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7 minutes ago, chalky said:

I’ve always gone by the rule you don’t pay something another DJ who is on discovered, not that I really had to worry about that too much 😂

Or if someone is 'championing' a certain tune (Maybe blown the dust off one) If they have put the thought behind it, I think that should be respected really, or that resurgence of said tune gets stopped in it's tracks somehow.

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11 minutes ago, LEN said:

I admire anyone who can DJ 'off the cuff', and have to say I'm slightly envious. I am capable of it, and have done so, but found it exhausting, especially trying to 'work' when there's 5 people (taller than me) behind the decks talking BL*ODY RECORDS! :dash2::D

I do usually end up changing what I have planned though, dramatically sometimes, so I suppose my type of planning just gives me a foundation to build on.

'Good comedy is a very serious business' :wink:

Len :thumbsup:

P.s - Sean Chapman makes a point of writing tunes down so he doesn't repeat them in his sets - Hard worker is Sean, but s*d that, does it really matter if a tune is played twice? 

 

Sean followed me at the Welly alldayer came down and said you just played 13 I was going to play I said you gonna earn your money then 😂😂

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I once DJ'd with a well known couple😉 one half of whom asked me what I was thinking of playing after them.

I mentioned half a dozen and yes, you've guessed correctly, they played all of them! I couldn't dance for rolling about laughing - brilliant night🤣

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2 minutes ago, JulianB said:

I once DJ'd with a well known couple😉 one half of whom asked me what I was thinking of playing after them.

I mentioned half a dozen and yes, you've guessed correctly, they played all of them! I couldn't dance for rolling about laughing - brilliant night🤣

Julian.  can guess who they where and knowing there sense of humour like you do, deliberate mischief  springs to mind. 

Steve 

 

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13 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Julian.  can guess who they where and knowing there sense of humour like you do, deliberate mischief  springs to mind. 

Steve 

There's the difference, a great laugh had by all concerned - Rather than 'cloak and dagger' goings on :wink:

Pssst - What was Julian going to play? :D

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34 minutes ago, LEN said:

There's the difference, a great laugh had by all concerned - Rather than 'cloak and dagger' goings on :wink:

Pssst - What was Julian going to play? :D

Len :thumbsup:

Records Len  records.  😛 

Hat, coat, door. Bye 

Steve 

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2 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

I normally took a 300 box

I wouldn't argue with anyone that carries 300 records - with my back i struggle with 100 box sometimes & the missus has to carry it.

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8 minutes ago, bbrich said:

I wouldn't argue with anyone that carries 300 records - with my back i struggle with 100 box sometimes & the missus has to carry it.

The box with all dovetail joints was hand made by a good friend who was a carpenter.  Mark sadly passed away earlier this year but the box along with the plaque fitted on the inside  that Mark and Pam had engraved to me will be treasured for ever. I've even started buying records again , so as the box is in use again.  

Steve 

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If I had an up for it crowd and the niter was already in full flow..... My three could be

Patti Austin - Given all my love

Chantels - Indian giver

Victoria Williams and JB Leadbetter - Show some sign

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Let's have three  more openers then......sticking to the title of the thread!!!

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1 minute ago, tiggerwoods said:

Let's have three  more openers then......sticking to the title of the thread!!!

As most replies have said they dont have any set ones it all depends on the night.

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2 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

As most replies have said they dont have any set ones it all depends on the night.

Fair comment.....

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Just now, tiggerwoods said:

Fair comment.....

Sorry tigger I've got no more likes left so I had to comment 👍

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Hi all,

I enjoy reading your posts and thought its about time I added something. Only been DJing a couple of years and at a recent evening I was first on as usual and went for these 3 first. The Pageants Are you ever coming home, The Drifters If you don't come back, Ola V Harper I wanna weep. 

Earlier there was a post saying that if 3 demo or promos were put on instead of issues they and possibly the floor would walk out. Don't really understand why I thought if they were meant for DJs and some tunes never got issued anyway ?

 

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1 minute ago, Soul Spinner said:

 

Earlier there was a post saying that if 3 demo or promos were put on instead of issues they and possibly the floor would walk out. Don't really understand why I thought if they were meant for DJs and some tunes never got issued anyway ?

 

Nice choices. Hope you're enjoying the journey behind them turntables.  

Rule No 1 . Never try to understand people on here

 We all have weird senses of humour  ..... sick in most cases . Just nod your head and agree / disagree which ever way , they won't know the difference but don't take the comments to heart because there's always someone winding up something or other. But enjoy your self 

Rule No 2. Repeat rule No 1

Steve 

 

 

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On 15/12/2018 at 14:56, MGM 1251 said:

the  Johnny Rodgers is an absolute corker...always loved that one....what’s going rate for it these days...?

It goes for about £2,000.00, but that depends on how much someone wants it of course - Could be more on a good day, as it's not up for sale that often.

All the best,

Len :thumbsup:

 

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10 hours ago, tiggerwoods said:

Fair comment.....

Or people could carry on posting for a bit of fun :wink:

It's good to see people's choices.

Len :thumbsup:

 

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54 minutes ago, LEN said:

It goes for about £2,000.00, but that depends on how much someone wants it of course - Could be more on a good day, as it's not up for sale that often.

All the best,

Len :thumbsup:

 

I understand you have one of these Len....and that you are thinking of pruning your collection to make way for that family holiday....:wicked:....:D....

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If you start off with this

 

You better have a great box full of tunes to follow..

For most folks this would be the crescendo period in a spot!

Ed

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2 hours ago, MGM 1251 said:

I understand you have one of these Len....and that you are thinking of pruning your collection to make way for that family holiday....:wicked:....:D....

Ha ha - I was gonna mention that, but thought it crass to do so :D

Ok, just to touch upon that for a second - I'm gonna take a looksee over the Christmas period, and as you say, I may have a 'prune' (word!) The only slight snag, is that some will be priced 'not' to sell - If I get good money then I may part with something / If I don't, I'll keep it. 

I'm not one to take advantage, but if someone comes along that really wants an item and can afford to go a bit (what may be seen as) high end price-wise, then everyone's happy - I get a good chunk towards America / The buyer gets his want!

PM me on this if you want mate, although I'm still not 100% sure what I'm gonna let go.

Anyway - Back to first 3 records! :wink:

All the best,

Len :thumbsup:

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6 minutes ago, tomangoes said:

If you start off with this

 

You better have a great box full of tunes to follow..

For most folks this would be the crescendo period in a spot!

Ed

No, it's all down hill from there on in for me :D

Len :thumbsup:

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Sounds being played multi times a night was the staple diet back in the early 70's and only fell into disrepute as the library of sounds discovered increased almost beyond belief. The comment ' everything's been discovered ' was often heard even in the early 70's, in fact probably more so only for us to realise that there appeared to be an unlimited source out there. There will be gigs this Christmas which will bring out the crowd that still thinks it all ended in 74 and 1st 3's will be doctored  accordingly - my local crowd do not remember me banging out Professionals/George Blackwell / Vel-vets in 72 but they do remember Determination/Here I go again/I've got something good - so who are you playing for - yourself or the paying punters.

I used to be vilified by the Notts mafia ( they know who they are ) at the Brit in the 90's for playing 'all that rare shit' - Milton James / Tempos / Eddie Whitehead / Ray Agee / Timmie Williams - whilst being ignored for playing Jimmy Mack / Peoples Choice / Volumes / Masqueraders and positively lauded for playing 7day fool / our love will grow / He's all I got - So all the 'rare shit' went to Chaddy/ Kenny and the Willinghams by 97

So this Christmas the  1st three will be to hook the floor - still not decided what they will be - follow on sounds to hopefully continue this - even less idea what they will be and continue to a triumphant climax with a packed floor - absolutely no idea what they will be - well I do but telling would open my spot up to being compromised by earlier DJ's 

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Posted (edited)
27 minutes ago, LEN said:

No, it's all down hill from there on in for me :D

Len :thumbsup:

i haven,t played johnny rodgers in ages ,i keep forgettin pardon the pun ..its a 2500k ...45 at least and brilliant

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One sold on Discogs during last week was listed at $3500 M- looked superb - top tune

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We are all Doomed. !

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'Doomed' is such a relative concept when I struggle to remember what I had for breakfast 😉

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From the cheap as chips (or too cheap to play?) school of thought

Denise LaSalle Do me right

Silvetti Spring rain

Ernie Bush Breakaway

Now I'll get my hard hat (that's not a fourth 45 for those thinking I don't understand the question)

 

 

 

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So many to choose from but a couple of Motown classic that you know will get them dancing, then build from that always works well.

Kev.

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I have only ever done a few spots normally after my son has arranged it without me knowing.  At rugby in Sept I started with

Bobby valentine use it before you lose it

Harvey Laverne dozen never learned to dance 

Constellations I didn't know how 

And later in the spot I played Mac Staten there she goes then the ojays working on your case which kept people dancing so it goes to show cheaper records can be just as good.

But I didn't plan what to play just watched the 1st 2 dis to see what people danced to.   

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31 minutes ago, Greedy Mick said:

so it goes to show cheaper records can be just as good.

Better in lots of cases - I buy by my ear :wink:

All the best,

Len :thumbsup:

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11 minutes ago, LEN said:

Better in lots of cases - I buy by my ear :wink:

All the best,

Len :thumbsup:

Many thanks.  I only ever buy records I like and I would never play anything I wouldn't dance to myself, so I can sort of say I'm playing from my soul. Excuse the bad joke im sat here bored as I broke 2 ribs earlier and I can't do anything lol

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On 17 December 2018 at 21:24, Winsford Soul said:

As most replies have said they dont have any set ones it all depends on the night.

 

On 17 December 2018 at 21:30, Winsford Soul said:

Sorry tigger I've got no more likes left so I had to comment 👍

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Chalfontes He loves Me

Little Rose Little You got the love 

Auther Conley Aunt Doras Love Shack

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Last nights first 3

Wings Wonderful Christmas Time (Played at the pub the video was filmed at) 

Hey Mr DJ Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces

Ain't there something that money can't buy Young Holt Trio

Hard going playing to the wrong small crowd but they did enjoy the first track knowing the history obviously...

 

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@Martin S  The Producers is "69 release.

 Was their last 45 after releasing  one on Arctic as The Floaters. 

They also Backed Kenny Gamble as The Romeos on a couple of releases on Arctic and one on Atco. Group members were Kenny Gamble, Thom Bell, Leon Huff, Winnie Wilford and Roland and Karl Chambers

Info lifted from "Soul Harmony Singles" book

Cheers Paul

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I played these 3 other night nowt spectacular but seem to go down well 

Alexander patton I’ll little lovin sometimes 

broadways you just don’t no 

carol anderson sad girl 

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On 15/12/2018 at 13:16, eric catchpole said:

On the New Orleans theme how about these 3.

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Wow, I can't believe you have any, much less all three, of these. Where do you live and what time are you out of your house? :)

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Saturday Night at Accrington Soul Club 

Played Syl Johnson Condition is

One-derful master Dubplate. 

Elevations What Could I Do .

D.wreckEd.hiT 

Betty Everett Bye Bye Baby 

ABC .

Top is mega rare only 2 exist . Treat for Frank Heap celebrating 60th .

Elevations first time play . Found for me by Rob Moss . Instant hit . Both filled floor .

As did Betty though she always does . 

 

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On 21/01/2019 at 01:51, Michael Bailey said:

Wow, I can't believe you have any, much less all three, of these. Where do you live and what time are you out of your house? :)

Donna King - only fit for a plant pot holder - the other two are completely and utterly brilliant records. Dx

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1 hour ago, DaveNPete said:

Donna King - only fit for a plant pot holder - the other two are completely and utterly brilliant records. Dx

 

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Congleton cricket club our time is now 2nd spot 1.big frank and the essence. I won't let her see me cry .2.Percy  milem .call on me .3 chico hamilton conquistadors part 1. 

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On 18/12/2018 at 18:34, Greedy Mick said:

Constellations I didn't know how 

irresistible soul magnet, just drags you to the dance floor

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I'm not and never have been a DJ but between 1980 and 1983 I made a radio program, two hours every Friday night of Soul Music (60's and 70's) in the first local radio station of my hometown (RCA, Ràdio Capital de l'Alt Camp). Everybody was simply amateur. My program was called "Negre i Rosa" ("Black & Pink"). The sintony at the start and at the end was "K-Jee" by MFSB and I made some brief comments introducing every song.

I remember some "THREE FIRST SONGS" of some (for me) memorable programs, and these ar also the only ones I keep recorded on cassette.

One was:

01- Angelo Bond - "Goddbay My Love" (from the album "Bondage", ABC 1975; a sensual mid tempo)

02- The Floaters - "I Just Wanna Be With You" (from the album "Magic", ABC 1976; up tempo)

03- First Choice - "Smarty Pants" (Bell 45, 1974; up tempo disco-soul)

Another was:

01- Clarence Carter - "Warning" (from the album "Soul Food" by VV.AA., ABC 1976, another good mid tempo)

02- The Chi-lites - "You Got To Be The One" (from the album "Chi-lites", Caudal 197?, ethereal uptempo!)

03- Teddy Pendergrass - "Only You" (from the album "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", PIR 1978, another uptempo) 

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Your first 3 records depends on your time Dj,ing who,s been on before you, Is the venue full of lightweight, middleweight, or heavyweight or a mixture of all types of soulies, Then you make your mind up to what you think should be your 3 opening records which you kick your set off with and each one after that should be good as the one before, Always reading the the reaction on the dance floor and in the venue of the patrons and changing direction with the music if needed. Sadly I’m afraid a great many so called NS DJ,s can’t do this and this problem affects a great many so called big name DJ,s as well as the new upstarts, to be brutally honest some of them couldn’t put bacon and egg together, it’s all about them and not the customer, and it stops the scene from being exciting , it just becomes stop , Start no flow, It’s very disappointing for the patrons who find it boring and are losing their energy for turning out like they used too, These are fundamental , basic problems that can be overcome or can they? Are these Dj,s unable to do the fundamentals ? If so NS has got problems, it will just keep limping on with no drive, NS has got all the tools, the records but a hell of a lot of bad drivers to deliver it in an exciting and uplifting manner, NS is becoming Ground hog day  multiplied by a thousand, 

A big Respect to All Soulies everywhere

Mick L

 

 

 

 

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After my 3 Hotline records got some interest, how about these 3.

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Proof positive that pulling three random "dick-waving" 45s from a box does not a DJ make , kicking off with a stormer like Ray Agee and then going straight down the fluffy midtempo route might have the "glued to i-phone chinstrokers" getting semi's but it would not endear you to the dancers ... :facepalm:  

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The December Soul Shack All-nighter in Alfreton these were my first 3

Oscar Perry I’m on my way Paradise

Hopkins Bros Shake Sheri Magnetik 

Eddie Daniels Is he better then me Boots

Result rammed floor 😉

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Rather interesting thread as the man stated ,set, no mention of where so everyone presumes to a dancs floor which you would have to involve the last jocks set and build momentum from there,radio however I usual try the tried and tested Motown you have an audience but jimmy Saville was on before you 

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My first three at July’s Valatone reunion will be;

Nicky Newarkers- Woman - Mercury 

Carolyn Crawford - Just Got  To Be More Careful- Philadelphia International 

Ronnie McNair- Good Side Of Your Love - Tortoise International 

 

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2 minutes ago, philb said:

My first three at July’s Valatone reunion will be;

Nicky Newarkers- Woman - Mercury 

Carolyn Crawford - Just Got  To Be More Careful- Philadelphia International 

Ronnie McNair- Good Side Of Your Love - Tortoise International 

 

The one by Carolyn Crawford is da bomb, for the tempo and for the Hammond organ riff. I started a domestical cassette compilation by VV.AA. as a present for a friend with this one and have had serious problems to select something "adequate" to continue. I think the next ones were "Soul Bones" by The Trammps feat. Stevie Wonder and "You Ought To Be Dancing" by People's Choice.

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