I can’t let go . . .

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

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

Well, change may be all around us (and some of it pretty unnerving), but there was something reassuringly familiar and inviting as the time came for our weekly musical extravaganza, Cruising with The Commissioner. We were suitably prepared with a nice pile of records and CDs featuring some great rock, soul and real rhythm and blues.Cruising #215

For those of a certain age, the sound of John Barry’s ‘Hit & Miss’ will bring back memories of the BBC TV show, Juke Box Jury, chaired by David Jacobs, who is remembered kindly here at Cruise Control. Our thoughts also turned to Linda Ronstadt whose deteriorating health has affected her voice and, as a result, she can’t sing anymore. So, we went back into the Cruising Library to pull out some of her tracks to remind us of some of the great stuff in her catalogue.

Somewhere in the busy social diary this week, we managed to find time to rummage in the Cruising Library, but for those waiting eagerly for something from Al Bowlly, may have been disappointed that we started our cruise with a couple fine pieces of rock ‘n’ roll . . . . with the sound of Chuck Berry’s ‘Maybellene’ and Eddie Cochran’s ‘Teenage Heaven’ . . . . and more:

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Maybellene – Chuck Berry
Teenage Heaven – Eddie Cochran
Kansas City – Little Willie Littlefield
Time Is Tight – Booker T & The MGs
I’ve Just Gotta Tell Somebody – Gloria Lynne
With My Love And What You Got – Jean Wells
Heatwave – Linda Ronstadt
I Can’t Let Go – Linda Ronstadt

Girls & Guitars
Europa – Kumi Adachi

Cruising for home . . . .Europa – Kumi Adachi
Sucu Sucu – The Skatalites
Hit & Miss – John Barry 7 plus 4
157 Riverside Avenue – REO Speedwagon
What Kind Of Man Are You – Genya Ravan
Jumping Jack Flash – Johnny Winter
Much Too Much – The Hollywood Flames
Big Time Operator – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

This week our girls and guitars feature threw the spotlight on Kumi Adachi from Osaka, Japan. She plays her stratocaster in a variety of styles that reflect the influences of Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and others. Indeed, if you check on musicpeopleYou Tube, you’ll see her powerful interpretation of Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing’. But, we picked another classic from her 2008 album ‘Winners’ which includes Santana’s ‘Europa’.

But, even though there was plenty of road ahead and many more records to play, the sands of time eventually ran out for us on this week’s cruising adventure. So, as the Cruise Mobile rolled gently to a stop, we set about collecting up the records and CDs and putting them in those neat little piles that we always promise to file away ‘when we have a moment or two to spare’. If it all goes to plan (you can see that optimism still abounds here), we’ll have sorted most (if not all) of them in time for next week, when we’ll call by for you, same time, same place. In the meantime, why not leave us some feedback and comments here on our website. . . . . but, until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising radio
on 15 June 2016

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