Rock while the rocking’s good . . .

Posted: August 16, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s Rocking Tonight:

Well, it seems no time at all since I was last here with a pile of some of the best rocking ‘toons’ for our weekly  appointment to go Rocking Tonight. There may have been many other events to claim our attentions, but when the appointed time arrived, the little red neons were blinking in the studio and there were plenty of rocking treats lined up for our playlist . . . so all was good!Rocking tonight 3

There were a few forgotten gems amongst our choices, including a 1961, Capitol Records release which was the first single by their (then) new signing . . . Robin Clark. At the time, she was the youngest artist ever signed to a major record label in the United States and that single was the novelty song “Daddy, Daddy (Gotta Get A Phone In My Room)”, but if you flipped it over, you found a little gem called ‘Love Has Come My Way’. But, before that got an airing, we kicked things into gear with the wonderful Little Willie John, inviting us to rock while the rockin’s good . . . . no hesitation there . . . then Joe Tex with a song title that barely got squeezed on to the record label . . . ‘Hand Shakin’, Love Makin’, Girl Talking Son Of A Gun From Next Door’. . . .

Razzle dazzle . . .Kat Kings_Swingin In The Swamp Cover
Let’s Rock While The Rockin’s Good – Little Willie John
Hand Shakin’, Love Makin’, Girl Talking Son Of A Gun From Next Door – Joe Tex
Cuttin’ Out – The Wonders
Love Has Come My Way – Robin Clark
Poor Me – Chip Fisher
Ridin’ In Style – The Kat Kings
Down The Road Apiece – Merrill E Moore
Razzle Dazzle – Ella Mae Morse
That’s All You Gotta Do – Brenda Lee
Hey Miss Ruby – Shane Fenton & The Fentones
Believe What You Say – Adam FaithDrumbeat
Boppin’ The Blues – Ricky Nelson

Remember then . . .
It’s You – The Turks
So Why – The Bopchords

Rockin’ the jukebox . . .
Rockin’ The Jukebox – Bob King
Let’s Go – The Routers
Changing All Those Changes – Buddy Holly
Brown Eyed Handsome Man – Chuck Berry
Money Honey – The DriftersRouters
Kissin’ Tree – Johnny Preston
Kissin’ Time – Bobby Rydell
It’ll Be Me – Jerry Lee Lewis

Our playlist had a good mix of familiar names and a few that may have been (hopefully) a pleasant surprise. But, as the sands of time ran out faster than we expected, we headed for home in style in the good company of The Ferriday Fireball, Jerry Lee Lewis and a song of his that Cliff Richard covered successfully in the UK ‘It’ll Be Me’. . . . . and be assured, the next time we go Rocking Tonight, It’ll Be Me here with another pile of tasty treats to tantalise your musical taste buds. Until then . . . remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 16 August 2016

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