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On this day in music history: September 25, 1981 - “Mama Used To Say” by Junior is released (US release is on December 11, 1981). Written by Norman “Junior” Giscombe and Bob Carter, it is the debut single and biggest hit for the R&B singer and songwriter from London, UK. The son of Jamaican parents, Norman Washington Giscombe is born in Wandsworth, London in 1957. Nicknamed “Junior”, Giscombe displays singing and performing talent from an early age, and is encouraged by his parents to pursue his interest in music. Singing in various bands beginning in his teens, he receives his first major break in the music business when he is hired as a background vocalist for the UK R&B band Linx (“You’re Lying”, “Intuition”) in 1980. Also harboring an ambition to establish himself as a solo act, Junior begins writing songs with keyboardist Bob Carter. The songs lead to him signing a contract with Mercury/Phonogram Records in the UK in 1981. Among the material the duo come up with includes the infectious and funky “Mama Used To Say”. Recorded at Scorpio and Good Earth Studios in London in mid 1981, the track features Carter on keyboards and backing vocals along with Linx drummer Andy Duncan, Keith Wilkinson (later of Squeeze) (bass), . Wilmhurst (guitars), Chris Hunter (saxophones) and Guy Barker (trumpet, flugelhorn). Issued as a single in the UK in the Fall of 1981, initially “Mama Used To Say” falls flat and does not chart. Though the US branch of Mercury Records sees the songs’ hit potential, hiring legendary American club DJ Tee Scott (Better Days) to remix the song. Issued in the US in December of 1981, it quickly leaps off of club dance floors on to R&B radio. Entering the Billboard R&B singles chart at #86 on January 16, 1982, it races up the chart, spending two weeks at #2 beginning on April 17, 1982 behind Stevie Wonder’s smash “That Girl”. The single also peaks at #4 on the Billboard Club Play chart, crossing over on the Hot 100, peaking at #30 on April 24, 1982. Off the back of its US chart success, Mercury/Phonogram reissues “Mama Used To Say” with the edited version Tee Scott’s remix, and it shoots to #7 on the UK singles chart on May 30, 1982. The single also puts Junior’s debut album “Ji” on the R&B and pop album charts (#15 R&B, #71 Pop). Scoring another hit with the follow up “Too Late” (#8 R&B, #20 UK), Junior’s time in the spotlight is relatively brief in the US, though he continues to have chart hits in his home country through the rest of the 80’s. Acknowledged as an R&B and club classic, “Mama Used To Say” has been sampled numerous times and interpolated into R&B and Hip Hop songs. Artists sampling or borrowing hooks from the song include Warren G., Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Positive K., Heavy D. & The Boyz, Shinehead, The Jungle Brothers and Double Dee & Steinski among them.

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You say (Three)
You say (Two)
You say (One)
Now we come to the payoff

Soul power!
Soul power!
Soul power!

Punk-rock, new-wave, and soul
Pop music, salsa and rock and roll
Calypso, reggae, rhythm and blues
Master mix those number one [scratch]
Play that favorite song of mine
And accept my calls on the request line
DJ will play just for you
But I gotta get down and show I know how to

Play that beat, why don't you play it for me?
Switch the mix Mr. DJ
Play that beat, why don't you play it for me?
Switch the mix Mr. DJ
Play that beat
Play that beat
Play that beat, why don't you play it for me?

It's the joint!

Move it, move it!
Move it or rap on it!

You can play it
And play it and play it and play it and play it
And play it all night long
And I'll listen to it over and over
Again and again and again and again
While you play my song, yes
And I'll keep on dancing and keep on dancing
Having fun until the morning sun
Play it for me, just play it for me!
Hooo... He is the king of every beat
The one man band seven days a week
The passion and pain of radio
Celebrity of every disco
The one with the gifted fingertips
Music is his bag of tricks
Go ahead mister disc jockey
Play that beat
Play it, kick it

Play it for the punk rock
Play it for the hip hop
Play it on the radio
Play it for the G-L-O-B-E
G-L-O-B-E
Play it at the playground
Play it on the street
Play it for Whiz Kid
Just play that beat

[Sample: Culture Club's "I'll Tumble 4 Ya"]
I'll tumble
I'll tumble
I'll tumble

Master mix those number one tunes

[Sample: The Marcel's "Blue Moon"]
Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba

[Sample: "Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti"]
Whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boo
Whop bop-a-lu a whop bam boo
Whop bop-a-lu a whop loppa lop bam boo!

[Sample: Betty White's "Bunny Hop"]
Heal-toe, heal-toe
Heal-toe, heal-toe
Hop forward, hop back
Hop, hop, hop

[Sample: Casablanca (film) "Of All the Gin Joints"]
You played it for her, you can play it for me
You played it for her, you can play it for me
Play it!
Play it!
Play it!
Play it!
Play it!

[Sample: Herbie Hancock's "Rockit"]

Master mix those number one tunes

[Sample: The Supreme's "Stop In The Name Of Love"]
Stop in the name of love, before you break my heart

[Sample: The Supreme's "Stop In The Name Of Love"]

[Sample: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel"]
Everybody say one
One! Flash one time
Everybody say two
Two! Flash two times
Say three
Three! Flash three times
Say four
Four! Flash four times

[Sample: Hamilton Bohannon's "Take the Country to . City"]
New York is red hot, New York is red hot

Play that beat, [?], play that beat, DJ
Play that beat, [?], play that beat, DJ
Play that beat, [?], play that beat, DJ
Play that beat, [?], play that beat, DJ

[Sample: Peech Boys' "Don't Make Me Wait"]
Hey, it's feeling real good baby, yeah
So good, it's so good
Cause I can do it right

[Sample: Indeep's "Last Night a DJ Saved My Heart"]
There's not a problem that I can't fix
Cause I can do it, in the mix

[Sample: Konk's "Konk Party"]
Everybody's dancing
And we're having a real good time

Just play that beat, play it, kick it!

Play that beat, why don't you play it for me?
(Play it) Play it, kick it!

Play that beat, why don't you play it for me?
(Play it) Play it, kick it!

Play that beat
Play that beat
Play that beat, why don't you play it for me?

In the band A-ha 's music video for " Take On Me ", the band is depicted as characters in a comic book which is being read in a cafe by the female protagonist. In the video, the comic book comes to life and she is pulled into its world. The waitress at the cafe, thinking she has left without paying, angrily crumples the comic book up and throws it in the trash. Subsequent to this, the band and the girl are pursued in the comic book world by sinister characters in hard hats that have the number "13" printed on them.


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