Having a ball . . .

Posted: August 24, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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

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Well, we’ve enjoyed plenty of good company here over the past week and some warm Cruising #118weather to make it all a sheer delight, but we didn’t forget our duties to seek out the ‘toons’ for our Cruising with The Commissioner playlist . . . and there was plenty of good stuff too!

So, we rolled by in the Cruise Mobile at the appointed hour ready, as ever, to whisk you off on a musical adventure to who knows where with you know who! Along the way, there was a little co-ordinated mischief on the part of Jamie Dell’Apa, The Vikster and Arfa Pinetop, who all conspired to suggest choices with nonsense titles and lyrics. . . . and they did pretty well! But before that, we welcomed back our favourite Bristol rockers, Redhouse, to our playlist and kicked it all off with the sound of Hoochie & The Coochie Coos with ‘Skee-Mo’ . . . .

Juiced . . .Lonnie Mack - Strike Like Lightning
Skee-Mo – Hoochie & The Coochie Coos
Juiced – Billy Love
(Wake Up) Miss Rip Van Winkle – The Tibbs Brothers
Barefoot Suzie – Waymon Brown
Satisfy Suzie – Lonnie Mack
Highway 60 – Johnny Guitar Watson
It’s Nobody’s Fault – Christine Kittrell

Girls & Guitars
New Coat Of Paint – Ana Popovik

No more room . . .Ana Popovik - Trilogy
Hula Hula Bang Bang – The Hula Girls
Hanky Panky – Jay Brown & the Jets
Riot In Cell Block No 9 – Redhouse
Gonna Have Myself A Ball – Lance Roberts
Ain’t No More Room – The Kittens
Wiggle Waggle Woo – Sticks McGhee
Iddily Biddily Be – Ray Johnson
Rubber Biscuit – The Chips
Say You’ll Be Mine – The Ecuadors
When She Walks – Bob & Earl
Skinny Ginny – Dossie (Thunderbird) Terry
.The Ecuadors
Our weekly focus on Girls & Guitars, featured Serbian born blues guitarist and singer, Ana Popovik, who has a new triple album out now called, appropriately Trilogy and it includes a Tom Waites song that we’ve heard Tom Waites, himself, and that celebrated Austin band The Sidemen. The song was ‘New Coat of Paint’ and we hope you enjoy what Ana Popovik does with the song.

This week we also featured vocal group, The Ecuadors, who appeared on the Argo label back in the late 50s and were a sort of super group of their day, because they included names like Etta James, Harvey Fuqua, Billy Davis and on this occasion Chuck Berry. They had their own 45 release in 1959 which included ‘Say You’ll Be Mine’.

The minutes ticked by too fast for our liking and that was confirmed when Mr Merlot raised a theatrical eyebrow and glanced at the clock. So, when we turned for home on our cruise we did it with Dossie Terry and ‘Skinny Ginny’. Then we were parking up the trusty Cruise Mobile and giving it a quick polish, ready for our next cruising adventure, same time, same place, next week. We’ll be rolling back in the Cruise Mobile with a seat saved especially for you. So, until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . remember. . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising radio
on 24 August 2016

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