A little you . . .

Posted: August 10, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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

Well, the weather has been very kind to us this week around the Grand Duchy and we’ve enjoyed a visit or two from some friendly faces too. Indeed, we would have spent a little more time enjoying the sunshine, if we hadn’t been chasing down a few elusive ‘toons’, but it proved worthwhile (if a little frustrating along the way).Cruising #198

So, we arrived at the appointed hour with a big cheery welcome to this week’s Cruising with The Commissioner and a playlist that brought even more satisfaction here than usual. We had a small smile when we came to play  Morgan Clarke and Benny’s Five with ‘Hawaiian Boogie’ . . . . as Mr Merlot and your truly imagined the lovely Susan Bowman doing a few steps to keep us company.

Amongst the ‘toons’ we found in our rummaging was by The Niteriders, with their most excellent St. Loo and Billy Mure with ‘Crackerjack’. So, a big thanks to our good pal Jamie Dell’Apa for pointing us to those. But, before any of that, we the Cruise Mobile took off on this week’s adventure with the windows down, the radio turned up and blasting out some fine R&B from saxman Joe Houston with Joe’s Twist . . . . and plenty more . . .

Walk right in . . .Joe Houston
Joe’s Twist – Joe Houston
Cat’s Eyes – The Ted Taylor Four
She Walks Right In – The Big Town Playboys
St Loo – The Nightriders
A Little You – Dakota Staton
Plenty Good Room (In My House) – Guitar Slim
Dew Drop Inn – Esquerita

Girls & Guitars
You Ain’t Nothing But Fine – Elizabeth McQueen & The Firebrands

Hold it . . .
New Coat Of Paint – Tom WaitsElizabeth McQueen
Bright and Early – Vicki Nelson
Hawaiian Boogie – Morgan Clarke & Benny’s Five
Stubborn Old Me – Al Adams
Hold It – Duane Yates & The Capris
Come Back To Me – Marie Williams
Crackerjack – Billy Mure
Goodbye Bo – The Royal Playboys
Rock & Roll Opera – Lee Lawrence
Linda Lu – Al Saxon
Big Boys & Pink Ladies – The Kingbees

Our Girls & Guitars feature this week focused on Elizabeth McQueenmorgan-clarke-with-bennys-five-hawaiian-boogie-zodiac. She grew up around Austin in Texas, where she learned to play guitar and started her music career, and then moved to Washington, D.C. She released her album ‘Happy Doing What We’re Doing’ in 2005, which is where we found her little gem ‘You Ain’t Nothing But Fine’.

Things were going so well, but just when we thought we were safe, The Cruisettes turned up and mayhem ensued! So, with Mr Merlot putting all the breakables out of reach, we were very grateful (on this occasion) that we’re heading home by then on this week’s cruise. By luck, or skill, we did get home safe and sound in the end, in the good company of The Kingbees, with the intriguingly titled ‘Big Boys & Pink Ladies’ . . . . and we chose to ask no more about that!

As ever, we parked up the Cruise Mobile for another week. Gave it a quick polish ready for our next adventure, when we’re rather looking forward to some more of your good company. So, until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising radio
on 10 August 2016


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