Listen here to this week’s Cruising with The Commissioner:
It’s been a lively week here in the Grand Duchy with plenty of friendly faces and places to go. The Cruise Mobile has clocked up some impressive mileage along the way, but (like always) it got us there and back safe and sound. So, we were ready when it was time to go Cruising with The Commissioner
Our playlist this week included Dr Feelgood & The Interns with a song that made little impact until it was discovered and covered by many UK bands. But, the song, ‘Mr Moonlight’ earned plenty of royalties for songwriter, William Lee Perryman, when the Fab Four recorded it. Of course, the music buffs will be quick to tell you that Dr Feelgood was otherwise known as Piano Red, who also wrote another song that got recorded by Carl Perkins and Little Richard as ‘She Knows How To Rock Me’.
But, before that, we kicked off our cruise with Red Prysock doing a little ‘Rolling & Rocking’ and we followed fast with Tommy Ridgley and his take on Jesse Hill’s favourite ‘Oo Poo Pah Doo’ . . .
Wait & See
Rolling & Rocking – Red Prysock
Oo Poo Pah Doo – Tommy Ridgley
All Night Worker – Rufus Thomas
Wait & See – Roomful Of Blues
You Don’t Miss Your Water – Little Esther & Big Al Downing
Silk Satin & Lace – Ray Scott & The Scottsmen
If You’re So Smart, How Come You Ain’t Rich – Chris Daniels & The King
Hula Hula Dancin’ Doll – Trade Martin
Mister Moonlight – Dr Feelgood & The Interns
Rockin’ With Red – Piano Red
Girls & Guitars
I’m Coming Home – Sharon Curfman
Let’s Be Happy
Let’s Be Happy Tonight – Lafay Hawkins
Let The Money Drop – The Creole Stringbeans
Keep A Knockin’ – Rufus Brown
45 Men In A Telephone Booth – The Four Tophatters
My Girl Ivy – Jimmy Witherspoon & The Quintones
Heaven On Wheels – Richard Berry & The Lockettes
Enough Is Enough – The Refreshments
Breaking Up The House – Jump 4 Joy
This week, our Girls & Guitars feature took us to Fargo, North Dakota to find guitarist and singer Shannon Curfman, who started recording at the age of 14 and released her first album, ‘Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions’ in 1998 . . . which is where we found our choice, ‘I’m Coming Home’.
There were a few ‘thank you’s’ this week to those who have pointed us to some great ‘toons’, including Jamie Dell’Apa, Matt The Cat, The Shake, Shakin’ Sharon and not forgetting Susan Bowman. But, as time started running out, we went dipping back into the archives to find some ‘real’ R&B from the likes of Rufus Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon & The Quintones and Richard Berry & The Lockettes . . . . Which perhaps not surprisingly, generated a frenzied finale featuring The Cruisettes and maybe you too!
Jump 4 Joy brought us home safe and sound with ‘Breaking Up the House’ and then it was all over. Nothing left to do but park up the trusty Cruise Mobile in the hope that we can meet again next week when its time to go Cruising with The Commissioner. Until then . . . have fun!
Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 15 February 2017