Go now . . . .

Posted: June 29, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to the latest Cruising with The Commissioner:

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Well, no one can say we don’t live in interesting times. So, here in the Grand Duchy, we while we try to make sense of it all, we remembered our commitment to roll out the Cruise Mobile at the appointed time, ready to go Cruising with The Commissioner.Cruising #208

Our rummaging in the Cruising Library this week has turned up some tasty treats, including a song that we’ve played before by Dr John, Santana and (I think) the original by UK song writer and singer John Martyn. The song was ‘Don’t Want To Know (About Evil)’ by Texas singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster, who may well be known to our good pal Wendel Williams . . . another Texan himself.

However, despite the significant distractions of the week, the occasional sunshine and the odd opportunity for refreshments’ on the South terrace raised our spirits. We were also cheered by the prospect of our annual visit to ‘Blues On The Meadow’ and hearing again Bristol band, Redhouse. http://www.redhouse3.co.uk/  They kicked things into high gear on our playlist with their great rockabilly but not before we set off with Elmore James and his ‘Hawaiian Boogie’ . . .something perhaps Hawaii’s lovely Susan Bowman was indeed boogying to. . . . but we couldn’t resist a little rye humour . . . so with an impish grin we chose a song from Lulu that may or may not be suddenly popular around Brussels . . . .

Go now . . . .Tina Bednoff & The Cocktailers
Hawaiian Boogie – Elmore James
Go Now – Lulu
Long Black Shiny Car – Redhouse
We Need Love – Ray Scott & His Combo
Buzz Buzz Buzz – Doug Sahm
Thirteen Women – Billy Haley & His Comets

Girls & Guitars
Jump Sister Jump – Tina Bednoff & The Cocktailers

Gonna fix you good . . .
Don’t Want To Know – Ruthie FosterSupersonics In Flight - Billy Mure
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes – Duncan Berry
Supersonics In Flight – Billy Mure
I Won $4000 – The Rainiers
Gonna Fix You Good – Little Anthony & The Imperials
Why Weren’t You There – Thelma Lindsey
Tear For Tear – Gene Chandler
Grazing In The Grass – Friends Of Distinction
Baby What Am I Gonna Do – Smokey Armen & The Schooners
You’d Better Move – Bobby Brookes
Ring A Ling – Johnny Otis
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A few old favourites found their way into our playlist Baby What Am I Gonna Do - Smokey Armen & The Schoonersthis week, including a very summery sound f the Friends of Distinction with a tune we know very well here ‘Grazing In the Grass’. We didn’t forget our Girls & Guitars feature, which this week focused on Tina Bednoff, who’s a guitarist and singer from Helsinki and has been leading her band The Cocktailers delivering some 40’s & 50’s rhythm and blues. She happens to have a new album out now on El Toro Records and we chose the opening number on it ‘Jump Sister Jump’.

A 1958 RCA recording from Bobby Brookes, called ‘You’d Better Move’ was a timely reminder that the sands of time were running out on our cruise and we finished with a frantic Johnny Otis number, ‘Ring A Ling’ and then, sadly, it was all over. We parked up the Cruise Mobile, gave a cheery farewell and got ready for the after show party. So, until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 29 June 2016

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