Flimsy jingle freebie!
DISCO ’75 visitors will not only get the chance to see Capital Radio in action but also be given free copies of Capital jingles to use on their own shows.
The NADJ – run National DJ Convention and Exhibition, Disco ’75 is to be held on September 8th/9th at London’s Bloomsbury Centre Hotel, from which on the second day, Tuesday, Capital’s lunchtime Cash On Delivery Show will be broadcast live. Radio freaks (as most DJs must surely be) will see how a studio works when famous Dave Cash gets behind the decks, aided by glamorous gal producer Annie Challis and an army of hard drinking engineers. There may even he an in-person appearance by the station’s lofty record librarian (hullo). Seriously though, throughout the day there will be a steady trickle of Capital’s celebrated DJs – stars like Kenny Everett, Roger Scott, Nicky Horne, Graham Dene, Peter Young, Greg Edwards, Tony Myatt, maybe even Mike Aspel and Gerald Harper – all behaving themselves and shaking hands with the visitors.
Better even than this though for most will be the news that every DJ visiting Disco ’75 will be given a free flimsy disc containing a set of Capital jingles. The flimsies will be designed so that the jingles and linking Capital DJ greetings can be dubbed separately onto tape and used as a set of individual stabs and voice-overs to make disco presentations sound even more impressive. How long before every pub, club and disco DJ is conning that they broadcast on 194?!
From the Bindle Stiff mobile disco, Hullbridge, near Southend, Essex: “Great idea I just came across – during singalongs at such as weddings, you can have slides of the words made up, so that the people who don’t know the words to things like Run Rabbit Run or Only Girl In The World can join in. It’s most effective.” Nice one, JR!
Bop shoo wubbuddy Booby doo wup, doc
SPARROW: Oh Doctor (CBS 3527)
What’s the cure when all your girl can say is “Bop shoo wubbuddy dooby doo wup”? In best doo-wop style the creamy-singing guys in Sparrow ask the doctor (played by Humphrey Bogart), and their ’50s-type slowie picks up where Mud leave off. Great.
RUSS REGENT AND HIS RHYTHMAIRES: The Happy Organ (20th Century BTC 1004)
Atmospheric subdued auditorium FX intro and then Russ romps through the old Dave “Baby” Cortez instrumental with a rapid clapping rhythm that (although not aimed that way) will probably break up North before sweeping the nation.
BANZAI: Chinese Kung Fu (Contempo CS 2068)
Excruciatingly dull unless you’re out on the floor, the Disco Version flip is nothing like as direct as the plug side of this disco stomping instrumental that’s already selling big as an import. Catchy Chinoiserie melody and lotsa Hoo! Ha! Could even hit. Continue reading “August 16, 1975: Sparrow, Russ Regent & His Rhythmaires, Banzai, Peoples Choice, Calhoon”