Daydreaming of you . . . .

Posted: June 4, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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

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Well, the summer still seems reluctant to arrive here in the Grand Duchy, but when it does, rest assured, we’ll make it very welcome. Certainly, the grounds around Cruise Control are looking green and colourful, so we’re waiting patiently for those warm summer nights to enjoy out on the South terrace.

It has been a good week for music and social events, with a few friendly faces gathering to put the world to rights . . . . . but we didn’t have THATCruising #218
long. Indeed, we needed some precious time to prepare everything for our latest adventure, that we continue to call Cruising with The Commissioner. So, as the appointed time rolled around, we were hoping that we would find you too thriving and eager for some more of the best in rock, soul and ‘real’ rhythm and blues. As always, we called by in the Cruise Mobile with a cheery invitation to jump aboard and a playlist to bring smiles to the faces of all aboard.

To start our cruising off in fine style, we had a famous son of New Orleans, who happened to be a cousin of Dr John, Jerry Byrne, with his 1959 Specialty 45 ‘Carry On’ and more to follow, as you can see:

Carry on . . . .jerry-byrne-carry-on-specialty
Carry On – Jerry Byrne
Rubber Biscuit – The Chips
No Help Wanted – The Crows
Walking Alone – Willie Mitchell & The Four Kings
Can’t Stand It Anymore – Rocky Sharpe & The Replays
Rocket To The Moon – Chris Kenner
What Am I Gonna Do Without You – Chuck Jackson

Girls & Guitars
Oil & Water – Erja Lyttinen

Smiling phases . . .
Parchman Farm – Peter Jay & The JaywalkersRocky Sharpe & The Replays
Daydreaming Of You – The Hellions
Invitation – A Band Of Angels
Stubborn Kind Of Fellow – The Bystanders
Smiling Phases – Blood Sweat & Tears
Love Her With A Feelin’ – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Fever – Alvin Robinson
Topsy 65 – The Mustangs
Everyday I Have To Cry Some – Steve Alaimo
Hop, Skip & Jump – Anita Tucker
Sweet Sue – Big Joe Turner

We had a taste of the original Woodstock festival in our anita-tucker-hop-skip-and-jump-capitolchoices on this occasion. We happened upon tracks by two of thirty-two acts on the festival programme, namely Blood Sweat & Tears and Paul Butterfield’s Blues Band. . . . . and we felt so much better for it too!

Our ‘Girls & Guitars’ feature this week focused on Finnish singer and guitarist Erja Lyytinen, who started playing guitar at the age of 15, and who cites Bonnie Raitt amongst her early influences. She was signed to Ruf Records in 2005 and toured Europe and American in subsequent years. We chose her track, ‘Oil & Water’, from her 2012 album ‘Songs For The Road’.

All too soon, we had to start heading for home and as some familiar places and faces soon started coming into view, we pulled out a 1960 Atlantic 45 from Big Joe Turner, ‘Sweet Sue’, to bring us back safe and sound. As the Cruise Mobile rolled gently to a stop, we braced ourselves to say our sad farewells for another week, but with the hope that you enjoyed our cruising playlist enough to be enticed back again next week. If you do, it should come as no surprise to hear, that we can promise you even more rock, soul and real rhythm and blues.

The Cruisettes and Mr Merlot were quick to disappear to organise the after show party, but not before we all gave a cheery wave and an invitation to come back again next week, when we’ll call by, same time, same place . . . . to take you Cruising with The Commissioner. So, until then . . . have fun!

 Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 4 June 2016

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