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What are the most memorable introductions to songs from DJ'syou have heard?

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Soul Sam

"And we kick off with this one... Don Ray and ....Born A Boozer!" :thumbsup:

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Me At Horwich L.C. Soul Club "this ones going out to Neil Jones! Educated Fool By Billy Idol! :thumbsup::lol: Just Don't Drink That Stuff Anymore!! no.gif

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Soul Sam

"And we kick off with this one... Don Ray and ....Born A Boozer!" :thumbsup:

Regards,

Dave

On a similar theme, Richard Searling used to have a crafty tipple at the Casino some nights and I can well remember him introducing John Leach as "Put that whiskey down". Also introducing Ben Zine as "Village of paraffin". Comedy was different in those days.

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searling at the casino, just before playing sam williams....... spurs had been beaten by man u that day 5-0, his intro was 'what about tottenham, 5 offside goals' ....class!

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searling at the casino, just before playing sam williams....... spurs had been beaten by man u that day 5-0, his intro was 'what about tottenham, 5 offside goals' ....class!

Only Searling Could Get Away With That!! :thumbsup::lol:

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Remember a club called The Car Wash, somewhere in London years ago - The regular funky inhabitants were exiting as our lot were turning up, though inevitably a few pish takers were ligging about. I don't remember the record played but clearly remember Keb's intro... "If you don't like soul music, fook off"! :thumbsup:

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Memorable for me:

Butch at Keele ended a run of New Orleans labelled tracks with the words "back on dry land". Not long after hurricane Katrina.

Ted Massey introduced a song with "One for us big lads" and played You're On Top Girl :thumbsup:

Most memorable for me was Brian Rae at Brum Locarno, always played You Been Away and always introduced it by simply saying "Rubin"... (cue storming opening bars).

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Guy H playing June Conquest at Stafford - Wait for the beat.

Guy playing any record at Stafford - Wait for the beat :thumbsup:

One I had on tape that seems to have disappeared. Keb had stood in for guy for a couple of records as Guy was running late.

Guy took over.

45 minutes from Peterboro, my hands are shaking like buggery. These are the Chaumonts, and I need to sit down.

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I have on tape somewhere Tony Jebb at the Torch saying

" This one goes out for the young lad waiting patiently with his tape recorder,Mr Earl wright and Thumb a ride"...and from the same tape emi discs were cut and played all over Gloucestershire!!...(only Earl Wright thogh!)

Steve

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I remember introducing the Cooperates at SITC as the Co-operates not deliberately as it happens to general hilarity.

Could have sworn there was a hyphen in there.:thumbsup:

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One I've used "Oh shit ! Wrong side, that's what you get when you mix DJs and beer !"

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This is the latest from dj slipmat - ive started the wrong deck

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best one has to be the late great Bub who always introduced The Poets as"She took a blue thing" :thumbsup:

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Sam doing a Richard Searling show on (the then) Jazz FM. He had an hour-long slot to play what he wanted.

Part way through his hour Richard asked if could interrupt and just play one special request for someone who'd written in. He played the request - Eddie Bishop Call Me.

As the record ended Sam came in and said as he cued his next record - 'Right, now let's get back to soul music'. :thumbsup:

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One saying that stands out for me is the lubbly Sean Chapman who says "let's be 'avin' ya" before promptly leaving the stage and dancing to it himself - quality :thumbsup:

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Sam doing a Richard Searling show on (the then) Jazz FM. He had an hour-long slot to play what he wanted.

Part way through his hour Richard asked if could interrupt and just play one special request for someone who'd written in. He played the request - Eddie Bishop Call Me.

As the record ended Sam came in and said as he cued his next record - 'Right, now let's get back to soul music'. :thumbsup:

Remeber this one Brian?

Sam again. In the very early days of heart transplants he played Laura Lee's To Win Your Heart and dedicated it to Dr Christiaan Barnard.

Hell that was a few years ago!!!

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Remeber this one Brian?

Sam again. In the very early days of heart transplants he played Laura Lee's To Win Your Heart and dedicated it to Dr Christiaan Barnard.

Hell that was a few years ago!!!

One of my favs from Sam was at the Burnley Bank Hall he dedicated Walter Jackson to miners everywhere "touching in the dark" :D

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This is a good one from Pat Brady at Wigan,"THE NEXT RECORD GOES OUT TO TODAYS MODS,ITS KENNY GAMBLE and the JOKES ON YOU. flippin brill.Another one this time from Brian Rae,he thanks the previous DJ for his set and went on to say "YOUVE GOT ME, MYSELF AND I ON NOW and went straight into his first record.

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I remember Colin Law at a nighter in Congleton Cheshire, in the mid 90s saying get on the fucking floor and dance to this, and played Sad Souvenirs by the Four Tops,

our lot just burst out laughing, cheers Jim.

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My good mate Clarky at The Hibs club all-dayer introducing four below zero and "my baby's got deja vu"

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These are quality and are making me laugh!

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searling at the casino, just before playing sam williams....... spurs had been beaten by man u that day 5-0, his intro was 'what about tottenham, 5 offside goals' ....class!

Just as good Dickie was following me as a guest and Liverpool had just hammered Spurs..

My last record was Sam Williams, I called it Ray Clemence "Goals slipped thou' my fingers"

I think it might have Bank Hall, it was somewhere in Burnley.

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Keith Cross on one of his live tapes.

Colin Curtis pl;aying Roger Collins "Sexy sugar plum"

Colin says COLLINS... "PLUM"

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best one has to be the late great Bub who always introduced The Poets as"She took a blue thing" :thumbsup:

Got a tape of Bub introducing Lou Pride "Mum I can't eat my Sunday Dinner 'cos I'm coming Down In The Morning"

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What are the most memorable introductions to songs from DJ'syou have heard?

"This one from Joe Matthews and I Don't Like To Lose"

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I have him on live tape at Glenrothes 1st Anniversary mid 80's plugging it five times in his spot as the Fabulous Impacts , each introduction is full of energy and zest for this new discovery , on the the last play he just plainly says - " FUCKIN' MASSIVE !!!!! " as only HE can and the place erupts !!!! , the hairs still stand up on the back my neck every time I hear this record spun , happy days indeed :wave:

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"This one from Joe Matthews and I Don't Like To Lose"

Surely it was Joe Matthews and the Inserts and "I Don't Like To Lose" :wave:

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best one has to be the late great Bub who always introduced The Poets as"She took a blue thing" :wave:

I can remember Bub once introducing The Velvets with " I'm Gonna Drop Me Some Blueys " :hatsoff2:

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Got a tape of Bub introducing Lou Pride "Mum I can't eat my Sunday Dinner 'cos I'm coming Down In The Morning"

he has to take the all time award for his intros, that clip on here of him in chesterfield is bloody hysterical from start to finish, we stopped a yoof and asked him can you give us directions to the nearest chemist , young ld says yeah just round the corner, but its shut at this time of night , "Na we,re not bothered whether its open or not , we just goin to burgle it!"

In a similar vein , ( pardon the piss poor pun), overheard at tony,s many years ago , " here,s the sparkels, and "try drugs".

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Bob Hinsley at the christmas keele niter a few years back, restarted his set after we,d all been evacuated from the building for half an hour , "Right lets get back to it , here,s Jimmy Mack , and my world is on fire!"

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Brian Rae ( everywhere , ) " right er, here,s another memorable little ditty........

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Tony Clayton at an evening do in Chelmsford circa 83 ....

"If you walk past my house at three oclock in the morning you will see me dancing to this one" ..... and after a few seconds pause he qualified it with ....... "If I've got my curtains open " ,......... Bizarre

Ain't got a clue what the record was :huh:

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This was used as an intro to Don Thomas by Paul Donnelly 1975 at the soul Cellar in Peterborough...

A mother and her son were standing on a platform at a railway station when the mother says......"Boy get away from the edge of that platform ,.... I said get away from the edge of that platform... if you don't get away from the edge of that platform that train is going to suck you off"...

the boy responded .... "come on train" :huh:

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Gordon 'Hammy' Hamilton at one of the first East Lothian Soul Club Alldayers after watching Celtic beat Rangers 1-0 earlier in the day ... "This record goes out to Rangers fans everywhere" and promptly sticks on Maria Tynes - The Queen Is On Her Knees.

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Charlie Warhurst at the Victory Club Sheffield introducing Jimmy Ruffin's - Gonna give her all the love I've got ;

"Train song init" !

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Another from Sam - St Ives 1977 , Ginger had just finished his spot with (I think ) Center City

" Thanks to Ginger for the last hour .Anyway , enough of the funky crap & on with the stompers .This is The Ellingtons " :hatsoff2:

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Gordon 'Hammy' Hamilton at one of the first East Lothian Soul Club Alldayers after watching Celtic beat Rangers 1-0 earlier in the day ... "This record goes out to Rangers fans everywhere" and promptly sticks on Maria Tynes - The Queen Is On Her Knees.

Ali

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What are the most memorable introductions to songs from DJ'syou have heard?

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HI ALL ...DJ PEP WHEN PLAYING:-GENE CHANDLER...THIS IS FOR THE BIG BOYS1 "i can take care of myself" ph34r.gif DAVE K

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:lol: and were they destined to go to the boozer!! :thumbup:

The Up North Version Used To Be And Here Is - The Boddingtons With I'm Destined To Become A Boozer ! ! laugh.gif:D :D :thumbup:

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I once introduced Greg Perry " It Takes Heart " as being by Christian Barnaard .......

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THE MIGHTY BUB, Now he had some great intro`s, MANY THANKS TO ? FOR THE LAST HOUR, REET LETS SLIDE ALL THESE BUTTONS UP N BLOW THE FOOKIN WINDOWS OUT.

I`m sure Malc will know a few of BUB`s intro`s

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Why's that then??! :thumbsup:

Hang on l've just got it!! :yes:

Keep up son , keep up .

It will be no use telling you that I have in the past , introduced amongst others , " Skiing In The Snow " as being by Franz Klemmer , " My Sugar Baby " by The Tate & Lyle Orchestra , " Take Your Love And Run " by Roger Bannister , " There's That Mountain " by Sir Edmund Hilary , " Inky Dinky Wang Dang Doo " by Stanley Unwin and " Countdown ( Here I Come ) " by Buzz Aldrin .

As they say in these parts " Thas got t'have a laugh , or thad go crackers " ....... no more so when introducing records :thumbsup:

Malc

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Soul Sam, Notttm Palais (late 70's)..

" listen to this, Zena Foster , What a Record"

Gerri Thomas, 'look what I got' cover up :thumbsup:

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John Pugh at the 100 Club

"This next one's rarer than one of John Weston's cigarettes"

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THE MIGHTY BUB, Now he had some great intro`s, MANY THANKS TO ? FOR THE LAST HOUR, REET LETS SLIDE ALL THESE BUTTONS UP N BLOW THE FOOKIN WINDOWS OUT.

I`m sure Malc will know a few of BUB`s intro`s

"That Ronny Reagan might be the most powerful man on the planet, but he's never necked a handful of bombers and danced to shit this f**king good."

Miss you, mate.

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Des Parker said a cracker on Friday at the Gloucester Allnighter, he was about 20mins into his spot and after playing various aceteate and coverups he said " and to show im not completely up my own arse here's Johnny Taylor Friday night"laugh.gif

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