Looka-looka-looka . . .

Posted: October 26, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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

The past week has been a little unpredictable, but with reassuring regularity the Cruise Mobile came rolling by with impeccable timing. The windows were down, the radio cranked up and, as was quickly evident, there was a cracking playlist to take us Cruising with The Commissioner.

Early in the playlist came Dr Cruising #2007John reprising Junko Partner on his new album ‘Celebrating Mac & His Music’ and we could not resist digging out another variant of the song, this time from nonagenarian Chuck Berry with that familiar melody on his ‘Man & The Donkey’. Our rummaging in the Cruising Library surprised everyone by coming up with another track by The Texas Topcats that we didn’t know was there . . . so we dedicated ‘Jump My Baby’ to our good pal Wendel Williams and the rest of the band.

We get around a bit on our cruising adventures and this week we headed back to the Hawaiian islands, in the company of Johnny Madara, who co-wrote hits like ‘1-2-3’ for Len Barry, and ‘You Don’t Own Me’ for Lesley Gore, but on the way we gave a knock on the door of someone we know there. But, we set off on our adventure with a little 45 from The Pastels titled ‘Let’s Go To The Rock & Roll Ball’ . . .
Let’s Go
Let’s Go To The Rock & Roll Ball – The Pastels
Oh Baby – Jimmy Preston & The Prestonians
Come Back Baby – King Perry
Bashful & Blue – Floyd Turnham & His Orchestra
Junko Partner – Dr John & George Porter Jr & Zigaboo Modeliste
Man & The Donkey – Chuck Berry
Jump My Baby – The Texas Topcats

Girls & Guitars
Google Me Baby – Debbie Daviesdebbie-davies

Lay It On
The Yea Yea Song – The Royaltones
Looka-Looka-Looka – Johnny Mabara
Billy The Kid – The Raves
Just Goofed – The Teen Queens
Lay It On – Eddie Cooley & The Dimples
Priscilla – The Four Jones Boys
Are You Satisfied – Toni Arden
Doodle Doo – The Gaylarks
Can’t Stop Movin’ – Johnny Chef
Tell Me Who – Mike Sanchez & His Band
Do Lord – Big Maybelleeddiecooley-fever-cd

We demonstrated our musical magpies tendencies on this cruise with a little gem by The Gaylarks, ‘borrowed’ from our good pal Jamie Dell’Apa . . . and we ‘borrowed’ again from Neil Pellegrin, who pointed us to The Raves.

Our Girls & Guitars feature took us to Los Angeles, where blues guitarist and singer, Debbie Davies was born and we celebrated her career with a laid back little offering of hers for those who wrestle with social media and its consequences . . . ‘Google Me Baby’.

But, while we were having fun, the end of the show crept up on us and we found ourselves heading for home with Big Maybelle and her powerhouse version of ‘Do Lord’. Then, we were parking up the Cruise Mobile for another week and hoping we can look forward to some more of your good company next week, when you can rely on us to be calling by in the trusty Cruise Mobile . . . same time, same place . . . with a seat saved especially for you. So, until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 26 October 2016

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