Well, now dig this . . .

Posted: August 30, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

Listen here to this week’s Rocking Tonight:

Well, a cheery welcome to Rocking Tonight, and we arrived armed with plenty of rocking treats for our playlist, plus some recent fond memories of moments from our recentRocking tonight 3 giglist. This inspired a choice from the very welcome new album by Bristol rockers, ‘Redhouse’ and if you’ve not caught them live on stage, then you’ve missed their enormous sense of fun and their rocking setlist that gets the crowd cheering and dancing from the start. Another joy on the giglist was catching The Cadillac Kings with a most excellent setlist, which happened to include a touch of Louisiana with ‘Cadillac Shake’.

To get it all kicked into gear, we had Cuddly Dudley’s UK cover of Little Willie John’s, Let’s Rock. Cuddly Dudley was a familiar face on UK TV’s ‘Oh Boy’ show and was heralded as “Britain’s first black rock & roller” . . . and we went on rocking in company with The Jodimars and ‘Now Dig This’ . . .

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Let’s Rock While The Rockin’ Is Good – Cuddly Dudley
Well, Now Dig This – The Jodimars
Hoy Hoy – The Collins Kids
Hurricane – Joe Maphis
Hip Shakin’ Mama – Jackie Lee Cochran
Fishnet Stockings – Redhouse
Look At That Cadillac – The Stray Cats
(My Baby Don’t Love Me) No More – Sandra Thompson
Rockin’ Shoes – The Ames Brothers

Remember when . . .
Golly Gee – Sonny & The SunglowsSunny & the sunglows
Untrue – Don Julian & The Meadowlarks

She loves to rock . . .
She Loves To Rock – The Stargazers
Gumbo – Eddie Cochran
Shout Bamalama – Otis Redding & The Pinetoppers
Get Rich Quick – Little Richard
Silent Lips – Georgia Gibbs
You Got Me Reelin’ & Rockin’ – Daddy’s Rebels
Cadillac Shake – The Cadillac Kings
All Right – Larry Paul
I Thought I Told You Not To Tell ‘Em – Marie KnightThe Cadillac Kings (The Secret Of My Success
Looka Looka Looka – Bobby Brookes
She’s Mine – Johnny Strickland

For those who are fans of 50s vocals groups, I went digging deep in the archives for some celebrated doo wop songs, one of which really became a bit of an earworm and it was inspired by hearing a great cover of ‘Golly Gee’ by Doug Sahm, but the original hit was by Sonny & The Sunglows and we followed that with a 1957 Dootone recording by Don Julian And The Meadowlarks called “Untrue”.

If you happen to have an album called Ooby Dooby Rockabilly Hits Vol 4 then you’ll already know our closing tune from Johnny Strickland with ‘She’s Mine’. So, after an hour of Rocking Tonight, the sands of time ran out rather faster than we expected , but before we went our separate ways, it was time to assure everyone that we’ll be back, same time, same place, 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 30 August 2016

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