|By Soulpuss (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 10:44 pm:|
I'm sure everyone has their favourite instrumental intros one finds iresistibly captivating. Here are some of my faves:
TIMMY THOMAS ... WHY CAN'T WE LIVE TOGETHER
LUTHER INGRAM ... IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG ...
BILLY PAUL ... ME AND MRS. JONES
TEMPTATIONS ... MY GIRL
JAMES & BOBBY PURIFY ... I'M YOUR PUPPET
TEMPTATIONS ... ALL I NEED
JIMMY RUFFIN ... WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKENHEARTED
LIST YOUR FAVOURITES.
|By Soulpuss (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 10:47 pm:|
OOOOPS. SPELLING SHOULD BE: IRRESISTIBLY. DO TWO HUNDRED PUSHUPS.
|By HW (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 10:54 pm:|
Lonnie Liston Smith - EXPANSIONS
|By Eli (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 11:15 pm:|
I cant help myself
Im ready for love
Really saying something(hi J.L.)
Love wont let me wait
The Love I lost
Ask the lonely
Ill always love my mama
|By Soulpuss (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 11:16 pm:|
BLASPHEMY !!! How could I possibly omit Terry Collins "The show must go on".
Penance is two hours listening to Mantovani, Living Strings, Ferrante & Teicher, Ray Conniff.
|By Soulpuss (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 11:28 pm:|
THESE TWO PHILLY NUMBERS ALWAYS GIVE ME A THRILL:
Fantastic Johnny C ... Waiting for the rain
Modulations ... I can't fight your love
By the way what does the C stand for in Johnny's name.Did you not play on these two.
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 04:25 am:|
Here's one INTRO of a MOTOWN 'groove' that had always seemed to just 'jump- out' at 'cha, every time I heard it, because you know the rest of it was gonna sound, so good--
"SHAKE AND FINGER-POP" by Junior Walker & The All Stars
Soul Records #35013
Of that particular record intro-- with all that pounding 'drum' beat going on and Junior's 'sax' solo alone, man... they were just kickin' it!!!
|By Ritchie (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 04:59 am:|
A few of my favourite intros:
Tony Clark - Landslide
Capitols - Cool Jerk
JJ Barnes - Please Let Me In
Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything
Isley Brothers - Behind A Painted Smile
Spinners - It's A Shame
Spinners - I'll Always Love You
Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle
|By LG Nilsson (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 05:32 am:|
Here's some dramatic l o n g intros i like:
Papa Was A Rolling Stone TEMPTATIONS
By The Time I Get To Phoenix ISAAC HAYES
I Saw You When You Met Her DAVID RUFFIN
|By dvdmike (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 07:10 am:|
The C in The Fantastic Johnny C was for his last name, Corley. His name was Johnny Corley.
|By JoeR (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 10:27 am:|
'(I Know) I'm Losing You' - Temptations
'The Gleam In Your Eye' - Channels
The same intro ('The Gleam In Your Eye')was used by the Beach Boys' 'In My Room'
JoeR - http://mypages.netopia.com/channels
|By John Lester (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 10:39 am:|
Bobby..........I am smiling.....!
Others that come to mind.....
Bird in The Hand (Is Worth Two In The Bush)
Dancing In The Street
You Keep Me Hanging On
And on the cd player at the moment is another great intro - wah wah wah wah.......Sister's Sledge - Mama Never Told Me....some more Philly - First Choice -The Player, Guess What Mary Jones Did, Eddie Kendricks - Going Up In Smoke, Intruders - I Always Love My Mama, Win Place Or Show (She's A Winner), Harold Melvin - Wake Up Everybody.....and my current favourite - Jermaine Jackson - Good For The Gander (You all have gotta get that Expansion cd just for this track)
|By KevGo (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 10:40 am:|
My favorite intros are on the following:
"Since I Lost My Baby" - Temptations
"For The Love Of Money" - O'Jays
"If You Don't Know Me By Now" - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
"I Want You Back" - Jackson 5
"Walk On By" - Isaac Hayes
"Ooh Child" - Five Stairsteps
"Me & Mrs. Jones" - Billy Paul
"I'll Never Fall In Love Again" & "Promises Promises" - Dionne Warwick
"Make Me Your Baby" - Barbara Lewis
"Yes I'm Ready" - Barbara Mason
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By TRICKY (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:22 am:|
HDH STRIKE AGAIN WITH THE INTRO TO DIONNE WARWICKS
JUST BEING MYSELF ON WARNER BROTHERS.
|By douglasm (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:36 am:|
They're both a little pedesterian, but I just love them--maybe because they forcast what's coming.
"You're Still A Young Man" Tower of Power
"What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted" Jimmy Ruffin
For good measure I'll toss in the opens to "Vheicle" (Ides of March) and the Smith version of "Baby It's You".
|By stephanie (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 12:01 pm:|
Beginning of Aint No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross (classic Ashford and Simpson)
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys and the Pips
(Thank you Jim Weatherly)
The Beginning of the End of Love by Diana Ross and the Supremes (thanks to our man Deke Richards)
The beginning of I Want you Back by the J5 (thanks to the Corporation)
|By rhythmqueen (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 12:14 pm:|
Don't forget Jr. Walkers
Gotta Hold onto this feelin'
What does it take (to win your love for me)
Oh what a night! -- the Dells
She used ta be my girl --O'Jays
|By john c (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 04:35 pm:|
You Are Everything
I think the Papa Was A Rolling Stone intro was a little too long.
|By Livonia Ken (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 04:54 pm:|
Who can argue with Marvin Tarplin's guitar figure at the beginning of "Tracks of My Tears"? That's a beaut. Right up there with Robert White on "My Girl".
|By BankHouseDave (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 05:08 pm:|
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Reach Out - Four Tops
Nowhere to Run - Martha & The Vandellas
Behind a Painted Smile - Isley Bros
I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Come Round Here, I'm the One You Need - Miracles
The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game - Marvelettes
This Old Heart of Mine - Isley Bros
Take Me in Your Arms - Gladys Knight
|By Eli (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 05:18 pm:|
If I had to pick one intro that is in my opinion the cornerstone of the Motown sound it would have to be My Girl.
Also..Soulpus, thanks again for being a fan of The show Must Go On, and yes, I did play on the Johnny C. stuff. He passed on recently.
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 06:22 pm:|
Jim... now it's your turn, and pick two!
Of two more 'hits' I might add, who had captivating intros....
Well let's see, there's one that would be a 'vocal' rendition, and the 'other' is gonna be an 'instrumental' number. And, they charted in 1968 and 1969... respectively.
"UNITED", by Peaches & Herb / DATE Records #1603
-Debuted on WKNR "Keener 13" on May 9, 1968
Listen to this 'intro'--
Beautiful piano number, harps, and strings are so evident at the start in this lovely, '68 R&B ballad!
"HANG 'EM HIGH", by Booker T & The MGs / STAX Records #0013
-Debuted on WKNR "Keener 13" on January 2, 1969
Listen to this 'intro'--
The 'Hammond' organ, the 'bass' line, along with the precise 'tapping' of cymble snares, as it begins to blend right into-- truly a most 'captivating' 'intro' to a 'classic' R&B *hit* from early '69.
And "Hang 'Em High", we just don't hear of this one ever being played on various "oldies" radio stations, anywhere-- anymore!
|By KevGo (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 06:45 pm:|
Dang! You picked two great ones - and I have the 45s at home
Gamble & Huff produced Peaches & Herb's "United" with Richard Rome as arranger (I wonder if that was Leon Huff on the piano - Bobby Eli, help!).
I saw Booker T & the MGs at Tramps Nightclub in NYC back in 1994 and they ripped into "Hang 'Em High" as if there was no tomorrow. Great tune!
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Jim Feliciano in Detroit. (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 07:14 pm:|
Hey thanks my man!
And that's coming from someone who really, and, 'he' REALLY KNOWS 'his' stuff-- that's MISTER Kevin Goins!
|By Beebopman (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 10:32 pm:|
I have a thing for strong horns introductions. For me it was (2) songs by the Temps:
Girl Why You Want to Make Me Blue
The Girl's Alright with Me
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 10:59 pm:|
SO YOU LIKE TRUMPETS...DO YOU...BEEBOPMAN???...KEVGO: GOOD TO KNOW THAT BOOKER T. IS STILL LAYIN IT DOWN!!!...STU
|By Uptight! (18.104.22.168) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 05:58 am:|
You Keep Me Hanging On - Supremes
Uptight (Everything Is Alright) - Stevie Wonder
(I Know) I'm Losing You - Temptations
Give Me Your Love - (and many songs by) Curtis Mayfield
Fool's Paradise - Rufus/Chaka Khan
|By MEL&THEN SOME (22.214.171.124) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 12:57 pm:|
Tony Clarks 'Landslide'takes some beating(as Ritchie mentioned).
|By MickD (126.96.36.199) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 01:10 pm:|
The intros from The Intruders - 'Check yourself' and the Del larks - 'job opening' were always guaranteed to get the my heart beating a little faster.
|By Mark Speck (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 01:41 am:|
"Theme From Shaft"--Isaac Hayes
"Ain't No Sunshine"--Isaac Hayes
"You Make Me Feel Brand New"--The Stylistics
"It's Ecstacy When You Lay Down Next to Me"--Barry White
|By Uptight! (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 02:25 am:|
Boy, this thread could go on forever, huh?
|By John Lester (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 05:47 am:|
Let Love Live - Velvelettes
Uptight (the guy) - if you dont have this song, you oughta...there is a very strong melodic similarity between that and Uptight (the song)!
The intro's of Just Being Myself from Dionne Warwick and Love Factory by Eloise Laws are incredible. I also adore that base intro on Chairmen of the Board's "Try On My Love For Size" Babbitt rules OK!
|By Uptight! (18.104.22.168) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 05:40 pm:|
Oh, yes, John Lester, I have that song! It's one of the more intriguing tracks on "Very Best/Velvelettes" CD.
|By Uptight! (22.214.171.124) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 06:19 pm:|
"More Love" - Smokey Robinson/Miracles (This is probably a non-Hitsville production, isn't it? It sounds so clean.)
"Ain't No Mountain..." - Diana Ross
"It's A Shame" - Spinners
"You Are The Sunshine of My Life" - Stevie Wonder
"Sun Goddess" - Ramsey Lewis/Earth Wind & Fire
"What's Going On?" Marvin Gaye
"I Want You" - Marvin Gaye
"Never Can Say Goodbye" - Isaac Hayes
|By thecount (126.96.36.199) on Monday, March 17, 2003 - 07:20 pm:|
THE VOLUMES--"YOU GOTTA GIVE HER LOVE"
DENNIS COFFEY opening with his bad ass guitar licks,and the song rocks on from there.
|By Ian W (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 07:45 am:|
And what harmony too! Perfect song, a jaw dropper when I first heard it!
|By Eli (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 09:36 am:|
Love is here and now you're gone
Armed and extremely dangerous
Hope that we canget together soon
Drowning in the sea of love
Didnt I blow your mind
|By sgruder (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 09:47 am:|
My favorites are:
Uptight(Everything is alright)- Stevie Wonder
Rhythm Changes - Counts
Mary don't take me on bad trip - Fugi
|By Uptight! (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 02:19 pm:|
I Love Music - O'Jays
Love Child - D.R./Supremes