Get rhythm . . .

Posted: July 19, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s Rocking Tonight:

Well, heat of the day didn’t deter us . . . we were Rocking tonight 3ready, willing and waiting when the time arrived for this week’s Rocking Tonight. There had been plenty of time rummaging in the archives for juicy gems to put in the playlist and (as it happens, there were more than we could fit into the time we had. But, rest assured they’re in the ‘pending tray’ for our next session, so you’ll hear them soon.

This week, we lined up some notable names, as well as a few less familiar, but all most excellent choices for your listening pleasure. There were a couple of surprises . . . Guy Mitchell getting into the up tempo ‘Sweet Stuff’ and Paul Anka with a rocking little number that appeared as a ‘b’ side of one of his 45 releases.

The ‘girl with the laughing voice’ was in there too, with one of my favourites of hers, ‘Stairway Of Love’ and UK rocker, Don Lang & His Frantic Five, showing off why they justified their name! But, we kicked it off with The Motor City Rockers and their take on Esquerita’s classic, ‘Rocking The Joint’, and then were definitely Rocking Tonight.

Sweet Stuff . . .Sweet Stuff
Rocking The Joint – The Motor City Rockers
We Just Can’t Win – The Refreshments
Sweet Stuff – Guy Mitchell
Seven Day Weekend – Gary US Bonds
Dancin’ Party – Chubby Checker
Lovey Dovey Baby – Dave Burgess
Stairway Of Love – Alma Cogan
Cool Baby Cool – Don Lang & His Frantic Five
Hey Marie – Eddie Fontaine
Won’t Be Long – Jimmy Gilmer & The FireballsJerry Lee Lewis - The Return of Rock
45 Men In A Telephone Booth – Rockin Carbonara
Don’t Let Go – Jerry Lee Lewis

I Knew From The Start . . .
It’s Late – Dorsey Burnette
Believe What You Say – Ricky Nelson
It’s Gonna Take Some Time – Connie Francis
Uh Huh – Paul Anka
I Knew From The Start – The Moonglows
D In Love – Curtis LeeSam Butera2
Get Rhythm – Little Richard
Aw Who – Bat Carrol
Sweet Suzie – Johnny Burnette
Bim Bam – Sam Butera

After nearly an hour of Rocking Tonight, the sands were clearly running out, so we dug out something for those who enjoy the swinging sounds of folks like Louis Jordan and Louis Prima, and we chose Sam Butera’s ‘Bim Bam’ for our closer. Then, before we went our separate ways, we assure everyone that we’ll be back, same time, same place next week, with another pile of tasty tunes to tantalise your musical taste buds and get us Rocking Tonight . . . but until then . . . remember . . . .have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 19 July 2016

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