Question? What's your last track? (dj related)

tjamestjames 156 Posts
edited May 2006 in Strut Central
What track do you find yourself ending the night with? tjames

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  • Medium_DudeMedium_Dude 153 Posts
    "Benny & The Jets" live performance by the Biz.

    To me, that's one of the ultimate "go home" tracks at the end of a GOOD party.


  • TheBeatGoesTheBeatGoes 711 Posts
    from the past 2 weeks:

    Sam Cooke - Having A Party (this was at a house party/BBQ where 4 record nerds took turns playing records all afternoon/into the night)

    World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey DJ (just let it play out, girls were singing along)

    Velvet Underground - After Hours (this was the last song AFTER the last song to try to get people to leave the bar)

  • m_dejeanm_dejean Quadratisch. Praktisch. Gut. 2,946 Posts
    Last 2 nights: Teddy Pendergrass "Close The Door".

  • tjamestjames 156 Posts

    Nice.. mine seems to be "Mind playing tricks on me", which always seems appropriate, yet odd since it's the only rap record I play(?).

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    "Let's Straighten It Out" by Latimore, Gwen MCrae, O.V. Wright, etc...

  • During my set i played a linsey de poul track called`"into my music" Thats kinda corney, but also cool. Anyways Every time i have played this number, gils come by asking who this is. A sweet girl came by when i played it.... she came back at the end of my gig and asked me it i wuld like to play again....so i did.

  • LazerLazer 796 Posts
    "Let's Straighten It Out" by Latimore, Gwen MCrae, O.V. Wright, etc...


    Ooooh, that's a good one!! I'll do it next week.

    I've been known to close with Long E and Short I from the AEIOU kids record, and

















    wait for it.........































    that disco version of the Star Wars theme.















    and I'm OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DocMcCoyDocMcCoy "Go and laugh in your own country!" 5,921 Posts
    There's a few that I play, depending on what sort of night it's been. Kool & The Gang's version of "Wichita Lineman" (or occasionally the Bobby Hutcherson version), Minnie Riperton's "Les Fleurs" (which the ladies seem to like), or "Sail On Sailor" by The Beach Boys. One night I spun at a few weeks ago got crazy busy very early, and stayed that way until the end with nobody in any hurry to leave, and the Faces' "Had Me A Real Good Time" finished the night off pretty well.

  • p_gunnp_gunn 2,284 Posts
    i like ending with ballads...

    rainbow- gene chandler
    whiter shade of pale- shorty long
    september girls- big star
    something better begining- the kinks

  • JazzsuckaJazzsucka 720 Posts
    I have played this a few times.

    Sly, Slick, and Wicked: Sho' Nuff

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    Studio 1 soul butter

    Gonna Break You Down

    K in Canada.

  • Birdman9Birdman9 5,417 Posts
    i like ending with ballads...


    If I ain't Got You-Alicia Keys
    By Your Side-Sade
    Purple Rain-Prince

  • Some tunes i like to play at the end of my gigs:

    Evelyn Champagne King - The show is over
    Billy Jones - Never can say goodbye
    Michael Jackson - Ain't no sunshine when she's gone


  • sticky_dojahsticky_dojah New York City. 2,115 Posts
    Al Green "love & happyness" or that dilla remix of "people make the world go round"

  • tjamestjames 156 Posts
    Some tunes i like to play at the end of my gigs:

    Evelyn Champagne King - The show is over
    Billy Jones - Never can say goodbye
    Michael Jackson - Ain't no sunshine when she's gone


    Nice call w/ the Evelyn Champagne King... Also, your avatar is top-shelf.

    tjames

  • DrWuDrWu 4,021 Posts
    As an anthem, "Dreamland" by the Wailers or "Hello Sunshine" by the Rev. Maceo Woods.

    On the atmospherics tip: "Look Sharp" Ocote Soul Sounds

    My most memorable finale was closing a particularly wild night with Coltrane's "Equinox", 8 minutes 33 saeconds of pure blues transcendance. The crowd just started swaying together and slowing dancing. When it was over my DJ partner look at me and said, "You are a fucking genius!". One of my best moments as a DJ ever.

  • sonofsamsonofsam 680 Posts
    the bouncers will love you for this


    got to go

  • waxjunkywaxjunky 1,850 Posts
    "SpottieOttieDopalicious" or LL's "I Need Love" were two I used to end the night with quite a bit.

  • leolyxxxleolyxxx 446 Posts
    Dj'd last wednesday at an anniversary party for my friends cafe, ender was:

    Desireless "voyage voyage" (the longer/punchier italo mix..)

    Also i must say that's one thing i really like about northern soul culture, they often have an "ender" to finish off their sets with, most oftwn beat ballad paced stuff or such, i usually go with an epic 2stepper or some really deep soul 45 that has a nice and slow beat to it.. either that or Jan Hammers "crocketts theme".

    /L

  • nzshadownzshadow 5,515 Posts
    Some tunes i like to play at the end of my gigs:

    Evelyn Champagne King - The show is over
    Billy Jones - Never can say goodbye
    Michael Jackson - Ain't no sunshine when she's gone


    I just discovered Billy Jones, (can i get a late pass?) thats some sweet sweet stuff right there.

  • DelayDelay 4,530 Posts
    The Hassles - 4 o'clock in the morning

    spots in nyc close at 4am

    or Paul Butterfield - I Don't Want to Go

  • tjamestjames 156 Posts


    Also i must say that's one thing i really like about northern soul culture, they often have an "ender" to finish off their sets with, most oftwn beat ballad paced stuff or such, i usually go with an epic 2stepper or some really deep soul 45 that has a nice and slow beat to it.. either that or Jan Hammers "crocketts theme".

    /L

    When it's a really, really good night I like to end with Otis Brown's "Who's gonna take me home". Also, I've seen Brenton Wood's "Oogum Boogum" play the part of the cherry on top.

    Thanks to all who contributed to my inquiry.


    tjames

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts

    i wanna do something freaky to you - l haywood
    turn off the lights - larry young
    you don't know how glad i am - nancy wilson
    people hold on - e kendricks
    baby i'm for real - the originals
    free and easy - the dells
    i've been loving you for too long - ike and tina

  • TobiTobi 187 Posts
    Funk Inc. "Goodbye, So Long" is always a good choice.

  • pcmrpcmr 5,591 Posts
    Paul Nice - Eddie kendricks edit

    for a smooth closer

    or


    Dee Dee Warwick - We're doin fine

    for an upbeat one

  • dstill808dstill808 704 Posts
    "Sexual Healing" acapella version is a rare treat, which if done on the right night will get people clapping and singing along.

    Then of course there's the standard "Beast of Burdon"

  • SnappingSnapping 995 Posts
    I used to DJ in this little bar for a couple of years, and I would almost always end with "What's the Use Of Getting Sober" by Louis Jordan.
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