Cruising with warm breezes . . .

Posted: May 28, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

Cruising #2021

Listen here to the latest edition of Cruising with The Commissioner:


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Well, as we prepare to say au revoir to the month of May, the weather around the Grand Duchy seems to have improved and the sunny days have encouraged us to resume our alfresco dining on the South Terrace, accompanied by some fine wines rescued on our recent mission across the channel. But, in case you think we’ve been neglecting our proper duties, be assured, we have been catching up with some excellent music to fill this next Cruising with The Commissioner.

Not all the music we found would naturally fit into the rock, soul and ‘real’ rhythm and blues categories of Cruising with The Commissioner, but our musical postman has helped our endeavours with a few welcome visits, a cheery smile and some much awaited ‘good’ music . . . . and there’s more on the way.

A big thanks to those who followed up on the previous shows with comments and feedback, including a respectful nod there in the direction of Shakin’ Sharon, who pointed us to a little gem that slipped into our playlist and along the way, our good pal Wendel Williams, caught up with us on Facebook and sent on some more tracks from the new album by his band, The Sidemen.  It was good to hear from Susan Bowman, Amigo and Paul at Sue Records UK too.

So, when the appointed time arrived, we were ready with the Cruise Mobile all polished and purring nicely, together with a rather fine playlist that opened with Jimmy McCracklin and his invitation to do the Georgia Slop . . . . which some of us may have proved that to be a dangerous activity! But, throwing caution to the four winds, in our cavalier fashion . . . . it all rolled on from there . . . .

Think it over . . . . .Georgia Slop - Jimmy McCracklin
Georgia Slop – Jimmy McCracklin
Think It Over Baby – Pearl Galloway
It Was A Dream – Billy David
You Know – Ronnie & The Rockin’ Kings
You Need To Fall In Love – Little Jimmy Ray
Nothing But A Woman – The Sidemen
Trainsville – George Barnes
Lonely Teardrops – Jackie Wilson

Girls & Guitars
No Working During Drinking Hours – Laurie Morvan Band1.BreatheDeep-Booklet-outside V4

Oo-wee . . .
Oo-wee – Bobby Darin
Stand By Me – Guitar Slim
Baby Please Come Home – Lloyd Price
Flippin’ – Rene Hall

Remember then . . . .
Pretty Little Girl – The Monarchs

Way down yonder . . .
My Love – Ronnie Jonesronnie-jones-my-love-decca
Way Down Yonder – Titus Turner
Baby Baby – Larry Williams
Choo Choo’s Bringing My Baby Home – Calvin Boze & His Allstars

Now, our Girls & Guitars spotlight fell this time on guitarist, singer and band leader, Laurie Morvan. She grew up in Illinois and soon took up the guitar, which not unnaturally, became influenced by the blues. So, to show off what she’d learnt, we picked a track from her 2011 album ‘Breathe Deep’ amusingly titled ‘No Working During Drinking Hours’.

A track by Larry Williams prompted the Cruisettes to return to Cruise Control to show off some of their vaguely co-ordinated dance steps that are always risk to our insurance premiums. Then, we caught sight of Mr Merlot glancing at the clock and raising an eyebrow in that Roger Moore manner of his. So, we turned the Cruise Mobile for home in the good company of Calvin Boze & His Allstars. Then, it was all over, we parked up the Cruise Mobile for another week and very much hoped that we might entice you back again the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner. Until then . . . remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 28 May 2016

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