Don’t look back in anger . . .

Posted: March 8, 2017 in Hear This . . . . !

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

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Well, the Cruise Mobile has seen its fair share of traveling this week, taking in some very enjoyable social events and meeting up with some friendly faces. Our travels included a visit to our Gallic friends to sample their excellent wine and provender. Of course, in a comradely gesture, we felt obliged to demonstrate our respect and appreciation by taking away with us some of these consumables!

Cruising #3004Rest assured, there was still plenty of time to prepare for our musical journeying with the Cruising Crew. Inspired by some positive feedback on our
previous Cruising adventures, we dug a little deeper in the Cruising Library for something from Big Bo & The Arrows, who’ve been providing our opening theme music for the show since we started Cruising back in 2011. Our Ambassador to the islands, Susan Bowman, also reported in this week, suggesting something from Ray Kinney for our playlist. So, Mr Merlot and yours truly donned our Hawaiian shorts and shirts for the occasion, hoping our worthy Ambassador was also suitably bedecked in her grass skirt for this one.

At the appointed time and place, the Cruise Mobile came rolling to a stop tor pick-up the faithful and embark on this week’s Cruising with The Commissioner. We kicked off down the road with Mickey & Sylvia and their 1954 Cat Records single ‘Speedy Life’, followed by the wonderful Big Mama Thornton with her take on ‘Wade In the Water’.

Speedy LifeBig Mama Thornton
Speedy Life – Mickey & Sylvia
Wade In The Water – Big Mama Thornton
It Keeps Raining – Big Bo & The Arrows
Swanee River Hop – Fats Domino
Splish Splash – Freddie Cannon
Priscilla – Eddie Cooley & The Dimples
Woo Woo Train – The Valentines
Little Brown Gal – Ray Kinney
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Girls & Guitars
You Don’t Move Me No More – Heather Crosseheather crosse

How Come
Mr Big Wheel – Christine Kittrell
Lovely Dee – The Untouchables
Air Travel – Ray & Bob
How Come – Mario Cobo & Help Me Devil
Dynamo – Si Cranstoun
Rock-A-Boogie – Jeanette Baker
Hubba Hubba Ding Ding – Vince Maloy
Rita – Floyd Dixon
I Get The Blues When It Rains – Alonzo StewartMario Cobo

For those who were waiting for our Girls & Guitars feature, saw our spotlight fall on Heather Crosse, who hails from Louisiana and now lives in Clarksdale. She’s been fronting her own band for some 8 years now and they have the delightful title of Heavy Suga’ & the SweeTones. They were all present on our choice from Heather Crosse, ‘You Don’t Move Me No More’.

Now, this week, there was every reason to expect Mrs TC’s appearance as a generous hostess, wafting by with provender and fizz. Sparing no expense, we took her off to France to sample their wines and produce, much of which followed us back to Cruise Control. Indeed, the Cruise Mobile went crossing many frontiers and time zones this week. One of the many trans Atlantic stops was for some rockabilly from Vince Malloy, who, when he left the music business back around 1979, went on to become the Chief of Police with the North Beach Maryland Police Department. (Now, there’s a gem for the next trivia quiz!)

The great Floyd Dixon (or as his dubbed himself ‘Mr Magnificent’) was telling us the story of Rita, when we had to turn the Cruise Mobile for home. We passed plenty of familiar faces and places along the way and, despite the antics of The Cruisettes, we arrived back safe and sound. As the Cruise Mobile rolled to a stop, we parked it conveniently, ready for our next adventure. So, with a cheery wave, we said our farewell to all, ever hopeful that we’ll all meet again the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner. Until then . . . remember . . . have fun!

Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 8 March 2017

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