Come on home . . .

Posted: July 13, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s Rocking Tonight:

Well, we arrived just in time to bring you a big rocking welcome to another Rocking Tonight, designed to take your mind off the current ‘interesting times’ and deliver those rhythms that get into your heart and soul!
This week, there was a big thanks going out to our Rocking Tonight 2good pal Jamie Dell’Apa, who inspired a good deal of rummaging here to find out a little more about The Rouzan Sisters and a copy of their 1963 Frisco release ‘Dance Every Dance’ . . .  definitely worth a listen. We followed on with something from the UK’s Lana Sisters, who included a young Dusty Springfield and then another Brit, Al Saxon, with his 1959 cover of  ‘Linda Lu’.

But, we kicked things into gear with Red Prysock and a rocking little instrumental called ‘Fruit Boots’ and, if that didn’t convince you of our rocking intentions, then we pulled out a cautionary tale about social isolation by Jerry Lee Lewis . . . ‘Herman The Hermit’

Dance Every Dance . . .Fruit boots
Fruit Boots – Red Prysock
Herman The Hermit – Jerry Lee Lewis
Saturday Night – Willie & The Poor Boys
You’re Late Miss Kate – Jimmy Dee
Saturday Night Fish Fry – Chuck Miller
Ninety Nine Ways – Tab Hunter
Come On Home, All Is Forgiven – Janice Harper
Brand New Cadillac – Redhouse
If – Jeri Lynn
Dance Every Dance – The Rouzan Sisters
Ring-A-My Phone – The Lana SistersLana sisters
Linda Lu – Al Saxon
Monkey’s Uncle – Ray Sharpe
I Go Ape – Neil Sedaka

Remember then . . .
Golly Gee – Doug Sahm
Just One Look – Cherry Casino & The Gamblers

Rock Right . . .
Ring & Ring – The Jets
Rock Right – Georgia Gibbs
Boogie Hamar – The Cadillac Kings
All Night Diner – Santo & Johnnysanto_and_johnny__sleep_walk_ic006_213
It Don’t Take But A Few Minutes – The Refreshments

This time around, our doo  wop spot featured Doug Sahm’s great cover the hit ‘Golly Gee’ by Sonny & The Sunglows, along with ‘Just One Look’ from German band Cherry Casino & The Gamblers.

There was a timely reminder to those who happen to have an original copy of Santo & Johnny’s classic ‘Sleepwalk’, to flip it over to find a rocking instrumental called ‘All Night Diner’. This reminded me of listening to the musicians playing traditional Hawaiian music around Waikiki beach and making me wonder if they burst into something like this when the tourists aren’t there. Perhaps, our Lava Lady of the islands, Susan Bowman, can tell us if they do! Then, we signed off with a little known Chuck Berry song from Swedish band The Refreshments and, as we prepared to go our separate ways, I thanked everyone for joining me here. Of course, we’ll be back, same time, same place, next week  with another pile of tasty tunes to get us Rocking Tonight. Until then . . .  remember . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 12 July 2016

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