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Mr Jay's first record was bought in 1968 The Scaffold's Lily the Pink which when you think about it is a pretty horrific beginning to anyone's music collection. Thankfully he had moved on by the time he bought his first album Alice Cooper's Billion Dollar Babies.
Since then he's scoured the record depths following bands as diverse as Status Quo, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, The Clash, The Cure, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Tom Waits, The Bathers, Primal Scream, Oasis, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Groove Armada, The Orb, Kanye West, Eminem, Bryan Ferry, Liz Fraser, Massive Attack and the truly magnificent Jesus and Mary Chain.
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Mr F's music tastes mirror the globalisation of our economy over the past few years. From the African rhthyms of the Ivory Coast to the stadium rock anthems of Ibrox, from the electric folk of Dylan to the mod rock of the Who and everything in between. In a rare interview with BB Dj, Mr F recounted his influences.
It was 1962 when I first heard Dylan then the Stones appeared and that took me into a love of the Blues (easy move as I was already a Rangers fan) then over the years into Reggae, African Blues and more lately African Hip-Hop.
Still remember Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" being released on 7" vinyl and half of the song was on each side so you had to flip it over to play the whole track - the times they are a changing!!
Some of my favourites Bob Dylan / Tom Waits / The Who / Neil Young & Crazy Horse / Muddy Waters / Patti Smith/ Joy Division / TransGlobal Underground / Little Axe / John Trudell / Kings of Leon / Nick Cave / Prince Far I / and the catalogues of Wackies and the now defunct Blood and Fire labels hopefully King Spinna can continue what Blood and Fire started.
Mr F, we hope you approve of the selection of songs selected for yoru chosen artistes. To listen in click here.
So who is Miss Mmmmmmm and what are her musical influences?
As an ex-trumpet player one of my loves is with swing band, Glen Miller is THE man. And from one extreme to another I actually love a bit of a boogie to girly bands e.g. Girls Aloud, The Saturdays, Rhianna, Kylie.
Only type of music I can’t take at all is Country & Western – hate it with a passion, so that one way of getting me to leave the party ;-) Listen in here.
A scary name for a scary dj and when you see the first of his musical memories you'll know why.
He's probably an old rocker at heart although he has been known to listen to a bit of classical (Holst “Planet Suite” and Bizet’s “Carmen” are amongst his favourites) and I’ll also listen to a bit of big band sound and even some brass - try listening to this, Born on the 4th July, without getting a shiver. (Ed. I did listen. Figured the shiver was due to the boiler not working)
Trust me, The Rodent comes good eventually.
My first single that I bought was Chris Montez “Let’s Dance” which was an early 70’s re-release of the early 60s original, I hasten to add (Frank probably remembers the original !), I listened to a lot of Genesis (the original band), Yes, Led Zep, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (who I saw live at the old Apollo), Eric Clapton (who I saw at the Apollo in 1978 ), David Bowie, Carol King, Madness, early Queen, Van Halen, Budgie, Ian Dury, Clash. So click here for these, ten additional selections and the Rodent Mix that our guest dj finally settled on were:
The Rolling Stoner
He's big. He's bright. He's the Banter's Mr Dynamite - The Rolling Stoner
Like our other guest DJs his introduction to music has to be put into question.
'....My introduction to music started under the age of 10 - don't ask me what it was more than likely Madonna or Bananarama that would have been blaring from my big sisters room. She, like most, did that tape the charts on a Sunday thing - you remember the getto blaster days when you would pause the recording for the adverts but you never get it perfect then listen back to the stop, start stuttering! We wouldn't stand for that poor quality these days!..'
Mr Rolling Stoner comes up good with some heavy heavy duty sounds. Find out here what's top of his pops
While the BBC had Whispering Bob Harris anchoring the late lamented The Old Grey Whistle Test, the BBdj has tracked down our very own Whispering Bob, laying down the sonic vibes in the Greenwich Village of Glasgow - Govan.
Whispering Bob took time out from his world tour of the Glagow Subway to talk to our intrepid reporter last week and provide a double mix treat for us all.
Guitars form the backdrop of this soundscape with contributions from the finest bands over the past forty years. Listen closely here to what Bob has to say.
With a musical baptism of Queen and TRex, initial impressions of the style of song we were going to be blasted with were very promising. Then Dolly Parton dropped into the equation and all bets were off.
However, reviving some of the better pop bands of the lost decade i.e. the 80s, Madame K comes up with a stunning Killer Mix involving some of the greats in popular music and Cat Stevens.
So if you want to sample the bands and artistes chosen here's some other selections giving a clue to the 5 songs eventually chosen for the mix.
Could you be fooled, consider yourself a bit of a hooligan, love the sultry voice of Nina, or wanted to go you-yo bananas and also listen to Cat Stevens then here's your chance to listen to The Kil Mix
Let DeeJock guide you through the A-Z of Scottish Music from the 1990s, that's the band dummie, through Aberfeldy, that's a band too, incorporating a little Ballboy, Cosmic Rough Riders, Donovan and Egebamyasi to name but a few, in the first part A-E was looked at in details while in part 2 the joys of The Fire Engines, Goodbey Mr. McKenzie, the Hazy Janes, Iron Virgin and Josef K took centre stage.
Listen and read the story of Scottish music here.
When your first memories of music is the theme song from a 1970s TV Detective show you have to wonder whether Sister Sledge was auditioning for one of the early evening TV Contestant Shows rather than the hoping to influence the listeners to Radio Business Banter.
However, once she had gotten that little thorn out of her nest she introduced us to a varied selection of musical genres, few of which would have Parental Warning Stickers attached to them.
From the pop sensation of Duran Duran to the cool country and western of Johnny Cash via Squeeze and The Eagles. It isn't until she broached her Scottish influences that we sat up and noticed she may not be musically challenged at all. A bit of the Teenage Fan Club, Aztec Camera and John Martyn never hurt anybody.
For the full story and The Sledge Hammer mix check out here
The Belle Sister
Growing up in Northern Ireland and you didn't have your troubles to seek and the airwaves offered a great deal of comfort to the teenagers as they listened to the sounds coming out of Radio Luxemburg, Radio Caroline and more.
And it certainly led The Belle Sister on a fairly eclectic, we'd say catholic but probably not appropriate here!! ;-) - journey of musical discovery.
Including superstars of the world over like
Superstition - Stevie Wonder, I heard it through the grape vine - Marvin Gaye, Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino, Dire Straits -Sultans of swing, Maggie May - Rod Stewart, Roxy Music - Avalon, Muse - Invincible Van the Man - Brown eyed girl, or Have I told you lately, or Brightside of the Road or Moondance, Killers - Mr Bright side, Joy Division - Love will tear us apart.Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody and finally Oh what a night - Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons
So if you like some or all of the above and want to listen to absolutely hunners mare then check out The G12 Mix