Listen here to this week’s Cruising with The Commissioner:
The weather here in the Grand Duchy has taken a turn for the better and there have been some fine evenings relaxing in the open air with a glass of fizz and the requisite accompanying playlist. There have been a few gigs to keep our attentions focused and our cheery postman has ensured some notable gems have dropped through the letterbox here at Cruise Control. So, it was all well here, as long as we didn’t dwell on the international news.
Those who were looking for an unusual musical adventure were in luck, because we rolled by in the Cruise Mobile and stopped briefly for them jump aboard for another Cruising with The Commissioner. Of course, the gang was all here, Mr Merlot and The Cruisettes ready to give their own unique contributions to the ‘fun and games’ and, at the appointed time, we kicked off down the road with King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys and ‘Big Girl’ . . . .
It Will Stand
Big Girl – King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys
Ain’t That Just Like A Woman – Lloyd Price
Hey Little Girl – Big Boy Bloater
Irresistible You – Bobby Darin
Splish Splash – Kevin Spacey
It Will Stand – The Olympics
Your True Love – Dave Edmunds
Girls & Guitars
Get Rhythm – Rosie Flores
The In Crowd
Put Yourself In My Place – Delroy Wilson
I Got To Go Back (And Watch That Little Girl Dance) – Otis Redding
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans – Fats Domino
The In Crowd – Dobie Gray
Rendezvous Des Cheminots – Wily Bo Walker
Baby I Wanna Play House – Arthur Gunter
Our Man In Havana – The McCoy Boys
Oh Babe – Jimmy Preston
Livin’ Lovin’ Wreck – Jimmy Page
Our Girls & Guitars feature this week threw the spotlight on singer and guitarist, Rosie Flores. She spent much of her early years growing up in California and became a member of several local bands. But it was from her solo album, ‘Girl Of The Century’, that we chose her take on the old Johnny Cash number ‘Get Rhythm’. Meanwhile, we found a little scratchy blues for the aficionados from Arthur Gunter with his 1954 Excello 45 ‘Baby I Wanna Play House’ that got covered by Mrs Presley’s favourite son.
All too soon, it was time for our last track which came from one of the UKs celebrated guitar slingers, Jimmy Page, with his own take on The Killer’s hit ‘Livin’ Lovin’ Wreck’. Then it was all over. So, we parked up the trusty Cruise Mobile and gathered together to give one and all a cheery wave, as we headed off to the after show party.
So, until the next time we go Cruising with The Commissioner . . . . remember . . . . . have fun!
Broadcast by Cruising Radio
on 19 April 2017