Who do you love . . .

Posted: November 9, 2016 in Hear This . . . . !

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

Well, it has been an eventful week, so far, hasn’t it? We have been watching events unfold from the sanctity of the Grand Duchy. So, you won’t be surprised that we were slightly deflected (irony) from our usual rummaging in the Cruising Library and preparations for this weeks Cruising playlist. However, an intensive and frenetic hour or two of activity . . .Cruising #218 and we just about managed to retrieve the situation (our situation). . . . but you will have to be the judge of our success.

The music aficionados will know it was Johnny Ramistella’s birthday this week. Of course, we all know him better as Johnny Rivers, who, with his school pals as The Spades, recorded a very collectable little 45 on the Suede called ‘Little Girl’. To celebrate his birthday, we found a copy to include our playlist.

This week, we pulled together a trio of tracks that all linked to Bo Diddley, including something from the man himself. But, before that, we kicked off this week’s cruise in the company of Paul Lenart & Andrew Mazzone with ‘Crawfish Party’ . . . .

Crawfish Partymarcia-ball-2
Crawfish Party – Paul Lenart & Andrew Mazzone
I Was A Fool For Leaving – Vikki Nelson
Little Girl – Johnny Ramistella & The Spades
Johnny B. Goode – The Balham Alligators
La-Ti-Da – Marcia Ball
Who Do You Love – Jo Ann & Troy
Hey Baby – Bo Diddley
Pills – Mickey Finn & The Bluemen

Girls & Guitars
Eugene – Anni Piper

Boot ’Em Updiddley
The Hula – Emil & The Ecstatics
Since I Fell For You – The Vibrations
Dr Kitch – Lord Kitchener
Dancing Danny – Kal David & The Exceptions (1965)
Rock n Roll Mr Oriole – The Cues
I’m Coming Back To You – Jackie Wilson
Boot ‘Em Up – The Du Droppers

Well, for this week’s Girls & Guitars feature we demonstrated our international credentials, focusing on the vocals and guitar-work of Australian blues performer Anni Piper. Since, starting playing electric guitar at 12 years old she’s honed herjackie-wilson musical skills and released 6 albums, including her latest release titled ‘More guitars than friends’ . . . . from which we chose Anni Piper’s ‘Eugene’. Of course, it was too tempting . . . . so on the way back from Australian, we called by to say ‘hello’ to a friend in Hawaii and played something appropriate from Swedish band Emil & The Ecstatics.

Now, you can blame Jamie Dell’Apa for sending us rummaging for one of our favourite big band calypso numbers by Lord Kitchener . . . . but all too soon Mr Merlot was pointing at the clock and sending us heading for home with an old favourite from The Du Droppers and ‘Boot Em Up’.

Then, we parked up the Cruise Mobile in the hope that we can entice you back again next week, when we’ll call by in the Cruise Mobile, same time, same place 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 9 November 2016

  1. Amigo says:

    It seems the gremlins have disrupted the mp3 file as there are a few quiet periods. The first one is 21 mins in. I looked in vain for a John Cage track in the playlist! Perhaps those infamous Russian hackers been at work again and censored some of the programme. Did you criticize Putin or his new best friend? Perhaps you have started to include quiet periods for us to make a cup of coffee or even brief interludes for meditation. Anyway, I particularly enjoyed the non quiet periods.

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