No buts, no maybes . . .

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

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

Well, the days are getting noticeably shorter here and spooky season is clearly heading our way, judging by the shelves in the shops around the Grand Duchy, but it’s a bit early for us. Instead, we entered the dark corners of the Cruising Library in search of those Cruising 59hidden gems and long lost treasures . . . and our dusty rummaging paid off, because we found some! There were also one or two very fine items that we picked up along the way from listening to our favourite radio shows.

We had a few ‘loose connections’, with a a New Orleans flavour and inspired by song we played recently by Diz & The Doormen. Then, we were doing some exotic cruising to Istanbul and on to the Hawaiian islands to knock on the door of someone we know there! Then there were a few surprises, with something from The Supremes . . . not the Motown group, but the original Supremes, who were students from Ohio’s East High School and recorded a few sides for Ace Records in 1957.

Other surprises came The Four Jones Boys and Slim Gaillard with their takes on Tutti Frutti . . . . but first on our cruising playlist this week was a something prompted by Jamie Dell’Apa . . . . The Blue Dots with their ‘Saturday Night Fish Fry’ . . . .

Cruising into the blue yonder . . . . no-buts-no-maybes-professor-longhair
Saturday Night Fish Fry – The Blue Dots
Big Fat Mama – Chuck Higgins & The Mellotones
Little Demon – Screaming Jay Hawkins
Go On Fool – Smiley Lewis
No Buts, No Maybes – Professor Longhair
Bluecoat Man – Eddie Boyd
She Walks Right In – Diz & The Doormen
Soothe Me – The Sims Twins
That’s All I Need To Know – Sam Cooke
Shake A Hand – Little Richard

Girls & GuitarsGaye Adegbalola
She Just Wants To Dance – Gaye Adegbalola

At Grandma’s House
Istanbul – Bruno & The Gladiators
Hawaiian Rock – Tommy Sands
Zip Boom – The Columbus Supremes
Tutti Frutti – The Four Jones Boys
Tutti Frutti – Slim & Slam
Grandma’s House – Chris Kenner
Rocket To the Moon – The Traveling Brothers
Black Diamond – Roy Brown
Our Girls & Guitars feature focused on singer and guitarist, Gaye Todd, (known now as Gaye Adegbalola) who was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia and began a teaching career, while moonlighting as a musician. She went on to become a full-time performer and founding member of Saffire – the Uppity Blues Women, and we played a fine piece of blues from her, called ‘She Just Wants To Dance’.

After an eventful cruise, Roy Brown brought us home safe and sound and just in time to park up the Cruise Mobile for another week. Apart from the tidying up after the Cruisettes’ dangerous dancing, we realised we needed to do something about the pending tray which was looking like a dangerous structure. But, hopefully, we’ll be ready for more of your good company, same time, same place, next week, when we swing by 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 12 October, 2016

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