Well this is my little page…
For those of you who know me “Hello”, for those who don’t I am Ginger Tony and I’m still trying to perfect the art of playing records and talking in the gaps.
Basically it’s 2 hours of new & shiny tunes that make me smile. There is absolutely no subtlety here and we do advise listeners to put all elderly pets and frail relatives out of earshot.
Anyway, enough about me, how’s things with you all?
PS: There are no rules as such and usually no coherence (if there ever is, it’s happened by accident, but I’ll still claim any credit),
- RT @RockWalkLondon: Marvin Gaye released his 11th studio album “What’s Going On” on this day, 21st May 1971. A song cycle telling the story… 5 hours ago retweeted via RockWalkLondon
- RT @david_presenter: @solarradio #Soul #JazzFunk #Music #LiveRadio https://t.co/SrwAAHniqD 10 hours ago retweeted via david_presenter
- RT @Nufcleo: What a tune @solarradio before I let go Frankie Beverley and maze 👍👍👍 10 hours ago retweeted via Nufcleo
- @RichSoulLife 3-6pm BST u choose the #FridayFeelgoodFave - 1. Native New Yorker - Odyssey, or 2. London Town - Ligh… https://t.co/AeHTG4iz32 3 days ago
- RT @DJ_PaulNewman: SATURDAY 8-10am (UK) @solarradio @GwenMcCrae Gwen McCrae fantasy concert. Sponsor @BinkyWomack #NewRelease "Piece Of Tha… 3 days ago retweeted via DJ_PaulNewman
- RT @LordGarySpence: Gary Spence Afternoon Delight Thurs 17th May 3pm6pm 2018_pn @solarradio https://t.co/DzHZAjEPVV RT# https://t.co/eSWHeZ… 3 days ago retweeted via LordGarySpence
Q1. What first attracted you to Soul Music, is this relevant today?
Plain & simple? I don’t know. Having been raised on a diet of Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Clarence Carter, Otis Redding and alike it was always about the feeling that a record or piece of music stirred inside you. It’s still true today, it’s a warmth, a glow. If you feel it too, then I don’t need to explain.
Q2. What are your top 5 favourite soul tracks?
Georgie Fame – Peaceful (CBS) 1969
The Isley Brothers – If You Were There (Epic) 1973
Jackson Sisters – I Believe In Miracles (Prophesy) 1973
Freeez – Southern Freeze (Beggars Banquet) 1981
The Supremes – Up The Ladder To The Roof (Motown) 1970
Q3. What are your favourite three record labels?
Q4. Who are your favourite five artists?
Q5. What are your top three soul clubs of all time?
The Studio (Streatham)
Clouseau’s (Cheam Village)
Q6. What radio experience did you have before you joined Solar?
Jazz Syndicate Radio & Starpoint (Internet only)
Q7. What is/are your main criteria in choosing records for airplay?
Does it make me smile?
Q8. Why would you recommend Solar to a listener?
The DJs have free reign to hand-pick and play whatever they love / feel.
Q9. Which other DJs do you admire and why?
Gilles Peterson (For musical taste, he’s the most spot on!), Dr. Bob Jones (For his contribution to black music) & Gary Dennis (I never know what he’ll play next!)
Q10. How would you like to be remembered by a listener?
The DJ who got the weekend underway by playing 2 hours of excellent tunes and waffled in the gaps!
Q11. What do you do to relax?
Relax? I’ve heard about it – it’ll never take off!