Everything’s alright . . .

Posted: January 15, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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Well, the preparations for this week’s Cruising with The Commissioner were overshadowed by the passing of David Bowie and we included our own tribute, although, unlike many, it focused on his R&B origins and his covers of early songs that clearly influenced his formative days. But, his music lives on and we’re very grateful for that legacy.Cruising #82

Despite that shock to the system, we kept on track with our newly found features for the new year, including our Girls & Guitars feature, The Shake’s ‘Commissioned by The Commissioner’ choices, our Doo Wop Stop and something bluesy from Arfa Pinetop and ‘Pinetop’s Pick’. But, we didn’t forget our Cruising Connections selection, which this week focused on the originals of songs that got covered by Elvis.

First of all, though, we kicked off down the road with Tommy Ridgley, a favourite son of the Crescent City, with his 1950 Imperial 45 ‘Boogie Woogie Mama’ . . . . followed swiftly by a 1957 release from Bobby & Buddy and a song inspired by an advert for Thunderbird Wine . . . . ‘What’s The Word – Thunderbird’

What’s the word . . .
Boogie Woogie Mama – Tommy Ridgley
What’s The Word . . . Thunderbird – Bobby & Buddy
You Got Me Uptight – The Gay Poppers
His Latest Flame – Del Shannon
Bossa Nova Baby – Tippie & The Clovers
Burning Love – Arthur Alexander
Born A Loser – Don Ray
Just Ain’t Enough Love – The Isley Brothers
Just One Look – Doris Troy
Look Through Any Window – Michael Carpenter

Commissioned by The Commissioner . . . . with The Shake
Leaving This Town – The Beach Boys

What You Gonna Do About It – The Heptones

Pinetop’s Pick
A Married Man’s A Fool – Blind Willie McTell

COD – Albert King

Cruising where we please . . .
Rosalyn – David Bowie
Everything’s Alright – David Bowie
Dancing In The Street – David Bowie & Mick Jagger
The Rain, The Park & Other Things – The Cowsills
The Grooviest Girl In The World – The Fun & Games
Having A Good Time – Alberta Hunter

Girls & Guitars
Sweet Talkin’ Devil – Cecile Doo-Kingue

Romance Without Finance – Little Feat

Doo Wop Stop
Crazy Eyes For You – Bobby Hamilton
Zippity Zip – The Empires

Cruising for home . . .
I Know You Don’t Love Me – Howlin’ Wilf & The VeeJays
Bumpity Bump – Mitch Woods
The Tattooed Lady & The Alligator Man – Marcia Ball

Our Girls & Guitars feature had a welcome surprise this week, in the form of a pre-release copy of the new album by Cecile Doo-Kingue. She is one of Montreal’s singer/songwriters and an exceptional guitarist too. Her new album is titled Anyone Listening Part 2 which gets released later this month and amongst the tracks is ‘Sweet Talkin’ Devil’.

Long before were we prepared, we were heading for home with some rockin’ New Orleans R&B from Mitch Woods and a favourite from the latest album by Marcia Ball, ‘The Tattooed Lady & The Alligator Man’. But, we arrived home safe and sound and just in time to park up the cruise mobile and give it a quick polish, ready for next week. That’s when we plan to call by same time same place with a seat saved especially for you. So, until the next time we go Cruising with the Commissioner . . . remember . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Miskin Radio
on 14 January 2016

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