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By Anthony James - AJ Steve Wright BBC Radio 2...Moving my music!
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC January 6
    Hi all Jmer’s! Happy New year to you all.
    Just a quick note to say I have moved all my Steve Wright In The Afternoon jingle/themes montages etc from Sound Cloud to YouTube because honestly I hate the bit rate downgrade and even before that did not like the artifacts that came with their encoder.
    I have moved all my stuff to

    https://www.youtube.com/user/ProductionMusicCandy
    ]
    I’m uploading more and more as fast as I can for you because it’s a little more time consuming with video (even though we’re only listening to the audio side) I’m even uploading never before heard of stuff before and soon all the recording session vocal snoops.
    I’m first and foremost a radio guy. I love it!! And that’s why to this day, even though I’m mostly involved with other composing activities…I LOVE doing stuff for radio.
    Come over and see me on YouTube, subscribe if you like and soon you’ll hear the SWITA 2017 montage which is the biggest work I’ve ever done form him on BBC radio 2…EVER! ????
    More than anything thanks for your support over the years
    AJ – Anthony James (Composer) oh I’m also on

    Twitter https://twitter.com/AJMusicProds

    Keep on Jingleling





  • Good work Anthony. If you get the chance, I'd love to hear some of the 80s Steve Wright audio again- "summer 87", "another true story" and there was a cool cut "commercial free... Radio 1". Thank you
  • rakrak January 6
    Hi AJ, Serious Jinglin' (no G) - thanks for all the Steve Wright montages, always good to hear. Session videos are good to see as well, if you made any during the Steve Wright sessions.

    The old Power FM package is one of my favourites - like nothing else on air at the time! 30 years this year, I think.
  • AJ you deserve a long service medal - terrific stuff.

    For me I always liked the much underrated package that you made for the original Virgin Radio here in London - ground breaking to my ears. Really hope you'll include some of this eventually including the longer elements ;)
  • ratnobratnob January 6
    Just to echo everyone else's thanks, AJ - great still to have some jingles on air in the UK that entertain and surprise with their range of styles and lyrics.
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC January 7
    rak said:

    Hi AJ, Serious Jinglin' (no G) - thanks for all the Steve Wright montages, always good to hear. Session videos are good to see as well, if you made any during the Steve Wright sessions.

    The old Power FM package is one of my favourites - like nothing else on air at the time! 30 years this year, I think.



    Rak that actually made me laugh out loud!!! :-) (serious jinglin' No G) I've just done a few of those Serious Jockin' NO G to be heard real soon! Thanks man for the comments. I was thinking of uploading a new 20 minute outtake session snoop but don't know if it is of interest. It's audio only...but I can put pics to it I guess. Thanks AJ

  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC January 7

    AJ you deserve a long service medal - terrific stuff.

    For me I always liked the much underrated package that you made for the original Virgin Radio here in London - ground breaking to my ears. Really hope you'll include some of this eventually including the longer elements ;)



    Thanks Graham I think I deserve a medal, but like Mutley (if you know the reference) gimmee gimme!! Virgin Radio Stuff will be montaged just cause you like them! Thanks AJ
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC January 7
    ratnob said:

    Just to echo everyone else's thanks, AJ - great still to have some jingles on air in the UK that entertain and surprise with their range of styles and lyrics.



    As always Sir thanks for your support! I think you'll find the new stuff for 2017, of which there is a hell of an amount...will surprise and hopefully entertain. My pleasure. Many thanks AJ Montage of all that coming in about 2 weeks. :-)
  • ratnobratnob January 7
    I was thinking of uploading a new 20 minute outtake session snoop but don't know if it is of interest.


    Definitely of interest.
  • jonnojonno January 7
    I was thinking of uploading a new 20 minute outtake session snoop but don't know if it is of interest. It's audio only...but I can put pics to it I guess. Thanks AJ


    erm, is the Pope Catholic? As well as enjoying hearing the finished product, I find it fascinating to see/hear the production process too.

    Thanks for doing what you do AJ, both professionally, and for the montages and session vids etc.





  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC January 7
    jonno said:

    I was thinking of uploading a new 20 minute outtake session snoop but don't know if it is of interest. It's audio only...but I can put pics to it I guess. Thanks AJ


    erm, is the Pope Catholic? As well as enjoying hearing the finished product, I find it fascinating to see/hear the production process too.

    Thanks for doing what you do AJ, both professionally, and for the montages and session vids etc.

    Jonno ok you got it. Will upload tonight here in the antarctic in New York City!!





  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC January 9
    I have uploaded at the request of some of you a session "snoop" and outtakes/bloopers montage. It’s a very condensed version obviously of what happens so as not to bore you all with gaps of normal studio session recording and such! It’s interesting for me alone to hear this back and there are some funny things going on. Also, I should point out that incredibly the group “block vocal” singers you hear working hard to bring our sound together only meets in my studio once a year for 4 hours! They almost never meet each other apart from when they sing for Steve’s stuff as I hand pick the singers for his jingles. The solo vocalists come in a little more often as I work with them on other projects.

    However, the last 1 minute & 11 seconds has an extraordinary vocal performance done in one take by a new vocalist I’m working with who has done some vocal work on Steve’s Sunday Love Songs idents for BBC Radio 2. It is a new Jazz style cut we call “Peggy” and you will hear why. Her vocal is outstanding and bold and blows me away…oh and she’s Rihanna’s lead backing singer! Great voice. Credited on the video description. Happy listening/viewing. Thanks AJ
    Here is the link to the audio/video:

  • rakrak January 9
    Thanks, AJ. Good to see hear the harmonies are done, as they practice and go for the take. Thanks for taking the time and trouble to post this video (and the montages).
  • AJ-NYCAJ-NYC January 10
    rak said:

    Thanks, AJ. Good to see hear the harmonies are done, as they practice and go for the take. Thanks for taking the time and trouble to post this video (and the montages).



    Thanks rak! I sort of only just realised, by a comment on that YouTube clip that I had posted a montage of outtakes of jingles that I only handed in yesterday, so in a way it's an exclusive of what hasn't been aired yet! Oh well...it's only radio and jingles :-) more important things going on. AJ

  • I've often wondered why AJ's material is so rare in the collector world and the story I'm told is apparently simple. When a DAT or CD was delivered, it was immediately carted up or dubbed to MD and more recently, ingested into the playout system. The media was then binned ! Literally thrown away. Not kept on the premises at all. To the station staff these little pieces of gold are just a commodity with no historic value at all.

    Keep them coming AJ !
  • m_hodgeym_hodgey January 11
    Thanks AJ for the audio delights, and now at a much better bitrate. ????

    I’ve always been a huge fan of the Steve Wright jingles you have created over the years; the funny thing is that they are superior to the main station package!

    Please keep the uploads coming.
  • ratnobratnob January 11
    m_hodgey said:


    I’ve always been a huge fan of the Steve Wright jingles you have created over the years; the funny thing is that they are superior to the main station package!



    Absolutely!
  • IainJohnstonIainJohnston January 13
    "I've often wondered why AJ's material is so rare in the collector world"

    Must admit that the only "proper" items I can think that I might have off the top of my head are N&pst*r-era
    downloads of individual-cut MP3s of Whitechapel AM and the "reverb-free" West Sound 2-9-0 here in Scotland.

    AJ...you KNOW what we'd all like very much to happen some day !!!