Rockin’ is our business . . .

Posted: August 9, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s Rocking Tonight:

Well, a cheery welcome to Rocking Tonight, and if you’ve visited before, welcome back!Rocking tonight 3 The sun’s been luring folks out and about, so it was tempting to give up on the usual rummaging in the record boxes this week, but I stuck with it and with some good results . . . at least I think so . . . but, as ever, you are the real judges of success.

There’s a good mix of US and UK rockers in this week’s playlist. The girls got a good look in, but we kicked things into gear with a 1955 Vita 45 from saxman, Jackie Kelso & The Colts and ‘Rat-A-Tat’. Then, we shifted from the mid 50s to the early 60s. . . not far, timewise, but musically there was quite a difference, as demonstrated by the ‘boom boom’ man, Freddy Cannon . . .

Dynamite . . .Freddy_Cannon_2
Rat-A-Tat – Jackie Kelso & The Colts
Palisades Park – Freddie Cannon
59 Ford – The Firebirds
Dynamite – Cliff Richard
Cold Cold Shower – The King Brothers
Then I’ll Know – Curtis Lee
When You Ask About Love – The Crickets
Chasing The Blues – The Artist-O-Kats
Yum Yum – Joe Tex
Justine – The Righteous Brothers
Sunglasses After Dark – Dwight ‘Whitey’ Pullen

Real Gone . . .The Firebirds
As Long As I’m Moving – Ruth Brown
Let’s Talk About Love – Helen Shapiro
Real Gone – The Acorn Sisters
Crazy Dream – Jim Dale
Tonight – The Velvets
Could It Be – The Chords
Linda Lu – Johnny Otis
Lana Lee – The Refreshments
Mona Lisa – Shakin’ Stevens
Treat Me Nice – Conway Twitty
I Got It – Little Richard
Rockin’ Is Our Business – The TreniersThe Treniers

Shakin’ Stevens, Jim Dale, Helen Shapiro, The King Brothers and Cliff Richard all showed how the UK rock scene was evolving in the 50s and 60s. But we were not short of some frantic rockers to close the show, with the fabulous Little Richard and The Treniers with their ‘Rockin’ Is Our Business’ . . . most appropriate for Rocking Tonight. So, until the next time we go rocking together on another Rocking Tonight . . . . remember . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 9 August 2016


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