Stompin’ our feet . . .

Posted: January 11, 2017 in Hear This . . . . !

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

Well, we with a cheery wave, we arrived somewhat breathlessly this week clutching some real gems for this week’s Cruising with The Commissioner playlist and ready to test the Cruise Mobile’s well-honed ability at crossing both geographical and musical frontiers, as well as jumping genres.cruising-2002

One theme of this playlist was how music has traveled both ways across the Atlantic between the USA to the UK. We had New Orleans names like James Booker and Fats Domino giving respectful nod in the direction of the UK, whilst UK artists like Diz & The Doormen and Si Cranstoun keep alive the ‘seasoned’ sounds of American R&B. Of course, these influences can be heard elsewhere, as demonstrated by a great Norwegian band, Vidar Busk & His True Believers and Swedish group Cherry Tess & Her Rhythm Sparks. But it all kicked of with a high powered outing from Ray Collin’s Hot Club and once we were revving nicely, we found a little something by The Flamingos to cheer our good pal Wendel Williams.

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Hit – Ray Collins Hot Club
Jump Children – The Flamingos
Scandalous – JD McPherson
Stompin’ Our Feet With Joy – Vidar Busk & His True Believers
Tell Me So – The DeVilles
Sugar Baby – The Jacks {aka The Cadets)
I Would Like To Know – Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers

Girls & Guitars
Lightning Boogie – Sue Foley

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Old Time Rock & Roll – Cherry Tess & Her Rhythm Sparks
Do The Dog – Otis Redding
Ready For Love – Jimmy Jones
Handy Man – The Sparks Of Rhythm
Twist & Shout – David Lindley
Bluecoat Man – Eddie Boyd
On Bended Knee – Diz Watson
I Saw Her Standing There – James Booker
Lady Madonna – Fats Domino
Coupe De Ville – Si Cranstoun
So Many Sweet Little Girls – Jackie Wilsonsi-cranstoun

I’ve lost track of how long it is since we started our Girls & Guitars feature, but it’s still going strong and this week we focused on Canadian blues singer and guitarist Sue Foley and something from her Antone’s album ‘Queen Bee’ called ‘Lightning Boogie’.

The Cruisettes made their arrival felt in all their gyrating glory for several choices, including Otis Redding’s ‘Do The Dog’, which was a reminder of the photo of Susan Bowman and Buddy Bowman dancing to last week’s cruising playlist . . . . nice one!

A bit late, Mr Merlot came to flaunt his multi-functional, fully integrated timepiece under my nose, but by then we had already turned the Cruise Mobile for home. We arrived back at Cruise Control safe and sound and, just before we headed off for the after show party, we gave everyone all another, ever hopeful that they will be back again next week, when, one again we’ll roll by in the trusty Cruise Mobile. So, until the next time we can go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . remember . . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 11 January 2017

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