Don’t let go . . .

Posted: February 12, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

Cruising #2034

Listen here to this week’s Cruising with The Commissioner:

Well, we arrived with a bright breezy welcome to this week’s Cruising with The Commissioner and we had the Cruise Mobile purring nicely, with the windows down and the radio turned up ready to go cruising across musical frontiers, in and out of time zones and jumping genres.

This week we had our fair share of birthdays to celebrate, a sad farewell and a challenge. The challenge came from our Ambassador to the North West Territories, who wanted us to track down something by musician, Ron Kavana. In the event, it caused the Cruising Researchers many a sleepless afternoon, but they did turn up a track from his first solo album, ‘Rollin’ & Coastin’ released in 1985 and sounding suspiciously like it was from his time with Juice On The Loose. But first, we started cruising in earnest with Clyde McPhatter and his 1962 Mercury release ‘Don’t Let Go’ . . . .

Cruising way out there . . . . .Ron Kavana
Don’t Let Go – Clyde McPhatter & The Merry Melodie Singers
Teenage Letter – Big Joe Turner
A Fool In Love – Johnny Otis (ft Marie Adams)
Say Mama – Gene Vincent
Ting A Ling – Larry Williams
Blue Days Black Nights – Bob Luman & The Shadows
Every Woman I Know – Sam The Sham & the Pharaohs
Dear Dad – Dave Edmunds
Coastin’ – Ron Kavana

Commissioned by The Commissioner . . . . The Shakedoctor-father-umbopo-1970-2
Umbopo – Doctor Father

Cruising and not looking back . . .
Wondrous Place – The Cherokees Alright Goodbye – Billy Fury
Voo-Vee-Ah-Bee – The Platters
Madness – The Beat From Palookaville
Pinetop’s Pick
Give Me Back My Wig – Luther Allison

Cruising into the blue . . . .
Don’t Treat Me This Way – Mel Anton & The CheckersBlues Jam
Tobacco Road – Eric Burdon & War
You Can’t Catch Me – The Blues Project
Short Shorts – The Royal Teens
Girls & Guitars
Let Me Love You – Lois Greco

Cruising for home . . . 
Got To Get You Into My Life – Earth Wind & Fire
Don’t Gimme No Lip Child – Dave Berry
Swing & Rocket – Big Dani Perez & His R&B Band
Ain’t That Just Like A Woman – Lloyd Price

Now, if like Mr Merlot you feared we had forgotten our Girls & Guitars feature, we didn’t . . . but it was a close call! When we got it, this week we focused on Boston based guitarist and singer Lois Greco, who’s been busy gigging around the States and recently in the studio producing her new CD, ”Earthly Pleasures Heavenly Blues”, but we chose a track from her current album . . . . ‘Let Me Love You’.

Our cruise came, inevitably, to the point where we had to turn the trusty Cruise Mobile for home, but not without a rocking finale that started with Dani Perez and his R&B Band, aided and abetted by Mr Merlot and your truly . . . . and carried on to the point of near exhaustion, in the company of Lloyd Price and ‘Ain’t That Just Like A Woman’. Then we were parking up and polishing up the Cruise Mobile ready for next week, when we hope you’ll be back, same time, same place, to go Cruising with The Commissioner. Until then . . . . remember . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Miskin Radio
on 11 February 2016

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