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Jump Start! with Ginger Tony on Solar Radio

Ginger Tony

Ginger Tony | JumpStart Your Weekend
Soulful Rhythms and Jazzy vibes.

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?

Freestyle
Jalapeno
Chin Chin


Q4. Who are your favourite five artists?

Monday Michiru
Gerardo Frisina
Ralf GUM
Marc Evans
Nicola Conte

Q5. What are your top three soul clubs of all time?

The Studio (Streatham)
Cinderella’s (Purley)
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!