Take a ride . . . .

Posted: February 26, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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

Well, there were plenty of things to compete for our attentions around the Grand Duchy this week and a few opportunities we couldn’t let pass without a measure of excitement. Our giglist is shaping up nicely and we added a date for the only UK appearance this year Cruising #2036 mrby Carlos Santana. He’s got a new album due out soon, which brings back many of the members from his first Santana band. We even got our hands on a preview copy of a track from the album, that certainly has recaptured that classic Santana sound.

Our cheery postman has been busy too, on our behalf, dropping in some excellent albums, including a couple from The Wentus Blues Band . . . . and no surprises, they get included in this week’s playlist. The Cruising researchers spotted quite a few birthdays (of those past and present) to celebrate, like Ernie K Doe, Fats Domino, Johnny Winter and Bobby Charles . . . . so, (you guessed) we had to include something by them amongst our choices. But before any of those, we kicked off with another birthday boy, Mitch Ryder, with his big hit ‘Jenny Takes a Ride’ . . . . . a highly recommended pastime amongst the Cruising Crew!

Cruising with the crew . . . .Jenny Takes A Ride - Mitch Ryder
Jenny Takes A Ride – Mitch Ryder
Leave My Kitten Alone – Johnny Preston
Knock Me A Kiss – Titus Turner
Tootles – Ernie K Doe
Let The Four Winds Blow – Fats Domino
That’s My Girl – Dee Clark
Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
Tell Me How Do You Feel – Billy Fury

Commissioned by The Commissioner . . . . The ShakeHusker du
All Of My Senses – Husker Du

Cruising anywhere to want to go . . . .
Anywhere You Want To Go – Santana
Hustled Down in Texas – Johnny Winter
Little Boy Blue – Duffy Power
Somebody Help Me – The Jaybirds
Key To Love – The Wentus Blues Band (ft Dick Heckstall-Smith)Key To Love - The Wentus Blues Band
54-46 That’s My Number – Toots & the Maytals

Pinetop’s Pick
Rock Island Line – Convicts of Cummin’s Farm

Cruising with the warm breezes . . . .
If You Want To Be Free – Green Lyte Sunday
Paper Sun – Traffic
Monday Morning – Tales Of Justine

Girls & GuitarsMonday Morning - Tales Of Justine
Close The Door – Christina Skjolberg

Cruising with the ‘soulies’ . . . .
Turning My Heartbeat Up – The MVPs
Wherever I Lay My Hat – Marvin Gaye

Doo Wop Stop
This Heart Of Mine – Curly Williams & Group
Lily Maebelle – The Valentines

Cruising just a little bit more . . . .Rocket 88 - Rufus Thomas
Laura Lee – Bobby Charles
Just A Little Bit Of Your Love – The Fortune Tellers
Rocket 88 – Rufus Thomas
My Guardian Angel – The Monorays

Our guests came by, as usual, with their own music choices and demonstrating such diverse tastes too. The Shake brought along one of his 45s by Minnesota’s 70s band Husker Du, which was way, way away from the scratchy blues that got featured in Pinetop’s Pick, the Convicts of Cummin’s Farm with possibly the first ever recording of that folk/blues classic ‘Rock Island Line’. Meanwhile, our Girls & Guitars featured focused this week on Christina Skjolberg, who was born and raised on the northwest coat of Norway and you may already know that she’s a left-handed guitarist who appeared on the Norwegian blues scene a couple of years ago. So, to demonstrate her style, we chose a track called ‘Close The Door’ from her most recent album called ‘Come & Get It’.

Then, the sands of time ran out for our cruising adventure and we turned for home with some rocking stuff by The Monorays. So, back where we started, we parked up the Cruise Mobile, gave it a quick polish, so it was all ready for next week . . . . when we’ll be back, same time, same place, with a seat saved especially for you. Until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Miskin Radio
on 25 February 2016

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