jane – Enrico Ruggeri
Strong Love – The Malibus

Cruising across the desert . . . .
Tracks Of My Tears – Adam Lambert
This Is How A Heart Breaks – Rob Thomas
Since I Fell For You – Reba McEntire & Natalie Cole
My Maria – Brooks & Dunn
Here Comes The Weekend – Dave Edmunds
Mama Said – Dusty SpringfieldBarbara Lynn - Best of
What I Need Is Love – Barbara Lynn
I Don’t Care – The Chants
Keep A Hold Of What You Got Now – The Shots
My Friend Jack – Monty Babson
Waiting For A Saturday Night – Doctor Feelgood
I Can’t Sit Down – Marie & Rex
The Coffee Grind – Hank Ballard
Stupid Cupid – Connie Francis
The Chicken & The Bop – Lloyd Price

This week’s Girls & Guitars feature focused on Los Angeles born blues guitarist and singer, Debbie Davies. During her career, she’s been the featured guitarist in several female based bands including Maggie Mayall and the Cadillacs and Fingers Taylor and the Ladyfinger Revue, as well as being a member of Albert Collins’ band, the Icebreakers. We selected a track called ‘It’s All Blues’ from her latest album, which was released this year and called ‘Love Spin’.

The keen eared members of the Cruising Crew will have spotted Connie Francis in our playlist with her 1959 hit ‘Stupid Cupid’ . . . . and Neil Sedaka song that we played that because it was Connie Francis’ birthday this week and Mr Merlot needed no encouragement to raise a glass to toast her.

But, all too soon, we ran out of time on our cruise, so we headed for home with a fine piece of New Orleans rocking R&B from Lloyd Price and his ‘Chicken & the Bop’. Then it was all over, except for promising to call by again next week . . . same time, same place . . . with a seat saved especially for you. So, until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Wireless FM Radio
on 8 December 2015

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