Gotta lotta that . . . .

Posted: June 15, 2017 in Hear This . . . . !

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

Well, cheery greetings to one and all, especially all those seeking some temporary escape from the weirdness of everyday events . . . and there’s been plenty around lately! So, it was a temptation that we couldn’t resist to include Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Vote For Mr Rhythm’ (which might have served us well, if we had all taken her advice) and the very appropriate early number from James Brown, ‘Bewildered’.cruising-241

There have been many celebrations of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles Sergeant Pepper album and it was an excuse to include a couple of unlikely tributes to the fab four, including Lonnie Donegan, whose skiffle inspired The Quarrymen, returning the compliment with a cover of a Beatles number.

But, we were not distracted (much) by current events. So, we came armed with some tasty treats from the Cruising Library and ensured that the trusty Cruise Mobile was in the right place, at the right time to enable the faithful to jump aboard and throw caution to the four winds as we set off on another Cruising with The Commissioner. Indeed, we roared off on our musical adventure in the company of Big Al T Ork and his fine interpretation of Edwin Starr’s 25 Miles, followed by a much sought after 1957 Herald 45 from Pork Chops with the re-assuring message . . . ‘Everything’s Cool’. . . . (and let’s hope they’re right) . . . .
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Twenty Five Miles – Big Al T Ork
Everything’s Cool – Pork Chops
Drive It Home – The Clovers
Vote For Mr Rhythm – Ella Fitzgerald
Everyday I Have To Cry Some – Bon Scott & The Valentines
Girls & Guitars
I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Francesca De Fazi
It Ain’t Right – Little Walterfrancescadefazi2_large
Bewildered – James Brown
Peanuts – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Be Bop-A-Lula – Gene Vincent
Snake Eyes – Alvin ‘Red’ Tyler & The Gyros
I Must Be In Love – The Rutles
You Won’t See Me – Lonnie Donegan with Chas & Dave
You Can’t Hide – Freddy King & Lulu Reed
Knock Knock – Carol Fran
Gotta Lotta That – Gene Summers
It Don’t Take But A Few Minutes – The Refreshments
Our Girls & Guitars feature put the spotlight on James BrownItalian, Francesca De Fazi, who is a guitarist and singer with a style that has been compared by some to Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin. She’s produced a couple of albums that include some fine blues and on this occasion, we chose a track from her 2013 album called ‘Roman Woman Blues’ and her rather good take on ‘I Just Wanna Make Love To You’.

Sadly, all too soon our Cruising time was almost up and we had to turn for home, which we did in the company of The Refreshments and a rocking version of Chuck Berry’s ‘It Don’t Take But A Few Minutes’. We arrived back home, parked up the Cruise Mobile and after a quick polish, we were ready to come back again next week . . . . 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 14 June 2017

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